Termite and Pest Control Protection

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One of the things that we all have to deal with as homeowners is termite and pest control protection.  I’ve taken the chance before and didn’t get termite plans in place at my previous house from years ago, but that’s not the wise thing to do.  So, now I’m shopping for a termite protection plan for this house.  So, today, I’m going to talk about that process and what it looks like.  Trying to … [Read more...]


Organization in the Garage

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If there is one area of my house that is still a disaster, it would be my garage.  Definitely not a space I’m proud of yet. So, I’ll start this one with a disclaimer. This is not going to be a pretty post.  But, it’s a practical one.  Getting organized in the basement was one of our topic choices with Lowes this month, so I opted to get some organization going in my garage, which is technically … [Read more...]


How My Garden Grows

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It’s been so rewarding to see all the blooms in my new garden explode with color in the last few weeks.  Luckily, we are getting quite a bit of rain this year so that helps even though I have an irrigation system in too.  Maybe my water bill will go down soon. My front yard really has completely changed and all those beautiful plants are filling out too.  Growing a garden is an ongoing process and … [Read more...]


Painting Straight Lines on Stairs

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I can be the world’s worst procrastinator sometimes.  After spending 6 months on the renovations of my house (can you believe we were hard at it 2 years ago!!), I was seriously tired when I moved in here in October 2012 and really didn’t want to pick up a paint brush again for a long time.  One of the projects that I finished in January of 2013 was installing the runners on my stairs and before I … [Read more...]


Front Yard Before and Afters!

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So, today I’m back with the before and after shots of the house.  This time I’m going way back to when I first bought this house 2 years ago. Those are the true Before shots and will give a totally accurate view of what I was dealing with in the front yard.  A house that had never been landscaped or given any love at all in the front yard.  The only thing I had going for me were 2 cherry trees and … [Read more...]


Landscaping with Southern Living Plant Collection

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Well folks, there have been some VERY exciting things happening around my house this past weekend.  I can’t even begin to share my feelings on how all of this even came about or happened to me, but to wake up one day and have your entire front yard landscaped by professionals.  Dream come true, people, dream come true!  I’ve never had the privilege of getting anything like this done before and it … [Read more...]


Adding a Pop of Coral in the Den

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When in doubt, add a pop of color! My den is the last spot in the house that I still had things to finish up and I’ve been working on it for the last few months.  I’m having my old recliner covered right now and should be getting that back very soon, but in the meantime, I’ve been figuring out what to do with the Billy bookcase corner.  It’s so fun to see this corner finally come to life with … [Read more...]


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