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My top five HUGE DIY room makeovers ever!

Hello there! I hope you had a wonderful and safe holiday weekend! I'm ready to get back into some DIY projects after a few weeks of slower summer days.I've got one in the works, but I was reminded of one of my favorite room makeovers ever yesterday that I shared on Instagram. We lived at our old home for 14 years, which gave me a lot of time to make...

Five tips for growing beautiful hydrangeas {and not killing them}

Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers, but I didn't used to be so great at growing them.  They hated me because I didn't know what they needed. :) I’ve learned a ton about the beautiful hydrangea over the years and wanted to share my knowledge with you!Overall hydrangeas are actually very easy to grow and take care of! They need very little care...

I'm officially a bird nerd! {My favorites for backyard bird watching}

Since we moved into this house nearly three years ago I've become an avid bird watcher. I think it's because we have such big picture windows and we can easily see right out to the back. I find great joy in watching them and keep adding to their accommodations around our yard. I've officially turned into my father. :)Is this what happens when you get...

DELICIOUS ramen slaw salad recipe {Yes! With ramen noodles.)

Hey there! I had the most delicious salad last week and immediately asked for the recipe from my friend. It's crunchy and sweet and has...ramen noodles! Weird, right? Hang in there, I promise it's so good!!As I get older I find I like more foods than ever. Do you find the same? I don't know if my tastes have matured over time, or that I'm just trying...

Twenty {more} beautiful exterior DIY projects!

Hello my friends! I hope you're all doing well. Thank you so much for the kind comments on our backyard patio. :) I'm back with 20 more awesome outdoor do-it-yourself projects today. I put the call out to my blog friends and they answered with a TON of great ideas for outside. You can find the first 20 DIY outside project ideas here if you missed them!As...

Early summer backyard patio tour!

It's finally patio season! We've had really lovely weather here lately and have been enjoying our outdoor spaces SO much. We had a backyard patio installed last summer that we've been loving this year. We pulled everything out of the garage and set back up earlier this spring. I got the flowers planted in the pots recently and they've had time to start...

All the projects I accomplished while safe at home!

Hello my friends! I'm healing well from my procedure and hope to get back to DIY projects this weekend. I can't wait! I like to keep busy, so it's hard for me to sit still most days. When things started shutting down a few months ago and we were at home, I started working on projects that had been sitting on my to do list for quite some time. I got...

Twenty fun DIY projects for the backyard

Hello there! A quick update on me -- I underwent skin cancer removal on my face last week so I've had to take it easy. I thought it would just be until I get my stitches out this week, but it may be longer. But I'm healing well and am glad to have the procedure behind me and be cancer free!Because I have to sit around more than usual, I'm dreaming up...

Easy freezer strawberry jam recipe

It's strawberry season! A friend recently shared her strawberry freezer jam recipe (and how unbelievably easy it was), and I knew I had to try it!We picked strawberries on a gorgeous day here in the Midwest:It was a big-fat-white-clouds-in-a-perfectly-blue-sky kind of day – lovely!!We put the kids to work picking the berries:And took home a ton to start...

How to make your own hand lettered art {for a fraction of the cost}

Hey hey! I've got a cute DIY lettered sign to share with you today! This has been in the works for weeks -- I had a scrap piece of wood cut down a couple months ago and painted it...and then let it sit while I tackled other projects. This is how I do things around here.The other day I finally sat down at my computer to finish it up. I saw this phrase...

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