Throw Back Wednesday from The Impatient Farmgirl!!


Hello My Sparkly Friends!!! 
Here is a throwback to 2012 when I redid my backyard.  I know that throwbacks are for Thursdays, but hey- I'm the Impatient Farmgirl so I do stuff when I want to!
Wow- Looking back I love how everything looked all pretty and new, and had a great thought that would be fun-  once the yard and garden starts blooming this year, I will do an update for you.

Doing an update will kick my butt into actually staying on schedule this year with planting, painting and prettying- so feel free to pressure me from time to time to see what progress I have made!!

Here is the post from 2012:

The pixies and I have been busy bringing the Pink Pixie Forest to life in my backyard.  We removed a few trees to make way for Mr. Sunshine, knocked down an old dilapidated shed, trimmed the big ugly black chain link dog run in half and changed it to silver.
Then we added lots of pretty crushed gravel and bluestone, hydrangea, hibiscus and rose bushes  and plenty of pennsylvania wall stone for some sweet rock walls.  It is now the home of two Fairy Cottages and garden art space for my classes, a raised garden for next year's vegetables, and a few little outdoor "sitting rooms" which I am still working on.  It is like a little pinterest dream come true!
Here are some fun before and afters!

Before- Concrete pad for fairy cottage
After- Cottage, Arbor and Bluestone 
sitting area and path

Before- Yucky Dog run
After- Raised beds- view from deck



I just love having these raised beds now instead of a big black chain link poopy dog run!!


Before raised beds
After raised Beds and gravel

Before stone wall

Stone wall constructed

Stone wall planted

                                    Cottages installed

Have a wonderfully sparkly weekend, and a happy Pink Saturday!
 Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

On The Work Bench Today

Hello my sparkly friends!  I have been obsessed with putting rhinestones on things lately- here art a few projects- Enjoy!

Enjoy your Sunday my friends!! xoxo

She's Baaaack!!

Hello my sparkly friends!
So here is a bit of what I was up to while I was taking a break from blogging.
I painted a bit..

I taught a Couple of online classes at Artful Gathering last summer...

I got Plantar Faciitis, tendonitis, and had my Parathyroid removed, got bit by 2 ticks and thought i had Lymes... but after all that I am better now.  I still have problems walking sometimes, but things seem to be on the mend.
I learned how not to take my health for granted.
I adopted and fell in love with a bunch of Kewpie Flapper dolls, and started turning them into angels.

And got 2 teeth pulled to make room for 2 implants- OUCH!!
Oh- and I discovered how to make a BitMoji of myself.... Complete with age lines!!

There's more, but I am tired so goodnight for now!!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

Linking with Miss Beverly and Pink Saturday

Welcome to My New Blog Look!!

Hello my Sparkly Friends!
I know it has been ages- I have been struggling on "cleaning up" my blog as it had gotten so cluttered over the years.  I really loved my old design, I just wanted something more modern and easier to read!  I hope you like this new design- I am feeling refreshed and happy :)
I updated all of my blogs, so if you go take a peek, you will find the fresh look there too!
I think I have finally found a nice format that organizes my varied interests and things I like to talk about.
Please check them out as well if you have a chance, and do let me know what you think... good OR bad!!! LOL
I have been working hard at consolidating and organizing all facets of my life lately.  It has been challenging to say the least!  I turned 55 this year and really felt the need to focus on what I truly love.  The funny thing is that I love so many things, and there are so many sides of me and of life that I enjoy, it is hard to just do one thing!  So in my other blogs, you will see all of the different sides of me.  Gardener, Impatient Farmgirl, Decorator, Artist, Makeup Artist, Wife, Mother, Sister, Teacher...
I hope you enjoy everything!
Thanks so much for stopping by:)
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies