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It’s finally spring and the temperature is gradually warming with the promise of summer just ahead. It’s time to get your outdoor living areas spruced up and looking their best for all of the gatherings that the summer season holds.   Just like decorating indoors, the quickest way to add sparkle, a particular mood, or […]

Wordless Wednesday – Pergola Covered Walkway


Wordless Wednesday – Pergola Covered Walkway      

Weathered to Polished – Reproduction or Authentic – How Would You Use Nautical Style Lighting Outdoors?


What is it about the nautical decor style that so many of us simply love? The nautical style is certainly charming, to say the least, and lucky for those of us who adore it, it never goes out of style. The style has a range of occasion – from a weathered fishing boat to the […]

Flowering Crabapple Trees – Choose Disease-Resistant First, Flower Color Second


  I used to have a flowering crabapple in my backyard, and it was gorgeous in bloom – its lovely dark pink blooms created a big colorful canopy. Those few weeks when it was in bloom it was simply fabulous.   But the rest of the summer months it was absolutely unsightly, just a tattered […]

Wordless Wednesday – Brighten Up a Cold Winter’s Day



Are You Ready For Spring?


Is that a silly question, or what? About this time of the winter season, we all can get a bit of cabin fever, and begin to feel that spring just can’t get here soon enough!   So to hold us over until spring actually arrives on March 20 this year (2014), a little reminder of […]

Wordless Wednesday – Design Inspiration in Stone


Wordless Wednesday – One needs a bit of inspiration for one’s projects. This is a front entry walk in an older neighborhood of large beautiful period homes.   A few outdoor flooring choices in natural stone :  slate, bluestone, limestone, granite, rough-cut marble, and locally quarried stone.     Wordless Wednesday – Design Inspiration in […]

Snowman Cupcakes


A few years ago, I made cupcakes with snowman faces for the kids at the family Christmas dinner at our Mom’s. They are so cute, and they look like they would take more time to decorate than they actually do. And when it comes to the kids, it’s always great to find cute cupcake decorating […]

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