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2018 Summer DIY Projects!

2018 Summer DIY Projects!

This summer is passing by at rocket speed! We have been crazy busy with one project after another… and NO

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WINTER Wonderland!

WINTER Wonderland!

WINTER is another season filled with it’s own unique magic and a perfect ending/beginning to the year. I will be

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HAPPY New Year -2018!

HAPPY New Year -2018!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season and are ready make your NEW year

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SHOP NOW and HERE for all your DIY Projects!

SHOP NOW and HERE for all your DIY Projects!

I am SO excited and honored to introduce you to my existing and new merchant affiliates and their incredible products! 

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Let’s Get that Garage ORGANIZED!

Let’s Get that Garage ORGANIZED!

Is the weather preventing you from getting outside and doing the things you enjoy?  Take advantage of your indoor time

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Hello FALL! …or is it AUTUMN?

Hello FALL! …or is it AUTUMN?

The trees are turning; the weather’s getting cooler; Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back—it’s finally FALL!  No! -exclaims that one friend

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What is Your Plant Hardiness Zone?

What is Your Plant Hardiness Zone?

To find your zone, use this interactive Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM) -click here.  This map is generated and kept

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DIY Plant Stakes

DIY Plant Stakes

One of my favorite DIY mentors is Joanna Gaines.  You may know her and her husband, Chip, from their home

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Image result for summer Home and Garden DIY project picturesThis summer is passing by at rocket speed! We have been crazy busy with one project after another… and NO time to write about them! And there is SO MUCH to write about! Where do I begin? It’s been both rewarding and frustrating. We are getting some really awesome experience to pass on to you. Things are finally slowing down a bit; so, I will jump into documenting our DIY stories and tips very soon.  Thank you for sticking with me!

 

 

Is the weather preventing you from getting outside and doing the things you enjoy?  Take advantage of your indoor time and get ORGANIZED! I know it seems overwhelming and you are feeling a little lazy these days. But, think about all the time you waste looking for things and the money you waste when you end up buying what you can’t find! Being organized can help you find and utilize your things quicker saving you precious time and money. Imagine how much more time you will have to do all those things you enjoy if only you could FIND that picnic basket, fishing/camping equipment, golf clubs, surfboard and those water skis. Where did you put them? Organize once and maintain it with a durable long lasting system/products and you will never have to feel that frustration again. To get organized you will not only need the incentive to organize your chaotically stored items, you will also need some organization tools to facilitate that effort.

Of course, there are a lot of great organizers out there, so you need to do your research and find the one that works best for you. In my search for good organization system for our own cluttered garage area, the FLOW WALL product line caught my eye and even seemed familiar to me.  You see, my husband loves to watch car restoration shows; and I remembered noticing how organized the garage storage areas and work space is. Now, I realized the Flow Wall product line is being used on several of these TV shows where organization is the key to efficiency …and prosperity.  I noted that the host of some of these shows is endorsing the Flow Wall product line for use in garages. Although, this article is primarily focused on organizing garage spaces, you can customize this system and products for many other cluttered areas.

Per it’s advertisement, Flow Wall is the most effective way to organize your garage, laundry room, or tool shed. With the innovative plans and designs, you can create a custom storage space that will help you eliminate clutter, organize your belongings, and easily find what you need. You can purchase cabinets, shelves, and bins separately or get the whole package with lifestyle and starter sets.

Our garage is definitely a ‘sore subject’ in our house. Ever since our move in 2016, we have been throwing away things we thought we would never use again and ‘storing’ massive amount of ‘stuff’ that do not know what to do with yet. That ‘storage’ method has gotten out of hand. When we realized that we could no longer park our cars in the garage and were spending way too much time trying to find things, we decided it was time to take some serious action to put an end to that frustration.  Oh, there are other cluttered storage areas that are equally frustrating; but, we are starting with the garage intending to create a ‘grab and go’ garage storage system for a fun summer and to make our winters easier.

