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.Read More
I love looking at how people store things - especially in their kitchens. I like learning other people’s reasoning for things, I like snooping, and I always like to improve on my own spaces. So, I filmed one of my own kitchen! However, mine isn’t perfect. This whole kitchen was a stopgap solution until we could renovate the space (coming soon!) so there’s no fancy pull out drawers, no custom spice racks, no perfectly sized shelves, and certainly no perfect layout.
The things going on this week including my trip to Chicago, the blogger pals I got to see, my favorite jeans, plastic free July, getting started with sourdough, an antique bathroom makeover and a tiny house kitchen reveal.
I’ve been sharing oodles of front yard and landscape posts (get ‘em all here) and the icing on the landscape cake is always lighting. I installed the lights only a couple of weeks ago and it’s amazing how much the space has transformed in the evenings. In typical fashion, I thought long and hard about lighting, so here’s the full scoop on making our front yard garden just as pretty at night as it is during the day.
It’s been three months since I’ve given you an update on my kitchen remodel, so here’s what’s been going on lately. I’ve got good news, disappointing news, and just plain ol’ updates.
The things on my mind this week including: my favorite city I’m visiting right now, adapted classic paintings, a book for vintage kitchen planning, a cottage makeover, steps to going zero waste, cheap old houses, my new slogan, an auction I recommend you support, the issue with buying eco-friendly replacements, a thanks for the coffee, and more.
The post so so SO many of you have been asking for! A full plant guide of the each of the flora in my front yard. The collection includes a mix of California natives, a few Australian natives that thrive in our similar climate, but all with an emphasis on low water that are beautiful and mostly evergreen.
The things on my mind this week including a house I have no words for, an epic snack table, my favorite TV show back for another season, the best intro to zero waste ever, priorities and perspective, how to wash produce without gimmicks, a beautiful kitchen reveal, buying bloggers coffee, a new house renovation to follow, a podcast on the future of our earth and bodies, and more!
I’ve made it to the garden installation story, after many other posts all about prepping and planning - here we are! While I'm here to share the installation of the plantings and irrigation, this isn’t going to be a DIY tutorial post as much as a story of what happened and a bunch of photos of the process.