Creating Your “Dream” Backyard

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Is your backyard your “dream” backyard?

It’s getting warmer and many of us are looking at our outdoor spaces and thinking of changes we’d like to make to enhance our outdoor experiences.  Whether your desired changes are big or small, now is the time to get moving on them so that you can have a summer of outdoor enjoyment.

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10 Things Your Decorator Wants You to Know

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10 Things Your Decorator Wants You To Know

There are a few things that are certain in life, death, taxes – and decorating a home. At some point in our lives, all of us either have been or will be required to decorate a home. If you are lucky, you can hire some professional help; if not, no worries! We have the inside scoop from the decorators themselves!

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Gracious Girl Spotlight- Dr. Marlah Mardis

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We’re celebrating this month’s Gracious Girl, Dr. Marlah Mardis for her Mardi Gras Decor!

In her daytime life, she’s known as Dr. Mardis, but once she walks out of her office, she’s Dr. Mardi Gras! If you can’t go to Mardi Gras, this Gracious Girl’s Mardi Gras décor brings it to you, with style! Read more

Autumn Inspiration: Decorating with Pumpkins

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 Amazing Ways to Decorate With Pumpkins

It’s fall y’all and it’s time to decorate for this festive season.  Don’t put up your Christmas tree just yet – give fall its due!  Let’s decorate with pumpkins. You will be surprised at the many types of pumpkins you can use and how creatively you can use them.

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Secrets Revealed! Long Lasting Jack-O-Lanterns and Pumpkins

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The Secret to Long Lasting Pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns

Do you look forward to fall so that you can decorate with pumpkins, but you have to throw them out before Thanksgiving? Want to enjoy your kids’ jack-o-lanterns longer? I’ll let you in on the secret to having longer lasting, more beautiful pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns.

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Transform Grocery Store Flowers into Stunning Bouquets

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Do you dream of having freshly cut, beautifully arranged flowers in your home all the time? Is that dream shattered by a limited budget or lack of flower arranging skills?  We can show you how to make that dream a reality with grocery store flowers – no big budget or skill required.

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My Favorite Things – Patio Tablecloth With Umbrella Hole

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A Patio Tablecloth With an Umbrella Hole

Have you ever wanted to put an umbrella on your patio table, but had to decide whether you wanted the tablecloth or the umbrella because you couldn’t have both? You had to decide between shade and beauty.   The solution – a zippered tablecloth with a hole for the umbrella!  Who knew! Read more

Confessions of a Reluctant Gardener

Source: http://www.sweethomegardening.com/
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I am a reluctant gardener.  Truth is, I hate to garden. Dirt, worms, bugs, mud – there is nothing about gardening that appeals to me. I hate the hours spent hunched over, on my knees, sun on my back, and my hands in the dirt. I hate pulling weeds, turning soil and standing mindlessly as I water a flower bed. Every time I get ready to garden, I think about all the technological advances that we’ve made in the world, yet we have failed to create a way for me to have a beautiful, perfectly trimmed and bloom filled yard with no effort on my part. Read more

7 Easy Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Spring

Source: behindthegreendoor.com
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Spring is a time of renewal – when nature “shakes the dust (snow) off “and begins to spruce up and perk up.  Dormant grass greens up, the bunnies come out, fall flowers come back to life and there is a sense of freshness and renewal literally in the air.  Most people associate this time with spring-cleaning, but let me encourage you to take it one-step further.  Take a cue from Mother Nature and spruce up and perk up your home. Read more

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