Gardening

The Arcadia Edible Garden Tour Photos

With the lack of blog updates lately, I realized that I hadn’t shared some of the photos I took at the last Arcadia Edible Garden Tour. We only got to see a few of the gardens before we had to head on over to the Sweet Life market and help out at the booth, but what we did see was amazing and inspiring! Gardeners are truly special people with a great connection to the earth and our roots, and I feel so lucky to have seen some of their beautiful spaces. I didn’t get to take as many pictures this

Gardening, House Projects

 Life Lately

Things have been quietly busy this last month. We’ve been spending a lot of time in Grammy’s pool and working on keeping an active toddler inside with the 108 degree weather. This is no easy feat, when I am constantly reminded that we should visit that “Pooh”, or toddler translation, “Pool”. It’s been hard to stay motivated with this heat, but I have had time to start a couple of projects. One of which is painting the top kitchen cabinets white. This is kind of a big deal. It’s taken me 3 years to convince Husband that this is a

House Projects

A Preview of the Kitchen

We’ve had a busy couple of months and I have to admit, I was more than ready to finish December and welcome a new year. We spent almost all December down with the cold and flu and just like with my first, I’ve been having preterm contractions, so we’ve been taking things easy. We only need to make it a few more weeks until baby is considered full term, so each day is a blessing. We can’t wait to meet this little boy! I wanted to share a quick before and after of the kitchen makeover. Later this week I’ll

Gardening

Top 7 Tips For Growing Tomatoes In Raised Beds

Growing tomatoes in raised beds is a great way to grow these highly-prized vegetables. The high soil temperature and access to plenty of sunlight make this the perfect environment for growing tomatoes.
When you plant your tomatoes, you can apply some of these homemade tomato fertilizer recipes to the soil. You can buy a ready-made tomato trellis or build one using wooden boards and a few hooks. If you are growing other vegetables in the same bed, install a support frame instead of a trellis. You will have easy access to the plants.

House Projects

Frame Wall – My Favorite Frame Walls

I would like to share an example of one of my absolutely favorite frame walls. One of my first clients, and very dear friend, recently asked me to design a wall where she could display recent photographs of her family and grandchildren We wanted to make sure to showcase her charming personality and style, while still allowing for a classic design. My client has yet to add pictures, but I couldn’t wait to share this lovely space.  You can see my gorgeous friend reflected in this one!