WELCOME TO MY NEW BLOG!!!!

Even though this blog looks like my old one, Debbie-Dabble, "Debbie-Dabble Blog" is my new Blog that I created on June 23, 2016, after my old one was hacked through my Debbie-Dabble Face Book Page which I have now deleted!!

I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I recently went Part Time after working full time night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 32 years and have been in nursing for 38 years!

I DABBLE IN A BIT OF THIS AND THAT!!!!

" IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN"
George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Bumping Out "The Bump Out", The Patio Project, Part 5, 2017

Welcome!!

Today, I will be sharing how I bumped out " The Bump Out" section of our Patio........
But first, I want to Thank Kathy, over at A Delightsome Life, for featuring my post, Our Very Wet Cottage Garden, from last week's Home and Garden Linky Party!!
 
Thanks so much, Kathy!!

And I also want to Thank Bev, over at Eclectic Red Barn, for featuring my post, The Patio Project, Part 3, Joe's Side, as one of the monthly features from the You're The Star Blog Hop!!
Thanks so much , Bev!!

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A few years ago, I wanted to provide more shade than the awning off the back of our townhouse provided in our patio and back yard.........
 
 So I extended the Patio by placing pavers beyond the concrete block between the 2 walkways, making it large enough for a table, chair and a small umbrella that is actually a beach umbrella........
You can see "The Bump Out" part of the Patio in a photo I shared in a post from a few weeks ago......
We were given a market umbrella that measured 8 1/2 ft.in diameter by a friend of ours but it was too big to fit on "The Bump Out" because of the awning which was exactly the reason why we were using a beach umbrella to start with!

But I really liked this market umbrella so I came up with an idea......

To bump out "The Bump Out"!!

Now it was me and not Joe who laid the pavers for "The Bump Out" in the first place so I got busy again........
I dug out the part of the garden to the exact size of the umbrella stand.........

I had 2 extra pavers and 2 bricks that came from the demolition of my childhood church so I used them.......
I then took some of the rocks that created a border down one of the walkways in the garden and framed out the new "Bump Out"
I did have to transplant 2 perennials.......
I think the rock border makes it look more natural......
You can see how the umbrella stand fits nicely in the new bumped out area!!
I also placed smaller scalloped brick borders that I already had on each side.....
I like how it came out.....
The table and chair fit nicely in front.....
 And here is my "new" market umbrella in place!!
 By putting it back further, it does not hit the patio awning!!
It does provide more shade then the other one did.....
What did I do with the larger scalloped brick borders that I took out to make room for the new bumped out area?

I used them for the left side of this walkway......
I also had some extra pieces of the scalloped brick border that a neighbor gave me so I decided to use them too!!

I used them as a border for this walkway to the shed......
I also used a few spare bricks that I had.....
And a spare paver to make the walkway a bit wider......
 I know it is not perfect but I did not spend a dime ofr any of these little projects and I think it looks quaint and charming!

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I bumped out "The Bump Out"!!
 And I hope you will be back to visit again soon.......
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SATURDAY
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Best of the Weekend Party
The Creative Collection Link Party
 Simple Saturdays Blog Hop
 Saturday Sparks

SUNDAY
Snickerdoodle Sunday
Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
 Sundays at Home
 Silver Pennies Sunday
 Happiness is Homemade Linky Party

 MONDAY 
Inspire Me Monday
Inspiration Mondays
 Dishing It and Digging It Link Party
Busy Monday
What'd You Do This Weekend?
Cooking and Crafting with J & J
Metamorphosis Monday
 Lou Lou Girl's Linky Party
Make It Pretty Monday

 TUESDAY
Show and Share Party
Inspire Me Tuesdays
Brag About It Tuesday Linky Party
Let's Talk Vintage 

Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop
Wow Us Wednesday
Sizzle into Summer Party
Talk of the Town Party
Party in Your PJ's
Dream Create Inspire Link
Moonlight and Mason Jars Link Party
 Dagmar's Home Linky Party 

THURSDAY
Home and Garden Party Thursday
 Share Your Cup Thursday
Share Your Style Thursday Link Up Party
Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
  Inspired Creations Linky Party
Vintage Charm
 Grace at Home Party
The Homemaking Party
Create and Celebrate Blog Party

FRIDAY
Home Sweet Home Friday
Friday Features Linky Party
Foodie Friday and Everything Else
 Funtastic Friday
 Friday Favorites
 Home Matters Linky Party
 What To Do Weekends
  Friday's Five Features Party 
  Flaunt It Fridays
 Sweet Inspirations Link Party

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Monday, June 19, 2017

New Lighting for the Back Yard and Patio, 2017

Welcome!

Today, I will be sharing some new lighting buys that Joe made for our back yard Cottage Garden.......

