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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

DIY Concrete Bench

Good morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend!

As a homeowner there is always something that needs done - remodeled, repaired, and/or removed - all for the sake of improvement. Of course, you need to be independently wealthy to do some projects! That's why I'm always on the lookout for relatively inexpensive DIY projects. Today's post fits that to a tee!

Ample outdoor seating can be a problem. Or you have a space that just isn't right for patio chairs. Well, whatever the reason - this project will help. I believe I came across this on pinterest and I want to pass it along to you.

As soon as I saw it I knew it was something that I wanted to put in place in our backyard.  We have this strange space between our deck and the garage man door that is just awkward.  Plants won't even grow there - so how bad is that? This concrete bench is just what is needed in that space!!  It not only solves that weird space, but gives us extra seating at the same time and will be the beginning of our new patio area that we want to do! 

So, if you have the need for more places to sit comfortably or have a strange space this just might be what you need to do too! Follow my link!

Outdoor Room

I like the look of the rocks but I don't think that will be part of our plan. Also, I am thinking that painting the concrete blocks would make this more appealing to the eye! (My hubby says you can paint anything and after almost 19 years of marriage - I believe him!) 

I'm wondering if I can figure out a way to get some matching foot stools, too. would be nice to prop your feet up, huh? I definitely want to keep with the whole concrete block or weather proof materials. 

I'm hoping this project can come together over the next couple of weeks (fingers crossed).  I will take pictures as we go and post them when we have it all done!

Have a great Wednesday - see ya soon!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Buggy Birdfeeder - Lowe's Creative Ideas

Good morning!

It's been a long time since I posted, hasn't it? Sorry about that. I was spending a good bit of my time online looking for a car since one of ours died. No shame really since it was 10 years old! We've replaced it and now Mom has a new taxi!!

Anyway, today's post is a project that caught my eye at Lowe's Creative Ideas and I knew I would pass it along to all of you.  I have to admit that I have a soft spot for the birds and these feeders are just too cute.  It would be a nice project to do with your kiddo(s)! Check it out here:

Buggy Birdfeeders

buggy birdfeeders

Have a good over the hump day!  See ya soon!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Hey, everyone!  I know - 2 posts in one day - can you believe it? I came across this recipe a while ago and I keep forgetting to post it - so here you go.  

I have 3 dogs and they all LOVE peanut butter. So when I saw this recipe I had to bookmark it and keep if for them.  I have not made any yet but I do have all the ingredients for them.  I'm sure they will be a big hit in my house - how about yours?

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

A great big thank you to Missy at!!!

DIY Wooden Floor Mat — Lowe’s Creative Ideas

Good afternoon!  Hope everyone had a good weekend.

Our weather here in North Carolina has been downright summer like - with temperatures in the 90's already.  Thankfully we had a cold front come through this weekend and now it's feeling more like spring.  But today's project is good for any season!

I love the look of this doormat.  The colors would just make your porch come alive!  The project information at Lowe's states that the project is about $30 to complete, but I think you might spend a little more if you didn't have the paint already. Also, as one of the people who commented - I would put squares at the ends to cover the bare rods and give it a more finished look. 

Want the scoop? Follow my link!

Porch mat made from multi-colored wooden strips

I think that even a solid color would look good - what do you think?

Have a super day - see ya soon!
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