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House Tour: The Outside

One of the reasons I fell in love with this house is the huge amount of outdoor space. All three stories of my new home have an outdoor sitting area. My last house always had outdoor space on the to … Continue reading

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Dressing up the Planters

When we last left off, my planters looked like this: I was making these planters for my mom and my husband’s mom and I wanted each planter to reflect a gift I was giving them with the planter. For my … Continue reading

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Put a Plant in It

We’re a month out from Mother’s Day but I wanted to share my Mother’s Day gifts with you all. Like many other people online, I love to follow Ana White. I remember following her when she still called her site … Continue reading

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Playing in the Yard

I’ve been working on a few projects in the yard. First up, a status check on that front flower bed: Last year’s drought was tough on this bed so the plants that made it are real survivors. We lost all … Continue reading

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Thinking of Fall

It’s been a busy fall at my house. I’ve been finishing the final weeks on my work’s big project and soon I’ll be moving on to a new office and new responsibilities. My husband and I took a big trip … Continue reading

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I had wanted to build a birdhouse for quite a while. And by “build a birdhouse” I really meant decorate one so when Michaels had a sale on their plain wood birdhouses, I picked one up and got started on … Continue reading

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Shower Curtain Pillows

I recently bought some resin Adirondack chairs (in blue) for my front porch. My house is white and my front door is red so I wanted to tie the color palette together with some Americana influences. I decided that pillows … Continue reading

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Corner Flower Bed Plans

My front flower bed wasn’t the only eyesore in my front yard. I have a second flower bed that sits on the front corner of my house that is just as bad or worse. My husband and I had pulled … Continue reading

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Change It Up

This week has been a crazy one. I started a new job last week and it’s been keeping me on my toes. Luckily it’s close to home and I get an hour for lunch so I can come home, play … Continue reading

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Filling the Flower Bed

Remember when my front flower bed looked like this? Overgrown and full of leaves was not this bed’s finest hour. After some hard work we built a retaining wall but the area didn’t look quite like I’d envisioned. Then we … Continue reading

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