The shed encased with its fall shawl

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Yawing to the beginning of a new day, I always like to glance outside before stumbling down the hallway towards the caffeine machine. The two cats are generally snoozing along side me somewhere, so after I scratched behind their ears, I stood up to take in the view. Overcast… normal. Wet… very normal. Green… oh yes. Quite […]

My secret to arranging hydrangeas

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One of my most fondest memories of going to my grandma’s house was admiring her hydranga bushes.  Oh my goodness… they lined the entire one side of her house in heavenly, abundant blooms! Not being a green thumb at all these days, I’m always astounded that my own hydrangea bushes produce anything! It must be […]

A nature inspired branch ladder plant stand

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Congrats to winner #38 Carol B! You have been emailed. Well, it isn’t everyday I post for 5 reasons! 1. A new project, 2. inspired by a new book, along with 3. a few new stencil designs, and 4. two giveaways, plus 5. a great deal!   When I get my mojo back, I don’t mess around […]

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

Funky Junk's 2015 Summer Home Junk Tour

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inspiring moss topiaries in a crate

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Have I ever shared with you that I’m not really a green thumb? I think I have.. yes… in this faux plants fireplace spring mantel decorating post. Taking that concept one step beyond, I decided to create a little green and message with this inspiring moss topiaries in a crate idea using Michaels craft supplies […]

Funky Junk’s best projects and posts of 2013

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You just don’t really realize how cool your year has been until you wrap up the works in one of these types of posts. Each year just seems to get more meaningful. And it isn’t just about the projects. It’s everything that revolves around this blog gig.  Here’ is Funky Junk’s best projects and posts […]