Weeds, the battle ensues….. The worst part of warming weather is fighting weed infestations when the only thing anyone wants to do after a long icy winter is plant flowers. I’ve decided that fighting dandelions and chickweed is kind of like the Cold War of gardening. Eh.. maybe it’s more like the War on Terror…. weeds are kind of like yard terrorists.   Wait! I’ve got it… The War on Weeds. That’s a fitting name. The War on Weeds is in its third year. I’m ecstatic to report back that I’m getting closer to winning this war. Last year… View Post

Happy Wednesday to you! Summer is off to a great start and so are the painting projects and furniture renovations. The features for this week are bloggers who shared their painted furniture makeovers. Repurposed Antique Carriage Bench Idea Robin from Redo It Yourself Inspirations shared a remarkable makeover on this antique carriage bench that she won at an auction in Amish country of Upstate New York. I’m just a little green with envy but in a good way. My moms side of the family lives in that neck of the woods and I’m told stories about all the beautiful antiques… View Post

Finally, warmer weather is here and I’m able to get some outdoor areas freshened up. Outdoor living areas are a wonderful way to soak up the sun and linger into the evening. Our bloggers brought some fantastic inspiration from their own homes and shared ideas for summer porch decor. A Texan Summer Patio Lisa from the Purple Hydrangea shared her covered patio all decked out for summer with a mix-and-match furniture, bright pops of color, and a handmade sitting bench. The headboard turned bench is quite striking against all the beautiful brick. Charming Handmade Herb Shelf Patti from Old Things… View Post