For all you Mario aficionados out there, this is a different kind of toad house. This is a real "house" (actually a terra cotta pot turned on its side) for real toads. It's good to encourage their presence in your garden as they eat insects and other garden pests. So here's mine!
I painted it by hand. I bought the pot and basin and some outdoor paints @ Micheals. The basin will fill with water and then the toads can drink from it or frolic in it or whatever toads do in water. :). I will nestle the pot into the dirt a bit so it doesn't roll around and put a bit of dirt on the bottom - just a bit - to keep it in place. It will be a cool resting spot in my garden for my toad and froggie friends! YAY! :)
ps this link was my inspiration: