Spring trip to Our Little Red House.

“ I’ll take you up and down these hollers and hills, let me show you how country feels.”   It’s that time of the year. Time to head up and check on the little red house. There were still pockets of snow on the drive up but no ice thank God. The snow is melting and…

Shopping trip to a small business garden shop.

Another one for you from before the pandemic. This shopping adventure was from a Spring trip my family and I took in March last year before the pandemic lock down.  There is an old neighborhood not far from where we live where they turned historic homes into small businesses. It’s a fun place to walk…

Dollar Day do over…a floral Topiary.

Remember when I did a dollar day challenge when I had you guys pick which item for me to redo?. The most votes were for a wooden tool tray make over. I still have a whole box of treasures to make pretty again. One of those items was this old beat up Topiary. Remember that?….

DIY- Frugal fall centerpiece for under $5

My son picked this basket up for me second hand shopping (so proud, he knows his mom) and I new exactly what I was going to do with it…add Fall flowers. I was given a batch of faux flowers from a relative and also found a bag of pumpkins second hand for a couple dollars…

  In the garden- Making Scarecrows and repairing pots.

I have a rant, a mini one, but a rant is a rant after all. I am so tired of things falling apart all the time. I remember back in the day (oh my gosh I sound like my grandma) when things were made to last. Products were made with love. Companies wanted their customers…

In the garden- Cleaning up our summer garden

Right now we are stepping out into a bit of a mess in our garden. August/September are brutal here in Phoenix Arizona, even the nurseries are low on plants. Nothing really survives that well in our temps during the summer. By the time September rolls around, if we are lucky enough to have cooler temps…

DIY vintage Halloween decor.

Happy October everyone. Wow are these months flying by or what?. Thought it would be fun to share with you all a fun Halloween project to get you in the mood for ghost, scary cats, and jack-o-lanterns from long ago.This is a pretty quick DIY and it comes with a couple “Nailed it” moments. I…

 DIY- Mini cacti pots

There are babies everywhere in my garden right now, cacti that is. One early morning while I was out watering my garden and making sure the wild birds and bees had food and water I noticed there were all kinds of baby cacti everywhere. I thought how cute it would be to decorate some tiny…