Archives for June 2013

Wooden Firecrackers!!!!!

Wooden Firecrackers!!!!!

I just love decorating my front porch for the Fourth of July!!!IMG_3951

You can see the whole Patriotic porch HERE!

But, I always try to add one more thing each year!

This year its Wooden Firecrackers!!!

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These are so stinkin easy, it’s obscene!!!Continue reading

Liebster Blog Award!!!

Liebster Blog Award!!!

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I was surprised and thrilled when I learned that Audra of Joyosphere nominated me for the coveted LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD!!

You may ask what this award is all about!

It’s an award given to small bloggers (200-1000 followers) by other small bloggers!!

Thank you, Audra!!  I’m honored!!

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Backyard Retreat #4—-Hot Tub & Deck

Backyard Retreat #4—-Hot Tub & Deck

Hi everyone!!

Well, we’re nearing the end of our Backyard Retreat series!

I hope y’all have enjoyed watching our backyard transform into our “stay-cation” place!

:)

If you missed any of our series, my brother (who was in between jobs at the time) stayed with us for about a year and helped us make our dream backyard a reality!!  You can catch up here…..

Wooden Awnings

Hubby’s Shed/Shop

Extended Patio with Privacy Arbors

I think we saved the best for last (although there were days when it was 95 degrees out and we asked ourselves…”why didn’t we build this first so we could cool off in it?”!

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HOT TUB AND DECK

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Tea Kettle Herb Garden

Tea Kettle Herb Garden

I’d like to think I’ve got a little bit of a green thumb when it comes to keeping things alive…

Except……HERBS!!

I think it’s a mental block! I think my brain knows I’ve never had luck with them so I don’t really try to change my results.  Do you ever do that? :(

I picked up a couple of herb plants at Trader Joe’s a couple weeks back and set them on the back patio.

And, left them!

Yes, one already died!! (mental block issue!!!)

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Patriotic Jello in Mason Jars

Patriotic Jello in Mason Jars

Remember the “Yankee Doodle Dandy” song and my patriotic front porch?

If not, you can read about it HERE!

 It was back in my head again today when my dear hubby and I enjoyed these…..

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Backyard Retreat #3—Arbors and Patio

Backyard Retreat #3—Arbors and Patio

I hope you all have enjoyed our little Backyard Retreat Series!!

If you are new here, WELCOME! :)

You can catch up by clicking on  wooden awnings and a shed/shop to see the first two projects in our series!

We’re moving on to the Arbors and an Extended Patio!Continue reading

A Patriotic Porch

A Patriotic Porch

I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy…….

A Yankee Doodle do or die……..

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Have you got the song stuck in your head now?

You’re Welcome!! :)

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Twelve Oaks Manor —– Summer Home Tour

Twelve Oaks Manor —– Summer Home Tour

Have you seen the Summer Home Tours hosted by Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage?

If not, you’re missing out on an extraordinary collection of 26 beautiful blogger homes on display for all of us to see!

heaven!!! :)

Plus, today she’s having a link party where you can link up your own home so, I decided to join in on the fun!

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Backyard Retreat #2 – A Shed

Backyard Retreat #2 – A Shed

Welcome to the second in our series of our backyard transformation!

Last week I showed you how we added wooden awnings to the back of our house…..

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You can see the entire post HERE!

This week I’m highlighting what really started the entire domino effect of our backyard!

MY HUSBAND’S SHED SHOP!!

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What is THAT?! – A Home Goods find!

What is THAT?! – A Home Goods find!

What are you going to do with THAT??!!??!!??!

Those were the words spoken by both my husband and my daughter when I came home with this………

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Actually, their first words were “WHAT IS THAT?!” :)

“It’s a door!” I said proudly!

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