Tag Archives: Gardening

DIY Pumpkin Planters!

diy pumpkin planters
These are a super cute and easy DIY!! Go check it out!

Thanks to Bre-Purposed!!

DIY Clay Pot Lighthouse!!

diy clay pot lighthouse project
This DIY is so cute!! And it seems simple enough for the whole family!!

Discovered on eHow.com!

#lighthouse #DIY #claypots

Win Phone Call With Celebrity Landscaper Ahmed Hassan!

Ahmed Hassan - Celebrity Landscaper of Yard Crashers


If your beach house garden isn’t really up to snuff and you’re not sure where to start the process then pay attention! Ahmed Hassan: Celebrity Landscaper, former host of Yard Crashers and other popular television shows, is providing you with the chance to win a real life landscape phone consultation with him. He’ll assist you in tackling the problem areas in your yard!  We can all use some landscaping help from the pros, can’t we?

The selected winners also get to select their choice of a brand new piece of equipment from Shindaiwa USA. Sounds like a win-win situation to us!

Beach House Exterior - Win Phone Call from Celebrity Landscaper Ahmed Hassan


Over the next 2 weeks, Ahmed is working to promote one of the best Japanese power equipment brands in the Green Industry, known as Shindaiwa USA (pronounced Shin-dow-wahh). For over 50 years Shindaiwa has been a legendary industry leader in manufacturing high-performance outdoor power equipment for professional users around the world.

“As a professional landscaper, I understand how important your tool arsenal is,” Ahmed shares. “Shindaiwa outdoor power equipment is used by professionals because of its legendary durability and performance. I know from first hand use.”

Ahmed Hassan Celebrity Landscaper Using hedge trimmer


Visit Shindaiwa on Facebook and post a photograph of your yard’s problem area and tell them a little bit about it. That’s it!

Ahmed explains, “Together with the folks at Shindaiwa, I’ll take a look at the photos and decide on the two yards that, in my opinion, need the most help. You’ll win a free phone consultation and my time helping you make things right in your yard.”

You’ll also get to order and have delivered, a free piece of Shindaiwa equipment, hats, T-shirts and 2-stroke oil.

Shindaiwa contest

 Contest runs until August 11, 2014 — Must be 18 or older to enter.

What are you waiting for?

Visit Shindaiwa on Facebook & post your photo to enter!


Discovered on Ahmed Hassan – Celebrity Landscaper!

#WinShindaiwa #AhmedHassan #RealValue #Contest #Win #EnterToday #Yard #Landscape #Tools #PowerEquipment #BeautifyYourYard #Facebook



Autumn at the beach

Beach House Backyard in Autumn

Beach House Deck in Autumn

Beach House Deck in Autumn

We finally got around to covering each end of our deck with clear panels; which protect us from the coastal wind and rain.  It creates a cozy gathering spot for Autumn afternoons and evenings too.  I love to bundle up with my coffee and sit on the deck each morning.  I can hear the waves crashing and watch the hummingbirds playing in the fountain….it’s a great way to start the day – anytime of the year!

I picked up the hanging lanterns and little white metal planters from Ikea the last time I was in Portland.  The  wooden boat with striped sails is from one of our local gift shops and is a favorite accent piece.  (Favorite piece means that it moves all over the beach house both inside and out because I love it so much).

Beach House Deck in Autumn


 We’ve moved our potted plants up to the deck to protect the from the cool evenings.  They seem to like it!

Beach House Deck in Autumn

Beach House Deck in Autumn

Beach House Deck in Autumn

Chives, pansies and a seahorse on our deck…

Beach House Deck in Autumn

Beach House Garden in Autumn

Beach House Garden in Autumn

With our unusually warm summer and autumn, our plants are still blooming (and re-blooming) like crazy.


Beach House Garden in Autumn


Beach House Garden in Autumn


Beach House Waves

And when we aren’t enjoying the garden, our back deck or roasting marshmallows….we enjoy going around the corner to watch the waves and sunsets over the Pacific Ocean.



Beach Sunset


Hope you have a beautiful weekend….


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Cottage Garden Flowers

{Cottage Flowers} Summer Fades into Autumn…

The summer flowers in the cottage garden are slowly fading as autumn hues begin to take over the leaves throughout. It won’t be long until the year’s blooms will be a thing of the past; however we cling to their memory, thank them for their beauty and embrace the glorious changes which Autumn will bring…


Cottage Garden Flowers

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”

– Jordan Baker, The Great Gatsby


Early Autumn Leaves in Cottage Garden

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