{Inspiration} Create a Summer Oasis

backyard teepee

via SF Girl By Bay We all could use a little summer oasis, don't you think? A place nearby to get away from it all? To breathe a little more deeply and soak in the lazy days of summer? I am quite smitten by Victoria's (SF Girl By Bay) little … ** Read more **

Five {5 Minute} Tiny Gardens You Can Make in a Crate, Pot or Terrarium

Corsican Mint Topiary Small Container

Tabletop & Mini-Container Gardens You probably know my DIY limitations by now, I don't like to spend a lot of time fussing with complicated projects inside or outside. I like to have fun in the process (and mostly, I'm just itching to enjoy the … ** Read more **

The Pallet Garden {re-mix 2012}

pallet flower garden

pallet garden Last summer I painted a pallet as a privacy screen for my not-so-private deck. I filled some French garden buckets with some end-of-the-season annuals and hung the buckets on the pallet to create a small-space hanging garden. It was … ** Read more **

{Happy Memorial Day Weekend}


My weekend is already off to a great start with sunshine and gardening! Woo hoo! I'll share some outdoor updates soon, if the weather cooperates! Fingers and toes crossed. What are you up to this holiday weekend? … ** Read more **

Creative Ideas for Outdoor Rooms {Lowe’s Designer Challenge}


Ever dream of hosting an outdoor movie night in your own backyard? Now that I've seen this amazing outdoor room, I can't stop thinking about how I could create one on my deck! Right? I mean, wouldn't an outdoor movie party be SO FUN? So where did … ** Read more **

{Summer House} Garden Sheds & Backyard Retreats!

teal garden shed playhouse

via House to Home I love a cute, romantic or otherwise charming garden shed that could easily be used as a little summer house (a garden structure used for relaxation in warm weather) in the backyard! I'm not sure why I love them so much, but I … ** Read more **