Urban Jungle Concrete Block Cacti Planter

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Concrete Block Cacti Planter – This outdoor project has been on my to-do list for quite some time but only came together as a part of the #LowesDIYDays. I put off making one because concrete planters have been done before and I try to keep things fresh here. But when I saw the shape and form of these blocks at Lowes, I knew I was going to cave. And now I kick myself for hesitating so long because this planter is admittedly awesome.

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Summer Fun Projects for your Outdoor Spaces

Easy projects to make your outdoor spaces summer fun | {Home-ology} modern vintage

Happy Saturday you guys! It’s the weekend and I’m getting ready to head outdoors as we speak. But first, I wanted to toss out a rare weekend post to get you motivated to spend some time outdoors as well! These four Summer Fun Projects for your Outdoor Spaces will have your favorites hangouts ready for an entire summer season of good times.

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Greek Style Feta + Zucchini Salad

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Zucchini is a favorite of mine, and it’s about to be in full production in your gardens soon. So, while you’re being inundated with this garden delight, I thought you might enjoy a new, very tasty and very easy way to prepare it – Greek Style Feta + Zucchini Salad. While looking for a seasonal dish to serve with steak, I came across this recipe in a 2007 copy of Vegetarian Times. And what I love about this dish, besides its bright flavor, is just how pretty is serves up. Ingredients: Juice of one large lemon (approx. 3T) Zest of one large lemon (approx. 1 tsp) 1 Clove garlic, minced 1/3 C Olive Oil 2 Medium zucchini, peeled into ribbons (approx. 4 C) 1 Medium sweet onion, sliced paper thin (approx. 1C) 1/2 C Crumbled feta cheese 2 Green onions (approx. 1/4 C) 1T Fresh mint, chopped 1T Fresh parsley, chopped Slice your zucchini into two halves. Using a potato peeler (or, if you’re brave, a mandolin), peel zucchini into thin ribbons. Add this to your sliced onions in a large bowl.  Whisk together lemon juice, lemon zest, and garlic. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Season with s+p. Toss zucchini mixture with dressing, cover, and let marinate two hours (or up to two days). Sprinkle with feta, mint, + parsley just before serving. This dish couldn’t be any easier to prepare. The fresh mint + lemon pack a punch of flavor that’s cool + refreshing while the feta adds a creaminess that balances the citrus.  It’s a culinary explosion of refreshing flavor that’s the perfect side dish for your next bbq. This one is definitely a keeper in my arsenal of seasonal recipes. Here are two more zucchini recipes to help add some variety in your summer bounty: Zucchini Bread, Zucchini Parmesean Bake. Enjo

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Extending the Spring Blooms in Your Container Gardens

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Becoming a Master Gardener was a dream that I finally marked off my list earlier this year. But with the busy schedule of classes, studying, and hours spent volunteering during that time, my own gardens were left to fend for themselves all winter. The cold temps left my pansies and snapdragons languishing as mere remnants of what they were last fall while our front entry was completely neglected. But I’m about to bring it all back to life with a little TLC and a few summer annuals to fill in the gaps. 

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DIY Gold Gild Plant Coasters

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DIY Gold Gild Plant Coasters Houseplants are notorious for ruining many a fine piece of furniture. So to keep the water stains at bay, I place coasters underneath my green friends. And cork coasters are my favorite for their ability to soak up the drips; however, their boring brown facade does nothing in the decor department. To add a bit of luxe to these utilitarian items, I added a touch of gold detail.

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Baby Name String Art

Baby name string art for the nursery | {Home-ology} modern vintage

I’m currently working on a baby nursery for our youngest daughter. After four daughters of our own and four granddaughters, we’re finally adding a boy to the mix – whew, what a change! Thinking in terms of a boy’s room isn’t easy considering the copious amounts of pink I’m accustomed to. But it’s been so much fun and I can’t wait to show you all the projects we’ve been doing. Today we’re starting with a string art project that’s just as appropriate in a nursery as it will be when this little guy transitions into a big boy’s room.

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