How to build an easy rustic wood garden shed gate

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Today we are revisiting one of my garden sheds that hasn’t yet been completed… but leave it to me to go ahead and add a rustic wood garden shed gate I didn’t even realize I was going to make! Well, I’ve always known I wanted a garden shed gate in this area of the backyard, […]

Rustic shed with garden shutters and bike

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Rustic shed with garden shutters and bike 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – part 3

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See the finished fence HERE Visit the entire series HERE “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 […]

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 […]

How to Buffalo Check plain red cushions for a cabin look!

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How to Buffalo Check plain red cushions for a cabin look! As you may remember, I was recently on this epic little cabin in the woods getaway, where I fell in LOVE with their outdoor dining / living room. So much so, as soon as both my feet were planted on home ground, I started planning […]

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 […]