Someone Has New Patio Furniture

April 16, 2014 by 10 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 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

How to Make Terra Cotta Pots Chippy

April 7, 2014 by 13 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

Simple Tips: Garden Fingers

October 7, 2012 by 29 Comments

I love simple tips!  Do you have any DIY Projects you’re contemplating!?!  Tomorrow we’re getting a cold front and top on my list is pulling my ‘Oh So Tired’ Summer plants and then plant a freeze hardy variety.  I’m not good about wearing gloves  (I …continue reading

Simple Tips: Keep Flies Outside

August 12, 2012 by 28 Comments

I love simple tips!  Last week we took care of our neighbors sweet dog and flowers (hopefully they survived) while they were on vacation.   I couldn’t help but notice a little zip lock bag hanging in front of their door.  I didn’t want to bug …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

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