19 Appealing Front Yard Designs for Curb Appeal

Add carb appeal to your home with these great front yard design ideas

Do you ever get stumped with what to do to give your front yard some oomph and add to the overall curb appeal of your home?  I do.  I did a Front Yard Makeover a few years ago but I’m due for another one.  I think it’s one of the easiest ways to get your […]

My Front Porch Herb Garden ~ Elements of Summer

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Herbs are the perfect Element of Summer.  You can use them in so many ways and they are so easy to grow, snip for use now and dry for use later.   I have always dreamed of a kitchen herb garden.  One where I could open the French Doors off of my huge kitchen and […]

9 Lovely Ways to Display Hyacinths

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Simple Ideas for Displaying Fresh Hyacinths I’m starting to see touches of green springing up from the ground and I can hardly wait for the hyacinths to bloom ~ their aroma is one of my favorite of all the spring flowers. When looking for some ideas as to how display them uniquely, these were some […]

Easy to Make Stuffed Peppers

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A few week’s ago my husband’s family came into town for a visit.  It had been years since we had seen them and it was wonderful to have the chance to catch up and make some new memories. My Father-in-law came bearing peppers, Marconi Peppers to be exact, from his garden.  I had never seen or had […]

Garden Tour August 2013 ~ The Frontlines

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It’s hard to believe it’s already mid-August.  Where has the summer gone?  I haven’t shown you my flowers in a bit {my last update was in May} and wanted to give you a peek at what’s blooming right now. A lot has changed in the front of the house.  My oldest son tore apart the […]

18 Yard Makeovers ~ Before & After

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I love a good makeover ~ especially a good yard makeover {I even did my own here last year}.  I recently curated a Before & After Yard Makeover Board for Hometalk and would love for you to check it out.  There are front yard, backyard oasis, narrow side-yard, no-cost, shady-yard, terraced-hill and curb-appeal makeovers. I’ll be adding […]