musings, mutterings, and creative muddle. . .

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A Dog and His Turtle

While I continue to make our new house a home and set up my new studio, Jaz the wonder Vizsla-boy-dog inspired a little rhyme - complete with a few fun photos. Spring's in the air and, in my opinion, there's nothing like enjoying it in my very own backyard right here in the Ozarks.



A Dog and His Turtle



I found a nifty turtle
Deep beneath the leaves.

I dug and dug and dug some more
And finally brought him to the forest floor.


I named him Mr. Turtle.
That’s as creative as I can get.


Me a little furry,
Him in his house in a bit of worry.



We had a good game of chase
And then I won a race.

After a drink of water
And a nuzzle or two. . .



Mom let the turtle go, she thought it for the best.
After all, it was time for a wee-bit of a rest.


The sun went down.
The sun came up.



And out I went to find my new friend.
He was in the leaves all over again.


Another round of chase.
A little nap and a snuggle. . .



Then the day was over, the sun in the west,
My friend Mr. Turtle, you are the best.



Burrow down and take a long nap,
I’ll dig you up in the morning.


Have a Turtle-Friend kind of day ~

Robin Z

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Serving Up Useful & Beautiful

I've got this six foot long buffet. . . I purchased it specifically because I LOVED it (more on using that concept to decorate in a later blog. Was a recent light bulb moment for me as a decorator) and because it was the same width as a pair of gorgeous windows in my dining room.

Then we moved.

And another perfect spot became evident in the bar area of our kitchen / great room. Wider than the window behind it, but still with plenty of light to make the glassware sparkle and glow.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Bling on Bling with more Bling

I'm a multi-bling wearer. . . Multiple bracelets? Frequently. On both wrists. Two or three necklaces? Typically, yes. Earrings? Sometimes. Three or more rings? Pretty much always.  

It's easy to get too blingy (Really?!?!? Is that really possible?!?! Ahem - yes. It is.) And yet, to not have enough bling is just. . . well, just sad, that's what.  Blingees frequently say: "I *never* would have thought of wearing those two pieces together -and yet I like it a LOT" when I demonstrate jewelry combination ideas.
Here are a few of my current multi- blingy favorites (complete with links - when available in the ksyardbird Etsy shop) to inspire you.
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Sherbert-toned pearls, typewriter key looking hook-clasp and tiny black beads go wonderfully with a crystal clear button on a black-toned chain necklace. . . and for the wrist? A shiny black chain with frosty cubes (complete with rhinestones). And the ears? Oxidized sterling silver, white glass rectangle, and sparkly crystal dangly earrings. BLING!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Falling into Winter

I LOVE Spring. I ADORE Summer. I like Fall except that it reminds me that summer is fading and winter is soon to hit. I dislike winter - so cold and dark. But necessary. I get that. . .

I LOVE to piddle around in my yard during the warm months. Not doing anything serious, water plants, eat the sweet grape tomatoes growing in my whiskey barrels, clean the filter in my patio fountain, take photos (especially with my new camera - thanks to Hubster!)

My garden handtools hang on the rake head that's all hidden behind a a vintage wooden greenhouse tray/flat to protect them from the weather.  I LOVE how I can use the tray to carry whatever I need to do whatever it is I'm piddling on. And I LOVE how my tools hang here waiting for their next chore, their next adventure.



Thursday, July 30, 2015

Orange You Glad???

Knock! Knock!

(You're supposed to say 'Who's There'?)

Orange.

(Orange Who?)

Orange you glad I didn't say squirrel???

Wait.
Maybe I did. . .
A picture is worth 1,000 words. . .



Especially if one of the words is 'squirrel'. . .

and another is 'orange'. . .