Blog Archive

Monday, May 21, 2018

New Deck Reveal



Our old deck was beyond the point of repair and needed to be completely replaced.       After several days of demolition,   H started construction of the new deck which took about a week.     Now,    I am excited to share our new deck with you

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Pastel Stars and Stripes Banner


I dressed my rusty old bicycle up for Memorial Day with a pastel stars and stripes banner and  three baskets full of pink geraniums.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Herb Garden


I had my herb garden in a sunny window in the kitchen but it wasn't thriving like I had hoped. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Rose Garden & Progress on the New Deck



Roses are my favorite flower,    so I am super excited that the rose garden in the back yard is in full bloom.      I have several colors of roses in my garden ,   but the pink ones are my favorite.       I have been very selective in what roses I plant in the garden,    they must have lots of petals......50 to 100........as many as possible!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Hanging Mobile Photo Gallery


While visiting an antique mall in Plainview Texas last week,    I came across this wire hangy thingy in one of the booths,     At first I thought it was made using pieces of  vintage plate hangers,    but now I'm not so sure.      What do you think it's made from?? 
   Update........I found out it's a hanging mobile photo gallery and you can purchase one on Amazon.....

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Saying Goodbye


I've had to say goodbye to the backyard deck that we've had so many wonderful times on.    It was rotted out to the point that it just needed to be completely taken out and replaced with ?????   I don't know what we will put in it's place yet.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Farmhouse Mantel Gets a Patriotic Banner


 With Memorial Day just a few weeks away,     I decided to add a Patriotic banner to the existing Farmhouse mantel in the family room.   

Monday, May 7, 2018

Patriotic Banner and Free Printables


Memorial Day is just 3 weeks away! 
 I've kind of  always thought of  Memorial Day as the beginning of summer.......July 4th as the middle of  summer.......and Labor Day as the end of summer.     

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Styling the Backyard


I used to have a hard time styling  the outside of our home,     that is.....until I realized that the yard is just an extension of the inside.       The yard needs furniture,   accessories,   fabric,  texture,    and of course lots of plants.   

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

How I Made an Aviary in My Armoire


I've always wanted an aviary,   so why have I waited so long to get one?    Well,   the main reason is......I'm afraid of birds.   The other reason is........I don't like to clean up after birds.....they are pretty dirty!   

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

New Wall Art in the Sun Room


I wanted to give the sun room a fresh early summer look and I thought I would begin the summer mini makeover by adding some new wall art.
The first piece of wall art I added was a metal picture frame over the french doors that go out on the deck.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Backyard Blooms


I took my camera with me this morning  when I did my "walk around"  to see what was blooming.     

The first flower bed I looked at was the one on the back side of the house.