I love planting flowers, foliage and trees in our yard and enjoy it all by day.But when the sun goes down, our yard really sparkles.Why?We've been playing with different ways to light it all up (the DIY way, of course).
Have you heard of this monster? That's no glammed up grasshopper. This nightmare and family are responsible for decimating hundreds of millions...that's HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS ...of ash trees in North America alone.
I love the look of uplighting…lights, bark, leaves, shadows….the whole effect makes me want to light up every tree and plant in our yard. It even makes this scrubby willow bush look lovely:
In less than four minutes, you can turn Christmas tree castoffs into usable DIY holiday decor.
This Sunday, Mr. D&D and I had some fun “finishing up” the outdoor Christmas dec. I get the lights up early…but I don’t finish until the first week in December.
Why? I’m waiting for the (nearly) free Christmas decorations....
We just completed the last step to make an outdoor chess garden in our backyard.
Ours involved a concrete pad and a purchased set. BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEND LOTS OF MONEY to have a chess park of your own!
Some of the most inspiring ideas we've come across are the result of a little ingenuity and a little elbow grease....
When you NEED this recipe, you don't exactly have time to surf for it on the internet.
We just learned the hard way that skunks shoot first, ask questions later.
Okay, they don't ask questions... nor do they care if you have everything on hand to deal with the horrors of that smell! ...
We have several water-diverting berms (mini-hills) in our yard to help with drainage. They were ho-hum eyesores until we added some plants and a little stacked stone.
Wait...did I say "a little" stacked stone?!
Have you heard of this monster? That's no glammed up grasshopper.
This nightmare and family are responsible for decimating hundreds of millions...that's
HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS...