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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A garden gone wild therapy session

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I’ve been a good girl! True to my word from my last post, I’ve been staying offline more, getting caught up with things. And one of the first places I turned to was the garden. Oh goodness. It needed me. And it wasn’t until I got out there that I quickly realized, I needed it […]

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 […]

Garden cheat – The ivy covered garden bench

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So what’s one to do if they have this garden bench in their front yard but don’t wish to keep moving it to mow under it? Welcome to my newly ivy covered garden bench. The position of this garden bench happened by accident. Every time we mow, I generally move it into the soil area […]

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 […]

Tools for women – get a FeatherLite WeedEater

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First of all, this is not a sponsored post. This weed trimmer is a quality item I am so, SO thrilled I found after having been told they were discontinued. Here’s the deal… I do all my own yardwork, except for the odd mow my son takes care of. This means one thing… my tools […]

The amazing garden junk party – WOW

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From decked out interiors to amazing exteriors, this Hometalk Meetup  Milner Village Garden Centre event was one the locals shouldn’t have missed! Are you ready for way too many photos? Awesome! Milner Vlillage Garden Center is only a short 45 min drive from my place. If you’re ever in Langley, you need to take in […]

Hometalk Meetup / Milner Village junky toolbox kits!

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Today I’ve been busy today getting ready for the Hometalk Meetup MIlner Village Garden event. I found a multitude of junky garden photos to share, as well as social media info for the two talks I’ll be hosting. Thank-you for saving me yet again iPad… this thing is FAB for photos! But as I was packing […]

9 cheater indoor/outdoor cleaning tips… for busy people!

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Should you EVER desire to hire help to spring clean up your house, please do not call me. Trust me, your money won’t be well spent. Cleaning is necessary, but I don’t do enough of it by a LONG shot. Out of pure choice mind you. If you hand me a blog assignment vs wiping […]

Milner Village gets Funky Junked with Hometalk


I kinda have this thing about junk as you already know. I especially cannot WAIT until summer hits so I can get that rusty goodness working outdoors full tilt. So when my local buddy Tamara from The Greenhouse Diaries was having this amazing Garden Party over at Milner Village Garden Centre and asked if I’d like […]

SNS 176 – JUNK garden planters

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special, the multi themed DIY link party!  * Home Decor / Gardening  * Crafts, / Sewing / Recipes / Printables / Blog tips * Theme of the week Every Fri 7pm  to Sunday 11 pm Pacific. Have you noticed spring weather is a super hot topic already? So why not prepare […]

How to harvest and dry multicoloured hydrangeas


  Something I get asked quite often is how my hydrangea manages to achieve multicoloured status. The above harvest is from one bush. So how do all those colours come into play? Here is the bush in full summer bloom. Trust me when I say I do NOTHING to enhance the soil. (I keep forgetting) […]