Lessons In Landscaping (Let’s Learn Together!)

I’m going to start by saying that until recently, Scott and I haven’t had a reason to landscape the outdoor spaces surrounding our home. Having lived in Chicago for close to 10 years, we’ve been the happy renters of a third floor walk-up, and then the owners of a second floor walk-up. Both buildings have had nothing more than […]

Enjoying Spring with Favorite Flowers

People from all over the state of Texas drive to the country every March and April to see the amazing Texas bluebonnets. I, too, am fascinated by them. Each spring we would drive to the country to see them. Thanks to Lady Bird Johnson, you can find them along the road many places throughout the state. […]

How to Give Your Home a Fresh Look After the Holidays

The presents were opened, the Christmas tree is long gone, and the fruit cake is a hard rock. As you survey the room, you realize it looks … well … empty. So now what? I love the holidays, but I also love putting everything put away and starting with a fresh slate. But just because the […]

How to create a tiny succulent garden

Over the last couple of years, Scott and I have gotten much better about keeping house plants alive. So much so, that we’ve found a handful of tried and true hearty plants that we find— dare I say?—difficult to kill! That said, I’ve personally always found it hard to resist succulents, and now that we’ve […]

Freshen up your home with greenery

I love having fresh flowers and greenery in my home. It gives the rooms a feeling of freshness and puts a smile on my face. Of course, having fresh flowers in your home all of the time can be expensive, so I’ve moved toward using the trimmings from my shrubs instead of store bought flowers. […]

Simple and sweet DIY modern planter stand

I have a DIY project for you today that is perfect for spring! I’ve been loving potted houseplants, but I’m running out of tables to put them on. So I decided to make a plant stand! I’ve been eyeing Modernica’s Case Study Ceramic Cylinder with Wood Stand for a while, but the price is a […]

watering terrarium

Make your own terrarium today – and keep it alive!

While Scott and I are the first to admit that we could be considered bona fide “black thumbs,” we also feel that no room is complete without a touch of greenery. Many plants have had an untimely death under our watch, but we’ve been working really hard to remedy that! So far, we’ve had a […]