Plants and features a tropical nursery carries

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Well friends, we’re now well into our 2nd week in Maui. Wow… really?! We shouldn’t have blinked! The first week was all about finding our way and climatizing. And after the 2nd week, it feels like home sweet home. I have to admit, we haven’t done many ‘epic’ things, other than beaches, pool, local eateries […]

A mini Maui lanai makeover

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Aloha, and welcome to my mini Maui lanai makeover! And a BIG welcome to those visiting from The Procrastinator’s Summer Porch Tour 2015! Kathy from Petticoat Junktion is the brainchild of this marvelous event! A few procrastinating bloggers have banded together to showcase their own summer porches. Are you late in the game too? Good! […]

How to revive flowerbeds you don’t take care of

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In my opinion, cleaning and planting outdoors is no different than cleaning and decorating indoors. If a room is messy, the best way to clean it up right is to gut it, then start over. You know those magazine perfect gardens with everything just so?  Well… that isn’t realistic in my yard. I have no idea how […]

What happens when you ignore that perfect, little unknown plant

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So funny! Yesterday I posted about one of the most thrilling attractions in Las Vegas, but in comments, there was more conversation about my lack of garden weeding. So today I bring you… weeds. Or… what I thought were plants. Never ignore that perfect, little unknown plant. EVER. Do you remember this flower bed I showed you last summer? […]

Funky Junk’s 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour

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Happy summer, friends! Welcome to Funky Junk’s 2015 summer home junk tour! Those coming from Ella Claire, welcome!  25 blogs have banded together for Shabby Creek Cottage’s annual tour, so you are in for a treat! I’m Day 3 / Stop 4, so you can start at Day 1 / Stop 1 here at Gina’s place, or visit everyone […]

Growing rust in a spring yard

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The sun came out in our area. And while it’s nice to see, it’s still fairly cold. So I’ve had no enticement to get outdoors and play in the soil yet. But spring is struggling to reach its way to the top regardless.  As cold as it has been, I just felt like taking a walk […]

When neglected fall flowers emerge

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Today rolled out in an unexpected way. I had BIG plans to get that dream workshop painted today, but sadly, only got to filling the holes. Where did the day go? While the filler was drying, I turned around outside… and gasped. SHOCK. Did my yard truly look this dreadful?! Oh yes it did. Where have I […]

A new pallet gate and boardwalk for the shed

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Lest you think I’ll never stop playing with pallets, you are probably right. Thing is, I was creating with pallets before they became ‘a thing.’ And since I had 2 on hand and the garden shed needed work pronto, this happened in a matter of about an hour. It’s a new pallet gate and boardwalk for the shed! […]

Make an old ladder garden arbour… in minutes!

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This project may be too simple to even blog about, but… what can I say here… You can make an old ladder garden arbour… in minutes! Yesterday I was continuing my big weed fest in the backyard and had all this apparatus (the usual… sawhorses, pallets.. doesn’t everyone?!) lying all over the place. Including a couple […]

PJ 241 – Salvaged Garden Art Projects

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  Welcome to Party Junk 241 – Salvaged Garden Art Projects Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Happy weekend, and thanks for coming to the place where upcycles are the ultimate! Here are a few highlights from last weekend’s Party Junk 240… Board track racer yard art / Pieced Pastimes All is not quite […]

Rare vintage hand garden tools… the finishing touch?

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Do you ever find it can take an eternity to finish a project? Sometimes even a small one? In the repurposed world, you generally wait until you land the perfect something. It’s not like you can whip up a true authentic antique. Emulate yes, but it’s not quite the same, is it? When I was decorating […]

Get a full flowerbed with less – plus other garden cheater tips

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Welcome to my little slice of garden Heaven from my back yard!  So… this flowerbed is very full, lush, green and all that good stuff. Nature driven even. Must have cost a fortune to fill, right?  But not all is what it appears to be. This flowerbed is filled to the brim with flowerbed cheats. How […]

If rustic garden sheds could tell stories

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You guys are so sweet! After my Less Than Pinterest Worthy post yesterday, some of you were consoling me over my poor, barren yard. Thank-for being so thoughtful! But I did a little something about it today. The rustic garden shed got some new accessories AND flowers. It’s still early in the year, but things are looking up! At least […]

Living with a less than Pinterest worthy yard

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You may be a little shocked with today’s post. You won’t see things just so, complete with glorious shots.  Uneyecandy for sure. Today I am living with a less than Pinterest worthy yard. When you look at EVERYTHING that has to be done as a whole, it’s impossible to tackle. You have no idea how […]

Spring decorating with mossy wooden shoes

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I hit the new and used store the other day, and came across some old wooden shoes.  I posted them on Instagram and Facebook, (read the replies in those links) asking what in the world others would do with them. Well, you convinced me I HAD to bring them home, even without a goal in […]