DIY Backyard Compost “Station”

For any stellar garden, you need to produce some compost. Compost is like top soil. It is decayed, organic materiel to be used as fertilizer. It’s an amazing supplement to potting soil which for most gardeners is a huge cost for growing their own food. There are a lot of different ways to get your […]

In the Garden – Spring 2015

I’m so excited – I just got my seeds in the mail from (contains affiliate links) This was my first time ordering seeds online. In the past I have bought packets from the store. I was able to put more research into what I was buying. The website also allowed me to purchase in […]

Playing with Peppers Photography

My garden has been overflowing with a late pop of peppers. It stays warm enough in Jacksonville for peppers to keep growing well into the winter months. My 8 pepper plants have been overflowing and I find my self mumbling the tongue twister… Peter piper picked a peck of picked peppers while trying to decide […]

DIY Backyard Mosaic Fire Pit

I really love my house, but my favorite part has to be my backyard. It’s truly my Florida oasis. Before summer kicked into full gear we replaced the old back deck with a new BRIGHT GREEN deck. (Check out my Florida Backyard Reveal to see how it turned out.) It was a good start to […]

Easy Custom Curtains

My husband and I recently moved to an old home with lots of character and charm, including  two small crank windows on either side of the fireplace.  Wanting to “dress up” these windows without having to shop for the right sized curtains, I decided to just trim the full length curtains that I already had. I’ll admit, […]

15 Awesome Herb Garden Tips, Tricks and Ideas

Cooking with fresh herbs makes every meal better. Every week I use fresh herbs grown in my Hanging Kitchen Herb Garden. It’s fits perfectly in my lifestyle. Over at HomeTalk I put together a board of ideas to help make grow your perfect herb garden. You can build your herb garden as large as a […]

DIY Mid-Century Modern Address Plaque

Hi, new friends! I’m Olivia from DIY Mother! I originally got in touch with Kristy after I saw her fabulous pineapple foyer; seriously though, how unique is that? I’m considering doing a stamped fruit accent wall in my dining room. Anyway, I’m sharing a little DIY project with you all today because it was easy, […]

Home Tour – Foyer Reveal

I finally think our foyer is almost complete but I’ve been so excited to share it with you, here it goes. When we moved into the house the foyer was very plain, neutral walls, not a huge space, but a definite division because of the tile floor. The first thing I did was paint the […]

DIY Showoff – Pineapple Stenciled Foyer Walls

Welcome back to The Pineapple House … now with a pineapple stenciled foyer to match! When we bought our house, our foyer was boring and empty, and it’s stayed that way for months… I finally had enough and needed to make it feel a part of the house, not just the boring part you walk […]

Florida Backyard Reveal – A Green Back Deck

When we bought our house about 8 months ago, I feel in love with it because of the backyard. It was the perfect space, but it definitely needed some major rehab. The deck was a mess, rotting in parts and over-grown with weeds. The pool needed a definite cleaning, but we were very lucky that […]

Cute and Simple Garden Markers

I have been working on my backyard veggie garden, and have been using the markers that came in the pots for those plants, but had nothing for the ones I grew from seeds. So I wanted to come up with a consistent and cute marker, that I would have no problem matching when I added […]