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    Talking outside flowers

    Ahh summer!!! I love summer, it is my favorite time of the year. I shared a post at the beginning of spring about sprucing up our yard. Here are some more mature pictures of the yard now that the summer has progressed and things have grown. Everything is growing great this summer. The yard looks lush, and the flowers are blooming beautifully. ┬áMy tip to a beautiful and manageable yard is perennials. My flower gardens are only filled with perennials. You only have to buy them once, they come up every year, and I really only trim back flowers and weed once a week. If you trim off the dead…

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    Sprucing up the yard

    I love spring, the flowers, trees leaf out, the weather gets warmer…wait…I live in Idaho. We don’t get warm weather until July. Anyways, this month has taken me for a ride. I haven’t decided yet which month is more crazy. December or May. I’m thinking May this year. Even though my life has been a bit crazy, I still made time for my yard. We have had a couple of nice days this month which we took advantage of to work on the flower gardens and fences. We decided to stain our fences this year. I love to paint furniture, walls, paper, but I am not a fan of painting…

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    Hello

    Just popping in with a fun, quick project I did to brighten up my porch for summer. I was out and about at the Hobby Lobby and came across this fun easle that was on sale. It was screaming to go on my front porch. I have wanted to do a sign for my porch for a while, but I didn’t have room to hang anything anywhere. I grabbed this easle, and went to work on my silhouette. I knew I just wanted something simple, yet a little fun and modern looking. My son actually came up with the idea of using a chevron print, and I wanted it to…

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    Go Bold

    It is pretty and hot here today. Put me right in the mood to show my bright additions to my yard.  If you are scared of color, the yard is a perfect place to start playing and adding color to your home.  I wanted to go bright this year and decided to use reds, apple greens, turquoises, and yellows to make my yard pop.  The yard is such a fun place to add color because it is easy to do, and easy to change. I change colors every year by just using spray paint. We sprayed the black table red and found these way fun cushions at home goods. The…

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    Taking it outside

    It has been a while since I have posted. It is not because I haven’t been busily working away in my home, but because I have been busily working away outside my home.  I have been working as an aid at a school this past school year.  I can’t believe how much time I don’t have to do things like blog when I am working.  I have missed blogging. I use this blog as a journal of sorts, and I enjoy recording my decorating experiences, and looking back on them. That being said, I am excited for the Summer! Time! We have been working hard in our yard these past…