Category Archives: Outdoors


So my last blog post I mentioned how I added New Panes in my front door and picture window.  I just loved the character that it added!  And since I felt like I had a whole new door, I wanted to give the outside a bit of a face lift too!  The last time I did anything with the front entry was when I painted my stairs.   And although the painted steps helped to spruce it up a bit, there were still issues. … Continue Reading »


So the other day I was perusing through Menards like I so often do, grabbing my weekly supply of paint, stain, glue, nails, you know…every girls accessories, and I came across a major score!  Now that the outdoor department is open, I just had to see if they had any fun shrubs or trees that needed to be planted in my yard:)  You probably don’t know this but my mom is a major green thumb.  She know just about everything there is to … Continue Reading »

How To: Paint Your Concrete Steps

Well, I’ve been on a bit of an outside kick lately, since we have to soak every minute of it up before the brutal cold comes again here in Minnesota. So I have one more project that I’m going to share with you. It was a while back when I was reading the Thistlewood Farm blog and found this post.  She painted her steps!  And not only that, she painted them to look like there was a carpet runner on them. I.was.smitten. and … Continue Reading »

Guest House Door Makeover

This actually is not a new makeover, but I realized I hadn’t shown it to my blog readers yet.  If you remember, we turned our little garage behind our house into a small little guest house for the in-laws and any friends that show up:)  And now looking at the pics I realized I changed a few things inside as well…I’ll have to update that too:) But when we started the garage had an itty bitty door to enter… with the cute classic … Continue Reading »

Fall Decorating

Fall is my favorite season.  I love the crisp weather, I love sweatshirt season and campfires.  I love apple cider and candles burning.  I love it all, and I wish it would last at least 3 months.  But it doesn’t.  That’s why I feel like I have to start decorating a little early, to enjoy it as long as I can:) This year especially with not knowing what’s ahead I wanted to get a jump start on it, so last night I found … Continue Reading »

Playing in the Dirt

I love playing in the dirt.  I love making things more beautiful.  For me, the two seem to go hand in hand:)  When we bought this place I was excited to get my hands on the landscaping and start making it my own.  But…there were a few other projects that needed to come first.  So, the house won. This spring though has been a different story:)  As soon as it started to get warm out I was excited to “play in the dirt.”  … Continue Reading »

Outdoor Living

The most recent project we tackled on this house that is soon to be not ours anymore *sniff sniff* :)  was the outside.  I repainted the whole house, with help from my mom and sister with I was 8 1/2 months preggers with Kynlee.  That nesting thing…it really is true:)  Then last summer my mom came up and helped us landscape.  She’s a true master gardener…yay us:)  But my favorite spot that we created was actually with the help of Nagel Landscaping.  He … Continue Reading »