Makes Me Smile – Seashells

I have an addiction. Seashells. As long as I can remember I have LOVED seashells. Every time I go to the beach. I hunt for seashells. Small one, big ones, broken ones, perfect ones…..doesn’t matter. I love them all. They make me smile.

Around my house I’ve had them in buckets and jars. Never could quite decide what to do with all of them. Until a few months ago I came up with the idea of putting them in a half barrel and giving it a glass top. It keeps them protected but I can still see them.

And I did just that.


It is a perfect addition to our new patio out back.

Not all of them have I picked up. Quite a few of them were given to me from fellow seashell lovers like myself.

Seashells make me smile!

Happy Monday!

TFP ;)

UPDATED: Just Gotta Share This!

UPDATE: The WINNER is KlutzyMama! Congratulations!! I will be sending you an email.

Hello again! I know, I know…Wow! Two posts in 1 week. A few months ago I discovered a hidden gem and I just have to share it with all of you. It’s all-natural beauty products created right here in the good old USA by Diva Stuff. I have never been one to have a nightly facial beauty routine. I know, shame on me! But since discovering Diva Stuff I now have a nightly routine that I follow and has it ever made a difference in my skin. I start with a good scrubbing with these….

Lemon Derm Facial Firm Face Scrubbies

Great for exfoliation. Leaves my skin clean and ready for the next step.

After patting dry I moisturize using this….

Hibiscus Lift Facial Cream

I have always shied away from putting any kind of lotion or cream on my face due to oily skin. My senses told me this would cause breakouts. And with some products that may be true. But not with this. It does just what Diva Stuff says it will do. It firms and moisturizes. And without leaving a greasy residue or causing breakouts. Yay!

And the last part of the nightly facial regimen is this….

Aphrodite’s Divinity Eye Cream & Serum

Since I began using this the skin around my eyes has become tighter and the crow’s feet are not quite so noticeable.

Kym at Diva Stuff has so graciously offered 20% off your first order for all of my Twisted Fencepost friends. Just enter this coupon code when you order….DivaTFP

Try this stuff! And share it with your friends!!

And now for the most exciting part of this post!!!

Kym at Diva Stuff is allowing me to give one lucky winner a sample of all of the products I just shared with you.

Just because I am curious, to enter: Leave a comment telling me whether you have a nightly facial beauty routine or are you just like I was (no routine at all).

Contest open to US residents only.

Contest will end Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at midnight. I will randomly pick one lucky winner to receive samples of Lemon Derm Facial Firm Face Scrubbies, Hibiscus Lift Facial Cream and Aphrodite’s Divinity Eye Cream & Serum all-natural products made by Diva Stuff.

Good luck!

Happy Thursday!

TFP :)

Keyhole Garden #2

Hi there!

Remember me?

Yeah I’m the long lost blogger. I am trying to get back to posting at Twisted Fencepost. We stay busy here on the farm. Anyone who lives on a farm knows that there is always something that needs tending to. Whether is needs fixing or building, there’s always something going on here. With working a full-time job and 2 part-time jobs and spending all my free time tending to what is needed here there’s not much time anything else. Including doing the things I love, which is gardening, posting here at Twisted Fencepost and visiting all of you.

For instance…

This year I built a new keyhole garden. I wanted to share it with you.

Keyhole garden 2015

Keyhole garden 2015

I still have the little one I told you about last year. We’ll call it my experimental keyhole garden. I know I told you I would post more pics as the season wore on. But honestly there wasn’t anything worth posting. You see that keyhole garden had too much shade for the cucumbers that I planted there. They did not do well. Not one cucumber.

So this year I am using it for an herb garden.

Keyhole garden 2014

Keyhole garden 2014

Using the wisdom of…

“If you are planting for fruit or root, you’ll need full sun. If you are planting for leaves, shade will be just fine.”

It is coming along nicely for the herbs I have planted…. basil, dill and parsley. I will probably add some rosemary in there too.

The new keyhole garden was built in an area that has full sun most of the day. And so far it is doing well. Whether it will produce cucumbers or not be the defining conclusion. I will keep you posted!

I promise that I will not abandon you and leave you wondering whether or not it produced cucumbers or not.

There are also green onions planted there in the corner. And so far they are doing well. They are almost ready to eat. I love eating them with hamburgers. I am feeling a cookout in my near future. ;)

Happy Wednesday!

TFP :)

PS….Stop in for a visit tomorrow. I will be sharing about little known products that I have discovered. And there will be a giveaway!!!