Monday, July 6, 2009

More, More, More

With the Garden Walk happening in just 5 short days, there is so much to be done around Casa de la Vanderdogan and not nearly enough time to finish it. Planting, weeding, mowing, trimming, cutting ... you get the idea, it all needs to be done, along with finding those cobwebs that hide until someone pops out with a camera and then * POOF! * there they are!

With so much to do I feel as I've neglected the blog, and all of my wonderful readers and friends. I promise that once I get through this hurdle, I'll be back with some more fantastic news and a whole slew of projects! For now, just a quick thank you to everyone who left such beautiful compliments to my article with the Buffalo News. I'll get back to each of you individually very soon!

And for even more more more press, check out the Niagara-Gazette feature on our upcoming Garden Walk, Saturday, July 11.

Look at Scott, proudly announcing his self-proclaimed status as "GARDEN KING" ... hahaha! Yeah Right! I mean, of course you are dear!

And if you didn't link over to the entire article and series of pictures from the Buffalo News, my dear friend and editor of Chic Galleria has posted the full article and pictures not on my blog last Saturday on the Chic Galleria website:

Please, don't mind the awful pictures of me. After a long day at work - I threw on whatever I could find, and did the best I could to keep my sanity while people roamed the house with cameras and notepads ... it was the best day and the most stressful day I've ever had. Thank you Beth for this and other fabulous press!
And off I go to do work related tasks, finish up and finalize Garden Walk details, and anticipate getting home to hours and hours of more yard work. Thanks again to the lot of you who had so many positive compliments to the article - I am so thankful to have you all behind me. Stay tuned for our next journey. Details soon!


  1. Thanks for updating us - you are busy, busy! Can't wait to see your new projects!.....Jo

  2. No wonder you have been MIA!!!! Congratulations and good luck! Can't wait to hear about the garden walk!!

  3. Artie, I just read the article. I never would have guessed that your home is that size. It seems much larger!

    I would love to have a garden walk in my neighborhood. I remember you saying that people spiffed up when this was introduced. What a good idea. Every neighborhood has a few yards that need spiffing. :)

  4. awesommmmme!

    and the pics are both great!

  5. Evening, Artiness! Oh, can't wait now to see pictures of the Garden Walk!
    I clicked on the link to the Chic Galleria and read the article about you and your home! It's wonderful! How marvelous this is for you, Artie!
    Oh, this is the first time I've seen Scott!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  6. Very flattering articles, Artie. I'll be glad to say "I knew you when..." Have fun with your Garden Walk. I wish this street was more of a neighborhood, like my previous home. ~ Robyn

  7. So proud of you Artie. I know how much work you and Scott have put into your home and gardens. You rock!

  8. Artie -- I've been gone and will have to catch up with Lines -- be back for real comments later (a mountain of laundry and unpacking of some treasures first)

  9. Wow Artie what a huge accomplishment... I know you must be so proud of it all... Really though you & Scott look so good. Great article and great photos... Loved it!


  10. Oh cool, I was so happy to see the whole article, and I swear this is the first time I've seen a picture of Scott! And you crack me up, wearing flip-flops for a photo shoot. Only you!

    Justine :o )

  11. That's such a cute picture of Scott, and with that expression on his face, he looks just like the garden king man!
    I LOVED seeing all the pics from the article, I'm just so happy for you! It's about time we saw you and your talent in print, mister! Looking forward to seeing more and more!
    xo Isa

  12. Artie...guy I am so glad to see Scott great for both of you...can't wait to see the next issue...thanks my friend for sharing this..Good luck...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  13. I love that picture of Scott by the Garden King plaque. That is a classic. You should put that in a scrapbook with some pictures of your garden!

  14. Thanks for the update Artie! I am loving that photo of the Garden King. So cute!!

    Looking forward to reading about the Garden Walk. I know it will be fabulous!

  15. Congratulations, Artie. So well deserved for you to make the paper. They made an excellent choice cause you and Scott have a beautiful home...Christine

  16. Thanks for the update.... if I understand correctly, at least you can give Scott the title "Kitchen King"...... right???

    Hope you find the time to get all your projects done and you have a beautiful day Saturday!