Lawn and Garden

April Showers

We’re having some April weather mixed with a little winter. Please snow, we’d like our spring. –Cath

Two Minute Project: Table Re-Do

One of the many things I love about my house is the patio above my garage. For the past 2 years I have been trying to do something with it. In fact, the first piece of furniture I bought for my house was a lounging chair for the patio...

Guest Post: Laurie from Handy Man, Crafty Woman

Hi, I’m Laurie from Handy Man, Crafty Woman. Thanks so much to Home Hinges for having us guest post on their blog!  There are some great renovation stories on this blog.  I just love that five sisters write blog posts. My husband...

Front Porch Pumpkins: Confessions of a Pumpkinaholic

Since we only have about a week left until the pumpkins officially need to be removed and Paula has already pulled out the Christmas decorations, I thought I would post some pumpkin love. If there is a term for pumpkin addiction, it should...

Tree Protection: An Experiment

Any Utahns out there know that Utah has some psycho weather, especially in the fall and spring. It is 80 degrees one weekend and snowing the next. Because of this, I began contemplating how I could protect my favorite new plant, a potato...

Rock ‘n Roll Yard

The Red House was built close to a creek. The creek must have meandered all over where the red house is located. I know this because of this…    This is not a potato…this is an honest for goodness river rock. For any of you who...

The Tale of the Apple Tree

This is the tale of our apple tree, and this is a picture of said tree.  (Ignore Miss Dog in the foreground, she has a way of popping up in pictures.) When we first bought the Bungalow the property had two mature trees: a bug infested...

The End of a Season

For me, nothing says “end of the season” like a pair of worn out gloves. This morning I pulled my work gloves out of the closet to continue working on the front yard.  As I pulled the stiff leather and fabric over my hands...

Rewards…

I admit to being a person who likes instant rewards. I am a sucker for the “save now” coupons at the grocery store and the “instant rebates” at Costco, but don’t ask me to mail in a UPC code…it just...