DIY Backyard Bench

I finished assembling my DIY turquoise bench in our backyard garden oasis this afternoon. I found the idea on Pinterest and watched videos on YouTube to guide me. Stacks of cinderblocks are glued together with construction adhesive and spray painted, before placing 4-by-4 wood planks through the openings. I added these two peacock pillows that…

Sun on our backs

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was feeling the sun on our backs. Paisley makes the perfect photobomb with our shadows! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Day 123 of 365. And Day 1,219 in a row (here’s the first 366, & the following 365, & the third year of 365 good things)! 1 year ago…

Mostly lazy Sunday

After an unusually busy week for us, Mama and I desperately needed a day of rest. And after days of rain, we were happy to enjoy a bit of sun in our backyard as well. This change in weather meant that I also seized the opportunity to do a bit of gardening. I cut crossing…

Blue skies and blooming garden

Beautiful blue skies beckoned us into the backyard this afternoon. Mama and I enjoyed being in our garden again, breathing the fresh air, and seeing the colorful flowers still in bloom. Today’s #OneGoodThing was a lovely afternoon outside with Mama! Day 291 of 365. And Day 1,022 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago…

De-stressing in the garden

Today I planted Mama’s red Abutilon plant outside her window, along with several herbs and these pretty Petunias! It felt good to release stress through gardening and breathing fresh air. The colorful, covered patio (on the right) is outside our kitchen window. That’s an old laundry platform that we converted into a love seat. Mama and…

Getting warm weather ready

I’ve been methodically getting our backyard oasis ready for summer. There’s still plenty more work to do, but it is coming together beautifully! While I was rehanging solar twinkle lights under the green shade cloth today, Paisley enjoyed the freshly power-washed cushions and outdoor furniture! Today’s #OneGoodThing was getting our backyard ready for good times with Mama! Day 134…

Mama’s funny new friend

I found this adorable work of yard art at a local hardware store and brought it home to hang outside Mama’s window; but she loves it so much that it is temporarily sitting in our living room. We haven’t named the bird yet, but we’re crazy about the dangly feet. It’ll be even better when…