Here is a Garage Make Over video depicting how a this type of transformation can be done. By the way, this was a Flow Wall give away!

TIP: If you are not sure where/how to get started, Flow Wall offers a planning guide that will walk you through the process of identifying your storage needs, measuring your space, and finding the right storage equipment for your needs. They are ready to help you make the most of your space.

Click this link to the Flow Wall Garage Organizers website to get started.

Make sure that you take advantage of the current discounts, sales, and giveaways.
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Here is the endorsement that caught my eye.

WINTER is another season filled with it’s own unique magic and a perfect ending/beginning to the year. I will be working to help you bring this magic into your home in ways that will help you make the best of this beautiful time of the year. To get you in the mood, I hope you enjoy this timeless rendition of WINTER WONDERLAND by Johnny Mathis and the incredible winter photography.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season and are ready make your NEW year one of the best yet! I took a little break in December; but, I am back now and will be providing you with new tips to improve your home and garden. Please stay tuned to this website as I continue to build its content and them with links to amazing discounts that will facilitate all your home and garden projects in 2018 -and help you stay within your budget. Go to the SHOP NOW tab and click on the *NEW Special Offers link to stay up to date on the most current sales -or click on any of my advertisers for direct access to any of your store-specific shopping needs.

The trees are turning; the weather’s getting cooler; Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back—it’s finally FALL!  No! -exclaims that one friend who cares deeply about proper English (language), it’s AUTUMN!!

I love all four seasons for each has its own unique beauty and style. I am so thankful to live in an area that allows me to fully embrace each season’s soul gifts. As I think about these seasonal gifts, I began to wonder why some call this time of the year FALL and others refer to it as AUTUMN. Have you ever wondered about this?

How did the two completely unalike words come to refer to the same season? As it turns out, both ‘autumn’ and ‘fall’ originated in Britain. So why is ‘fall’ primarily used in America?

The older of the two words is autumn, which first came into English in the 1300s from the Latin word autumnus. (Etymologists aren’t sure where the Latin word came from.) It had extensive use right from its first appearance in English writing, and with good reason: the common name for this intermediary season prior to the arrival of autumn was harvest, which was potentially confusing, since harvest can refer to both the time when harvesting crops usually happens (autumn) as well as the actual harvesting of crops (harvest). The word autumn was, then, a big hit.

Names for the season didn’t just end with autumn, however. Poets continued to be wowed by the changes autumn brought, and in time, the phrase “the fall of the leaves” came to be associated with the season. This was shortened in the 1600s to fall.

Around this time, England’s empire was fast expanding, which meant that the English language was going places. One place it went was to the New World, and it set up shop in North America in the 1600s. As time went on, the English spoken in America and the English spoken in Britain diverged: there wasn’t as much contact between the two groups of English speakers. Throw into the mix the independence of the United States, and the fact that the type of English spoken in America became part of our early national identity, and the gulf between the two dialects of English widened.

A handful of words got caught in the identity crisis, and fall was one of them. Both autumn and fall were born in Britain, and both emigrated to America. But autumn was, by far, the more popular term for quite a long time. In fact, the “autumn” sense of fall wasn’t even entered into a dictionary until 1755, when Samuel Johnson first entered it in his Dictionary of the English Language.

By the middle of the 1800s, American English and British English had diverged, and so had fall and autumn. One early American lexicographer, John Pickering, noted in his entry for fall:

A friend has pointed out to me the following remark on this word: “In North America the season in which this [the fall of the leaf] takes place, derives its name from that circumstance, and instead of autumn is universally called the fall.”
—John Pickering, A Vocabulary, or Collection of Words Which Have Been Supposed to Be Peculiar to the United States of America, 1816

We aren’t sure why Fall flourished in the United States—Pickering’s friend gives us no further particulars—but by the mid-1800s, fall was considered to be entirely American by American lexicographers. Fall is still occasionally used in countries where British English is spoken, but usually only in a handful of fixed phrases, like spring and fall.

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Merriam Webster- Why does this season have two vastly different names?