Front Yard Junk Garden Update

Front Yard Junk Garden Update This is just a quick post to share what my front yard Junk Garden looks like this year.  I’ve had so much fun working on this Junk Garden as well as the one by my guest house.  I’ll be sharing the full reveal of My Secret Garden Patio probably later this week.  You can check out my plans for it here.

Fresh Rosemary Eucalyptus Goat’s Milk Soap

Pick some some fresh rosemary from your garden and make this Rosemary Eucalyptus Goat’s Milk Soap.  It smells so fresh and brings the garden indoors! Fresh Rosemary Eucalyptus Goat’s Milk Soap Rosemary Eucalyptus Soap is scented with 100% pure rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils. Supplies: (Makes 4 bars) 1 lb. Goat’s milk soap base Sprig of fresh rosemary Sprig of fresh eucalyptus 6 Drops rosemary essential oil 6 Drops eucalyptus essential oil Soap coloring (optional) Soap mold Spritz bottle filled with rubbing alcohol Fresh {Read More}

My Plans for a Secret Garden Patio in Unused Yard Space

My Plans for a Secret Garden Patio in Unused Yard Space It’s a good thing the back of our garage isn’t visible to anyone except us, because it’s an embarrassing sight. It’s a junk storage zone, complete with two huge antique windows, a gas can, a broken bike, a broken storm door, some sheet metal, two kayaks, and lots of trash. If you stand on the side of my guest house, right in front of my garden with my vintage {Read More}

Patriotic Tin Can Kitchen Herb Planters

Patriotic Tin Can Indoor Kitchen Herb Planters Make these patriotic kitchen herb planters as a tribute to the good ole’ Red, White and Blue! My obsession continues with tin cans.  My project ideas seem to be as never-ending as my supply of cans! Supplies I Used: Empty tin cans Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Barn Red, Fluff, and Yankee Blue Satin clear coat Lace trim (optional) Herb plants Foam paintbrush Directions: Paint the cans using a foam paintbrush.  I {Read More}

DIY Farmhouse Style Red Barn Birdhouse

DIY Farmhouse Style Red Barn Birdhouse The birds will be singing for joy when you make this DIY Farmhouse Style Red Barn Birdhouse for them! Inspired by my favorite red barn! Supplies I Used: Natural Wood Birdhouse – I got mine at Hobby Lobby (50% off with the app, but this one is similar) Weathervane Pick Dixie Belle Barn Red Chalky Finish Paint  Paintbrush How I Made It: I had to paint my birdhouse red if I wanted it to look {Read More}

Repurposed Photo Frame Bird Nest Helper

Repurposed Photo Frame Bird Nest Helper Did you know 2018 was designated the Year of the Bird by The National Geographic Society and several other prominent organizations? Now you do!  SO what can you do to help our feathered friends? you may ask.  I’ll show you!

Lavender Rosemary Essential Oil Soap

Lavender Rosemary Essential Oil Soap  This Lavender Rosemary Essential Oil Soap recipe is quick and easy to make, can be made with kids, and can be used right away.  It smells Springtime fresh too! If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time you know how much I love lavender.  Sadly, my attempts to grow it have failed several times.  But my motto is “never give up,” so I’ll try again this year. In the past, I’ve always bought lavender soap at the {Read More}

My Own Fall Pumpkin Patch Porch and a DIY Sign

My Own Fall Pumpkin Patch Porch Make your porch the place where everyone wants to hang out this fall! A few months ago, I shared the makeover of our covered back porch, then I added vintage school desk Halloween planter on the other side. Since only our family can see it there, I decided to move it to the front yard and make it a little more creepy so neighbor kids can enjoy it too.  I’ll show you how it looks {Read More}

Miniature Mason Jar Citronella Oil Lamps for a Cabin Weekend Getaway

Miniature Mason Jar Citronella Oil Lamps for a Cabin Weekend Getaway My daughter  and I have been planning a mother/daughter weekend trip and this was finally the weekend we were both free to go. My wonderful old Jeep starting to have problems, so we traded it in for a low- mileage, used Ford Escape, hitched the trailer with our kayaks, and headed for the great outdoors. We reserved our favorite camping cabin for the weekend.  It was R&R we both needed. {Read More}

My Small Covered Porch That Finally Got a Makeover

Do you have a space in your house or yard that is just plain ugly? So ugly, you don’t want a single soul to lay eyes on it? But I’m going to show it to you today because we decided to turn that ugly spot into a space we we love now!