Backyard Oasis – Patio 2021

hibiscus flower

We wait all year for sunny summer days; today I’m showing you my patio oasis and where I’d spend all my time if I could. My favourite place to be all summer long is my back patio. It’s nothing fancy and my patio furniture is around 15 years old, so I won’t win any magazine […]

Scrap Wood Window Box

Window box, DIY window box, scrap wood window box

I made this DIY window box for $0 using scrap 2″x 4″s and you can too!  Good morning friends! Does it bug you that I use capital letters in my titles?  I grew up learning to capitalize letters in a title, but later – while working in Marketing – I learned that the proper way […]

Patio Living

patio living, patio decor, patio inspiration, patio inspo

Summer living isn’t just about beaches and barbecues – some of my favourite times are spent right here at home (staycation anyone?) on/in my favourite room of the house – the patio! I HAD THE BEST DAY EVER last weekend!! My kids were home with me, the weather was gorgeous, we went out for ice […]

Coastal Decor – flea market find

Coastal decor, flea market find, fishing weights, antique fishing weights, coastal vibe

One of my favourite emails to receive are those from Birch Lane.  Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) they don’t ship to Canada, but that doesn’t stop me from pining over their perfectly styled photos of decor for your home.  It was one such photo that reminded me that I had these fishing weights tucked away, and […]

Where did I go?

Swimming pool, Floridian 5 star, Florida

I’m sorry I was AWOL last week – I promise I wasn’t abandoning you for binge-watching Grace & Frankie (although I did do that) – last week was a bit crazy with “stuff to do”. We went to Florida for March Break, so last week was all about ‘catch-up’ – the worst part of coming […]

Make Your Own Outdoor Clock

Summer means backyard playdates, lazy afternoons and late-sunset evenings. If you have to keep track of time, make your outdoor clock a piece of garden art. Bring in the colours of your patio furniture, or paint a rainbow and make counting the minutes bright and cheerful. Supplies: One, 1” x 6” x 6’ (2.5cm x […]

DIY Cement Planter

DIY Cement Planter, DIY Concrete Planter, make your own garden planters

Have you ever “played” with concrete? You know, tried out all of those gorgeous inspiration photos from Pinterest? Perhaps you remember my glove planter? Well, I decided to give concrete/cement another go with a DIY cement planter- so let me show you what I did and then tell you what I learned (there are a few […]