DIY Garden Shoji Screen

DIY Garden Shoji Screen

Although they are incredibly beautiful and serene, there are a lot of ugly things about having a pond. The list includes cleaning out slimy, smelly muck each spring, dead fish, water slug/leechy things and ugly hoses and equipment. It’s not all sunshine and lily...
Around 900 Square Feet in May

Around 900 Square Feet in May

Here is a quick post listing the things that got done around my place during the month of May. This post is actually more for me than you — so I can keep track of what needs to be done and when throughout the year. At the bottom is a really a cool photo of my...
Spring has sprung, deck is done.

Spring has sprung, deck is done.

I’m excited to share a project I  finished a couple of weeks ago. It was first on my spring to-do list, and I’m very pleased with myself – getting the job done, before the Solstice arrived, because it was the biggest job on my list for the summer,...
Little House. Little Know-How. Little Budget.

Little House. Little Know-How. Little Budget.

NOTHING MUCH EXCEPT A PRETTY BIG HEART. Ok, so this is awkward. Have you ever opened an email that was so important you were terrified respond right away? You read and re-read the original message and think to yourself ‘Man, the right response is gonna take some...
Dang, baby. Nice (gr)ass.

Dang, baby. Nice (gr)ass.

Remember this? This is how wretched my backyard ‘lawn’ has look for the past couple of years. You may recall I have been seriously obsessed with making my back lawn lush and beautiful this summer – and guess what? IT WORKED!!! Through the magic of...