Garden Planning Ideas for Your Home

As I write today's post about garden planning ideas, it's 75 degrees outside!  No wonder I'm in the mood to start thinking about what to plant this year. Crocus have been blooming all week and the daffodils are halfway up. I've even noticed my Virginia Bluebells poking their way up through the soil. This is always such an exciting time when the Earth gives birth to all that's beautiful! I'm sharing inspirational photos to help you plan your own … [Read more...]

8 Easy Ways to Create Curb Appeal

One of my favorite summer activities is going for walks with my hubby and taking in the sights of pretty curb appeal created by mindful homeowners. I've never understood why some people don't plant any flowers for the season ... I guess I'm a bit of a flower freak and enjoy adding color to the landscape. You don't have to spend a lot of money to add curb appeal to your home's exterior. Sometimes a few simple touches are all it takes. This … [Read more...]

12 Charming Picket Fence Ideas

I think this might be the year! We might actually replace our deteriorating rustic picket fence with a newer version. I keep trying to tell myself that our fence is shabby chic style but now that we've painted the exterior of our home, the fence just looks more worn and run-down. So I'm looking at inspirational photos for picket fence ideas before finally committing to something. Sydney Interior Designers & Decorators Horton & Co. … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Create Curb Appeal

In just one month we could see daffodils and tulips springing up in the yard. I can't wait!! I like to get a jump start on gardening by planning now while there's still snow on the ground. A quick look through photos on Houzz has given me landscaping ideas for this summer. Since our house is newly painted, the yard is going to need a little spiffing up, so here's 10 ways to create curb appeal. Let me know which ideas you like best! Landscape by … [Read more...]

Charming Older Home Tour in Dixon, Illinois

One of my favorite things about blogging is the wonderful people I get to meet online! So many of you have left wonderful comments and each one is treasured more than you will know! Recently one of my readers emailed me to let me know she's selling her home and wondered if I would share it. One look at her adorable, well-kept house and it didn't take long for me to respond back with a resounding YES! I think you'll find her home to be loaded with … [Read more...]

Cottage Curb Appeal

Summer is a great time to think about sprucing up your front door. I love cruising around local neighborhoods for inspiration. What's not to love about this little porch with its pink flowers and bright green mailbox? Little blue birds highlight the yellow, iron archway framing the entrance. I love a blue door with an iron knocker and chippy trim. This cute little duplex entryway sports adorable yellow mailboxes with a matching yellow … [Read more...]