Pineapple, Papaya, Kiwi & Strawberry Ambrosia Salad

If I am going to eat salad it has to be good. I don’t want to waste my healthy eating energy on bland, boring salads.  Generally, that means fruit and nuts are a must. I was so anxious to try this Summer Ambrosia Salad from DOLE.  It contains a burst of flavors with kiwi, papaya {…Read More…}

5 Ways to Decorate with Terra Cotta Pots

It’s summertime when most homeowners make more than a few trips to the garden center.  While you shop for your outdoor spaces at the local nursery, why not get some inspiration for your indoor spaces, too?  Stacks of terra cotta pots you pass on your way to the petunias are just waiting to be repurposed {…Read More…}

God Bless America Sign – Made with Paint Sticks

Happy Friday ya’ll!  I am assuming most of you are not officially on summer break.  My kids got out of school a week ago, our garden is in full bloom, and salad and strawberries are my diet right now.  Anyway, I have been in a hugely patriotic mood lately.  It seems like I have lived {…Read More…}

Outdoor Deck Lighting

Last year I spent so much time stripping and staining our deck, updating our outdoor furniture and creating a nice ambiance out there with our firepit table.  However, when the kids would go to bed and Tim and I would sit out there the outdoor patio light was harsh and bright.  So I decided to add some deck lighting with some rope lights from Lowes to create a relaxing environment in the evenings.

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