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Friday, February 7, 2014

Ok, I admit it....I am cheap!

My husband accidently broke one of my ORANGE gazing balls.  I had two.  So I went on the hunt to replace them.

Holy Moly!!!  They are expensive.  I found my ORANGE ones at an estate sale years ago, stands and all for a dollar.  OK anyhoo....

I do NOT have nor will I spend 50 plus dollars for 2 gazing balls.  I mean, mercy, I could get a lot of stuff at an Estate sale for fifty dollars.

Ok, so then what do I do?  I went to HL with my hopefully future DIL and found 1, one boxwood ball.  $8.00.  Hmmmm, remember my boxwood wreath.



 We looked everywhere, but was the only one.  So after chemo Tuesday I went to another HL and there it was.  My other boxwood ball.  Yeah!

I think they look really cute.  and $16.00???  Ok, I will spend that!




I put the surviving ORANGE one on the other side of the MH.


And I took a few snaps while I was out there!
 

I had to copy one of my neighbors.....She found the Solar Mason jar....I had to have one!


Here is a small nod to Valentine's day.....


I didn't show my Christmas gift from Candy.....it is a similar dog to Bentley....he is not a Westie, but he is white and fluffy and does shake hands with his left paw!


I put a treasured scarf on his neck that my friend Melody embroidered for me.


I got this plant at an estate sale for $6.00.  My ficus was no longer green.  I know this won't last long, but it added some color.  The sun fades everything in Phoenix.  So you can't get too attached to decor outside.  It all has to be repainted, replaced about every 2 years.

Well, there you go....my big update to my yard!!

24 comments:

Vee said...

Your yard looks very attractive and welcoming and I like the boxwood balls a lot.

NanaNor's said...

Hi Ceekay, So I'm living vicariously through you and your beautiful yard.
We still have snow on the ground, everything is dead in the yard and more snow is coming. I remember how fun AZ was last winter-enjoying warm temps. Could get used to it.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for sharing your great finds.
Hugs, Noreen

Susie said...

What a clever idea. I really the that. It's nice you can get outside . Enjoy your weekend. xoxo,Susie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love the boxwood balls, the new scarf, and the new plant! Score!

xoxox

Sheila

Divine Theatre said...

Sorry about your gazing ball but the boxwood is beautiful too!

xo

Andie

Adrienne said...

I love the boxwood ball! You've got such a fun place - wish I could stop by and visit you sometime. Maybe, some day!!!
~Adrienne~

Stacey said...

The boxwood balls are a smart way to solve a problem. I like them! Your outdoor area is so pretty. Is it warm there?

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love your boxwood balls, good for you for not giving up the hunt.

Gail said...

Your boxwood ball looks great and your yard looks beautiful! I wish mine did. It always looks pitiful this time of year. Enjoy your weekend, Gail

Blondie's Journal said...

I can be very cheap Ceekay..it depends on where it's going to go and when it comes to my yard and gardening, I find there is a lot of wiggle room. You did good!

What is that where the grass would be...I know the heat is terrible where you are at.

XO,
Jane

Phyllis @Around the House said...

those gazing balls are so pricy, I know what you mean...I do however love the green boxwood balls...if you spray them with any clear waterproof lacquer spray they will not face in the sun...my friend scotchguards all her silk flowers even the ones that she puts outside and they won't fade either...who knew...lol

Teresa said...

Love your yard and the boxwood balls look just perfect, great find!

Love Bears All Things said...

Inspires me.....but it is just too cold to do it now...
Mama Bear

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Looks super, I love it all. The boxwood balls look fabulous. Hugs, Marty

sweetvintageofmine said...

Oh, I love your boxwood ball!! That's something I would grab in a heartbeat...so pretty for the garden! Nice and pretty sunshiny day!! Want some snow?(though I do love snow) Blessings~~~Roxie

Japolina said...

It looks great CeeKay

Shelia said...

HI Ceekay! Everything looks so pretty and I love gazing balls. The little doggy is just adorable! Thanks for popping in to see my cow creamer.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

must love junk said...

Ceekay, I had to laugh...I love a bargain, too, and when something is overpriced I think of all I could buy at a sale instead! Love your boxwood balls! And happy birthday, too! :)
Susan

Maureen said...

You're not cheap Ceekay; you're thrifty! (and smart - wow those balls are expensive!)

Love the yard shots; so weird to see when everything is so white up here!

Maria Elena said...

I don't think you are cheap, just cautious with your money. I am the same way. Your yard looks so pretty. Love the boxwood balls!

Jann Olson said...

Ceekay, gazing balls are pricey. A good place to buy them at a reasonable price is T.J. Maxx or Home Goods. I got my pink one for only $10. I have paid $25 for a very large one. I almost bought those exact same boxwood balls at Marshalls a couple weeks ago. I thought they would be cute on my urns on the porch. But then I thought that they would get too sun faded. Yours looks awfully cute!
hugs,
Jann

Julie Nichols said...

Your yard is very pretty.

NanaDiana said...

I like the boxwood to replace the gazing balls...but sorry one of your original ones got broken. If you lived closer I would take you to a place where they are relatively cheap...at least cheaper than they are there.

Loving that mason jar solar light. I have not seen those before. xo Diana

Liz Hockamier said...

Cute! :)

~Liz

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