Surviving the storm and trimming the shrubs

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The other night, the wind was absolutely howling through our little valley leaving me surprised any tree was left standing. But you can bet this blogger-nerd was on top of it! I ran out there barefoot my iPhone and captured a true Instagram Stories moment filming the willow tree out back swaying like crazy. It was gorgeous actually. Sidenote: […]

Big girl lawn gear and new grass update

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“Is your grass seed growing yet?” As you may remember, I had Walter my pruner pay a visit, and over several days, we removed some overgrown flowerbeds and shrubs, and planted grass seed instead. I thought I was so smart. It had rained for several days and the newly seeded grass did indeed sprout! So So […]

The real garden shed and fence gets cleaned up – part 1

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As most of you already know, this little rustic shed I often feature out back isn’t a real garden shed at all. It morphed from a greenhouse, and today houses firewood, while becoming a cute focal point to the backyard through a sawhorse potting bench, added shutters, and so forth. What I HAVEN’T really shown you […]

Tools for women – My new weed trimmer edger.

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As many of you know, I am a sole owner household, so what gets done around these parts (or lack thereof) is done by me. One rather big hurdle for me personally lately is yard upkeep. Is it just me or is yard work better geared for the younger crowd?!  Perhaps it’s finally realizing I’m not in my […]

Potting Shed shutters and new flowers for the shed

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Well, as you already know from the greenhouse touring post, I buckled down and bought some new flowers for summer. With a freshly pressure washed shed, this thing was ready for blooms! I really did love last summer’s Potting Shed rake sign with the potted flowers, however I wanted to do something slightly different this […]

Genius planter boxes, a great new weeder and flowers

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I told myself… “You don’t need them. Don’t do it! You like not watering… no flowers will be FINE!” But, what is it about hot sunny days that make you sprint for the local greenhouse anyway?! Ah well, I was weak and went. And came back with stuff of course.  Which is ok. My Potting […]

Sign stenciled fabric for the pallet wood chairs

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Blame this one on Bliss Ranch’s AMAZING chairs. And then came I Restore Stuff’s crazy cool carpet. And then there’s Front Porch Mercantile’s decadent bench idea… Oh my goodness. I resolved to try those ideas somewhere! I just didn’t know where yet. Until this past week… As you know from my last post, I just finished pressure […]