Landscaping Updates and The Wall

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My front yard landscaping is looking SO great after being in just a little over a year.  It was last June when my friends from Southern Living Plant collection and Carmen Johnston came in and transformed my front yard.  I documented that whole process so you can see what all was done.  It's so nice to have an irrigation system so that I don't have to worry about those plants making it.  And with … [Read more...]

How My Garden Blooms!

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This year has been especially fun to get ready for summer, since my front yard is all landscaped and this is the 2nd year that my hydrangeas are blooming.  Last year they were just getting established. This year, they are bursting out with new growth and that makes me happy.  It's so nice to look out my windows and stand on the front porch and see all these pretty plants.  I'm still so thrilled … [Read more...]

New Drapes in the Den!

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I think I can finally say the den is completely finished now!  Three years after getting my house, that space has certainly come a long, long way and I couldn't be more thrilled with how it turned out.  Getting new windows made such a difference in that room and now when people walk in they say WOW, at the difference the light coming in makes in there. Light is such a great thing to have in a … [Read more...]

FilterEasy and a Giveaway


True story. About six weeks ago, we had a hot spell and I turned on my AC for the first time.  The AC that I had installed almost a year ago, along with a new furnace.  The old one that came with the house was the 1979 original and was on it's literal last leg.  It definitely wasn't working great, but I let it go for a couple of years until it gave up the ghost last year.  I had a local company … [Read more...]

The Screened Porch 2015

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I hope you are all enjoying a nice Memorial Day weekend, wherever you are and whatever you are doing....enjoy the time! This is my 3rd summer on the screened porch and it is such a happy place for me.  I'm out here so much of the time now and as soon as I got the pollen cleaned up this year, it was back to business as usual on the porch. This year, I pulled the hose up on the porch, got a … [Read more...]

The Decorated Paver Patio

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This inspiring patio makeover is sponsored by AE Outdoor, who happen to be right here in my hometown of Marietta, GA.   It's definitely been an exciting couple of weeks around my house!  With the installation of the patio last week and the arrival of a sectional sofa, that patio is looking gorgeous.  Outdoor spaces are probably one of my favorite things in a house, from a screened porch to an … [Read more...]

The Paver Patio Project

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Happy Mother's Day to all of you!  We are celebrating today, as we always do with my mom. It is quite astounding how much this house has changed in the last 3 years and I know you all see it too.  I can't help but look around and be so proud of where it has evolved to in the time I've lived here.  With one project at a time, each one has enhanced and made it better and better. (poor sad … [Read more...]

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