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My (Very Tardy) May Garden

Geez! What is wrong with me! All this summertime business is interrupting my work flow. I took these photos on May 31st, I swear. I love this time of year in the garden because things change so rapidly and quickly and it is so fun to watch and be a part of. If only the weeds didn’t want to grow as fast as all my perennials. READ MORE
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Our New Woodland Patio With Article Outdoor Furniture

Our New Woodland Patio With Article Outdoor Furniture

Ooooh, I’m so excited to share with you guys so many outdoor spaces at the cabin this year! To bring you up to speed, we purchased our Northwoods Wisconsin (aka West Wisco) cabin nearly two years ago. We’ve done a lot of improvements to the interior spaces since moving in August of 2017, and the outdoor spaces were left by ...
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Converting a Hardwired Light to a Plug-in & a Porch Update!

Converting a Hardwired Light to a Plug-in & a Porch Update!

Sometimes you see a coooool light fixture and then you come to find out it’s hardwired and the space you envisioned it for does not have an electric box for a hardwired installation. Bummer, right? That happens to me a lot, and with the bits of electrical light fixture knowledge I have acquired over the last few years I now ...
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A Modern Green, Black and Brass Look for The Cabin Guest Bedroom

A Plan for the Cabin Guest Bedroom

As you can imagine or maybe have experienced, it’s hard to furnish an entire cabin. Your basically starting at square one, and a lot of what we have at the cabin has been stuff I’ve been socking away in hopes of one day having a cabin. The room that really took the brunt of my alley-garbage-day-finds was the guest bedroom ...
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Painting the Cabin Dark Green

Painting the Cabin Dark Green

I want to spend a good chunk of the summer focused on updating the exterior of our Wisconsin cabin. I’ve got big plans, and at the top of the list is a new paint job. Since the day we looked at it, we talked about eventually painting it black. I like the grey-green color that the board and batten is ...
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Instructions for Choosing and Installing the Perfect Ceiling Medallion

Tutorial : Installing a Ceiling Medallion

Wazzzup! Let’s talk about ceiling medallions! Remember back when I was doing the dining room refresh earlier this year? One of the things on my refresh list was a new ceiling medallion. I had been planning to change out the our drum light fixture with this beaut from Patrick Townsend Design – I had had my eye on it forever ...
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Painting My Stairwell without Dying

Painting My Stairwell without Dying

Hey Pals! I've been teasing this post for awhile, but I never meant for it to take so long to get to ya. The reason this post is such a big deal for me, is that I've been trying to figure out how to paint the stairwell with high ceilings for literally years! I didn't want to go as far ...
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Details and Plans on how to Construct a Horizontal Fence

All The Info About My Horizontal Fence

It’s like clockwork, every spring the e-mails about my fence start to trickle in. I never knew when we first built the fence that it would attract so much attention, but it has! It has been very well documented but the info is scattered around the blog and I thought I’d put it together in one tidy post for ya ...
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Target's Patio Sale is Just What I Need!

Target’s Patio Sale is Just What I Need!

Today I felt inspired, so I thought sharing a few of my favorite things from Target’s patio line might help me break through. Let me start by saying it went from 50 some degrees yesterday morning to straight up blizzarding today, that’s supposed to be funny, right? I don’t know what else to do at this point except to give ...
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