Ways to Update Your Home this Summer

June 2, 2014 by 10 Comments

What a great weekend!  A lot of swimming (I sat on the side and got splashed — I need warmer temps to get in), a fundraiser car wash for my little girl’s new middle school dance team, and some work in the yard with Stud.  …continue reading

Planting My Favorite Veggie

May 14, 2014 by 13 Comments

Artichokes are my favorite vegetable.  I love most veggies, but what sets artichokes above the rest is they force us to slow down, savor, and enjoy time around the table — a rarity today!  Growing up some of my favorite memories around the table were …continue reading

VERY Simple Indoor Gardening

April 22, 2014 by 8 Comments

Succulents and Mason Jars are two of my FAVORITE things!  Succulents – because they are some of the easiest houseplants.  And Mason Jars – because the uses are endless.  Combine the two and you get VERY Simple Indoor Gardening that is real CUTE!  These are …continue reading

Someone Has New Patio Furniture

April 16, 2014 by 13 Comments

My old patio furniture was beginning to fall apart — I had used it for ten years!  Knowing my goal of updating the kitchen, Stud didn’t quite get my urgency for buying new patio furniture, but when my mom and I found this set, he …continue reading

My Backyard Oasis

April 10, 2014 by 16 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

How to Make Terra Cotta Pots Chippy

April 7, 2014 by 14 Comments

Today, we have another great craft in our series, A Craft Made By You.   Lucy from the beautiful blog, Craftberry Bush, where creativity is always in bloom is sharing a tutorial with us that I can’t wait to try – How to make terra cotta …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

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

Starting an Herb Garden

August 21, 2013 by 8 Comments

This post brought to you by FrogTape brand painter’s tape. All opinions are 100% mine. Did you see the fun package UPS brought me on instagram!?!  As promised, here’s a fun tutorial using one of my favorite DIY accessories!  Have you heard of FrogTape painter’s …continue reading

Growing Corn – Raised Bed Garden

June 18, 2013 by 15 Comments

We haven’t chatted about our Raised Bed Vegetable Garden lately!  How is your garden doing!?!  This year, our favorite crop has definitely been our growing corn on the cob! Corn will grow 36 – 48 inches long, 12 – 18 inches wide, and 8 inches …continue reading

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