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How To Plant A Wildflower Meadow

Remember back in February when I wrote about how I was going to grow a wildflower meadow this summer? Well we finally got around to planting it. There’s an area at the front of our property that was full of weeds and small shrubs. It seemed like a natural location for a wildflower meadow. It’s…

Gourmet grilling planks

Make Your Own Grilling Planks!

I’m not even going to pretend that I’m a gourmet cook. I generally make the same meals over and over each week because it’s easy, the kids eat it, and really I just get in a cooking rut. But sometimes I like to mix things up, especially in the summer when it’s barbecue season. I…

Aqua Blue IKEA MERETE Curtain Hack

The perfect pair of curtains can be a tricky thing to find. I had been searching for matching curtains for our open concept living room and dining room, and was very specific with what I wanted. My checklist included: long cotton canvas grommet curtains that fit within my budget, and were a pale aqua blue…

DIY Industrial Curtain Rod, Brackets and Finials

I’m going to show you how I made a heavy looking industrial curtain rod from inexpensive hardware store supplies. I was on a fairly tight budget for my curtains rods for the dining and living area, but I still wanted something that looked solid and substantial for our seven foot windows. There are so many…