how to build a livestock fence

Earlier in the summertime, Mister & Master M built a new fence around our vegetable garden in the backyard. It’s inspired by traditional livestock fences but with a bit of an edge and character. Here are all the details on how they did it and how you can do it too. It’s amazing how easilyContinue reading “how to build a livestock fence”

vegetable garden mid-summer update

We recently got back home to California from a family vacation to the East Coast.  Our vegetable garden has blossomed while we were gone and we are now literally enjoying the fruits of our labor.  Also, before we left we started some updates in the garden and today we want to share some of the fun happeningsContinue reading “vegetable garden mid-summer update”

hydrangea and mercury glass tablescape

July is hydrangea season! Hydrangeas are one of my all time favorite flowers and they are in full bloom! We have several varieties in the back yard and I brought some in to create a simple but beautiful centerpiece for this summer tablescape. We love to eat outside during the summertime but it’s been blazingContinue reading “hydrangea and mercury glass tablescape”

étagère plant stand update

I love clustering pretty pots and beautiful blooms on the green, metal étagère that sits in a corner in our back patio.  Styling this plant stand is always a fun and satisfying project every year.   If you have been around here awhile, you’ve seen it many times before, but if you’re new here then I hopeContinue reading “étagère plant stand update”

why you should have a water feature in outdoor spaces

We just added a water fountain to our sitting area in out front yard remodel.  Water features have so many benefits and beauty too add to outdoor spaces.  Today we are sharing why we chose to use a water feature in our outdoor space and why you should consider to do the same. We sharedContinue reading “why you should have a water feature in outdoor spaces”

container gardening ideas & inspiration

I am a big fan of container gardening.  I love the versatility, variety, and volume, that container gardening can offer without the huge, permanent commitment with landscape design.  Today I am sharing useful tips and thoughts for creating your own container gardens.  We have not planted our containers for the season this year yet, butContinue reading “container gardening ideas & inspiration”

7 happenings in an early Spring garden

Easter has come and gone AND April is in full stride AND our Spring garden is exploding around us.  Today I will share the 7 main things that are happening in our Spring garden this year so far.   Keep in mind that as I am writing this there are more things happening and ourContinue reading “7 happenings in an early Spring garden”

things to do now that Spring has sprung

Now that Spring is here there are things that can and should be done to prepare for the season inside and outside of the home.   Here are some ideas that are on my list for Spring to dos but keep in mind this is not a comprehensive list but rather suggestions and inspiration forContinue reading “things to do now that Spring has sprung”

a vintage door & a petite Christmas tree

I am sharing a little bit of Christmas magic on the back patio.  The weather has been fantastic here in Northern California; perfect for sprinkling a bit of Christmas fairy dust outside. Over the summer I shared how we painted the house a light French Gray by Sherwin Williams {the church pew bench}.  Previous toContinue reading “a vintage door & a petite Christmas tree”

a white pumpkin mantel

 I decorated our mantel using white pumpkins and limelight hydrangeas that have dried nicely this season.  Since we will be hosting Thanksgiving at home I want our home to still have a Thanksgiving vibe.  A little bit of Christmas magic has started too sneak in but I don’t want it to be the focus untilContinue reading “a white pumpkin mantel”