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May 2011

Exterior

A LITTLE PRESSURE GOES A LONG WAY

It’s HOT outside! Meaning today is the perfect day to pressure wash (or as I tend to call it, “power wash”) the outside of the house! We’ve been super anxious to get to this for months – actually, since we bought the house. Luckily, the weather is treating us well and we’ve got some time on our hands on this fine Memorial Day. With a small 1300 PSI pressure washer, a tad of vinegar (left over from our natural weed…

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Carport + Patio Exterior

SO… WE’RE TURNING THE CARPORT INTO A PATIO

carport before

The carport is where we go in and out everyday. Since we have ample driveway space behind the house for parking cars, we rarely park the car in there simply because it makes things feel more open and gives us a sense of an “outdoor entry” – even though it’s far from inviting or remotely pretty… Our “way-down-the-road plan” is to finish the carport and make it a bonus room. Until then, we want to make it as welcoming and…

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Exterior

NATURAL WEED KILLER?

Spring is in full force… birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, the grass is green (and growing fast as ever) and, unfortunately, weeds are popping up left and right – particularly where the bricks meet the driveway and the carport floor meets the asphalt… Rather than going to the hardware store to buy weed killer, we opted to do a little research in hopes of finding a natural weed killer. After a bit of Google-ing, we found the most popular…

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Style Quizzes

WHAT’S YOUR COLOR?

Stationery, envelopes, labels, Christmas cards, stickers, craft projects… Paper Source is my one stop shop for all things paper. Always has been, always will be! Their website is kind of like my own personal happy place and is the Holy Grail of pretty paper. Not only does their website have all sorts of goodies to make a paper lover like myself faint at heart, but it’s also a great place to go for color inspiration. The PS color wheel is…

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Etsy Thursday

ETSY THURSDAY

We’re back with another installment of Etsy Thursday! Confession, I was planning on calling this edition “European Finds” because I noticed all of the prices were in Euros… €39,71… €31,77… and so on. Β Well, as it turned out, I was actually browsing on http://fr.etsy.com and it switched my regional settings to France. Whoops! So… Welcome to Etsy Thursday: Not As European As Ashley Thought Edition! First off, we have the Spring Fling Collection by Aedriel Originals. Plates never really rock…

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