straddling the fence {rustic garden}

I believe his exact words were: “I found a ladder and brought it home for you” I can’t be sure though…he lost me at ladder as my mind begin to embrace this new addition to my little rustic garden My husband is my superhero! I’ve…we’ve been looking for old wooden ladders for years.  We seeContinue reading “straddling the fence {rustic garden}”

vintage galvanized tool box planter {rustic garden}

We pulled into the parking lot knowing that my favorite eclectic junk shop was closed, but it was time for a stretch after hours on the road.  Besides there is always plenty of good junk to pick through outside the shop, no need to go inside….all the good junk is always outside. I saw whatContinue reading “vintage galvanized tool box planter {rustic garden}”

dirt rich and cash poor {making the most out of what you have}

Since we’ve added a couple of flower beds around our pool, we have a lot of rich dirt just needing some plants, but unless you hit the sales, buying plants and flowers for large areas is a little pricey. Do you ever wish you could just go out and blow your whole budget in oneContinue reading “dirt rich and cash poor {making the most out of what you have}”

kitchen cabs going dark

It has begun.  I’ve been talking about painting my kitchen cabinets for years and now it’s finally getting done.   So far 3 out of 20 doors have been painted.  12 drawers will need painting and then the cabinets.  I don’t have a lot of cabinets but what I have is enough to keep me busyContinue reading “kitchen cabs going dark”

10 things I fear…

While watering plants yesterday I noticed something strange. Something wasn’t right, my plant looked different. Upon closer…and I mean really closer inspection, I saw the eye…and then I knew! I knew in an instant that if that had jumped out at me I would have jumped, tripped and fallen into the pool. I’m not afraidContinue reading “10 things I fear…”

begging for love & attention

While dirt is flying in every direction, sweat is pouring, muscles are being pulled, but things are shaping up.  Exhausted, we sit at the end of each weekend and say; “look’n good”.  Then, upon closer inspection I notice those little areas that seem to be begging for my love and attention. All in good timeContinue reading “begging for love & attention”

my joyful flowers

She re-seeded from last year I guess.  I didn’t plant any seeds there…this is the compost pile after all.  I guess this just goes to show you that great things grow out of decomposing grass, leaves and composted fruit and vegetables. Her stalk is straight and her stems look like arms stretching up in joyfulContinue reading “my joyful flowers”

installing a brick step landing [weekend project]

Last year I demolished our fireplace hearth, something I had dreamed of doing for years.  One Sunday morning, I removed the hearth and with the help of our teenage son, we toted the bricks, one by one, out into the back yard, cleaned up the mess and waited for my sweet husband to get home. Continue reading “installing a brick step landing [weekend project]”

broken pottery turns into a piece of art

Reclaiming broken dishes and ceramics can turn chunks of broken pottery into pieces of art, and that gives me a reason (like I would need one?) to keep things that other people would just through away. It’s hard for me to toss something in the trash just because it’s broken. Where some see the endContinue reading “broken pottery turns into a piece of art”