let it grow – south florida landscape is ready

South Florida Landscape - Directions Not Included 2

I feel like we've been playing in the dirt way too long in the house. With summer fast approaching...yes, I said summer. This is South Florida. We flew past "winter" into just about summer already - it is hot! Any way, with real summer right around the corner, it has been a top priority to get as much of the yard done as possible. And now we can reveal a pretty much done South Florida landscape. … [Read more...]

a little help from our friends – porch column cover up


The saga of making the front of our house presentable continues. We are not close to being done, but we've made the porch and the front of our house a goal for 2014. We've made progress with lots of paint on the brick, door & ceiling, etc. But it still needs helps. Those old scroll-like columns drive me nuts. I've lived in two old Florida homes with them and I want them gone in this house. In comes my dad who is going to help us figure out decent porch column cover ups.  … [Read more...]

still playing in the dirt – south florida landscape phase 2


This yard has been a never ending story of playing in the dirt. We inherited a very unruly South Florida landscape. The front yard has gone through some work in the past few years but still has a ton to go. Here is a tour through the past few years and where we are now. Soon, we'll be able to showcase a complete landscape but for now, join us for a little recap. This was before we moved, painted, and pulled out the unruly plants. Here we are with the painting started but no real work … [Read more...]

outdoor linky party – the bloggy olympics

Happy almost weekend!! I have a mess of projects in various stages of completion so I'm eagerly waiting for the weekend so I can finish up and share them here. Since Hating Martha put together the Bloggy Olympics, the part I was looking forward to the most was the linky party. Getting to see what everyone was up to this summer is so exciting. I'm clearly in outdoor mode since  just about everything I have been posting has to do with our yard or the exterior of our home, including the DIY … [Read more...]

plants for free! – strand nursery giveaway

Since summer is in full swing and so are the Bloggy Olympics, it is only appropriate that our giveaway for the outdoor event is plant related. HatingMartha donated $50 worth of plants for this giveaway from Stand Nursery. As you have been working on your yard and other random outdoor projects, how many flowers and plants have you thought would add some color to what you are doing? It all adds up and makes a huge difference.$50 towards some new additions to your yard would be great.! Please … [Read more...]

bloggy olympics outdoor event – simple diy planter

Happy weekend everyone! I'm thankful I made it to Saturday with enough energy to have some fun this weekend. We had a crazy storm on Wednesday morning which knocked out our power before 5am. It felt like a test run hurricane so I'm glad we started prepping the house recently for the season. At least the power was back on by the time I came home from work. I've been looking forward to today for awhile. It is time to kick off the final week of the Bloggy Olympics! This week is all about the … [Read more...]