In the Garden


Deck Railing Planters with Adjustable Brackets

Put together deck railing planters quickly and affordably with simple adjustable brackets. Plus, keep planter boxes moist with this one strange trick! We had a family barbecue a couple weeks ago for our little guy’s second birthday. I decided to spruce up the deck before the cookout by doing a […]


easy diy solar mason jar lanterns

Hanging Solar Mason Jar Lights: Dollar Tree DIY Craft Idea

Hello there! I recently made another batch of these hanging solar mason jar lights, so I updated this post to share them with you! I’m excited to share how to make these solar mason jar lanterns with Dollar Tree supplies. I really wanted solar lights in our backyard, but they […]


DIY solar fountain planter, How to make a solar water fountain #gardenideas #homediy #outdoorliving #solar #gardendiy #diy #waterfeature

DIY Solar Fountain with Planter, How to Make a Solar Water Fountain

Who doesn’t love the peaceful sound of running water? You can have your own bit of backyard oasis with a DIY solar fountain! It was a childhood dream of mine to have a babbling brook in my yard like Anne of Green Gables. (Our neighborhood has a stream, so we […]


Making a solar chandelier for the arbor #homediy #solar #gardenideas

Outdoor Solar Chandelier DIY, Upcycled Trash to Treasure Makeover

Do you have an old chandelier you don’t know what to do with? Upcycle that old light fixture into an outdoor solar chandelier! We recently put in a new dining room chandelier, and I knew this would be the perfect way to use our old one. It is painted pink, […]


arbor anchored in garden

How to Anchor an Arbor in the Garden, Install an Arbor without Concrete

I was happy to find a pretty garden arbor on Craigslist. It was very sturdy, solid wood, and the price was right. Once Jason picked it up, I realized I had no idea to anchor it into the ground! Our township requires  permits to install an arbor with concrete, and I wanted the […]


newspaper under mulch

A Weed Control Method for a Low Maintenance Garden

It used to be really tough to keep up with our flower beds in our last house. Mulching alone never seemed to do much for weed control, and I needed a low maintenance garden plan I could stick to. Using landscaping fabric is only an option when you don’t plant annuals […]