tag: garden

a garden party

July 22, 2014

Posted by in handmade

garden party garden parties, firefly nights and a freshly picked bouquet of flowers. that’s what a garden means to me! i hope a few of these products will inspire you to enjoy your garden this year. head on over to my latest houzz ideabook to read more and grab the sources to these beautiful products!

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diy antler hose rack

July 10, 2014

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i’m so happy to begin gardening again. jumping around the country over the last few years made it difficult to grow much, but now that we’re settled it’s time to start homesteading again. i’ll be sharing more of the outside of our home over the next week or so, but today i just want to share a simple and beautiful diy project with you. my new antler hose rack! isn’t she darling?

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diy antler hose rack materials

after i got the idea, i started scouring the web for a suitable (and affordable) pair of faux antlers. when i stumbled across this pair, i thought they were perfect! i knew i wanted to paint them white, so the coloring didn’t matter. here’s what you need!


pair of faux antlers

high gloss white spray paint suitable for outdoor use

white drinking water hose*

brass twist nozzle*

*of course, you can use your existing hose and nozzle, but since i’ll be watering my vegetable garden with this water, i wanted to get a hose that was suitable to drink from. i’ve also fallen in love with this brass twist nozzle! with a simple twist, it ranges from a fine mist to a powerful spray with all the perfect streams in-between. i use it for everything!

diy antler hose hook by going home to roost

once you’ve gathered your supplies, just apply 2-3 coats of white spray paint to the antlers and let them dry. use a pair of long screws to attach them near your hose spigot. wrap your hose and hang it on the antlers, then smile!

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plant these to save bees

March 18, 2014

plant these save bees

i’m just beginning to make plans for a little square foot garden this year, and will definitely be taking the honey bees into consideration! plant these to help save the honey bees by hannah rosengren includes 7 herbs, 7 perennials and 7 annuals that attract bees. spread the word and help save the bees!

what will you be planting this year?

p.s. and my obsession with all things sweet as honey continues. :)

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videos to delight in

April 5, 2013

Posted by in simple living

friends, today i leave you with four videos that have inspired me deeply this week. they have given me so much inspiration and helped me refocus my energy on living simply. the urge to homestead overwhelms me, and my hope is to return to it soon. see you all on monday! love, bonnie

honey harvest featuring sarah and david

garden by tiger jar

visiting trelawney farm

the art of making bread

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colorful garden hoses

March 18, 2013

Posted by in gardening

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one of my favorite ways to make our home cheery is by looking for alternatives to everyday boring items… like garden hoses! why have a drab ‘ol green garden hose like everyone on the block when you could brighten up your lawn with one of these beauties? my favorite is this robin egg blue one, i think using it would make me feel all martha stewart-y and turn watering the garden into an exciting even which would in turn surely make my plants grow more abundantly (right?). i think so.

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the new general store

October 17, 2012

Posted by in simple living

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the new general store is an online shop featuring home furnishings, pantry provisions and garden supplies galore! all boast a beautiful natural and ‘clean’ look that makes you feel fresh and summery. you’ll find white sponges, rosemary olive oils, teak serving boards, linen aprons, wooden garden tools, blackberry jam and mint tea. ahhh.

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hanging garden tables

August 24, 2012

Posted by in home decor

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you can bet that i’ve now added ‘beaten up old barnwood door’ to my thrift shop-yard sale list (yes,there is an actual list!). draped over the limbs of a sturdy tree and adorned with candlelight, i can’t think of a dreamier place for a garden meal. though i’m not sure where they found those most perfect woven baskets to sit on (photo 1), i’m thinking big slices of a tree trunk would do just as well for sitting stools.

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diy hanging garden

August 14, 2012

diy hanging garden

when i ran across this diy hanging kokedama plant tutorial over on bldg 25, i thought what the perfect addition they would be to a wedding, outdoor patio or garden party! i’m envisioning them hung at all different heights, with some italian lights strung in between them (like this!).

diy hanging garden

head on over to bldg 25 for an in-depth step-by-step tutorial on how to make one of these beauties yourself. if you want to see more projects like this, be sure to check out this tutorial as well!

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