6 Outdoor Spring Cleaning Tips

When everyone thinks of spring cleaning, they tend to only focus on the inside of their homes. Most don’t think of it as an opportunity to give their backyards a facelift. If your yard is anything like mine, it is chock full of junk. Kids’ sun-bleached toys strewn about, random empty pots that once held beautiful […]

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 […]

5 Spring Tips for a Beautiful Lawn

As soon as the first semi-warm weekend rolls around, I start turning my sights to my back patio, landscaping, and lawn. Owning our own landscaping company typically means that while we have a lot of the knowledge to have the prettiest yard on the block, typically we’re like the cobbler’s kids with no shoes—always doing our […]

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. […]

5 Houseplants You Won’t Kill: Tales from a Black Thumb

Scott and I are always very optimistic when it comes to houseplants. We love how they not only inject color and instant oomph to a room, but they improve the air quality around you, too! For our current home, we were determined to fill every room with nothing short of a jungle, so we consulted lists of […]

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 […]