Side Gardens

corner garden

This spring we worked away outside on various projects, one of which was the gardens. Last spring I revamped our front gardens, and this year I wanted to work on the side gardens. The garage side of the house had a garden started, but it needed some taming and we wanted to remove the rock… 

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In The Garden

hydrangeas in front garden

Spring time always pulls me outside and into the garden. We don’t have very many established gardens at our house yet, so I’m enjoying adding to them a bit each year. I’d love to have a garden all the way around our house eventually. Last year I reworked our front garden and this year I’m… 

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Weekend Reads

emma by pool

Happy weekend! Can you believe we are already into June? May was such a fun month for us. We celebrated Emma’s birthday at the beginning of the month and have been so enjoying the beautiful summertime weather we’ve been having since then. Today marks Our Home Notebook’s first year of blogging and I wanted to… 

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Simple Entertaining: Ice Cream Bar

ice cream bar toppings

Summer time is almost here and I’m looking forward to spending time together with family and friends. I love relaxed entertaining with yummy food, so I’m always on the look out for fun, simple hospitality ideas. And what’s more simple and fun then an ice cream bar? I put together an assortment of ice cream toppings: chopped nuts,… 

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Attic Finds

mason jar lids

After our little flood in the basement, we went into spring cleaning mode around the house. And our attic space over the garage finally got some attention. It’s only accessible by ladder through the attic hatch in the garage, so it rarely gets used, but we wanted to set it up for some outdoor out… 

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