Sunday, June 22, 2008

Mama, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys....



Don't let 'em buy hats..... or talk on cell phones ....

(but, you can let them grow up to be "western-themed landscapers")





Mr. B probably wouldn't like that I am sooo setting the expectations high as to the "theme" of the back-yard make-over.




And, probably doesn't like that I have already been bitten by the decorating-bug....everytime I see something western, I think "Oh wouldn't that look cute in the yard!




Mr. B made this shelf for me a couple of years ago - notice it has one cow-BOY (my brother Larry,
.....and 3 cow - GIRLS (me & my sisters!)

I call it the " Sullivan Shelf "


Temp, Time & Humidity Thingy (techinical term you know...)

..but I'm certain Mr. B doesn't want such a "theme" that it looks like a miniature golf-course,
..... of course....


"Come on down to Western Town! Sink that shot into a gopher hole!...Get a "hat" in one -( get it...cowboy hat...ah ha) or, "meet me at sundown for a 'shoot-out' on Main Street".




Anyway, I thought I'd show you some of the progress and "accessories" I have so far.



Partial results of our western sidewalk..



Little mirrored tin....

Rusted and galvanized metal stars...cool, huh?


They even have this "pocket" to plant like a small vine or cactus...



"Calling all cactuses...I mean cacti"


Got 2 of these rusty-finished hooks for your hat or your larriatte...um............

your Larry-ette.....ah...your ROPE..

(me PRIOR to the unsightly water-weight gain...uh..yeah...)


(me AFTER the 'retaining of water...like Lake Michigan...



OK, OK, so I have a little "water-weight" gain since the first image of me.....

Love ya Cow-girl Sistas
-me

10 comments:

white o'morn cottage said...

Oh, I can't wait to see that project finished. What a great theme. How do you think of them?...love Pam

Betty said...

I LOVE the cowboy sidewalk...way too fun! I think you have chosen some perfectly wonderful additions to Mr. B's project...keep 'em coming, I say. Thanks for the updated pictures, including the one of you in the barn....you are so "dang" cute! Love you.

Jan said...

I absolutely can't wait to see the finished product! How cool!
Oh, I was going to email you, but realized I don't have your email address! : ) Mine is azbaxathotmaildotcom.

Hugs...
Jan

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Faith

Laurie & Chris said...

you sure are having fun with your new backyard!!!

Mary said...

I never thought of making a theme in my yard but it makes perfect sense. I love seeing the progress and if you take some B6 vitamins it will take care of that water weight. I think you look great!!
mary

Charmingdesigns said...

A little line dancin' on the deck?!!
Laurie

Brenda said...

Girl im so excited to see what you are up to know. I bet it is going to be beautiful.

Julie said...

Ha ha! Very tasteful - and not like a mini golf course at all

Pen Pen said...

You are so funny! Love the pic. of you.... before and after water weight gain. Are those western prints from fabrics? I have something similar to the cowgirl fabric... but mine is pink.