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10 Mistakes to Avoid with Raised Garden Beds

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There are many people today that are creating their own gardens at home whether in their backyards, front yards, or even a small space inside their home.  There are also co-op gardens available for those that may not have space to grow their own produce on their property.

If you are someone who may be considering starting your own raised bed garden, here are several mistakes to avoid.

Creating a Border with Vincas


Today I will share with you how I created a simple border with Vinca flowers in my backyard. As you know, during the winter months, our yards tend to look pretty sad and dull and in the spring we can bring it back to life by planting flowers. I chose Vincas for this little project. I wanted to create a border with these flowers because they bloom year after year. They are round, flat flowers that appear on top of 12 to 15-inch stems. These drought-tolerant bedding plants thrive in any soil type as long as it is fast draining and not overly fertile. These are very easy to care for. I purchased small flowers in a pack of 12 that only cost me ten dollars, so I got a lot of starter flowers that will eventually grow nice and thick to fill the whole space and will look lovely. You may also plant these in pots if you do not have a yard or space in where to plant them.

Gift Ideas for Her

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St.Valentine’s Day is almost here but don’t let that be the only reason that you buy someone a gift or buy yourself something, celebrate every day! After all, we should be thankful for waking up every morning. Today I will share personal items that can make great gifts for someone in your life or for yourself.



We appreciate beauty, style, and relaxation so I will share a few items that fit those categories. For instance, I like to put away my jewelry especially my favorite Gold earrings in a lovely Jewelry case, such as the one that you see here.  It has several compartments making it a perfect storage solution for your precious accessories; it is just plain adorable.  Do you love beautiful gold earrings too? I know that I do! I love to look well put together, so I use different styles of earrings for different occasions and these lovelies are great for when I go out with friends or on a date night.  I like to pair them with a simple classy necklace throw on my clothes and head out. I just love the simplicity yet the beautiful design as I do with many other accessories.

DIY: Shiplap Fireplace


We finally managed to place a shiplap feature over our fireplace. It only took eight years, but it finally made it up on the wall. We want to focus a bit on improving our home bit by bit, to make it our own. This is mostly cosmetic and not a necessity, but as I mentioned, we want it to reflect us. Currently, it does not. We were also going to replace the tiles, but the guy never showed up. What is that all about?  I don't even know.

So I researched some projects online and I have to say there weren't many on how to go about this small space. We went to Lowes and purchased shiplap boards, but not the kind that comes with the gaps. The only kind available at the time was the textured kind.  It was really rough and dark, so we used the backside of it instead.  I believe that the boards came in a pack of 6. We purchased a quart of white paint and the rest of the supplies we had at home.

Antique Farmhouse Home Decor Ideas

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Hello friends, it's been a minute since I have posted.  Now that we are getting close to the holiday season and people are already decorating their homes, I thought I'd share some finds. I was browsing over at the Antique Farmhouse and they have so many wonderful pieces for the Holidays. I want to share it with you before they are all gone. They are so beautiful and yet subtle. Take for instance this beautiful wreath.




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