My Backyard Oasis

April 10, 2014 by 13 Comments

We have lived in our new-to-us traditional home for eight months now!!!  I love it all so much (such a blessing), but after living in a busy neighborhood in a major city, I think my favorite feature is this beautiful backyard!  I’m amazed by how …continue reading

Craigslist Patio Furniture

February 12, 2014 by 12 Comments

It really stinks when you find a Craigslist Patio Furniture set that you totally love, but the owner has to leave town for the weekend.  After being patient all weekend, I met my sister in Dallas for lunch then planned on checking out my fun …continue reading

I am a #PureAirBlog (vlog)

October 25, 2013 by 6 Comments

Here’s when I first introduced you to my Miele on instagram.  This is the Miele S8990 UniQ Canister Vacuum Cleaner — and it really is my magic! My mom called two days ago. ‘I haven’t seen updates on that vacuum yet.’ Do you want to …continue reading

Our New Pet – AquaFarm

October 13, 2013 by 3 Comments

I have three sisters who sweetly advise me on what I should write about on my blog.  The other day one let me know I should totally start sharing Christmas tips.  Here’s a great one — Uncommon Goods is a great go to store for …continue reading

DIY Wooden Christmas Trees…Pretty Please

December 5, 2012 by 11 Comments

I’ve been dreaming about wooden Christmas trees since last Christmas…and then last week I found this reclaimed wood that was too cute to leave on the side of the road so I bundled it up and threw it into my car.  And now it’s December!  …continue reading

Simple DIY Candle Holders (vlog)

October 8, 2012 by 31 Comments

Want to see how to make simple DIY candle holders?!  This time of year, I absolutely love to incorporate elements of nature in my home decor.  Almost a year ago, Little B and I were at our annual mother-daughter camp, where I made some of …continue reading

Reclaimed Furniture – Embossed End Table

September 16, 2012 by 18 Comments

I totally loved reclaimed furniture!  Taking something from totally frumpy to totally fabulous is such a thrill.  On a walk through our neighborhood with the kids, I noticed an end table on the curb ready for bulk trash pickup…if I could have dragged it home …continue reading

Vintage Toys and Thrifty Storage

August 13, 2012 by 20 Comments

I started working on decorating my boys bedroom a few weeks ago, but beyond the new bedding and recycled pendant banner, I wanted some original pieces to add to the room, like vintage toys and thrifty storage to layer, making their room extra special. At …continue reading

Growing Watermelons in Our Garden

August 8, 2012 by 12 Comments

In late Spring, we started a vegetable garden in our backyard.  We’ve had tons of squash, zucchinis, cucumbers, and arugula.  We’ve also had some strawberries, tomatoes, cantaloupes, carrots, and spinach.  But our very favorite garden treat was definitely growing watermelons!  Watermelons grow on a vine …continue reading

Tips for Watering a Vegetable Garden

July 27, 2012 by 19 Comments

Is watering the garden fun or purely a chore!?!  I suppose it depends on who you ask, right!?!  Here are some Tips for Watering a Vegetable Garden.  Plants need sufficient water when they are forming roots or fruiting!  Not enough water and the roots won’t …continue reading

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