Walking and talking up and down the hill


The weather has been cooperating in our area lately, and that means one thing. It’s time to go walking. I’ve played with the idea of joining a gym. But so far, I haven’t pulled the trigger yet. So for the time being, I’m just going to throw on my runners and head for the nearest […]

Spring decorating with mossy wooden shoes


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


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 […]

A cheater 2 pallet garden walkway


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 […]

Summer-izing with flowers and junk

flowers in junk

I always claim I’m not a seasonal decorator. I just leave out what I like, then add small additions that jive with a given season. But there is one sure fire way to make your home feel like summer nearly immediately, and that’s with freshly cut backyard flowers. In many cases, running to your nearest […]

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

spring cleaning

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 […]

Easter decorating… junk style


Not traditionally being a seasonal decorator for occasions like Easter or Valentine’s Day, I’m starting to change my ways. I always thought seasonal meant I had to bring stuff in my home that a major department store carried… meaning, non junky stuff. I’ve come to realize, that just isn’t so. I mean, I cracked open […]

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 […]

How to edge flowerbeds like a pro


New! Video has been added to the bottom of this post! And be sure to visit Part 2 – How to freshen up flowerbed edges with updated pictures . Once upon a time, my gardener brother showed me how he edged his flowerbeds like the pro he is. And I’ve been using this method ever […]

Spring fireplace mantel decorating ~ that never wilts


Spring is here! Well… soon. 🙂 But I couldn’t wait another moment. I wanted to freshen up the fireplace mantel with some spring decorating. Remember my last junk styled mantel?  It was time for a little update. I’ve been stealing elements off this one until there was virtually nothing left. So I decided to go […]