3 Minute Lemon-Lime Citrus Glaze

Quick + Easy Lemon-Lime Citrus Glaze | {Home-ology} modern vintage

A 3 Minute Lemon-Lime Citrus Glaze is how I like to do sweets in the summer – mostly because I’m a lazy cook and don’t like to hang in the kitchen in 90 degree weather. But even better than that is the amazing layer of flavor this glaze adds to just about any dessert. The zesty tang of lemons and limes glazed over a sweet cake is pure bliss. And on a lazy Sunday morning, it does wonders to a stack of fresh berry waffles.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON THIS AWESOME PROJECT >>
Continue Reading

Wabi Sabi Mounted Staghorn Fern

Make a wabi sabi fern garden | {Home-ology} modern vintage

Wabi Sabi Mounted Staghorn Fern –  Do you guys remember the Kokedama string garden I made last week with my staghorn fern? That pot actually contained two ferns which gave me the perfect opportunity to “pot” the second plant in a slightly more traditional way – as a mounted fern. I did say “slightly” traditional, because I mounted this little fellow to a stump rather than to a hanging board. It’s a bit wabi sabi, and I love it even more because it encompasses the beauty of the imperfect, the incomplete, and the decayed.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON THIS AWESOME PROJECT >>
Continue Reading

Modern Vintage Boy’s Nursery on a Budget

baby nursery on a budger } {Home-ology} modern vintage

Modern vintage boy’s nursery on a budget –  You’ve all heard me gush about the two new babies that were added to our growing clan this spring. It’s been such crazy fun welcoming them to the world. But let me tell you, those little persons are way more work than I care to remember. All I can say is God bless those mammas + daddys and pleeeeeze give them lots of patience (and coffee). But on the flip side, they’re young and haven’t yet been worn down by the boundless energy of a toddler only to be left with little mind or memory (better known as dementia). And with these two little ones being only seven weeks apart (and in different time zones), my schedule has been more than full and my brain cells are at capacity. Apparently so much so that I completely forgot to show you the modern vintage boy’s nursery on a budget. See? Dementia. But when a plan comes together as well as this one did, it would be a sin to not show it off. The space turned out so beautifully.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON THIS AWESOME PROJECT >>
Continue Reading

Make a Kokedama String Garden in Four Easy Steps

Kokedama string garden | {Home-ology} modern vintage

Make a Kokedama String Garden in Four Easy Steps – This summer has been busy with welcoming the two new members of our family. So much so that I’ve abandoned much of my gardening this year. I miss tending a colorful collection of container gardens; but I just couldn’t devote the time. So instead, I’ve been giving my (usually neglected) houseplants some much needed nurturing. I even took time to repot an embarassingly overgrown staghorn fern. But rather than just repotting it into an ordinary pot, I did something a little different this time.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON THIS AWESOME PROJECT >>
Continue Reading

Urban Jungle Concrete Block Cacti Planter

concrete block cacti planter | {Home-ology} modern vintage

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.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON THIS AWESOME PROJECT >>
Continue Reading

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.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON THIS AWESOME PROJECT >>
Continue Reading

Greek Style Feta + Zucchini Salad

feta-zucchini-salad_1976

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

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON THIS AWESOME PROJECT >>
Continue Reading

Extending the Spring Blooms in Your Container Gardens

miracle-gro-liquafeed_FB2597

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. 

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON THIS AWESOME PROJECT >>
Continue Reading