Summertime, summertime, sum sum summertime…how I love summer! Hot weather, blooming flowers, lazy days by the pool and cold drinks. Continue reading “My Favorite Summer Desserts”
Birds….absolutely gorgeous creatures. They bring so much joy with their stunning bright colored feathers and sweet chirping sounds. But, they can also bring destruction into our homes. Continue reading “How to Get Rid of Bird Mites Invading a Home”
Roses are such a joy to have in a garden and produce an abundance of gorgeous flowering fragrant blooms each season. But they sure are a nuisance to care for… Continue reading “Problems with Roses and Disease”
When it comes to building a pool, Gunite swimming pools allow for the most customizable options available. Continue reading “Deciding on the Interior Finish of a Swimming Pool”
Pool water colors have changed a lot over the past couple decades. Pool owners now have a wide variety of color options from which to choose, ranging from light blue to almost black. Continue reading “Deciding on Water Color of a Swimming Pool”
Do you celebrate Christmas in July? Christmas in July is an unofficial holiday. The term originated from the fact that in the southern hemisphere, Christmas is actually celebrated in the summer. Residents from that area throw Christmas celebrations in July, as that is the peak month of their winter season. Continue reading “Christmas in July”
For all my banana bread loving readers, I would love you to try this recipe. It is a very dense and moist bread which turns out perfectly every time. Continue reading “Super Moist Banana Bread Recipe”
Regular deadheading (removal of spent blooms) of Drift Roses during the blooming season encourages repeat blooming and helps maintain a tidy appearance. Continue reading “The Best Time to Deadhead Drift Roses to Encourage Repeat Blooming”
When it comes to throwing outdoor parties, I am learning from the best outdoor party planners ever. Continue reading “Tips to Throwing an EPIC Backyard Party”
Happy 4th of July! I can’t believe summer is already here! Seems like just yesterday I was pulling long sleeved shirts out of my closet and in a flash – shorts and summer dresses are replacing bulky sweaters. Continue reading “No Bake Cheesecake Patriotic Flag Dessert”
What will summer vacation look like in 2020? Does it make sense to even take a family vacay? Continue reading “Our 2020 Family Summer Vacation during a Pandemic”
The Annabelle Hydrangea plant is one of the most extraordinary blossoming flowers I have ever had the pleasure to own. Continue reading “How to Care for Annabelle Hydrangeas and Avoid the Drooping Effect”
Eight short weeks have passed and here we are…the Final Reveal of our Foyer! Ok, truth be told, this isn’t really a Final Reveal, read on and I’ll explain.
The choices are endless, deciding on the perfect color, texture, and size of tile for our pool is mind boggling. Continue reading “Things to Consider When Choosing the Waterline Tile for a Pool”
Second to the last week before the final reveal – Happy Dance in Progress!
When it comes to picking the right type of pool for your home, many factors come into play, with budget being a big one. Continue reading “Which Type of Pool is Right for your Home?”
We are back in full swing as we enter week 6! You may noticed the absence of week 5, as the One Room Challenge team decided to take a pause for several days, in honor and respect for #blacklivesmatter.
Similar to the rest of the world, we experimented with new recipes during the two plus months of staying at home due to the pandemic. Continue reading “A Decadent Black Forest Trifle Recipe”
Do you love the clean look of white outdoor cushions? Me too! But how do we keep them looking fresh and crisp? Continue reading “How to Keep White Outdoor Cushions Clean”
Four years in the making, our porch is finally coming into it’s own. Continue reading “Spring Porch Decor Ideas and a Peony Garden”