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Glowing Outdoor Orbs

Glowing Outdoor Orbs
O.K. Get ready for it … this one’s a doozy. Doozie? Doosey. It’s a humdinger. It looks high end with a side of huge impact, It costs next to nothing, And even if being “handy” to you means replacing your regular lightbulbs with eco-friendly ones … you’ll be able to do this in 3 minutes flat. Opaque glass shades found at second hand store … Mini Lights from Christmas … Glowing orbs for your garden Want more STUFF like this? Get my posts emailed to you daily. Total Cost: $3 In my attempt to make my backyard a teensy bit more contemporary than my 170 year old house I ran into a few problems. It isn’t gonna be for lighting if I can help it. So while perusing the local second hand store I came across some truly unfortunate stains on the carpet AND these ubiquitous opaque glass shades. Because as you can see, all you have to do is shove some old mini lights in em to create an outdoor light that even a magazine Editor in Chief will comment on. And here’s the best part! at night during the day p.s.

Homemade Weed Killer: The Experiment and the Results I've read in numerous places about using vinegar as a weed killer. Oh, vinegar. Is there anything you can't do? {Roundup} Chandeliers! I had randomly mentioned to my Hubby a couple of weeks ago that I wanted to move our bedroom into the master bedroom (I know that sounds odd but when we had originally bought the place we put ourselves in the guest room because my younger sister was living with us and we wanted her to be able to have her own space. The master bedroom was all the way to the back of the condo and had it's own bathroom so it made sense). Well, this casual mention was apparently taken to heart because I came home one day from work and he'd made the switch! What an awesome surprise to come home to; I got what I wanted and didn't even have to lift a finger for it!

Garden lights I just LOVE the warm glow from these hanging lanterns... From strands of Christmas lights to mason jars with tea lights to monochromatic white hurricanes to votives strung with pretty ribbon... I think they are ALL adorable...and totally DIY. Inspiration to host evening cocktails ASAP! What's new? Today I want to share the result of something I've been working on and thinking about for over a month! Not long ago I got it in my mind that I really should "get back to work". I've been somewhat retired (doing whatever I want) for going on 15 years now, but I'm thinking more and more that I should be 'out there' and making my own money.

While Daddy's Away, Mommy Will Play So my husband is gone for the next two weeks, which means two weeks of crafting and projects without feeling guilty! It was finally a nice warm day today, so the girls and I headed to Ace for materials for today's project. We made it through the store quickly and with no drama! And we came home with this. 2x2, 1x6, 1x4, 4x4 I had seen a really neat tutorial here to make your own candle sticks and I had seen a tutorial here to make candle stick hangers at Drab to Fab. Herbs in Shade: 7 Herbs that Grow in Shade Wondering what to plant in those shady areas of your landscape? There’s no need to resign yourself to standard shade-fillers, like pachysandra and ivy, when you could be growing useful herbs that thrive in low-light conditions. While many culinary herbs do require lots of direct sunlight (like basil and oregano, which originated in the sunny Mediterranean), other herbs usually listed as full-sun plants will do just fine in partial shade. Parsley, anise hyssop, lemon balm and shiso are among the best herbs for dappled light or areas that receive only a couple of hours of direct sun daily. Other, less-familiar herbs actually prefer shade.

{Challenge & Giveaway!} Easter Lily Backdrop How many of you have seen and fallen in love with this backdrop from BHLDN? And how many of you nearly passed out at the price tag?! I mean, $1,800?! How many of you at that point said you could do it yourself? Colorful Modulare Vertical Garden Wall Planters April 28, 2012 by Robin Plaskoff Horton When I spotted these colorful modular vertical planter systems at the Independent Garden Centers show, they reminded me of Uten.Silo, the classic 1969 wall storage containers designed for Vitra by Dorothee Becker. Their design cousin, Bellavaz, are modular self-watering planters with which one can get creative, arranging them in various patterns and shapes. Uten.Silo, the classic 1969 wall storage containers designed for Vitra by Dorothee Becker.