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Vegetable Garden on a Deck – 11 Tips for Growing Vegetables on a Patio

If you don’t have a big yard with room for a large vegetable garden, try growing a vegetable garden on a deck.  Vegetable gardening is one of the great pleasures of the summer months for many gardeners. But for many of us, space does not allow a full outside garden. So many vegetables can be …

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Fall Entryway Makeover- Decorate your Front Door for Autumn

This Fall Entryway Makeover takes my front door and entry through from fall and right into Thanksgiving with natural elements and the rustic colors of autumn leaves, pumpkins and more. From the robust colors of the foliage to flowering mums and on to the multitude of pumpkins, Indian corn and gourds, Fall has it all.  …

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Window Box Planters – How to Plant Window Boxes

Seeing how many ways there are to dress up your home with window box planters was inspiring. They are a fabulous way to create curb appeal and are easy to take care of. I have recently discovered a love for window boxes.  During my summer vacation, we toured 10 states and visited many Botanical Gardens. …

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Spring Table Centerpiece – Quick and Easy Decor Project

It’s time for a change out of my table centerpiece.  I love this type of project – gather a few supplies, poke them into the floral foam and voila – a pretty Spring Table centerpiece. My husband made me a centerpiece box to use for Thanksgiving.  It graced my dining room table for Thanksgiving and …

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Easter Grapevine Door Swag – Butterflies Bunnies and Eggs!

This Easter grapevine door swag welcomes in spring with the arrangement of dogwood flowers, bunnies, butterflies and Easter eggs. It also welcomes in my guests in a pretty pastel spring way. My front door is one of the few places that always gets a holiday make over.   When Jess was younger, I used to …

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Using Candles in Your Home – It’s Time for Some Decorating Ideas

Using candles in the home creates an intimacy that sets a mood to a room and makes guests feel really welcome. Arranged pleasantly with just the right accessories, a candle can really transform the look of any area in your home. There is just something really warm and inviting about a room with the look …

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Before and After Power Washing Photos

When summer rolls around, you can easily see the effects of winter moisture on your home. These before and after power washing photos show quite a difference! It’s been a busy summer for my husband and me. Power washing the exterior of our house and surrounding areas was one of this summer’s biggest projects. I …

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Tips for a Front Door Makeover – Before and After

This project for my front door makeover is one that I have been wanting to do for several seasons. A beautiful front door transforms the entry to your home, adds great appeal and gives a pop of color to an otherwise bland and boring entry.  Add Great Curb Appeal to your Home with a Front …

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Garden Make Over – 14 Tips for a Success – Before & After

This year, we spent the summer on a garden make over. I thought it would be fun to share the tips that I learned during the process. It’s that time again. Time to transform one of my garden beds that just won’t seem to keep to a single design. I call it my “what will …

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14 Easy Ways to Make Your Bedroom Feel Like a Luxurious Hotel

Anyone who has slept in an upper end hotel room knows that you will get an amazing night’s sleep there.  There is something hard to describe about the stay at a five star luxurious hotel. Of course, we can’t pay to sleep in luxury each night, but there are many ways to have the same …

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Ideas to Decorate your Home in Style – Best of the Web

Here are some of my favorite home decor ideas.  These best home decor ideas range from simple decorating accents to complete kitchen make overs. There is something for all tastes here.  My only requirement for an idea to land on this page is that it must be tasteful and it must inspire me to think …

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Searching the Web for the Best Do It Yourself Projects

Here are some more of my favorites.  These best do it yourself projects range from simple gardening ideas to accent your outdoor space, to fairly complicated DIY tutorials for larger indoor projects. My only requirement for an idea to land on this page is that it must be tasteful.  I also love projects that make use …

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My Favorite Window Seat Ideas – Time to Read!

When I think window seat, I think of cuddling up with a book in a cozy setting that looks outdoors.  So peaceful and just the perfect place to unwind.  And it’s especially nice if your window seats have a nice view outside of them. Cuddle up with a book in one of these Window seats Here …

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