Decorating And Holidays

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Creative Gift Giving
Dan's Workshop
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Earth Day
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Special Occasion
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The June Bug Diaries
The Old House Files
The Year in Review
Transforming A Birdbath Into A Planter
Winter Floral From Odds And Ends
Floral Inspiration For Winter And Early Spring
Nature-Inspired Gifts
A Minimalist Nature-Inspired Holiday Wreath
A Foraged Thanksgiving Centerpiece
3 Simple Budget Paint Projects That Help Boost A Home's Character
Vintage-Inspired House Numbers For Older Homes
How to Improve Your Backyard: Tips for a Beautiful Outdoor Space
6 Tips For An Energy Efficient Home This Winter
Lighting Tips For Designing A Warm And Welcoming Outdoor Living Space
10 Ways To Give Your Garden A Makeover
Three Ways To Add Value To Your Home
Growing Ground Cherries Just For Fun
Tips For Hosting A Festive Dinner Party
4 Reasons To Make Your Home Smarter
Container Plantings For A Porch With Microclimates
How to Choose the Right Furnace Filters for Homes with Pets
Tips For Salvaging A Bad DIY Project
Clever Storage Solutions For Small Space Living
Hosting A Successful Dinner Party Even If You're Not A Domestic Diva
5 Budget-Friendly Ways To Make Your Home Look And Feel Fantastic
How To Make A Small Outdoor Space Beautiful
Home Renovation In 7 Easy Steps
Three Often-Overlooked Repairs To Make Before Selling A House
Styling A Caterpillar Vase
Pampering Plants In The Greenhouse
Three SoCal Adventures Plus Budget-Friendly Travel Tips
Gifts For Gardeners
Three Tips For A Successful Home Remodel
Revamping An Old Folding Table
8 Ways To Increase Energy Efficiency In An Old House
How To Keep Your Home Dry During The Rainy Season
Gardening Basics That Will Help Keep Your Garden Green
Creating A Pleasant Crafting Area In A Rustic Basement
Easy Ways To Elevate Your Hallways
How To Have The Nicest House On The Block
A DIY Luxuriously Soft Coverlet For A Child's Bed
Preparing For A Move
An Easy DIY Eucalyptus Wreath
6 Things To Consider Doing Before Selling Your Home
5 Simple Home Upgrades That Also Help The Planet
10 Things To Think About When Designing A New Garden
7 Simple Steps To Giving Your House A Makeover
How To Be More Eco-Friendly At Home 
8 Ways To Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal
Finding The Perfect Place To Live
Refurbishing Our Outdoor Lights
Tips for Starting A Bed And Breakfast
3 Tips For Avoiding Garden Hazards
5 Reasons To Buy A Second Home
The Benefits Of Garden Water Features (Plus 3 Examples!)
Fall Porch Decor With Hop Vines
5 Tips To Make Moving House A Breeze
A Mound of Baby Tears - And A Garden Update
Have The Home Of Your Dreams With These Simple Renovations
4 Great Ideas For Improving Your Home's Exterior
Getting The Most Out Of Your Small Garden
Eight Ways To Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh
ORC Week 8: A Pet-Friendly Living Room Makeover - Final Reveal
Is Your Home Summer-Ready?
