The Goals for My Front Yard Garden - For the Love of Water, Food, Bees, and Flowers

The Goals for My Front Yard Garden - For the Love of Water, Food, Bees, and Flowers

I have lots of front yard gardening posts to share with you so I’m breaking them up into a few pieces. In this one, I want to share with you the goals for our front yard landscape. A a serial over-thinker, you can bet that I had multiple goals that I thought long and hard about when planning what to plant to replace our pathetic front yard. From trying to save the planet to wanting to enjoy all the pretty things, here are my garden goals.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

The things on my mind this week including a grey brown kitchen, the surprising responses from my latest blog post, a podcast about meat, a new podcast from everyone’s favorite scientist, conscientious human bingo, where you can get a sneak peek at my future designs, phrases to replace, composting humans, old vs. new houses, a vegan cookbook, and my thoughts on this weekend’s sales.

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Repairing the Stucco on the Outside of the House

Repairing the Stucco on the Outside of the House

It’s about time I share more about our landscaping project that I’ve been teasing about for awhile. I last left off sharing how I saved thousands of dollars and saved foliage from the landfill when trying to clear out our front yard to make way for new plantings.

Once we removed the existing plantings and regraded our dirt pile, it became obvious that there was some stucco repair to be done. I’m here to share what I did, how I did it, and give you some satisfying before and afters to enjoy.

Now, I realize this isn’t a DIY project that most people need to do. But I want to share this post to keep you updated on the work that went into the restoration of my home and demonstrate the power of a determined DIYing woman (me). If you have the privilege of time, energy, physical ability, and money, you can do nearly any home improvement project - even the unglamorous ones. Plus, I took a bunch of photos, so I need to publish them on the internet - If I don’t prove I did it, did the project didn’t even happen??

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How to Train Vines to Climb a Fence + A Video

How to Train Vines to Climb a Fence + A Video

A couple of weeks ago I shared how I refreshed a tired fence, and now I’m back to tell you how I covered up the refinished fence with vines and flowers. I love foliage and will happily plant a tree or bush or shrub or vine anywhere and everywhere outside. So, while I covered up my freshly stained fence, I’m v pleased with my wall of leaves and flowers.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

The things on my mind this week including the bathroom I want to copy and paste into my house, a show I binge watched, is local shopping less eco-friendly than online shopping, a podcast about electronic glitches, a vintage item I love, who I like to donate to on Mother’s Day, a new house purchase from fave bloggers of mine, speeding up extinction, and followers copying my projects.

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A Crowd-Sourced Guide to New Orleans

A Crowd-Sourced Guide to New Orleans

I visited New Orleans for the first time last week and it was such a treat! I asked Instagram followers for recommendations for their favorite Nola eateries and sights - thanks, folks! It would be just plain rude to not share the hot tips, so here they are for you. I’m calling out the places Ross and I enjoyed as well as the recommendations that we didn’t have time for but I’m v sure are worthwhile. Check ‘em all out the next time you visit Nola!

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

The things on my mind this week including my trip to New Orleans, climate change refugees, how our diets have an environmental impact, a new beekeeping book, the lack of a mantel, faulty forensics, a wallpapered loft, what separates humans from animals, biodegradable plastics, a gigantic kitchen sink, my favorite Pinterest board, and my monthly playlist.

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Sustainable Travel Tips and Essentials from a Minimal Homebody

Sustainable Travel Tips and Essentials from a Minimal Homebody

If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably noticed that I've been traveling quite a bit lately. I'll admit that it feels odd for such a serious homebody to be out and about so much, but, while I do miss home, I've found ways to make traveling easier.

I've collected a few of my favorite travel essentials that I recommend to everyone. Now, this isn't going to be a round-up of travel gimmicks that give you more stuff to carry around. I like to travel as minimally and as ecologically as possible, so here it goes!

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