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...]

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...]

a little list – 2014 goals


Yeah, so making grand Pinterest resolutions and house goals in 2013 did very little to keep me on track last year. Slacker. I admit it. Last year was pretty freaking busy and I just never managed to get anything of note crossed off those lists. We did finish a ton of other random house projects, and our respective jobs kept us busy as can be. Enough excuses though, because this year, we are making a list and crossing things off. Have I ever told you that I write things down on my to-do lists … [Read more...]

pinterest semi-fail – succulent wreath or centerpiece tutorial

This post would be more appropriately titled "Why I am not allowed to play with plants". Seriously. I got all excited with the succulents available at Home Depot the other day and decided I wanted to try my hand at the succulent wreaths I've been seeing on Pinterest. You see where this is going, right? Me + succulents = certain death.I found a great tutorialĀ for making a succulent wreath and organized all my supplies since it seemed easy enough. A wire wreath form, moss and succulents. I went … [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...]