DIY Concrete Tray Planter (video tutorial)

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Hey all!! Hope you had a restful Easter break. We are recharged after a week at the beach. It is always hard to get back in the groove…but only 24 days of school (then exams…) and onto summer! The weather has finally turned nice…and it is a perfect time to dive into this months True Value Blog Squad post Itis easy and a great beginner concrete … [Read more...]

10 outdoor porch swings that won’t break the bank…

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Hey yall!! Almost spring break week here…and we cannot wait! Heading to the beach soon…but I have a few fun things to share this week first…What we were up to the weekend….   My Grammies had a screened in porch at her beach house. Growing up she didn't have central air so if it was above 85 degrees the house is pretty hot. It forced … [Read more...]

Traditional Outdoor Christmas Decorations

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What a week we have ahead of us….sadly my husband’s grandfather passed away last week. We have his funeral tomorrow. He was probably the kindest man I will ever know…and his grandson surely takes after him. He lived a full life and for that we are all very thankful. I wanted to share our Christmas porch in case you wanted some ideas for your … [Read more...]

Painted brick Ranch House

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Not too long ago I told you about a project that I am working on with our builder/friend. I wanted to show how amazing her home looks now that it is painted. It will never cease to amaze me what the power of paint can accomplish. This home is now the show house on the street. The greenery pops against the creamy yellow and the gray door makes it … [Read more...]

Cheap update for plastic planters

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Thanks for all the kinds thoughts and prayers about my friend's son...this I know...Prayers WORK! He continues to improve everyday and I will keep you posted.... So I was hanging onto 1/2 of a yard of burlap FOREVER….I mean like FOREVER…I have had it for probably 3 years….and yet I still moved it to the new house. Time to put that burlap to … [Read more...]

Easy Fall Planter (Outdoor Fall Décor)

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Good gravy we made it to Friday! My boys have big sports plans this weekend that include an NBA exhibition game...an NFL game and a huge rival high school football game. The peanut and I are looking forward to PUPPYTIME with our Stella girl who will be coming home on Saturday:) Plus, the weather is turning cooler...whoot!!! I wanted to share this … [Read more...]

Mini Tour of Outdoor Spaces

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I have been sharing a bunch on social media showing some of our outdoor spaces. It is slowly but surely coming together. We are really enjoying our new neighborhood... walking for coffee or to grab a beer at night. Both Bill and I never realized how much we would enjoy just being outside and walking the neighborhood. Norton Commons is so pedestrian … [Read more...]

Paper bag vase: Patriotic decor

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Let’s just call this your magazine to summer time fun. I am teaming up with not one, not two….but 110 other bloggers to bring you a slew of summer time ideas that all center around red, white and blue! The web will be lit up today with patriotic goodness so be sure to pass this link along and spread around the summer cheer! Search the hashtag … [Read more...]

DIY Boxwood Wreath

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I am sorry I am a woman of few words lately! The end of the school year always seems like Christmas time….so much to get done in a little amount of time. Plus…with moving…it seems there is not enough hours in the day! But I have stuff to share with you…it is just hard finding the time to write about it! Hoping it calms down soon…and lazy summer … [Read more...]

Twin headboard becomes outdoor cooler table (repurpose furniture DIY)

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Elmer’s ProBond Advanced for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My friends at Elmer's challenged me this month to create something that would require me to bond a porous and a non-porous material….lots of things popped in my head. Mixed Materials such as wood and tile, fabric and metal, … [Read more...]