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Inspired Patio-our second townhome patio

Here I sit, on an early March day, with my afternoon coffee (and maybe a couple of chocolate chip cookies but don’t tell my Xtend Barre challengers that), on my newly decked out patio. It’s partly cloudy but 66 degrees; just about perfect.  As many of you know we moved into a townhouse last October, our… Continue reading Inspired Patio-our second townhome patio

Baby T · DIY · Our life · Outdoors

Retractable Clothesline To Hang Cloth Diapers

Ever since I saw this post from Ashli at Mini Manor Blog, about a retractable clothesline, I knew I’d like to try one for ourselves.  It’s old fashioned to hang clothes out to dry,  isn’t it?   It wasn’t until this post that I remembered that my grandma had a clothesline in her backyard years… Continue reading Retractable Clothesline To Hang Cloth Diapers

Before and After · Outdoors · Uncategorized

Patio Table Refinish 1 Year Later

The most popular blog post over the past year has been the IKEA Tullero patio table refinish (To see our step-by-step for the project click the link). After a reader asked how the table weathered the fall and winter, I decided to take some new photos and post an update.  To refresh, here’s how it looked… Continue reading Patio Table Refinish 1 Year Later

I live to eat · Our life · Outdoors · Uncategorized

DO’s and DON’Ts for this week!

First off I’d like to wish my 6 email followers and approximately 20 facebook followers a very happy Independence Day! As a point of reference….26 years ago, my husband touched down in London.  Almost 4 year old Christopher, wondered why nobody was celebrating the 4th of July!  =) Of course, being the genius he is now, he… Continue reading DO’s and DON’Ts for this week!

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IKEA Tullero patio set refinish complete!

Three days of sanding, staining,  drying, and varnishing all done! I finished last weekend but it took us a few days to move the set from the garage to the patio. Here’s a chronicle of the project.   It really wasn’t that difficult but did take about three days doing it by myself. UPDATE: to… Continue reading IKEA Tullero patio set refinish complete!

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Could it be?? I have action in my pot??

In my frenzy of outdoor projects last weekend I planted two Dahlia tubers and 5 Mexican Daylily bulbs.  Keep in mind I don’t think I’ve ever planted something from a seed or bulb before with any success.  I bought the boxes of bulbs/tubers at Winco, a local discount grocery store.  They were so cheap and… Continue reading Could it be?? I have action in my pot??

House projects · Outdoors · Projects

Help Us Revive our IKEA Patio Set

The Northwest has finally been showing some signs of Spring. Although the days are mostly cloudy, we’ve been seeing some warmer temps and breaks of sunshine.  Hallelujah people! As Friday is my day off I took some time to work on some outdoor projects that I’ve been meaning to get started: -Planting Dahlia and Mexican… Continue reading Help Us Revive our IKEA Patio Set