Hello friends! And, yay, it’s finally Fall! This past week, I’ve been doing some early Fall decorating with hydrangeas. When September hits, I usually grab my stash of store-bought pumpkins and acorns. But, since there’s nothing quite as pretty as decorating with hydrangeas, I headed to the garden. Funny, I’ve always been reluctant to cut my hydrangeas off the tree. Perhaps that’s because,… Read More
Well hello lovely friends! It’s been ages since I’ve blogged. I’ve missed you guys. So, when the lovely and oh-so-talented Christina from the DIY Mommy decided to host another Canadian Bloggers Home Tour, Summer Edition, I was excited to share my latest summer decorating adventures with you. So do you do any summer decorating around your house? Well, at our house, summer… Read More
Hello, my lovely friends. I haven’t been around as much as usual over the past couple of months. I’ve missed you guys. Winter isn’t a season when I take on many new diy projects. Because, well, two words: Winter and Canada. Friends, in Canada, winter is cold. There’s snow. And ice. And freezing rain. That means things like sanding wood and… Read More
So, are you a gardener?!? I have to admit that I have never really enjoyed gardening…until recently.
For the past couple of summers, it’s been close to impossible to spend time gardening. With three kids in my shadow, attempting to create the backyard of my dreams was a completely futile exercise. If I turned my back for a moment, I’d find our our twin babies eating soil or picking flowers or toppling over. Not to mention, it’s kinda hard to have nice grass with a blow up pool, a bouncy castle and two dogs (RIP sweet Trinity xox). So I put up my white flag, and decided that blooming hydrangeas and weeping willows would have to wait (sigh). Luckily, all that summer fun helped take my mind off the trampled grass and the lack of trees.
Every now and then, my impatience got the better of me (as it always does!), and we did manage to plant a couple of small Japanese maple trees, put a window box planter on the shed, and dig out a little shrub bed. But all those little efforts never seemed to amount to much. This year, though, a funny thing happened. READ MORE…