Tag Archive: outdoors

MWF Seeks Sturdy Houseplant for Long-Term Relationship

In the past 8-10 weeks I have destroyed two round and prickly cacti, a creeping vine, and one of the most beautiful plants I have ever seen: a burgundy, mint green, and pink-leafed… Continue reading

Red, White, and Blue Week: Outdoor Color

I headed to the local nursery today with plans to inject more color into my front yard.  The waves of heat that have inundated our area for the past month or so are… Continue reading

Homemade Hypertufa Pots

This week, my friend Megan and I spent an afternoon outside mixing and molding homemade pots from hypertufa.  What is hypertufa, you ask?  Hypertufa is the mixture that results from combining equal parts… Continue reading

Landscaping Update

The weather has been interesting here lately.  Mild, but rather rainy.  It has taken me a few days to get some preliminary photos of our latest landscaping project. Last month, we decided to… Continue reading

The Magic of Sod Grass

I have been working on my front yard since July and today it was time for the finishing touch: a nice, new lawn from fresh sod. I can’t believe the difference a bunch… Continue reading

Fun Stepping Stones

Last summer, I purchased a stepping stone kit to add a little personality to my yard and garden.  For around $7, I got a box filled with plaster mix, various plastic shapes, glass… Continue reading

Some Very “Cool” Ice Cubes

If you are planning a cocktail party or a cook-out this summer, add some interest to your beverage bar by whipping up some unconventional ice cubes. Find Fun Trays Of course, traditional is… Continue reading

Place Card Primer: Pebbles and River Rocks

One of the things I like to do when having guests over, is to give each person attending a special place card at my table. A personalized place card tells my guests where… Continue reading