A small and easy blooming tulip birdhouse garden vignette

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It all started about a week ago. My nightly walks were making me feel a little too out-of-sorts kinda sore. Then BAM. Within a week I was in full throttle sick-with-bronchitis. What in the world?! I haven’t been sick in… years? So this one caught me completely off guard. I was even doing MORE moves during my […]

A freshly weeded Farmers’ Market junk flower bed. For now.

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You guys… I did something totally spontaneous this past weekend, that I cannot wait to blog about! I even bought another point and shoot camera for the trip (after having lost my last one on our Hawaiian vacay). I needed some mountain time before fall hit hard, so I head for the hills for a […]

Rustic shed 2 – instant sawhorse potting bench with a flowerbed twist

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Part 1 – Removing the damaged I had just removed a crumbled up flower crate along one side of the shed, and placed two sawhorses down instead… would this idea work? Rustic shed 2 – instant sawhorse potting bench with a flowerbed twist Raise your hand along with me, if you’ve always wanted a potting bench, but have never […]

Rustic shed update 1 – removing the damaged

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I often get asked how to protect reclaimed wood. I have protected or refinished it, which you can read in THIS post. And here is how I clean reclaimed wood prior to protecting. Which I still do with every strip I find! But truth be told, I generally don’t protect it at all on most of […]

A faux spilled bucket of spring flowers, and a cleaner flower bed

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So… something happened after Journal 3 – just getting on with it. As your comments have come gratefully pouring in, my little brain went KABOOM… and I started hustling. I promise to sit down and read your wonderful comments tonight…. I’m excited at what you had to say! But I think it’s safe to say, the theory […]

Funky garden junk orb thanks to a broken barrel

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I’m rather excited to share this funky garden junk orb project, because it involves the great outdoors! You’ve asked me for 2 years to post more outdoor projects, so that’s a new goal I’m attempting this year. I’m also excited about today, because this is part of a very large blog hop, hosted by Hometalk, where […]

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? […]

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! […]