A Peek Inside the New Greenhouse

A Peek Inside the New Greenhouse

A Peek Inside the New Greenhouse | #michaelsmakers #michaelshaul • Our summer has been packed with many ongoing projects, I can honestly say I'm ready and waiting to sit back and take in the stillness of fall. Though I haven't been able to share much lately, today I'm giving you A Peek Inside the New Greenhouse; one of our biggest diy projects of the summer. Butch began building the structure in the spring. Last year he built the garden and this building sits adjacent to that. We are still not quite sure what to call the space, as it Continue reading

Strawberry Tower | how to grow strawberries in a basket

Strawberry Tower | how to grow strawberries in a basket

Strawberry Tower | how to grow strawberries in a basket Strawberry plants are one of the easiest berry crops to grow and excitingly, one of the first plants in the garden to produce fresh ripened fruit. The plants have the ability to survive adverse growing conditions and can not only be grown in garden beds, but in containers as well. This year, we decided to tuck our plants in a decorative basket, creating a Strawberry Tower that is already bearing tasty homegrown goodness. Along with cherry tomatoes, they are one of Butch's favorite Continue reading

Shoe Storage Organization | diy photo shoeboxes

Shoe Storage Organization | diy photo shoeboxes

Shoe Storage Organization | diy photo shoeboxes #michaelsmakers The beginning of January is always filled with exciting opportunities for a fresh, promising start to the new year. While many are busy making personal resolutions this time of year, we tend to focus on a list of plans and projects for our home. First up this year is our master bedroom and closet. After an enormous purge last year, we embarked on a total makeover for this space - including fresh paint, an amazing cedar lining and some new added accessories. I have been so Continue reading

Traditional Red Tartan Plaid Christmas Tree | 2016 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

Traditional Red Tartan Plaid Christmas Tree | 2016 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

Traditional Red Tartan Plaid Christmas Tree - 2016 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge #Michaelsmakers The last seven weeks of the year are packed with so much wonder and excitement. There are so many things to love about this time of year! Michaels Dream Tree Challenge has become our favorite way to kick off the season. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to participate in this annual event each November and look forward to seeing all of the latest holiday ideas, trends, and inspiration. I also can't help but get excited bringing the Continue reading

Homeschool Essentials | our favorite homeschooling supplies

Homeschool Essentials | our favorite homeschooling supplies

Homeschool Essentials - our favorite homeschooling supplies | This post was sponsored by Ebates as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own. #CashBacktoSchool It’s back to school time and for many that means back to school supplies. Being a homeschool parent requires a lot of planning and supplies. You need to think of everything from curriculums to storage and even pencils! I try to shop online as much as possible, whether we are buying new supplies or replenishing our Continue reading

Planting Container Evergreens | patio paver planters

Planting Container Evergreens | patio paver planters

Planting Container Evergreens ~ patio paver planters | This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own. #ReadySetGro No matter where you live or how much space you may have, the simple addition of container plantings can instantly make any outdoor space feel cozy and inviting. This time of year our deck transforms into a much-used outdoor extension of our indoor living space. After all of the cleaning, maintenance and staining is done - plants and flowers are one of my Continue reading

Container Plantings | front porch urns

Container Plantings | front porch urns

Container Plantings - Front Porch Urns | This shop is #sponsored by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ #BigLotsOutdoor Gardening has been one of my passions for as long as I can remember. One project I truly look forward to this time of year, is putting together Container Plantings for our outdoor areas. There is no better way to welcome the new season then with its own natural beauty. The planters on our front porch are forever changing throughout the year. They tend to be the first Continue reading

Cleaning Cart Caddy | organized housekeeping supplies

Cleaning Cart Caddy | organized housekeeping supplies

Cleaning Cart Caddy | organized housekeeping supplies #michaelsmakers It's a new year - all about new beginnings - so start fresh, clean, and organize. The beginning of January is always filled with exciting opportunities for a fresh, promising start to the new year. Feeling naturally optimistic, this year we are all about thinking positive, keeping it simple and being productive. As many of us consider making New Years Resolutions this time of year, personally, we like to focus on a list of plans and goals for our home.  One of the Continue reading

Black and White Plaid Buffalo Check Christmas Tree | 2015 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

Black and White Plaid Buffalo Check Christmas Tree | 2015 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

Black and White Plaid Buffalo Check Christmas Tree ~ 2015 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge #michaelsmakers Once November arrives, I get pretty excited thinking about the last 8 weeks of the year. Thanksgiving and Christmas, intimate gatherings and frivolous soirees, thoughtful gifts and selfless giving. There are so many things to love about this time of year and for me it all begins by filling our home with the magic of the season. As a member of the Michaels Makers Blogging Team, November marks the month of the Dream Tree Continue reading

Outdoor Entertaining Tips | easy summer living

Outdoor Entertaining Tips | easy summer living

Outdoor Entertaining Tips | easy summer living - Summer is the season for entertaining outdoors. This time of year we love spending time outdoors and bringing friends and family together has become a true passion. For the past five years we have been working on extending our outdoor living area and bringing the indoors outside to our backyard.  Although it has been a lot of work, the diy party deck project has not only enhanced our home, but created a ready-to-go stage for all of our outdoor activities and entertaining. Today I have Continue reading