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Every week, for as long as I can remember, my stepfather brought my mom a bouquet of flowers. The florist in town really loved him. I think they sent us a Christmas card.
If you follow me on Instagram, you might know that I have been trying to include fresh flowers in my home regularly. I think decorating with flowers is one of the easiest ways to brighten up a home. They don’t have to be too fancy – just good old fashioned grocery store flowers. And guess what – it is okay if you even buy them for yourself.
But now that it is starting to warm up – my favorite place to get flowers is in my yard. Over the years – I finally have a decent stream of flowers to cut through the warmer seasons. I thought I would share with you my favorites – and what i am adding into the mix.
I actually opened windows in my house today.
And it was glorious.
Tomorrow, though it is going to be cold again. But that is okay. I just needed a taste to start. To start thinking and planning for new ideas for our outdoor spaces.
So, I thought, just in case you might be in the same frame of mind, I would share some of my favorite outdoor projects. Starting with one of my all time favs, our Kitchen Herb Garden.
Have you seen Frozen?
Didn’t Olaf make a great movie even better?
If you didn’t see it, Olaf is the snowman sidekick.
And then there is the song…
“Do you want to build a snowman…”
Well we did, but we decided to build a galvanized snowman.
I just couldn’t seem to help myself. I enjoyed all of the reds and evergreens mixed with black and white inside my home, I had to bring it outside too.
A while back, I made this sign. It occurred to me that I had only painted the one side, so why not turn it over and make a sign for our Outdoor Christmas decorating.
We have had a lot of home improvement projects going on at once. The office and craft room are done, and now – the front porch makeover on a budget is done too!
This one, like my work desk – was all hubby.
I should let you know up front – this is not a “tutorial” – this whole project was done with trial and error and figuring it out along the way.
And we are so happy with the results.
Hello fine friends.
I love nothing better than to create something new that would have otherwise ended up in the trash. And that is truly the case with my reclaimed wood pumpkins.
Do you happen to know what a squash bug is?
They are nasty little creatures that we have battled for years and they destroy all of our vine plants in our garden. And if a pumpkin or two manages to survive the onslaught of these buggers, then the rabbits eat them up.
So this year, I decided to be ready. If no pumpkins make it, no worries, I am making my own.
Today, I am sharing an upcycled vintage door beverage bar.
So the summer weather is winding down in our area here. The windows are open and the air is letting us know it is coming to an end.
But that doesn't mean I am ready to go inside yet. I am hoping to still use our porch into the fall, just start to wrap ourselves in quilts and blankets. For the past two years since we have had our porch, we were hit with a hurricane at the end of the summer season. We had to quickly "batten down the hatches" and get ready for the storm. We closed up early and didn't open again till spring.
This year, I am really hoping to be able to use the space well into the fall, have friends over, share meals. And what better way to to do that then with a fun beverage station.
Technically, this could also be considered a potting station, but I am just being honest here, for us, it is a beverage bar. It is perfect for our screened porch. Every time we had people over, I was bringing a folding card table out here for drinks. Not only did it not look cute, but it was always an awkward height to serve from.
Now, we have the perfect space to serve drinks for the whole crowd.