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Herb Garden Gift Basket

Last night I promised that I would share what I did with the top portion of the canvas shoe organizer and I’m keeping my promise.  I have to give a quick disclaimer that this is my mom’s Mother’s Day Gift so if you’re reading this and you want to be surprised you should stop now.  Luckily, I’m pretty sure she won’t be reading it because she is distracted by her …continue reading

Canvas Shoe Planter

Last week I showed you how I made my butterfly corkboard planter stick.  Tonight I’m going to explain part of the reason why I made them and tomorrow night I’ll show you the other reason.  It all started with this fabulous Vertical Herb Garden that I found on Pinterest.  I chose six different seeds that I wanted in my garden.  My choices were spinach, chives, parsley, basil, oregano and cilantro.  …continue reading

Butterfly Corkboard Planter Stick

We have been very busy in the Melrose household lately.  New York State exams have come and gone and I was involved heavily in testing and correcting the exams.  My husband, Joe, is at his last student teaching placement.  He is finishing up his teacher degree in physical education.  He graduates in three weeks and I am so proud of him and so excited to have my husband back.  My …continue reading

Outdoor Filing Cabinet Tools Storage

One of my favorite things about blogging is when I have a duh, why didn’t I think of that moment.  I recently had one when it came to our outdoor tool storage.  We live in a condo complex, which means that we have common areas outside.  We have a patio though and Joe landscaped the area around the patio.  Consequently, we have shovels, rakes, brooms, a tamper and other odds …continue reading

Simple, quick pot facelift

I am in the thick of planning my sister-in-law’s baby shower that is this weekend.  Actually that’s not entirely true, I’ve been planning this since she was five weeks and I found out she was pregnant.  My little niece did not want to let her mama and daddy know she was a girl until about a month ago, which meant that the specifics had to wait be planned.  At this point …continue reading

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