Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Inspiration | Terra Cotta Pots

Remember me?  Thank you for all the emails of concern.  I'm still here - and everything is OK.  While summer is full of fun and loads of family time, I had no idea how full our summer would be.  The blog has clearly taken a back seat for now.  I'm slowly getting back into the groove because honestly, I miss being here in my happy place.  And I really miss you guys!

Our kitchen garden has flourished this summer!  We've never had such perfectly beautiful tomatoes before. I'm not sure why, but it could be due to the marigolds?  Anyway, I'm taking careful notes in hopes that next year we will have the same success.  I'm also starting to think about our fall garden, but for now find myself holding the watering hose mostly.  Because I can't really plant anything for at least a few more weeks, I plan to do my best to get organized and ready.  I've always loved terra cotta pots and have a supply stacked and waiting on the potting bench at all times.  These images really inspire me.  I love how the pots are visible in outdoor spaces rather than tucked away waiting be used.

images: 1, 2, 3, 4,

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

We Have a Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered the Lewis & Sheron giveaway!  Also, a huge thank you to Lewis & Sheron for sponsoring the giveaway!  Our lucky winner is...

Congratulations Tarver!  Enjoy!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Outdoor Showers

Every summer during my childhood, my family and I would spend a week at the beach.  We normally stayed at the same house each year, but no matter what, Mom made sure that our beach house had an outdoor shower.  I never fully understood the allure of the outdoor shower until I was much older.  Now I'm actually quite taken with them and am scheming about ways to add a shower to our outdoor space.  There's something peaceful and relaxing about showering outside after spending a long day on the beach or in the garden.

I've done some searching and have found a couple of options for creating an outdoor shower that doesn't require major plumbing or weather proofing at all like this last image and an even less expensive option (but not quite as charming) found here.

And for the DIYers, you can find the steps to make a charming privacy curtain right here.

images:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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