Outdoor Ambience: Strings of Light

Need a quick and comparatively inexpensive way to add a little nighttime ambience to your yard, porch and patio? I've always been inspired by Disneyland's year-round white lights on their park trees and buildings. You can bring a little of that magic … ** Read more **

A Beautiful Life Friday

Check out the gardens and outdoor rooms over at View from the Pines (sorry! the blog seems to have moved and the link no longer works!) I'm hooked and inspired! The outdoor room above is from Brenda's yard! I spent some time drooling over her … ** Read more **

Small Space Gardening


Are you ready for summer gardening? The forecast for the next few days here in Washington state is SUN SUN SUN! I like the sound of that! I'm really excited about having a garden in our backyard. While I do not have a particularly green thumb, I … ** Read more **

Simple Decorating: Real Life Accessories

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BHG I am not a fussy decorator. I like details and {second hand} quality and all that, but when it comes to displaying accessories and decorations around the house, I like to keep things simple, easy and unfussy. If it looks like it took me a few … ** Read more **

Slipcovers: An Eye for Detail

A few of my chairs are going to need be slipcovered in the next year or so. Now, granted they may not actually GET slipcovered due to the expense and my lack of sewing ability, but it is fun to dream about what I would do if I could! And Country … ** Read more **

Making the Best of What Life Brings


So, I've been hinting at my rough couple of weeks. While I was feeling increasingly uneasy about our situation, I was hoping to get to today and have good news to share! I can't go into detail because it is a legal matter, but I can tell you that … ** Read more **