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Reimagining the Side Yard, A Sandbox Project

Reimagining the Side Yard, A Sandbox Project

This was the side yard for the better part of four years. It’s too bad, too, because the sandbox play area we turned it into would have been perfect for the big kids when they were toddlers, during which time I was also doing daycare. […]

Collecting a Seashell Alphabet

Collecting a Seashell Alphabet

If your kids are like mine, they want to scoop up ALL the seashells from the beach and take them home. They look for the biggest, shiniest shells and without hesitation, throw them into the bucket. Last year I didn’t want to come home with […]

Going on a Rainbow Walk

Going on a Rainbow Walk

A rainbow walk is the perfect ‘date’ to take your child on for their ‘special time‘. It is a simple assignment; as you walk around your neighborhood, look for a plant in each of the colors of the rainbow! The only rule is obvious: no […]

How to Safely Remove a Large Tree From Your Yard

How to Safely Remove a Large Tree From Your Yard

It did not take long for me to lose count of the number of times I have raked the leaves under the Magnolia tree in our backyard.  We have this one little area with some potential for grass and this Magnolia (aka litter tree) was […]

Open Shelving, Country Style

Open Shelving, Country Style

The story behind this board is one of my best. Epic even. And it is coming soon 🙂

Craftsman Entry Door

Craftsman Entry Door

I had no idea how much light we were missing out on by having a solid wood entry door. Once the mudroom was finished, it felt like a little light might give the space the final touch, and it definitely did! I bought this solid […]

behind the scenes

behind the scenes

These snapshots are a favorite part of every project. Because let’s face it, life continues even when the water is off, the countertops are gone, or there is no floor for a week 🙂 How you cope says a lot about you, and what it […]

Playhouse Renovation

Playhouse Renovation

Two years ago I built a playhouse. It was nice, but it was, eh. It took me a long time of watching it in the backyard to figure out exactly what I wanted it to be. While antique shopping I came across a building they […]

fifty-cent goodness

fifty-cent goodness

I yard sale every Saturday. This means I have seen some pretty interesting collections from my fellow humans. What I have really learned, though, is to just go ahead and get rid of stuff as soon as you stop using it. This has become my […]

Mudroom Renovation

Mudroom Renovation

“So I found this cool idea on Pinterest”  — me, after looking at ideas for over six months without mentioning a word of it to my husband.  He glances down at the phone I have shoved in front of his face and says, ‘yeah- that looks […]