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Before and After Power Washing Photos

These Power Washing Photos Show the Amazing Transformation of the Front of our Home. I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Advil®. I received compensation for this post. All opinions stated are my own. It’s been a busy summer for my husband and me. Power washing the exterior of our house and surrounding …

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Mailbox Makeover Adds Instant Curb Appeal

Create some Curb Appeal with a Mailbox Makeover Nothing creates a first impression in your front yard more than a well detailed and maintained mailbox.  Unfortunately, mine was an eyesore and needed a lot of TLC, so I decided to do a mailbox makeover.The mailbox was on a post that was rotting away. The post …

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Sounds of the Southwest with Musical Planters

I have a new garden bed which has a South West Focal point as a seating area and I have carried the colors of turquoise and terra cotta through the garden with both accent pieces, planters and plants themselves.  These musical planters are a whimsical way for me to ring in the sounds of the …

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Gardening Hacks – 20 Clever Ideas to Make Light of Your Garden Chores

These clever gardening hacks will make light work of garden chores and many recycle common household items into useful garden products. A win-win any day! These Gardening Hacks Will Make this the Best Year Ever I love to write about clever ideas that gardeners can do to make their garden chores easy.  Sure, it is …

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Budget Front Yard Make Over and a Summer Garden Blog Hop

Charming Seating Area with this Budget Front Yard Makeover. I am all about gardening on a budget.  With the amount of garden beds that I have, (8 and counting!) I have to be. I had a neglected Pine tree garden that was in dire need of a make over and I wanted to make it …

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Recycled Items to use as Seed starters & Beet Seeds review

There are so many household items that you can recycle to use as seed starters.  Most are very inexpensive to use and would be great to get kids interested in gardening.  The gardens have been put to bed for the winter, but these are the months to think about starting seeds indoors, so that they …

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Creative Planters – Why Didn’t I think of That?

It seems that almost everything that is found around the house can be turned into creative planters.  No matter how large or small, a plant seems to be able to find its way into anything with an opening large enough to put in some soil.  Typewriters, bicycles, cowboy boots, paint cans, child’s wagons and even …

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2014 Holiday Gardening Gift Guide – 11 Great Garden Gifts

Fill the stockings of your plant loving friends with these Gardening Gift Guide Suggestions. Anyone who gardens is normally on the look out for different gardening products and gadgets, so I have created a Gardening Cook 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.  If you are looking for something special to treat someone that you love who spends …

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Garden Faces – Who’s Looking at You?

These Garden Faces Add a Touch of Whimsy to any Garden Setting. Garden faces take normal outdoor settings to a new level with their whimsical appeal.  Helen Keller once said:  “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” This quote somehow seems to fit into this collection of garden faces. Garden …

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