My Spring Yard and Exterior!

Spring is here in Atlanta and everything looks so lush and green right now. I love this time of year when all those fresh green shoots pop up everywhere and the trees leaf out with new growth.  It just feels so good to see all of that happen after the gloom and dreary days of Winter.  Bring on the Spring! The landscaping in my yard has really taken off too and it's been almost 2 years since it … [Read more...]

Master Bath Update Plans!

I've mentioned a few times along the way that one day I'd like to update my master bathroom.  Well, that day (and year) has finally arrived!  It was 4 years ago about this time that I started looking at houses and now I've been in my house for over 3 years, with lots of updates and renovations along the way.  My master bathroom did not get a complete overhaul, but I merely painted the vanity, got … [Read more...]

Pressure Washing my Driveway

Thank you all so much for voting for me in the Troybilt FLEX competition!  I WON and received my gift card this week.  I'll be upgrading and buying a new washer and dryer with it and will pass on my Craiglist set to someone who needs it, since they are still working fine.  I appreciate you all taking the time to vote! Working on the exterior of my house and yard has made me want to do more out … [Read more...]

Southern Living Plants Additions

My yard has really exploded in the last year and the big reason is the Southern Living plants I was so blessed to get in my front yard. Those plants are growing like crazy now just in the first year and I can't wait to see them in a couple more years. Southern Living Plant collection has been so good to work with me and they asked me recently if I'd like some extra plants to use wherever I … [Read more...]

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...]

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