Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
This post brought to you by iBulb. All opinions are 100% mine.
The Redhead and I have been loving watching our flowers bloom this spring!
She loves playing Assistant Gardner. :)
We're still waiting on her favorites, the Stella d'oro lilies. The pretty yellow flowers are such a welcome burst of color in front of the house.
We have lilies a lot of places, actually, mainly because they're pretty, but also because they're easy to keep alive (which is pretty much an essential in my grey-thumb world! ;) )
I love potting bulbs because they come back year after year, and they can survive just about any kind of weather (remember, people, I live in IOWA, where we're kind of known for "what the heck...?" weather.)
I rarely, if ever, have to do anything for my lilies other than water them, and even when I forget that (you guys know me! :) ) they still seem to thrive.
And who doesn't love having fresh flowers in the house?
I just blogged about how much I love heading out to the garden to clip fresh flowers to brighten up our home, rather than having to schlep to the store and spend money for them.
The lilies just keep coming up all summer long, and I'm never wanting for [FREE] pops of color!
There are so many types of lilies out there, the possibilities really are endless.
I remember my mom always had tiger lilies planted at our house when I was a kid, and I loved watching them grow so tall (and then of course walking through them, even though I wasn't supposed to ;) )
There are so many different varieties, all easy to care for, all beautiful, and some even have the added bonus of being incredibly fragrant!
Lilies are also super affordable, and available just about anywhere - grocery stories, garden centers, flower shops - pretty much any place that sells flowers. You're golden.
My point is, right now is the time we're all thinking about sprucing up our gardens and our homes, and here is an inexpensive, easy to care for, BEAUTIFUL way to do it!
Need some more inspiration?
So what are you waiting for? :)
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Oh, wait, that's because I HAVEN'T. ;)
Warning: this post is LONG. Like, “Lord of the Rings”-long.
Awesome, right? ;)
Obviously, it’s possible for this project to take less time.
Waiting for things to fully dry and start to cure only makes the finish more durable. It’s hard to be patient and wait, but in the end I need the finish to withstand a lot in this hardworking room. So, it was tough but worth it.
The first step is to remove the hardware and take off your doors and drawer fronts.
But when I had more doors than triangles, I just propped my stuff up on cans of food I swiped from the pantry and it was all good. Now THAT is recycling! (pre-cycling? Whatever. It worked.;) )
Thursday, May 16, 2013
This post brought to you by Crocs. All opinions are 100% mine.
Soooo... up until literally a week ago, we've been covered in SNOW. Yep, SNOW! In May!
Gotta love the heartland. :)
Well all of a sudden this week... BOOM! Summer! 90 degrees! Just like that.
We're a little more settled into some nice weather right now, and I have been jonesing to infuse some color into my world after what feels like a lifetime of grey, blah winter.
Apparently the folks at Crocs feel the same way, too! :) They're encouraging us all to share a "splash of color" for spring to help shake off the winter blahs, AND they want to reward us for it! Woot!
They're hosting the Crocs Instagram Sweepstakes where you have the chance to win a super cool prize package and a shopping spree from Crocs! And, all you have to do is share some splashes of color that are popping up in your world.
Aw, there's my sunshine! :)
All you have to do is Instagram some colorful piccs via Instagram.... are your flowers blooming? Did you get a bold new manicure? Make the most massive and colorful birthday cake? SHARE IT!
Done! :) You can check out what others are uploading, too.
You can enter up to 3 photos a day - what will yours be? Share in the comments if you're so inclined, what awesome colorful things you're peeping this spring.
You could win some sweet prizes, so get to snapping!