ORC Week 7: A Pet-Friendly Living Room Makeover
The Practical Side Of Revamping A Garden
Planning A Move? Here Is What To Take Into Account
ORC Week 6: A Pet-Friendly Living Room Makeover
Unlocking Its Potential: How To Revamp An Old And Tired Garden
ORC Week 5: A Pet-Friendly Living Room Makeover
ORC Week 4: A Pet-Friendly Living Room Makeover - Tips for Choosing The Perfect Paint Color
8 Home Maintenance Tasks That You Shouldn't Ignore
ORC Week 3: A Pet-Friendly Living Room Makeover
5 Tips For A More Eco-Friendly Home
ORC Week 2: A Pet-Friendly Living Room Makeover
ORC Week 1: A Pet-Friendly Living Room Makeover
Creating A New Garden Area
Tips To Improve Your Family Life
Coping With A Sloped Garden
5 Ways To Make Your Home Run Efficiently
How To Improve Your Home's Hygiene Levels In 2021
Eight Simple Home Refresh Ideas for Spring
How To Combat Indoor Air Pollutants
Redecorating Your Heritage Home The Right Way
The 4 Best Tips For First-Time Home Buyers
A Saucer Filled With Spring
Top Home Maintenance Tips For Every Season
5 Tips for Renovating Your Home Smartly
Refreshing A Vintage Dollhouse
4 Issues You Might Encounter With Your Home After A Storm
5 Ideas To Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal
From Ugly to Snuggly: Repurposing A Sweater Into Pillow Covers
Four Essential Tasks For Your Lawn Care Calendar
Turning Your Garden Into A Wildlife Sanctuary
5 Ideas For Making Your Back Yard More Enjoyable
Tips For Deciding Whether To Move Or Remodel
Garden Planning and Dreaming
An Easy DIY Lemon Cypress Wreath
Personalize Your Home With These Brilliant Interior Tricks And Tips
Make Your Garden “Insta-Worthy” With These Tips
Two Easy Black and White Projects
Pandemic Stocking Stuffers
How To Beautifully Decorate Your Porch
An Old Entertainment Center Becomes A Potting Bench
Moving to the Countryside? 4 Tips For A Smooth Transition
Keep Those Green Fingers Healthy With Gardening Safety Tips
Two Projects With One Pumpkin
A June Bug Update And A DIY Space Saving Garbage System
Transforming Your Garden to Sow the Seeds of Self-Sustainability
Dressing Up A Plain Door
How To Turn Your Garden Into An Outdoor Oasis
A DIY All-Natural, Guilt-Free Fall Wreath
5 Tips Every New Gardener Should Know
A DIY Old-World Concrete Garden Trough
4 Fantastic Ferns
Tips For Making Your Home More Sustainable
5 Small Steps To Prepare For Living in a Tiny Home
Rustic Torn-Edge Americana Napkins
Adventures With Visible Mending
Backyard Chicken 101 - Your Guide to Raising Chickens
Upcycling An Ugly Plastic Box
A Spring Garden Update - And My Favorite Ornamental Tomato
A Burlap Coffee Sack Repurpose
Replace, Repurpose Or Repair? Tips For Homeowners
Survival Sewing - Cloth Face Masks and A Paper Towel Substitute
Escape To A Tropical Garden
Cute DIY Moss Pouches
7 Upcycle Projects That Helped Me Get Organized
Easy-Peasy Tulips In A Champagne Bucket
5 Ways To Bring the Tropics Into Home Decor
Questions to Ask Your Builder Before Your House Build Begins
Creating DIY Built-Ins Using Repurposed Pieces
Organizing My New Dressing Room
A DIY Lighted Holiday Sphere
A Fifteen-Minute Garland
Design Your Home With The Future In Mind
A Gold and Glass Thanksgiving Table
ORC Week 6: Dressing Room Remodel - The Final Reveal
ORC Week 5: Dressing Room Remodel - Putting the Pieces Together
ORC Week 4: Dressing Room Remodel - Customizing A Craigslist Wardrobe
3 Ways To Make Your Home More Personal To You
ORC Week 3: Dressing Room Remodel - Stenciling The Floor
ORC Week 2: Dressing Room Remodel - Flooring, Walls, And Door
One Room Challenge Week 1: Planning A Dressing Room Remodel
My Budget Halloween Decor
Exploring an Urban Jungle
My Birthday Gift From The Mad Scientist
Preparing For A Home Remodel
Seven Ways To Make Your Garden Child Safe
Surprise Surprise: My Garden Sphere Update
How To Stay On Top Of Damp In Your Home
A DIY Shatter-Resistant Garden Mirror
Creating A Vintage Look With Wooden Windows
Brightening Up a Dark Garden
Good Night, Great Morning
Keeping Your Home in Tip-Top Condition
Taming the Monster: A Garden Corner Makeover
Easy Tips for Keeping Your Home Fresh This Summer
Dan's Garage Rebuild
Releasing My Air Plants into the Wild - And a Spring Garden Tour
An Easy DIY Hanging Garden Sphere
A Tour of Erika's Sunroom
Our New Coffee Station
Elevated Tulips
