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Lola’s 10th Birthday and Pie-Making Party!

What a weekend!  Another birthday party is in the books, and another of my babies is about to be a year older.  This time it’s our youngest, Lola, and she’s turning the big 10 tomorrow!   We decided to use the unseasonably-warm temperatures to our advantage and go with an outdoor dinner and pie-making party,…

Fall on the Front Porch

I guess I should have called this post “Autumn on the Front Porch” because “Fall on the Front Porch” sounds like a tragic home accident has occurred.  But, be not alarmed– this is just a little post about my front porch fall decor.  My inside fall tour is here in case you missed it.  And now the…

How To Do a German Smear Mortar Wash on Brick (Dave and Brittany’s Fixer Upper!)

Who doesn’t remember the Fixer Upper episode where Chip and Joanna wowed us all with their transformation of a 70’s brick house into a gorgeous Old World retreat with a little technique called a German Smear?  It soon became a household term amongst Fixer Upper fans everywhere and inspired hundreds of DIY-ers to re-think their basic…

Easy DIY Irrigation System for Container Plants and Flower Boxes

One of my all-time favorite elements of outdoor decor is a pretty flower box full of blooms. I’ve had them at each house Dave and I have had so far, and I probably always will! And over the years, I’ve learned that one of the secrets of keeping the containers full and healthy is consistent…

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