Garden-themed reclaimed wood walkway

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Garden-themed reclaimed wood walkway Recently with some really epic summer-like weather in our favor, I’ve been working in the garden and the outside of the house. Since I removed all my flowerbeds out of the backyard, that area is so easy to keep up! But my front yard is quite another thing… Most of the […]

Rustic shed with garden shutters and bike

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If a girl leaves for a month during summer, what happens to her grapevine-covered rustic garden shed? Are you even ready for this?! Don’t say I didn’t warn you. It disappears! I swear, this grapevine-gone-crazy happened in the blink of an eye. One day I was packing my bags, and once I returned, everything in […]

How to recut flowerbed edges like a pro – part 2 with video

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How to recut flowerbed edges like a pro – part 2 with video Well hello there spring! It feels so good to be mowing that greener than green grass once again! And of course, play in the flowerbeds. Today I even painted house trim! I do love my sunshine. But one thing never fails… Come […]

Stencil garden-themed Ikea crates

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Stencil garden-themed Ikea crates You guys already know I’m a reclaimed wood fanatic. Add a few rustic crates to the mix, and you have me lock, stock and barrel. For the most part, I generally have plenty of great old junk on hand to create with. However I also recognize not everyone comes across reclaimed […]

A no-flowerbed update with a simpler summer shed – Part 5

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As you may already know, I’m currently planted on the beautiful island of Maui which I shared in THIS post. You can catch my spontaneous ramblings and filming on Insta Stories HERE While I’m enjoying a little downtime until I build some stories of the tropical variety, here’s a little update on my yard, based […]

How I built a rustic reclaimed wood garden fence – part 4

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How I built a rustic reclaimed wood garden fence – part 4 See the finished fence HERE Visit the entire series HERE There is nothing quite like an unplanned project. Because no planning appears to work best in these parts! So thanks to my lack of due diligence, I’m taking you waaaay back to the garden […]

Spring loaded flowerbeds on auto pilot and new plans

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I understand the feeling some of you are having over my currently flowerbed-less back yard I mentioned in my recent hydrangea pruning post. My current feeling is the decision is only temporary. I’ll eventually be searching for low maintenance options to help soften the corners a little. Right now I’m enjoying the wide open spaces, […]

How I prune hydrangeas to achieve the most blooms

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We’ve been having a few pretty nice days lately! One was so warm, I could have sworn it was an early summer day. So I wandered outdoors with my AM coffee, fully knowing what was ahead. Sigh… Everything in sight needed pressure washing. Badly. The lawn even needed mowing! Goodness… I was hoping the mower […]

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 […]

Cleaning up the corners, outdoors and within.

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I am rather proud of me. I use to work all day, then all evening. Or even late into the night to compensate for day appointments. Workworkwork. These days, my regular routine is much different. Much. After dinner, I get outdoors and walk or bike or both. Then I come into the house, shower, then basically collapse […]