Kitchen Storage with a Vintage Twist
A Birthday Party and a Cake Experiment
A Little Greenhouse in a Big Snow
Finding A Home's Hidden Past
Tips for Happy Travel - and Our European Adventure Part 3
The Rebel Tree
Nature-Inspired Gift Wrap - And Nature-Inspired Gifts
The Storybook House
Treasures from the Forest Floor
Our European Adventure - Part 2
Our European Adventure - Part 1
Fall Decor Inspiration
The Centerpiece That The Squirrel Planted
A Rusty Bed Spring Becomes a Trellis
A Garden Update and a Found Treasure
What To Do With All This Bamboo
Mom's Secret Garden
My Budget Spring Garden
Unplugged in Arizona
A Mason Bee Update (AKA, the Tale of Beatrice)
Second Tuesday Art Walk #8: Dream Gardens
The Wreath That The Storm Blew In
An Experiment with Coleus
Decorating with Vintage Glass
Second Tuesday Art Walk #7: Dresser and Cabinet Makeovers
From Cluttered to Cute: Ravamping a Walk-In Closet
Five Things to Enjoy on the Big Island
Second Tuesday Art Walk #6 - Discovering A Home's Hidden Storage Areas
Simple DIY Toddler Dress-Up Outfits
Second Tuesday Art Walk #5
Frosted Alliums for Holiday Decor
Second Tuesday Art Walk #4
A Blue and White Thanksgiving
Our Laundry Room Reveal: Before and After Photos
Second Tuesday Art Walk #3
A Luxury Rug Pad for a Bargain Rug: Why It's a Good Idea
Summer's Last Dinner Party
Second Tuesday Art Walk #2
Second Tuesday Art Walk #1
What's Hiding Under the Countertop
Container Design on a Budget
Lobsters, Lanterns, and Paul Revere
Our Mudroom Before and After
Garden Tips We Can Use Right Now
Two Days in Victoria B.C.
A Laundry Room Remodel Progress Report
Shopping for Mother Nature
Three Small Towns Near Sedona
Basil in Eggs
Cocoons in the Fridge: The Mason Bee Diaries
My Favorite Instagram Moments
Chalk it up to Mystery
Our Laundry Room Remodel Begins
A Scruffy Concrete Floor Gets a Facelift
A DIY Shoe Storage Upgrade
My Top Posts of 2016
A DIY Doll Bed for My Favorite Little Girl
Budget-Friendly DIY Holiday Decor
Start Paperwhites Now for the Holidays
Small Table Solutions for Holiday Dinners - And Some Dinner Party Themes
Saving Four Innocent Chairs from the Dumpster
Creepy Plants and Gleaming Pumpkins: My Fall Decor
The June Bug Heads to Yosemite
A Plumbing Leak Becomes an Opportunity
Fun with Brick and Mortar
Roses, An Easy Patio Tablecloth, and Some Vintage Finds
My Three-Season Greenhouse
Little Treasures in the Park
A Makeover for a Vintage Airstream
Making an Entrance
Simple Summer Decor Tips
A Bench for Priscilla
Keeping it Simple: DIY Garden Edging
A Lapse in Judgment Becomes Garden Art
April Floral Inspiration: Silver Dollar Eucalyptus
An Old Stereo Cabinet is Transformed
DIY Soup Can Planters: An Experiment in Rust
Improvements in The Garden
March Floral Inspiration: The Skagit Valley Daffodil Fields
A Master Bedroom Refresh
A Busy Mom's Guide to Creating Birth Annoucements
Three Charming Little Easter Decor Ideas
February Floral Inspiration: The Making of a Showstopper
A Birthday and a Bunch of Carnations
A (Slightly Over the Top) Wrapping Station Revamp
A Site I Love - And a DIY Chandelier Upgrade
Tips for a Beautiful Winter Garden
January Floral Inspiration: Winter White and Metal
My Top Posts of 2015 and a Look at the Year Ahead
Three Ways to Simplify Party Hosting
A DIY Cake Stand for Holiday Entertaining
A Look Inside Cousin Lolli's Studio
A Special Holiday Giveaway and a DIY Gift Bag Tutorial
The Inspired Room Tour - Our Master Bath Remodel
Creating the Perfect Holiday Photo Card
Collecting Vintage Christmas Lights
Six Easy Tips for a Memorable Tablescape
Haunted Hatchlings
A Hoppy Harvest Wreath
Treasure Under the Sea: The Marine Building
Flower Frogs 101
A Late Summer Porch Refresh
A (Mostly) Bug-Free Patio Party
Heidi's August Plant Pick: Joe Pye Weed
Practical Magic: Staging a Home to Sell - Part III
Practical Magic: Staging a Home to Sell - Part II
Practical Magic: Staging a Vacant Home to Sell - Part I
A Beautiful Update for Mom's Garden
Three Tips for Easy Summer Gardening
Garden Design: Working With Mother Nature
A DIY Barn Light for a Vintage Garage
An Old Country Cistern Wakes Up in the City
Heidi's June Plant Pick: Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'
dresser during revamp
A Princess Dresser Gets a Grown-Up Makeover
Tomato Tips from Mr. B.
