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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…

Making an Entrance

I’m not sure if I’ve ever even mentioned it here, but I’m slightly crazy for curb appeal. (Fellow fans, follow my Pinterest board here.) Good doors always get my attention, container flowers are fabulous, and a stone path can melt my heart. In fact, one of the things I loved most about my front yard…

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