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We've spent the last two years working on the inside of the Curbly House, and it's high time we started focusing some of our energy on the outside. Specifically, the yard - a space that's in shabby shape after months of construction and damage from heavy machinery. We needed a kick in the pants to get going on the landscaping, and are starting small with a vegetable garden project with the help of Duluth Trading Co.
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Whether you are throwing a spring brunch, bridal shower, or birthday party, these little succulents are the perfect party favor. With the weather changing, I love to bring in more plants and greenery to my home. It really brightens up a space and brings life to a room.… Continue Reading
Succulents. The hottest plant out there. We know this and we can't get enough of them. I love seeing the different combinations and I love seeing the stylish ways they're planted. Like this easy 5 minute garden!… Continue Reading
What is it about getting older that makes you just want to grow things? I'm not sure when it happened for us, exactly, but it hit one day and we couldn't ignore the longing. We had the itch: to make something with our hands, to live off the land, and to go back to a simpler time. The feeling also conveniently coincided with spring so we knew it was time to give it a shot!… Continue Reading
This weekend I took a tour of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum fairy garden exhibit. With camera in hand, I gleefully entered a wee, magical land. Although there were no Leprechauns to be seen, sharing my photos seemed like the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
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Until I saw Sara's window planter box, I had always thought that the domain of such things were outside the house. Thanks to windowsills, they have moved inside. (I love windowsills.) Made with leftover… Continue Reading
Oh, spring! I'm so glad you're almost here! I've been aching to incorporate bright colors into my home decor. I've also been searching for ways to get little plants in my kitchen. Boom. This settles it. How cute are these little pots? And can you tell what they were used for before they became planters? … Continue Reading
If you're short on space, but dying to bring in live plants as part of your home decor, this DIY is perfect for you. These staghorn ferns will hang on the wall, taking up virtually no space at all. You'll just need a few supplies, and the best part is that there are no power tools required. So anyone can make… Continue Reading
It’s hard to believe we are half way through the first month of the year. Resolutions are tough and they require effort in order to maintain them...you know, working out more, eating healthier, cleaning your home. All of these are only achieved through hard work… Continue Reading
Fall decor isn't necessarily synonymous with Halloween decor; there are many creative ways to add a touch of autumn to your porch or patio without using witches and spider webs. Check out these ten beautiful outdoor spaces that are decorated specifically for this colorful… Continue Reading
I like to have a vase of flowers on my kitchen table, especially this time of year when a long cold winter is only a few short months away (eek!). This super easy wood chip vase uses materials that you probably already have at home, and will add some serious style to your… Continue Reading
I have no problem choosing paint and fabric color combos, but, for some weird reason, picking the right flower color combos for bouquets and in pot arrangements outside intimidates me. Because of this, I think my arrangements are generally boring. Next planting season, I'm going to refer to Debra Prinzing's new video "Flower Color Theory with Debra Prinzing" (see below). The author and floral designer… Continue Reading
Time to update some summer projects. First is the leggy petunia problem. As you might remember, when we last left them, they were shorn down to about 2" stalks. After three weeks and… Continue Reading
The way I prolong summer blossoms is by taking pictures of them. (I'm a sucker for a perfect flower.) But another fabulous way to make them last longer is by pressing/drying them and then turning them into crafts and decor. Here are some super easy projects any of us can do. None require any fancy equipment, but if you're an overachiever and want to… Continue Reading
Inspired by the dip-dye trend, I've been dipping all sorts of items around our house. From curtains to tea towels, we've been dipping up a storm around here, and I started to look at what else could use a burst of color. I had an excess supply of pine from building our dining room table, so I decided to dip the boards in the dye and build some custom vase covers. To see how to make your own, view more photos after the… Continue Reading
Around this time of year, my petunias used to start to look a bit leggy. A few years back I discovered the secret to prolonging the life and beauty of my petunias by employing a little tough love.
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