Bringing Back The Perky

I hope you don’t mind a replay from last year around this time.

To be truthful, right now I feel like I’m drowning in the blogging world. I just can’t seem to get myself organized, my house cleaned and my son to quit being sick. Then to get my mind off of all that stuff that I’m not doing well in real life, I sit down and check out some uber amazing and inspiring blogs so that I can feel inadequate in that arena too.

So anyhow, here’s something pretty I did last year. You know, when I had my head about me and was all perky and shit.

Originally published on October 25, 2011

Last week I showed you the chippy metal toolbox that I bought at the farm sale HERE.

I spruced it up a little bit with some hydrangea. I have never left it on the bush this late in the season, but I am sort of liking its fall colors.

I found some ornamental kale on clearance for $1.00 each. Or is it cabbage? I’m not good with my vegetables.

The pumpkin that came with the toolbox came in handy. Maybe Sears should run that promo – Buy a toolbox, get a pumpkin. Why I never worked in marketing, I will never know. The marketing gurus know, I just don’t know.

I am pretty sure my husband will think this is an embarrassingly girly way to use a toolbox. What do you think, should I chuck the flowers and just throw some wrenches and pliers in it?

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  1. says

    Tool boxes are in right now. I passed on up this summer, what was I thinking. Yours looks nice.
    Sorry you are not doing great. Hopefully soon things will feel better. You just need to go junkin. Less than three weeks to Rural Society. Are you going?

  2. says

    @Debby – I’ll be there. I missed out on Country Living Fair, Springfield and the Back Woods Festival this weekend, so I can’t wait for the Rural Society Show to get my shopping fix.

  3. says

    Pam, I loved this one last year. I wish I had the magic words to make it all better but there are no magic words. The juggling act of mothering, being a home maker, and blogging gets overwhelming. Perky sometimes is not in the play book. If I depended on my stats to cheer me I would surely be on Prozac. Not that you do that-just mine are depressing and I really cannot change who I am and what I do. I am not about to start painting furniture because that is not who I am. If I were there I would take you to lunch or bring you cake my friend. You are uniquely you and Joe and I adore your wit. We will always be here for you. E-mail me any time. I am house bound. love ya, Olive

  4. says

    I feel your pain, Pam…hopefully things will take a turn for the better real soon. Although I must say, I tell myself that all the time and it never seems to happen 😉 On a happier note, your post looks so pretty and so fallish too. Boy, those hydrangeas turned a nice color.

  5. says

    I hear you, girl…we all have those times! I hope your son is feeling better (and you, too) soon! I loved this project and it is worth a replay! I’m definitely not perky here either…more like “where’s the truck that just ran over me?” XO

  6. says

    Pam,don’t be so hard on yourself. We all have times of being overwhelmed with all we do. The best thing is to sit back regroup and when you feel refreshed come back. Blogging shouldn’t be a chore – the ppl who care will still be here when you come back – take care of you!

  7. says

    Pam, I don’t think you’ve realized where you “shine” in the blog world yet. You have an amazing tongue-in-cheek sense of humor and when you publish a new post I open it up knowing it will bring a smile to my face. And I didn’t even mention your amazing photographs! I’d love to invite you over for a cup of coffee and gab session if you lived closer. :@


  8. says

    Cannot believe you got those darn cabbages for only a buck!!!! Where were you? They cost $8 at the nursery, so I only bought one yesterday. I figured that the cost of gas and driving around to find those suckers, I was better off just paying the 8 bucks. LOL Your toolbox looks too cool! Hey, are you going to the Rural Society Show Oct. 5? Debby is meeting us up there and then we are hitting some other places. Hope we get to see ya if you decide to go up! :-) Sue

  9. says

    Love those cabbages–they look so pretty. Love the toolbox idea. Sorry your son is still sick–that sucks. Your house is beautiful–you have nothing to feel inadequate about at all! I love your sense of humor–it shows through in your posts. Love your blog!

  10. says

    Loved this last year….love it again! I’ve got some wonderful hydrangeas in khaki & burgundy this year that would look great in my fall decorating~I think I might have to snip them off and use them inside!!
    Thanks for the awesome reminder Pam :)

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