Jun

23

sail away: giving your plants a nautical touch

* This is a sponsored post which contains affiliate links This summer’s hot fashion trend is nautical; the ocean has come to the catwalk and the high street. The theme is all about anchors and stripes, and it’s not confined to clothing! The look of the sea is fun for summer and if you are wearing […]

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May

18

new beginnings

If there’s one good thing that comes from budgeting, it’s creativity. And as much as I love to support local nurseries, I just can’t support them EVERY DAY with my wallet to grow a jungle in my backyard  (although trust me, I desperately, DESPERATELY, want to). Every now and then on my walks, I stumble across […]

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Apr
26

succulent care 101

Someone once told me that succulents are easy to take care of because you basically leave them alone and they can never die. I don’t know who that someone was, but they were lying. While we all wish the saying was true, the real truth comes from careful monitoring of your plant’s health and following […]

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Jan
08

7 perfect flowers for your home

When thinking about ways to add some spunk into my decorating mix, I tend to lean toward florals. Greenery was always one of those elements I felt belonged outside, but since having my own space, my opinions have certainly changed. The variety of flowers are constantly changing with the season and I love experimenting with […]

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Dec
22

sweet succulent planters (on the cheap)

I popped over to a friend’s home this weekend and left with some serious inspiration for our succulents (we’re talkin’ big dreams, people). Ever since discovering the brilliance of Save-On-Crafts.com, I think I have to re-prioritize my list of New Year’s resolutions – cute patio garden, here I come! Some of my favorite (and unbelievably affordable) planter picks: 7.5-inch […]

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Nov
07

weekend recap: napa valley

What a whirlwind! Getting away is always amazing, and even more exciting when you have the privilege of hanging with good friends. The husband and I traveled to Napa Valley this weekend and soaked in some tasty treats, beautiful scenery and (what else!) amazing wine. We stayed in an old converted schoolhouse that our friend’s […]

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Oct
05

life lately via instagram

It’s officially the end of my week, and I’m ready to chill. Literally. Yesterday was a bit on the breezy side (I even wore a sweater to work – a first in forever!) and the morning mist is getting into the habit of glazing everything in sight. I finally had a chance to give the patio […]

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Sep
28

sweet take-home gifts (that grow)!

Happy Friday! Nick and Aleah, here. With the crispness of fall settling into the air (cue the chillier evening and break out the cozy mugs of apple cider!), bringing the outdoors in can be a welcomed gesture. If you’re hosting an autumn soirée, welcome guests with charming succulents in pots they can take home and […]

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Jul
31

guest post: 10 ways to enhance your summer gardening

As we approach the middle of another summer’s fantastic weather and glorious sunshine, many of us are analyzing the performance of our garden and ensuring our weekend’s hard work and craftsmanship have yielded positive results and a welcoming habitat. For many, the garden will be a resounding success. Its development is a continual learning curve […]

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May
28

outdoor awesomeness {and memorial weekend recap}

I love discovering new outdoor spaces. Pinterest is packed to the brim with amazing ideas, and it’s really hard to find one that’s my favorite (but maybe this one, or this one, or this one). How was your Memorial Day weekend? I can’t believe we had 3 whole days off – what a dream! I’m […]

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