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In the Garden

Alternate title: The post that’s been 2 years in the making. Even after I made my own personalized doormat, my front stoop was still looking a little sad. So I decided it was time to spruce it up a little more with some pots and some greenery. I still miss the beautiful front porch at [...]

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Hello friends! I hope you all had a lovely holiday weekend. We spent a lot of time sprucing up the outside of the house since it FINALLY stopped raining for 2 days straight. What a relief. But it wasn’t all work…we snuck in a little time for a family get-together and some hanging out on [...]

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Flowers for Cutting

by Kimba on May 26, 2011

in decorating,In the Garden

There are few things that I love as much as fresh-cut flowers in the house. They add such freshness and life to a room that I’ll shell out a few bucks when I find some that I love. These spider mums were the best deal at Wal-Mart the other day. $5 for a bouquet of [...]

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Our family will be hosting at least one (maybe more) meals over the Easter weekend. I wanted a pretty centerpiece that didn’t cost me a ton and could be used all spring and maybe summer! Enter my Easy Easter and Spring Living Centerpiece. Mine is really big, but you could do something a little more [...]

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Hello, sweet friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Ours was spent hiding indoors from Old Man Winter who made a very unwelcome return. Doesn’t he know it’s spring? I’m ready for some sunshine, people! But lucky for me, I had some spring inside the house because, last week, I started growing some [...]

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Pottery Barn Hack

by Kimba on March 16, 2011

in Crafty Stuff,In the Garden

I love getting my Pottery Barn catalog in the mail. I always find inspiration. If only someone would send me the “Lots of Spare Time” catalog. But I nearly always see something that I want to try and hack. Sometimes the best things to¬† hack out of the Pottery Barn catalog (or any catalog for [...]

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No Matter How Long the Winter…

by Kimba on March 10, 2011

in In the Garden

Spring is sure to follow. ~Guinean Proverb I have plans that daffodils will someday fill a woody patch of ground outside my kitchen window. I would love to be able to cut my own bunches. Until then, the $2.99 bunch from the grocery store does quite nicely. I tied them all together with a little [...]

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Succulents in My Kitchen

by Kimba on March 1, 2011

in In the Garden

I was wandering through the indoor garden section of Lowes the other day and stumbled upon this beautiful container of succulents. For around $12, I decided he was a fun treat to bring home and try out on my kitchen window sill. This is no small deal because I don’t have the best luck with [...]

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via The Art of Doing Stuff If you were lucky enough to receive a bouquet of roses (or other flowers) yesterday, then maybe you’re wondering what to do with them. I’ve always been kind of puzzled about how to arrange those cellophane wrapped bouquets. Karen from The Art of Doing Stuff showed me exactly what [...]

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For the Love of Sunflowers

by Kimba on September 2, 2010

in In the Garden

One of my favorite things about late summer (besides lightning bugs and cooler nights), is the blooming sunflower. A few months ago, I professed my undying love for my hydrangeas and showed you how to make a quick and beautiful arrangement. But now, my beloved hydrangeas are past their prime. Which is just as well [...]

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The Good Enough Garden

by Kimba on July 8, 2010

in In the Garden

The other day I showed you the vegetable garden that I’ve been dreaming about. The Mister and I are doing some of the legwork this summer so that we can have a great garden next summer. How’s THAT for planning ahead? Today, I want to share my reality. I like to call it the Good [...]

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For the last 2 summers, I have dreamed (dreamt?) about a beautiful, productive vegetable garden in our backyard. That dream has taken many forms and I haven’t acted on it because I didn’t have a clear picture in my head. Until now. I flipped when I saw this picture in This Old House magazine. Perfection! [...]

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I’m spending lots of time with my hands in the dirt this summer. Trees, shrubs, perennials and a small garden. Since that wasn’t enough, a few weeks ago, I decided it was high time for a summer herb garden. I planted all the herbs in pots so that I can bring some of them indoors [...]

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Nothing brightens up my kitchen faster than a bouquet of fresh cut flowers. And if they happen to be hydrangeas cut from my front yard, then even better. The Annabelle Hydrangeas that I planted in our front beds 2 summers ago are getting big and they’re covered with beautiful white blooms. I really think that [...]

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I also win the Most Pointlessly Long Post Title Award. Neener neener. I summer-ized my fireplace hearth last week. I went the traditional fern-on-the-hearth route, but it wasn’t totally working for me. I think I like the Boston Ferns on the back porch instead of on the hearth. When I saw this beautiful Kimberly Queen [...]

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For the Love of Ferns

by Kimba on May 24, 2010

in In the Garden

I used to think of ferns as old-lady plants…no offense to old-ladies. I love old-ladies. I hope to be one someday. But no more! I was looking for something different for my hanging baskets this year and I found myself utterly smitten with ferns. They’re so beautiful. And southern. And despite the face that I [...]

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I love a well-decorated outdoor space. As soon as the weather gets warm, my attention heads outside and we spend as much time as possible out there. We had a beautiful front porch at our old house that I finally decorated when we were trying to sell the house. I could have kicked myself for [...]

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Fall Planting

by Kimba on October 21, 2009

in In the Garden

Did you know that fall is a great time to plant new trees and shrubs? Yep! The air may be cooler, but the ground is still nice and warm and that lets all those little roots take hold before it freezes. Then, come spring, your new tree already has a jump start. The best part [...]

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Garden Party Round-Up!

by Kimba on June 25, 2009

in In the Garden

Whew! I loved seeing all of your outdoor projects during our Garden Party! I finally finished making my way around to see everyone and thought I would share a few of my favorites with you all. the Blah Blah Blahger JJ of the BLAH BLAH BLAHger, shared her patio makeover on a budget. She used [...]

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It’s a Garden Party!

by Kimba on June 15, 2009

in In the Garden

It’s time to share your outside projects! I’m so excited to see what everyone has been doing. I’ll get things started. Do you remember when I showed you how to plant your own hanging baskets? Here’s what mine look like this year. I did it exactly like I showed you in my “how-to” post only [...]

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