Repair and Paint a Block Wall

The ugly Wall. That's been my nemesis in this house ever since I bought it. That ugly block retaining wall at the end of my driveway has been an eyesore since day one.  We tackled the inside of the house and then I started on the outside, by adding the new front porch, stone retaining wall, and landscaping.  Wow, did that all make a difference. But, that wall was still mocking me, … [Read more...]

Phantom Screen Retractable Screens

Back in the Spring, I had the pleasure of going to an event in Mobile, AL, called Southern Romance, with Phantom Screens, along with a few other blog friends.  It was such a fun adventure, seeing this historic house in Mobile being transformed into a modern home, yet they are keeping the charm in the house.  They will be using Phantom Screens on the back porch of this renovated house. When I … [Read more...]

Landscaping Updates and The Wall

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!

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!

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

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...]

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