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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Indoor Mary Garden ~ Beat the winter/surgery blues!

Okay tommorow is my big day. I have surgery in the afternoon. As for today, I started fasting after breakfast!! Yes, that's correct, it's 30 hour fasting for me! I've had several people tell me that can't be right, but I triple checked. So, if I make any silly mistakes while typing this I have an excuse! ;-)

While I was preparing for this surgery over the course of the last few weeks I decided it was time to re-pot those poor old inside plants that were in desperate need of a bigger pot! After all I'm likely to forget to water them over the next few weeks after the surgery, and they would die from lack of water in those tiny pots.
Well, my husband,  my mother, and many of my friends say I can't do anything simple....I think they are trying to compliment me! (I think!)
So, being me, I had to spice it up a bit! 

I took a wire hanger and cut off the hook.

I bent it into a heart shape on the top.  

Then, I twisted the bottom together, and cut off the ends.

I pushed the bottom into the dirt close to the stem of my newly re-potted RoseMary. Then I took two branched and wrapped them around the medal heart shape: one around one side and the other around the other side. 
I added a little statue of Mary, which I had bought a while back at the dollar store.   
And that's it!

Now I'll have something pretty to look at while I recover! 
May Mother Mary help me these next few days!

Please, pray for me and my family in this time of struggle.
God Bless.


  1. Jennifer, your little Mary garden is beautiful!! you're so cretive. prayers for a successful surgery and swift recovery!

  2. Oh, thank you Gardenia! For the prayers and the compliment!
    I have to tell you! My oldest daughter (age 13) was fussing at me because I said in my post a few weeks ago, that I as "packing away my glue gun" till after the surgery-yet I posted another craft. LOL! ;-) I love kids! I jokingly told her I didn't use a glue gun! :-D Okay, I admit it! I'm addicted to crafts and creative stuff!!!!! A "no-craft recovery" my be hard to take!!! LOL! God Bless!

  3. What a great idea! I'll be praying for you tomorrow during Mass.

  4. What a beautiful idea and a great way to beat the winter blah's. Praying for a quick recovery!

  5. Beautiful craft!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you today and for your recovery!

  6. My prayers are with you, Jennifer. God bless!

    The Mary garden is beautiful :)

  7. I'm definitely thinking about you. Will offer up my prayers for you at Mass in the AM - Jill

  8. Oh and I love your garden. I think I'm going to be on the look out for some Rosemary.

  9. Thanks for the prayers everyone!!! They did WONDERS!!!! :-)
    Oh and Chip....you can use any viney plant...I used Ivy too. I just liked the Rosemary better because it was named after Mary!! ;-)
    God bless!

  10. Jennifer, I love it. Thanks for linking this us. I'm sorry you had to have surgery. I hope you are doing better now.

  11. This is beautiful! I love the Blessed Mother! Such a lovely tribute to the queen of angels :)


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