Create a Staycation: My 2019 Resolution

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Nature Conservancy for IZEA Worldwide. All opinions are 100% mine. Almost every year my New Year's resolution is to lose weight. Unfortunately, I don't always stick to it. So this year I chose a more creative 2019 resolution inspired by The Nature Conservancy (TNC). I'm going to help the planet and create a staycation in my very own yard!   After downloading and … [Read more...]

My Late September Garden and Pond Tour

Although it's officially the first day of October, I'm sharing a tour of my late September garden and pond.   The State Fair zinnias are still going strong in our cutting garden. This is my favorite zinnia variety. They grow up to five feet tall and the more you cut them, the more they bloom.   I have a couple more varieties of zinnias in the garden. I love the speckled look of this dainty bloom.   I'm going to … [Read more...]

Easy Outdoor Fall Decorations: Think Mums!

Although I hate to let go of summer, I do love the fall season with its crisp evenings and riotous color. Today I'm sharing easy outdoor fall decorations to spruce up our new deck and pond!   We just installed and stained our new deck a few weekends ago. I haven't had time to consider furniture options so for now I'm using what we have on hand - along with plenty of mums!   The Adirondack chairs match some of the trim color … [Read more...]

Garden Pond Creates Total Backyard Transformation!

I'm in love! We now have our long-awaited garden pond that totally transforms our backyard! An amazing pond designer drew up the plan several months ago and we waited patiently. Our installation date on their schedule finally arrived and I'm bursting with joy over the new addition to our household!   The super-talented crew turned our hot mess of patchy grass, weeds, and beat-up sidewalk into a beautiful garden pond that's the focal … [Read more...]

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