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 […]

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 […]

How to shop nature for Christmas decorating

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I thought I was so smart, and brought out a faux Christmas tree from storage. I tried to cheat and leave the lights on and just poof out the branches, but it looked awful. So I stripped the lights off and did it right… straightened each and every branch one. by. one. It still looked […]

Way to prune those trees, yard messin’ Walter!

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Someone’s been messin’ with my yard again. And that would be Walter. Every late fall, Walter pays a visit with his hedge trimmer and clippers and such and prunes my trees into new hairdos. Did you just gasp? Good call! This man does the most gorgeous shrub trimming I’ve ever laid eyes on. I love […]

The cute little shed in the middle of fall

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The cute little shed in the middle of fall wears fall well. The canning jar lid wreath continues to rust away in the most perfect of ways. Isn’t it interesting how some lids didn’t rust? I love the quirky mix! The grapevine gone crazy is spectacular this time of year, wearing it’s vivid yellow self. […]

Reclaimed garden features at a Hope garden centre

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This magical find of reclaimed garden features at a Hope garden centre called Mountain Border Floral in Hope, BC Canada was a complete and wonderful fluke! When my son was at camp, I had a full day to tour the little town of Hope at my complete and utter leisure. Do you have any idea how thrilling […]

The little rustic garden shed that could

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Once upon a time, there was a little rustic garden shed that needed some love. Actually, it wasn’t a garden shed at all. It was a messed up greenhouse! With beams exposed and plastic ripped, the greenhouse needed a new life. A morph if you will.  (edited to add: the cow mural was painted by […]

A flower filled outdoor patio office

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 Home again we are from camping trip #2! Unfortunately, we returned home to a dead main computer. Boo. So I grabbing the laptop, and taking full advantage of the gorgeous weather, a flower filled outdoor patio office became my main stomping grounds. To be honest, I can’t stand being indoors on a nice day. But […]

A cheater 2 pallet garden walkway

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I had a thought… would a pallet garden walkway work in this area? I have this lovely little sitting area on the front of the house, that has a tiny walkway leading to the front yard. Only trouble is, the cement stepping stones really weren’t stepping stones but fencing, and they always sunk. MESS. I […]

Outdoor pics and cute cats… with an iPhone

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You can pin this post from HERE (regular pinning isn’t working at the moment!) I went for a little walk behind my house with the iPhone.  This area is a little city owned park that leans against farmland. If you walk just far enough into the chestnut trees where the mowers can’t mow, that’s where […]

Old kettle rock garden

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My love for old kettles goes way back. First I created a kettle herb garden in them last year, and this year, they’re holding rock garden plants, thanks to my demo at the Hometalk Meetup / Out of Africa. More on that soon! But know, it was fabulous!  It was a breezy, lovely day today, […]

Mixmaster snowdrops – a spring centrepiece

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  Spring has definitely sprung and our snowdrops are in full bloom! And they are magnificent. Snowdrops remind me not only of spring, but of my mom. She always use to bring them inside and create flower arrangements on the table. Using a variety of layered dishes, a clear glass frog topped the works, holding […]

2 – Make a hydrangea wreath in 5 minutes!


This sweet and easy hydrangea wreath took only 5 minutes to make! All you need is a hydrangea bush in fall, scissors and a base. I got the idea from Daisy Mae Belle’s own pretty version! I started with a twiggy wreath I had on hand. Honestly, I love it as it is, so if […]

Dried hydrangea dresser… outdoors


This dried hydrangea stuffed dresser came quite by accident today. My friend Torrey had a bunch of junk on the curb and she notified me to come on over and pick it over.  Then on my way out I had a fabulous brainstorm to ditch this little vintage dresser standing in my way. Well, friend #2 […]

Pallet wood walkway all prettied up again


My pallet wood walkway in the garden has kept me busy today. I’m starting to think that bloggers just shouldn’t have gardens. Actually, let me rephrase that… maybe we should just blog about them more so they’re kept up. Back in the day I had a real green thumb. I use to even work in […]