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Outdoor Porch...turned Into Green House!

We are crazy about some of our plants & want to winterize them. We don't use our screen porch much in winter so we put up thick plastic and make a greenhouse using a safe, small electric heater on freezing nights. If we decide to go out there, we just move things out of the way.

update to code on porch railing

UPDATE TO CODE ON PORCH RAILING

When this porch was built years ago, we were under a County Building Code of 7" between spindles. Since then, we have become a City and the Code is now 4". We decided this was the best way to close the gap to meet Code. We added horizontal cedar fencing boards screwed into the 2x2 spindles to close up the gap. This also helps keep leaves off the porch and adds a little privacy. Sorry, but I do not have a "before" photo. You can easily see the spacing of the spindles.

tin can wreath

TIN CAN WREATH!

When I saw a Tin Can Wreath posted, I knew I had to make one. If you want to make one, be sure and save this post so you can save yourself lots of time an frustration trying to manage those cans!Only $3.00 additional cost...everything else I had around the house!This idea could be decorated for every occasion from Halloween to Spring flowers...any color, any theme!"Will I make another one? Probably since I now have it MASTERED!I'm already thinking St. Patrick's Day!!! Then Easter, then....

i almost gave up on halloween

I ALMOST GAVE UP ON HALLOWEEN!!!

With the weather being 91 the week of September 38, 2018...I refused to accept it was October when the weather was still in the 90's...I just did not have the inspiration to decorate for Halloween.But then, a cooler spell tapped us on the shoulder and I decided to make a small wreath...so I went shopping at the Dollar Tree! OH WHAT FUN!This wreath is simple, pleasing and it took only a couple of ours using the wire base and stringing wire I had on hand!Y'all be safe an don't let the gobblins get ya!!!

christmas in july

Christmas in July???

The Christmas Tree is already up in the Living Room! Why? With all kids in our family now grown, I no longer put up a large tree. I found this small unique tree at a salvage type store years ago and fell in love with it. It seems to have been some sort of display in a store somewhere and came with a weighted base. But then I lost it! I had the base in my project closet, but no tree! I have searched for it for at least 4-5 years when Suddenly it appeared...stored in a box son had picked up that was just the right size and shape to store my tree since it came with no box. He did write "Christmas Tree" on the box but the writing was stored facing away from view! I was so glad to see it I decided to set it in place, then decided to add some lights, and if there were lights, we needed glittery objects to shine...one thing led to another and now it has 2 presents underneath it already!I go in there and turn on the lights and read...it always makes me feel good! When there is just the 2 of you left at home, you can do just as you please!! My kids love their visits no matter what the season!No, I'm not nuts...but I don't want to loose this again before Christmas...and it is totally out of the way! LOL

pretty bouquet of caladium

PRETTY BOUQUET OF CALADIUM!

I think Caladium are my favorite plantings...the biggest bang for your buck! I even take in a few big leaves and make bouquets. This is the one I made and put in my kitchen!Mine have been spectacular this year!They are easy to plant and care for.

i decided i needed a 4th of july wreath

I DECIDED I NEEDED A 4TH OF JULY WREATH!

It has been storming here in Atlanta every day so putting up something outside has been impossible. I have a project working that I can't finish because it is to humid to spray paint it!So I decided a door wreath would have to be it unless we get a big clearing in the weather!A friend gave me the grape vines in the spring which I wove into a wreath...decided to decorate it today.The starts represent the 13 states and the 13 stripes on the flag!

sometimes it is the little things that help a lot

SOMETIMES IT IS THE LITTLE THINGS THAT HELP A LOT!!!

Recently I was gifted with one of those "gadgets" we all want and then wind up throwing out because they are just too much trouble. I got mine all washed up and ready to use the next time I boil eggs, and it dawned on me I did not look forward to keeping up with 4 lids and 4 containers...and since I had received 2 sets, it meant double aggravation!!!That is when I decided to "bag" them in sets of 4!!!I will be trying these out soon.

spring is just around the corner and i am getting ready

SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND I AM GETTING READY!!!!

We have our mulch, some plants and some cleaning done already. Since all of our trees out front were damaged by the Irma Storm, we had to have them taken down...and boy did that leave a mess. You cannot imagine the small pieces of sticks everywhere stuck down into the sod. Now the border grass has been cut back, the Gardenia at the front porch trimmed and the yard thoroughly raked. All we have to do is straighten up all the scattered stuff, prepare a plan for planting our Caladium (which should ship early April from "Florida Boys Caldaiums") and survive the pollen everywhere! BTW, I have been delighted to see a lot of bumble bees around this year!!!Here are some of my current SPRING TREATS!!! We are ready to go get busy out there!!!HAPPY HOMETALKING TO ALL OF YOU...POST PICTURES!!!

it s beginning to look a lot like christmas

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS`

I have reached the point that I don't do much decorating, just can't! But I still like a little something on the mailbox, front steps and door.

Jeanette S
Jeanette S
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