Our New House Wish List

Chris starts his new job tomorrow, and we couldn't be more excited.  Once he starts, we'll finally be able to get serious about something we've been thinking about for a while - house hunting. Credit Image: Shashi Bellamkonda on Flickr ...more
Laurend1985 Oh wow, you really got lucky - definitely can't pass that up!  And that's a good ...more

How to Plant a Pineapple + a Pineapple Pot DIY

Pineapples are still the hot summer design trend. Don’t believe me? Check Pinterest. In the spirit of the pineapple, I thought I would show you how to grow your own, PLUS make a DIY pineapple-riffic planter. ...more
That is super cool. Getting excited are we?more

Happy 4th of July: Celebrate with 9 DIY Projects for Independence Day

Independence Day is just around the corner. Is your house ready for 4th of July festivities? If you are like me, you are probably looking at the calendar and wondering what happened to June. Here are nine projects that don't take much time and look fabulous. ...more

DIY Beach Glass Fireplace Surround

Denise Emanuel ClemenMy builder grade fireplace was nice enough. But boring.I collect beach glass.  A perfect solution.  ...more

Geraniums in My Pot

Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you. (Richard Brinsley Sheridan)I love that quote. One reason is because since my return from Italy, there is definitely a rose bush somewhere that would like to grow in my garden. They are calling my name. However, the heat and humidity have been talking a little louder than the roses, so instead, I've planted geraniums in my pot. Sort of....more

Household Gods

Eulalia Benejam Cobb (Lali)Blog:  MyGreenVermont.comWebsite:  www.LaliGallery.com...more

FIRST APPLES OF THE SEASON pink and green original oil painting Margaret Aycock

I took my new puppy over to the community garden and found some apples on the ground.  I wasn't quite sure whether the apples on the tree were quite ripe yet but the one's on the ground were fair game for using in a painting and then eating so here is a little study that I did of them.  I could have taken them a step further but I liked the lose feel of this little study so I think I will mark it finished and pop it on ebay. To visit my painting blog CLICK HERE...more

Curbside Appeal with Hardscape

 Curbside appeal can be created with hardscape choices. ...more

Perennial Vegetables: Grow More, Work Less

This year we decided to expand our garden outside of our garden beds and into our whole yard. Instead of getting bushes and other foliage, we realized perennial vegetables were perfect. ...more

Succulents in Raised Beds

My first post here.  I do not understand where I might findhow to upload my own photographs from my desktop.Above is an image from one of my blogs.I'm an organic gardener for fun.  All of what I plant isfrom seeds, cuttings or cross pollinization that I toyed with. Would someone direct me in comments how Imight upload ? ...more
Caroline Gerardo If the image is showing a red X then that usually means you have not used the ...more

Our New House Wish List

Chris starts his new job tomorrow, and we couldn't be more excited.  Once he starts, we'll finally be able to get serious about something we've been thinking about for a while - house hunting. Credit Image: Shashi Bellamkonda on Flickr ...more
Laurend1985 Oh wow, you really got lucky - definitely can't pass that up!  And that's a good ...more

A Suburban Fairy Door

Fairy doors have been appearing in Ann Arbor, Michigan for many years. Some of the doors even allow a view into the fairy homes or offices (even a dentist's office!) behind the doors....more

Gallery Wall

Ahh finally the day has come that my gallery wall is up!  I seriously have had everything I needed for this gallery wall just sitting on a shelf for months, and I mean months.  The time had come to do a little bit of redecorating in our living room.  After some fresh paint it was time to put some life on our walls!...more