Ambush

Five days a week, this is what happens. *** The hubs walks in sometime between 5:30 and 6. I hop up off the couch and pretend I wasn't trolling Pinterest since he left that morning. "Hi honey! How...
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Front Porch Update

Earlier this week I shared our in-progress porch. Well, we finally finished the upstairs (paint-wise), so I thought I'd update you with the more finished look and share more details about the process. It...
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So Fresh And So Clean

I had some time on my hands this weekend, so I decided to start a project I've been thinking about for months. I wanted to paint the porches on the front of our house white. I do like having stained wood...
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Fall Crops?

I figured with the relative success of my summer garden, I could try to push my luck into the fall. And this time, I'd start with seeds! I planted Broccoli, Bibb Lettuce, and Red Cabbage. Broccoli Bibb...
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Garden Update

Remember a few weeks ago when I shared my first garden? Well after a weekend out of town and leaving my brother in charge of the watering, I wasn't sure what I'd come home to. But, to my surprise, he watered...
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Gardening for Dummies

I know I know, I have no business what so ever planting a garden. I have proven more than incompetent in the past when it comes to keeping plants alive. In fact, one year I bought a grown tomato plant from...
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Antique Brick Patio….DONE!

Well, mostly. I feel like I start every post like that. The patio itself is done, it's just the surrounding areas that still need work. Where we last left off, I had laid the gravel and tamped everything...
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Holy Shoveling Batman

When this arrived at my house... ...I had no idea what I was in for. However, since it was the first time I'd ever had a dump truck delivery, I was kind of excited (in a sick, masochistic way of course). If...
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A Patio Is Born

Remember when I hinted that a patio might be in our future? Well this past week, I broke ground. Oh, did I say ground? I meant rock. Here's a little tip for all you house hunters: consider the landscaping....