Posted on Jul 28th, 2009 by Allison (In the Garden)

Frog in the grassWhile out watering my extremely thirsty plants in the 90° heat this evening, I happily saw this little guy – the first frog I’ve seen this year.

Isn’t he cute?

Yes, I giggled and chased him around til I caught him, and then watched as he hopped (more like leaped) put of my hand into the into the big fern.

Frogs make me happy.

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Ashley Rae on July 28th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

Oh!!!! I love him!!!!!!!!!

kaylyn on July 29th, 2009 at 7:52 am

He is precious! I too, love frogs.

While living in our first home together after we got married my husband and I discovered that we had frogs living in the window wells of our basement. They were small and round. There were about six of them in all, and I used to just sit at the window and stare at them. Brett thought that I was crazy because I gave them all names.

Does your frog have a name?

Chris on July 29th, 2009 at 8:48 am

I’m not a huge fan of froggies (I think it’s the sliminess thing), but he sure is cute.

craig on July 29th, 2009 at 9:21 am

My grandpa used to love their legs.

Allison on July 29th, 2009 at 10:26 am

He wasn’t even a little bit slimy – just very smooth. And strong! And cute.

Craig, that was totally uncalled for. 🙂

Jennifer Pearce on July 29th, 2009 at 10:56 am

I wish we had more frogs around here. They are so cute. That one especially. 🙂

Allison on July 29th, 2009 at 11:17 am

Kaylyn, I did not name him… any suggestions?

Patty on July 29th, 2009 at 5:11 pm


I’m sorry to post here, but I wasn’t sure if you would see this on the post you made from a year ago.

I’ve been thinking of doing something similar to my walls as you did. I saw the idea in a magazine and thought I bought that magazine, but can’t find it. So I found you doing a google search. I’m wondering if you finished the last few lighter squares and if you ended up do the overcoat of a light glaze and how it all worked out.

I’m debating on doing this with blues, greens and gold, but am having a hard time taking the plunge. Are you still happy with it? Do you have a hard time with vases/pictures/accents actually accenting the room or are they hidden in the colors of the walls? I’d appreciate any help you can give me.


Chris on July 29th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

Hello Kitty has a frog friend named Keropi…but your frog is much more dashing with his black eye stripe. Like Zorro…or the Lone Ranger. 🙂

Allison on July 29th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Hi Patty –

Yes, I get notice of all comments on my blog, no matter how old the topic is.

I am still loving my wall, though I never have gotten the gumption up to add any more to it. Everyone who sees it thinks it looks finished/great as is, so I haven’t bothered with it. I’d still like to but don’t know if i ever will. Maybe….

I’ve had a fabulous time accenting the room with purples, deep reds, shimmery golds. I only did the treatment on one wall, and have a single picture on that wall, which i don’t think gets lost on it. It’s framed by the color square behind it.

You can see the wall opposite the decorated wall here:

So my suggestion is to take the plunge, just do one wall with the treatment, and then use the colors and metallics from that wall to accent the rest of the room and pull it all together.

And what I tell myself is this…. it’s just paint. If you don’t like it, paint over it! I’d love to hear how it works out and see a pic when you’re done.

Good luck!

Allison on July 29th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Chris, I like where you’re going with the name for the frog. How about Bandit? (in honor of the little dog of my childhood love, Johnny Qwest)

craig on July 30th, 2009 at 7:33 am

Since you brought up Johnny Qwest…my favorite was Race Bannion. Those chiseled cartoon abs got me excited when I was 10. Paul is still enamoured with Hadji.

Allison on July 30th, 2009 at 9:50 am

Race Bannion was pretty hot…. I knew that even as a 10 year old (or whatever I was), but he was too old for me. I only had eyes for Johnny.

Michelle on July 30th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Alli, to do this day I can’t look at a single frog and not think of you. I do love the name Bandit, I think it fits him perfectly…I want to squeeze him.

kaylyn on July 30th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

I agree with you and Michelle, I think that Bandit is a good name. 🙂 I’m not as creative. I usually go for plain names like george or larry….

Chris on July 31st, 2009 at 11:11 pm

I loved Johnny Qwest! And Bandit fits the little frogger very well. Is he still in your yard?

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