Front Yard Garden Tour

Hello lovely Friends! Did anyone bust out the mixer and make cupcakes after Tuesday's post ha ha! :D I'm back today with my Décor Enthusiast girls sharing all things outdoors for this month's décor challenge! I am sharing my outdoor space in the front of my house, since I needed to get it in gear for Spring anyway! I've included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use. About five years ago, we totally redid our front yard space. You can see the full makeover HERE, but … [Read more...]

Garden Planter {Swap it Like it’s Hot}

Hi Sweet Friends!! Did you miss me? I sure missed ya'll the past few days! I'm super excited about today's post. It is another thrifty makeover, but this one is part of the Swap it Like it's Hot series where blogger friends send each other a box of thrift store junk treasures to work their magic on. Mine came from my lovely friend, Shanna of Restoration Redoux: Get a load of what she picked out for me to work some magic on: A very patriotic box with drawer, a brass lantern, and a … [Read more...]

Patriotic Birdhouse

    With the Fourth of July just around the corner for us here in the U.S., some of my favorite blogger friends and I are sharing fun DIY projects to show off our patriotic pride! I decided to make over a little Christmas birdhouse that I found for $2 at the thrift store a while back. I bought it when I was making a few Christmas arrangements, but it didn't make the cut. Here it is before: It's kind of pretty, but it has just been sitting in a bin in my … [Read more...]

My Gardens

Hi friends!! It sure has been sad not touching base with you guys on a daily basis since posting my March Madness, 31 Posts in 31 Days Recap. I've been working like crazy on my ceiling and it is looking SO good ya'll!! I can't wait to share! Many of you follow along for my thrifty makeovers and budget redos. Ha ha those two things are actually the same, but you know what goes on around here, and that's why you come back. (Thank you!!)  Today I am bringing something out of my archives that you … [Read more...]

Teapot Garden Feature

If you asked me what project I receive the most emails about, I would say hands down, my Sew Easy Outdoor Cushion Covers tutorial. People are so excited that they can cover their worn out cushions for a fraction of the cost of new ones and I love to hear all the positive feedback. I even receive pictures! But the second project I get the most emails about is not even something I created. Know what it is? This: I shared it as part of my Front  Yard Garden Tour last summer, and I have … [Read more...]

Back Yard Makeover…One Year Later

  Hello my beautiful friends! After many many days of rainy,  gloomy weather, I was finally able to get outside this week and take some pictures of my back yard in the sunshine! We completed our back yard makeover in July of last year. I shared it this Spring and got a ton of positive feedback, which was awesome after all our hard work!  I think that's probably due in part, to the hideous before comparison. What a difference!! Today I'm going to show you the "before", then … [Read more...]

Front Yard Makeover One Year Later

It's been a little over a year since we completely overhauled our front yard.   I found that nature can be a fickle thing. As much detail as I put into selecting  just the right plants for just the right spot... ... and made sure that I had odd numbers for aesthetic value,   Nature took it's own course... ...and  I'm ok with it.  Instead of the expected 24" in diameter, I got 36". Instead of my original perfect grouping of three, I now have  many pairs, with one being … [Read more...]

The Easiest Way to Water Your Garden

I recently shared a very detailed post on how to create a landscape from scratch.  I wanted to talk about watering your garden in a separate post so I could go into a bit more detail. I can't stress how important it is to provide your garden with the water it needs to stay healthy. We are all guilty of purchasing plants or flowers in a feel good moment the minute warm weather declares  it's here to stay, only to neglect them once the real heat rolls in...when they need us the most. My … [Read more...]

How to Create a Landscape from Scratch

I have really enjoyed sharing my landscaping makeovers and hearing all of the awesome feedback. It was a lot of hard work that is really paying off.  I love my outdoor space. I have been asked several questions about my makeovers with the most frequent one being, "How did I know what plants to buy?" First I am going to share with you how I came up with my landscape plan and the work that went into creating my planting beds.  After all, you can't plant anything until the beds are ready, … [Read more...]

Recycled Granite Block Patio

Now that the warm weather is almost here, many of you are starting to think about outdoor cleanup and possibly what new outdoor projects you want to tackle this year.  I have an awesome project to share with you that I completed last Spring. We actually completed an entire landscaping overhaul including our front yard, side yard, and back yard. I am excited to share it all with you, but consider this a sneak peek! This is my new and improved side yard:  Want to see the before? Okay, … [Read more...]