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Facelift for Roger! 
Apr. 29, 2011 11:58 am 
Updated: May 1, 2011 7:14 am
I love to cook, but this time a year you'll find me in the yard more than in the kitchen. Last weekend was spent planting, weeding, fertilizing, and pruning.  I water lovingly every morning.  This morning, being no different, I start my watering ritual, giving each little beauty a good soaking, and suddenly noticed "Roger" my garden gnome staring sadly at me.

Roger has been a fixture in my garden for quite a few years now.  Faithfully keeping a careful watch over his colorful new neighbors.  He has endured thunderstorms, creepy crawlies,  and even the car bumper my son accidently parked on top of him.  For all of his faithful service, I decided he was in dire need of a makeover.

First into the kitchen sink for a nice bath.  Then onto the screened porch to dry in the sun.  While Roger was drying,  I gathered my acrylic paints, my paintbrushes, and a clean palate.... I contemplated over Jazzing him up a bit... you know give him a new look.  As I squeezed the paint onto the palate that I was planning to use... I looked at my old friend on the porch and decided he probably did not want that. So Roger was restored to his original look, save the bumps and bruises from over the years and even the unfortunate car incident.

I honor of my faithful friend... I thought I would share this with all of you.  I'm thinking... I've got way too much time on my hands...  Do you think I need to get back in the kitchen?..... I think I do!!!!

Happy Springtime from Roger and Me!
Roger before
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Roger after
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Back in The Garden again!
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Apr. 29, 2011 1:16 pm
No... you don't have too much time on your hands. All of our yard ornaments need a facelift and I'm not looking forward to it. If I can make them over as clean as you did Roger, I'll be very happy! Nice job!
Apr. 29, 2011 1:57 pm
Great job! He looks so good!
Apr. 29, 2011 2:10 pm
Roger looks great! If you haven't seen "Gnomeo and Juliet" yet, you have GOT to go see it! It will give you an even greater appreciation of the gift you've given Roger :-)
Apr. 29, 2011 2:19 pm
Thank you guys! Roger is very happy. Keri, is the movie out on DVD? Now I've gotta see it! Roger insists!
Apr. 29, 2011 7:19 pm
OMGosh, please come do mine!! I have several. Great idea, I'm no painter, but I just might have to practice.
Apr. 29, 2011 7:20 pm
And, I'd love to see more garden pics.
Apr. 29, 2011 9:44 pm
SD, I would love to help you with yours... It only took me 5 yrs. to take care of Roger! Just pick up a brush and get to it, You'll do fine! Posting more garden pics on my home page. thanks for the post!
Apr. 30, 2011 7:52 pm
He looks awesome! Nice work. It's just simply all about the little things in life, isn't it? :D
May 1, 2011 7:14 am
CC you're so right!
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I was a working mother of 2 boys! I didn't have much time for cooking... now that the boys are grown and on their own... I have been enjoying learning and appreciating the art of cooking. I started with a day of baking with my mother in law and I was hooked! Not to mention my new stepkids... what was two... now is four! Our family is growing we now have a grandson, Damien, and one on the way! My grandson loves his visits with Gramma and Grampa...We spend quality time in the kitchen snd chronical our visits here on AR!
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