DIY Window Box garden

{DIY} Window Box Garden, Part II

So what do you think of my DIY window box creation? If you didn’t catch the DIY tutorial of how I built the boxes, you can catch up here. Ever since the hubs and I painted and hung our boxes, we’ve been thoroughly enjoying the view, inside and out; especially from the splash of summertime…

Window Boxes Inspiration Curb Appeal

{Curb Appeal} Window Box Gardens

{via BHG} When your home has limited outdoor space, much of your gardening and outdoor decor must be brought above ground. Lately I’ve been particularly drawn to window boxes, and their effortless ability to add charm and color, not just to the exterior of your home, but to the inside, as well. Bright, beautiful flowers…

Friday favs chicken tomato arugula goat cheese pizza

Friday Favs

{Budding moss and lichen branches invite spring inside and last for weeks in a few inches of water. When the blooms are gone, branches can be saved and used as holiday ornament hangers.} Happy Friday Fab Housewives! This was another week of change for the hubs and I. Last Friday, we moved into a new…

DIY Flowers Hyacinth arrangement

{ DIY Flowers } Spring Hyacinth Arrangement

Nothing says “Spring has Sprung” better than bright, fresh-cut flowers. The season is particularly known for it’s bulbous florals- blooms that stay dormant during the winter, but once the sun has sufficiently warmed the earth, emerge with a cheerful “hello!” I’m particularly drawn to hyacinths, with their bell-shaped buds and intoxicating scent. But what makes…

Born to be Fabulous little girl with glasses card

A Fabulous Birthday

As kids, we lived for our birthdays. The little surprises wrapped in brightly colored paper, ice cream and cake, cone-shaped hats, the promise of futures free of mistake and regret.  Birthdays meant new privileges, exciting opportunity, a life just waiting to be lived. We couldn’t wait to grow up. But as we get older, birthdays have…

DIY Fall Wreath

{DIY} Fall Wreath

Over the past few days, the temperature has dropped significantly, creating that crispness in the air that declares Fall has arrived.  FINALLY. Fall is my favorite season, and last week’s 90 degree temps were irritating at best.  Now that Mother Nature has decided to cooperate, I’ve been welcoming the new season with lots of baking…

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A Housewife’s Favorite Things

I’m trying out a something new that I call: Favorite Things. This is where I will post some of my…favorite things (shocker, I know). I got the idea from the darling blog Cupcakes and Cashmere, and I think it will be lots of fun! A Housewife’s Five Favorite Things Just $2.99 at Trader Joe’s, folks!…