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Vegetable Gardens Need Love Too.

Budz! You may remember a few weeks ago when the kid and I built an addition to our raised bed garden scene. The seedlings are all starting to grow and the new raised bed garden is coming along nicely. However, the raised bed gardens on the side of my house are lacking landscaping and general prettiness. Right now it looks like we just dropped a few raised beds in the yard, which we kinda did. It turns out that mowing around raised bed gardens is not easy. I mean, I could buy a cool weed wacker but where's the fun in that? I can't pass up an opportunity to add yet another garden to this smallish city lot. So it's on - a new garden for my gardens. I've decided to meld things together a bit by adding edging around the gardens, see below for the plan to get the big picture. I would like to make a garden for the veggie garden. I know you guys, maybe it seems a bit excessive, but I can’t just let it stay the way it is. This could be the perfect opportunity to make that super quaint urban garden and pretty up the side of our house, highlighting it as a welcoming entrance to the backyard. I'd like to use edging and make a new small border around the vegetable gardens removing the grass that causes me trouble mowing. The edging would follow the contour of the house as well as the contour of the foundation garden that runs along the side of our house. Between the veg gardens and the house there would be a meandering stone pathway sunk into the lawn. It would still be easily mowed over because it would be flush with Get the Scoop [...]
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Thinking About : Hammocks!

Handmade Nicaraguan Hammocks
When I was thumbing through the June issue of Elle Decor magazine I stopped dead in my tracks when I came to a page featuring beautifully handmade Nicaraguan hammocks. I thought to myself “Scoops! You need a GD hammock”!

Now I don’t know if I really need a hammock in my backyard, I very much like the idea of one, but in reality it would probably take up too much space. However, I do totally adore these hammocks from The Hang a Hammock Collective. Guess what else guys? They are totally affordable. Not usually something you come across in Elle Decor. Prices range from $94 to $115. Check out the collectives Etsy store over here and don’t even try and convince me why a hammock would be a good idea for me, I totally don’t need the encouragement, my husband will thank you ;)

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Can’t Get You Out of My Mind

Images via Design Love Fest photographed by Laure Joliet Did you guys happen to catch the Before & After bedroom makeover of Bri from Design Love Fest's a few weeks ago? It was designed in collaboration with Victoria from sfgirlbybay and it turned out amazingly. You guys, I can’t stop thinking about it! This room sums up exactly what I envision for our bedroom when we maybe-kinda-sorta-possibly-might get around to spiffing it up this fall. Whenever it happens I will definitely be looking back at these images for inspiration. I love the combination of Scandinavian and modern furniture pieces, brass fixtures and accents, green flora, subtle touches of blush pink and white and light linens. Of course, the thing I love the most is that light fixture from Cedar and Moss, kind of obsessed. If you haven't seen it yet, go check out the complete Before & After over here. Images via Design Love Fest photographed by Laure Joliet   Get the Scoop [...]
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I don't know about you guys, but there is nothing I like receiving more for Mother's Day then large bags of black mulch. I spent Mother's Day last year knee deep in mulch, and I couldn't have been happier. Although I do like mulch very, very much, I do have my eye on a few other garden items, just in case anyone out there is paying attention. Here goes... 1Custom Trellis Fence (for the garage exterior from Garden Metalwork 2Copper Bird Bath from Interior Home Scapes 3Watering Wand from Rejuvenation 4Copper Rain Chain from Monarch Rain Chains 5Antique Iron Sprinkler from The Garden Spotter on Etsy 6Hand Trowel, Cultivator & Weeder from Rejuvenation 7Low Picket Chair from Loll Designs 8Black Mulch from The Home Depot 9Pretty String Lights from Rejuvenation Happy Weekend, you guys! Here's to hoping it get's springy soon! Get the Scoop [...]
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Thinking About : B&W Pillows

Hey Guys! If you've been following along, you know that I've been working hard on updating the sunroom off our master bedroom over the last few weeks. You may have noticed that the photos I shared last week mostly featured black and white pillows. You also may have noticed that all of those pillows are from my living room. That's how I roll, always moving stuff around my house and constantly redecorating. However, my living room is crying, and it needs its pillows back. I really love the look of black and white against the newly reupholstered navy sofa, and I'd like to find some new black and white pillows to add to my growing collection. Having accessories in the same color story makes rearranging my home super easy, which I seem to have a hopeless addiction to, obviously. Here's a list of my current favorite black and white pillows. I wish I could have them all, but that would be crazy, and I wouldn't have any money left. 1Black Mini Triangle Pillow from Ferm Living Shop 2Diamond in the Rough Pillow from Forage Modern 3Laplljung Cushion from Ikea 4Gran Cushion Cover from Fine Little Day 5Merry Mosaics - Cover me Up Cushion Cover from House of Rym 6Maze from Target 7Pendleton Wool Pillow from Robin Cottage on Etsy 8Mountain Pillow from Thief and Bandit on Etsy 9Gent Cushion from Marika Giacinti Get the Scoop [...]
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