Caring for a Fiddle Leaf Fig

Fiddle Leaf Figs are my favorite house plants and pretty much the favorite of designers everywhere.  They are a hot commodity and it's easy to see why, they are gorgeous!  They have the most beautiful and full form, filling dead corners and spaces to bring life, color, and height to any room.  Caring for a fiddle leaf fig can be tricky for some people, so here are my tips.   My FLF started as a wee baby and in a smaller pot.  See … [Read more...]

Spring Mantel

Before I threw the Favorite Things Party, I wanted to invite spring into my home.  Especially since the weather was making me less than convinced it was spring.  I have some fun spring decor that I got out for my 'mantel.'  It's really my entry table since my actual mantel houses the television and will never look super girly and pretty. I know Easter is now past, but this spring mantel could work for at least another month. I started … [Read more...]

Faking a Green Thumb with HGTVGardens

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of HGTVgardens I've been gardening all my life.  My mother is an expert gardener and helped me learn about it even as a young girl.  We had this little playhouse in the back yard and my best friend and I dug out a spot behind it to have our own garden.  We planted tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, etc.  We didn't grow a lot, but it was so fun and rewarding when we did. Fast forward to 20 years … [Read more...]

An Easy Tiered Planter and Other Plans

This post was sponsored and written on behalf of The Home Depot; all opinions are my own. If you've been following along for the last couple of weeks, you've seen my large Flower Tower and my mini Flower Tower.  You've seen my backyard plans, and my shopping trip to gather supplies.  I still have a very long way to go, but I wanted to share with you another project I made which was inspired by these other outdoor projects. Isn't this … [Read more...]

How to Make a Flower Tower…Take 2

This post was sponsored and written on behalf of The Home Depot; all opinions are my own. I've been working with the Home Depot on a Dig into Spring campaign and my project was the Flower Tower!  If you go back and read my first post about it, I show you the original directions.  Now I'm going to show you how to make a Flower Tower with my own revised directions.  (I recommend reading my original Flower Tower post first.) I have to say … [Read more...]

How to Make a Flower Tower

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot; however all opinions are my own. Remember my Project: Outdoor Living plans?  Well I've already gotten started and made my first Flower Tower!  And vertical gardening is not as intimidating as it looks!  I've actually now made two and each one gets a little better and a little easier.  And I've gotta say, these are awesome statement pieces for my patio!  My backyard is VERY … [Read more...]

Alice’s Funeral: “Goodbye Temporarily”

Alice Demske Hansen's funeral was held on a beautiful Monday, May 14th. Kurt and Alice dated for four years before getting married, 1 1/2 of which was long distance.  When they dating long distance, they would spend hours and hours talking on the phone.  They hated to hang up and disconnect with each other.  They always said, "Goodbye, temporarily!" With the help of my florist friend, I put together the funeral flowers. I chose flowers that … [Read more...]

Seven Ways to Bring Spring Into Your House

Ah, Spring.  Don't you love it? "It's spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"  ~Mark Twain Is it spring for you yet?  I hear it snowed in Utah yesterday.  It was almost summer here last week, with a high of 95, and now it's rainy and cold.  But the one thing I miss most that AZ don't have is the … [Read more...]