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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Dinosaurs Recently Spotted Roaming Michigan's Lower Peninsula!

Yes, it's true! We have dinosaurs currently living here in Michigan!

 And they have been busy laying and hatching their baby dino eggs!

 Pterodactyl soar overhead.
Ok, maybe I fibbed a little bit!
Actually, all have been spotted at our local botanical gardens that we belong to!
Every fall, the gardens put on an amazing, creative display of scarecrows, made mostly of burlap.
Yep, plain ol' burlap!
The dino you saw in the first shot is huge!
I'll try and get some more photos of him to give you a better idea of just how large he is, as well as some of the other fun characters that are at the gardens.
We are so fortunate to live very close to the gardens.  We walk with Katie there every day, on the many trails. She loves it as much as we do!

 Ok, wait, what is this?
A giant furry green and pink spider???
 Oh, that's right!  It is Katie's new fuzzy squeaky toy!
She is feeling a little camera shy...........
 Now she's warming up for the camera:)
 Trying to look her cutest!
Don't let that innocent looking face fool you! 
Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the botanical gardens, how wonderful you live close to them. It's raining again and I'm housebound so I'll play in my craft room I think!

PS that Katie is a cutie pie!

Susie said...

Donna, I bet the kids love going to the gardens too. What fun to be near it and go when you like. Your puppy is the cutest thing. I have always like her sweet face. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

How great that the gardens put on such a show. I bet Katie loves going for walks there.
She is such a pretty dog and Waldo lays the same way with his hind
legs stretched out the same way.
Have a great weekend.

NanaDiana said...

Those are amazing creations --from burlap! Crazy. How nice you live so close to the garden.
Love the pictures of Katie. She is as cute as a button. You can tell she has a sweet personality just by looking at her. xo Diana

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

OMGosh Donna how cute is Katie stretched out with back paws extended - she is loaded with sweet personality galore. I love thr colors of her coat which looks extremely soft and oh my that face, too adorable. Hey BTW I love the pics in the botanical gardens too. Very cute post.

Rose L said...

Your pooch is adorable! Long ago my grandmother (I am 63 now) had a dog just like that named Sandy. She was adorable, too.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, what a fun post and those dino eggs from burlap are amazing. Katie steals the show with her cuteness. What a darling new toy she has and looks so happy to be posing with it. Her expressions are priceless and love seeing her comfy stretched out on the floor. I know you all have loads of fun times with her. She is a heart stealer for sure!!
Blessings, cm

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Neat dinosaurs, Donna, and of course Katie is so cute! I miss visiting bloggers, but hope to be back at it more this fall. I'm off to catch up more on your blog....

Debbie said...

Aawww, Katie is such a cutie, Donna. Isn't it funny how fuzz-butts have favorite toys, and get excited when you get them something new...just like kids do?
We used to tell Maggie to go get her boyfriend, and she would run to find one specific toy and bring it back....too funny.
Have a great week!
Love you.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Katie is just so precious and to have a favorite toy is just too sweet. Enjoy this amazing fall weather. I believe a change is in store soon.

handmade by amalia said...

I so like places that challenge themselves to do something creative.

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Donna,
Great Dino post and your Katie is so cute. I have to tell you we have dinosaurs here on the southern Calif desert... A few blocks from my home a crazy family builds them all over there yard they live on 2 acres of land and it's pretty much taken up with cement Dino's almost to scale of the real ones. Of course we all shake our heads because they don't really fit in and we just don't get it at all, it's not like they are open to the public as a park, the husband just builds them and gets his son's to help!
I should drive by and take some pictures and share with my blogger friends our crazy neighbors, thank goodness they are a bit more then 4 blocks away :)
Our Pia, the Italian GreyHound has her favorite toy as well, it's so cute in how attacked they get to things.

See you soon dear.


john said...

I love botanical gardens...they are great for inspiration....and your pooch is just so lovely ...Gail x

Cynthia said...

Donna, Katie is just TOO CUTE!!!! Love the picture with her legs spread out front and back. I could just kiss that little face off. Peanut and Reeses say WOOF to her.