You know him....he loves to shop!!

But first, I would like to Thank Beverly, over at Across the Boulevard, for featuring my post,
Gnome Fairy Garden Tub, from last week's Brag About It Linky Party!!!
 
I also want to Thank Laurie, from My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies, for featuring my post,
Summer Fairy Garden Tub, from last week's Brag about It Linky Party!!
 
And I would also want to Thank Bev, over at Eclectic Red Barn, for featuring my post, Summer Fairy Garden Tub, from last week's Thursdays Favorite Things Party!!!
Thanks so much, Bev!

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At Wegman's, Joe bought these.......
Large mouth Mason Jar Solar Caplights!!
However, I did not have any large mouth Mason Jars......

So Joe bought these at Wegman's......
You can see how the hanging apparatus fits on the bottle......

And this top screws on......
Since I have boxes of shells from a neighbor who lived in Miami and collected shells, I decided to put a few shells and some crystal gems from Dollar Tree in the bottom of the jars......
You can see them in this photo......
I love the way they look lit up!!!
Here is where I decided to hang them outside......
One here on each side of the yard......
One over on the opposite side of the fence......
And 2 on each side of the walkway......
And this is how they look as the Sun starts to set and evening falls......
I love how you can see the shells and crystals.....
The lids were $4.00 a piece in Wegman's and I like how they seal so no water gets in the jars especially since we are getting so much rain here in NEPA!!!

You may remember that I recently bought this Led Battery operated Chandy in Big Lot's a few weeks ago......
It can also be used inside which is what I intend to do in the Winter.....
It comes on in the evening by timer and the 2 LED bulbs that hang in the center change colors.....
It was hard to get good photos but they will give you an idea of what it looks like in the evenings....
It cost $20 at Big Lot's.....

Joe also bought this set of solar lights at Boscov's..........
Truth be told, he thought they were 6 feet long, 72 inches, not 72 feet!!!

I told him no worries, I had the perfect spot for them!!
Strung along the back of the house!!
And down the side and strung around the tree in the left hand corner.....
Hanging next to the tree is a bottle with a solar cap with fairy lights that hang down into the bottle that Joe bought last year at Wegman's......
Sorry for the blurriness....

You may also remember these hummingbirds that my oldest son gifted me on Mother's day.....
 Here is how they look in the evening......
They change colors and that made it hard to get a good photo of them but you get the idea, don't you?????
They are so pretty at night!!

And here is what the rest of the yard looks like in the evening!!!
For the Summer, we use a yellow bug light in the lantern......
There are dragon fly solar lights on the arbor bought at Harbor Freight last year......
There are butterfly and hummingbird color changing solar lights, also bought at Harbor Freight, in each of the pots on the chairs.......
The other side of the yard......
I added battery operated LED fairy lights to 2 lanterns hanging in the back of the yard.....
The are also dragon fly solor lights on the trellis on the opposite side of the yard......
It is wonderful to sit in the patio in the evening.......
Looking out into our back yard Cottage Garden...........
 I hope you will be back to visit again soon.......
  I am linking up to these parties:

 MONDAY 
Inspire Me Monday
Inspiration Mondays
 Dishing It and Digging It Link Party
Busy Monday
What'd You Do This Weekend?
Cooking and Crafting with J & J
Metamorphosis Monday
 Lou Lou Girl's Linky Party
Make It Pretty Monday

 TUESDAY
Show and Share Party
Inspire Me Tuesdays
Brag About It Tuesday Linky Party
Let's Talk Vintage 

Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop
Wow Us Wednesday
Sizzle into Summer Party
Talk of the Town Party
Party in Your PJ's
Dream Create Inspire Link
Moonlight and Mason Jars Link Party
 Dagmar's Home Linky Party 

THURSDAY
Home and Garden Party Thursday
 Share Your Cup Thursday
Share Your Style Thursday Link Up Party
Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
  Inspired Creations Linky Party
Vintage Charm
 Grace at Home Party
The Homemaking Party
Create and Celebrate Blog Party

FRIDAY
Home Sweet Home Friday
Friday Features Linky Party
Foodie Friday and Everything Else
 Funtastic Friday
 Friday Favorites
 Home Matters Linky Party
 What To Do Weekends
  Friday's Five Features Party 
  Flaunt It Fridays
 Sweet Inspirations Link Party

 SATURDAY
 Pink Saturday-Anything Goes!!
Best of the Weekend Party
The Creative Collection Link Party
 Simple Saturdays Blog Hop
 Saturday Sparks

SUNDAY
Snickerdoodle Sunday
Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
 Sundays at Home
 Silver Pennies Sunday
 Happiness is Homemade Linky Party

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