Archive for June, 2010

Landscape Plan: Front Porch

These old-school evergreen shrubs were all that adorned the right side of our front porch when we moved in. And there they sat for three years. I was never a fan, but replacing them just wasn’t high on the list of priorities. We called in some professional help to remove the bushes and change the shape […]

Landscaping

Berry Crisp Recipe

I just have to share one of my favorite recipes with you. I’ve been making it for years. It’s the perfect thing for the day you come home from the farmer’s market with fresh berries. The recipe came from one of those “magazines” that you probably get from your local hospital. Quick, relatively healthy, yummy… What you […]

From the Kitchen

The Summer of Landscaping

This is the summer of beauti-fying the outside of this home. We’ve done so much on the inside (mostly before I started this blog) and now it’s time for the outside to match. The landscapers are here right now, helping us with some of the “heavy-lifting” like digging trenches, ripping out bushes, and taking down an […]

Landscaping

Quick Fix in the Bedroom

When we moved into this home three years ago, we splurged on what we thought was high-quality, well-made bedroom furniture. I still love the way it looks, but it’s gotten pretty beat up over the years. Like this chip in the paint:  Bogus! Because 1) I still really like the furniture, 2) trying to paint and […]

Home Decor

Warning: Highly Addictive Caramel Corn Recipe

I made some caramel corn for a get together with college friends this past weekend. The girls devoured it! It’s one of those “once you start you can’t stop” treats. What you need: 2 bags of corn puffs (I found them in the chip aisle) 2 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup butter (2 sticks) […]

From the Kitchen

Portable Peony

Remember that pretty pink peony from the farmer’s market? It’s so pretty I wanted to look at it all the time. I couldn’t decide where to put it.  The solution? Take it with me around the house! Here is the pink peony in the family room: The kitchen: And the bedroom:

Home Decor

IKEA Trip = FAIL

1. The chair I wanted was out of stock. 2. I purchased the bookshelf only to get it home, open the box, and realize it’s damaged beyond use. 3. The “white” frames I saw online were actually off-white. At least I got hangers. Should that make me feel better?

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Farmer’s Market Friday

Last Friday my co-worker Anne and I visited the farmer’s market on our lunch break. I was just hoping for strawberries, but came home with this…

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Ikea Shopping List

When it comes to Ikea, my philosophy is go big or don’t go at all. It is a 2.5 hour drive after all. Here’s my shopping list for this weekend. I’m finally making purchases for our living room. As long as the items in the pictures look as good in person (and everything will fit […]

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New Lamps, New Pillows, New Dog

It’s hit or miss whenever I go to TJ Maxx. This past weekend was a success! Here’s what I picked up using the $100 gift card we got for switching cable companies. I think Moose likes his new friend.

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