Tomato Tips from Mr. B
A Tropical Makeover for an Old Cookie Sheet
Heidi's May Plant Pick: Blue Flag Iris
A Peony Experiment
A New Life for an Old Trailer Sink
Arranging Calla Lilies: Three Easy Ways
Cute Rustic Burlap Plant Wraps
Darlings of the Shade Garden
Pretty Burlap Greenhouse Shades
Living Room Spring Spruce-Up
Heidi's April Plant Pick: Epimedium
Taking Walkway Lights to New Heights
Getting Organized is Bunk
Curtains for a Funny Little Window
My Edwardian Shamrocks
Spring Container Gardening with Smoke and Mirrors
Heidi's March Plant Pick: Flowering Quince
My Vintage Linen Obsession
How to Make a Vintage-Inspired Laundry Hamper
Late Winter in the Greenhouse
Starting Seeds Indoors on a Shoestring
Beauty Under Glass - a Camellia Centerpiece
Heidi's February Plant Pick: Corsican Hellebore
Home Office Decor on a Budget
Rustic Greenhouse Lights from a Mad Scientist
Sweet Hearts - DIY Valentine Gift Bags
The Lamp Whisperer
From Blah to Beautiful: DIY Cork Board Revamp
Bringing the Arched Doorways Back
How to Survive A Kitchen Remodel
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Heidi's January Plant Pick: Cyclamen Coum
Winter Floral Designs: Three Easy Ways
My Top 10 Posts for 2014 and a Look Ahead at 2015
Kitchen Remodel Part 3: Our New Original Kitchen
Pretty Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas with Burlap and Yarn
A Warm Welcome: A Porch Bench Gets a Budget Winter Makeover
Three Festive Lighting Ideas for the Holidays and Beyond
The Foraged Wreath
Golden Euonymus
Heidi's December Plant Pick: Golden Euonymus
Kitchen Remodel Part 2: Ghosts of Kitchens Past
Sunglo lean-to
Greenhouse Sneak Peek
Button Up These Pretty Jewelry Organizers
Setting a Formal Table: Lessons from an English Manor House
A Simple and Pretty Thanksgiving Table Setting
Growing Paperwhites for a Beautiful Holiday Centerpiece
Arts and Crafts Dining Chairs Get a Wild Makeover
Fall Dinner Party: Setting a Festive Table
Kitchen remodel verde typhoon granite
Kitchen Remodel Part 1: Plan "B" for Better
Heidi's November Plant Pick: Cyclamen
Midcentury chair revamp
Mid Century Modern Chair Revamp
Greenhouse - University of Texas in Austin
Greenhouse on the Brain
Trapped in Time: How a Couple Rescued Their Dining Room
Pumpkin Decorating
Confessions of a Pumpkin Thief
Master Bathroom Remodel Part 3: Adding the Jewelry
Sedum Autumn Joy
Heidi's October Plant Pick: Sedum Autumn Joy
Container gardens for fall: cypress, kale and pansies
Container Gardens for Fall: A Hail to Kale
Decorating with Hydrangeas
Flower Arranging with Hydrangeas: Three Quick and Easy Ways
Master Bathroom Remodel Part 2: Turning the Dream into Reality
Garden Design: Color Ideas for Creating a Unified Look in Your Garden
Party Decorating Ideas for Entertaining on a Budget
Master Bathroom Remodel Part 1: How We Got Started
Color Tip: Go Bold and Have Fun with Garden Structures
Celebration of Life Party: Ideas for Saying Goodbye to a Special Lady


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