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Now & Then—The Yard

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on July 23rd, 2015 under Home + Garden Tags: , , , , , ,  •  6 Comments

We bought our house 7 years ago, and it was kind of a fixer upper. It wasn’t horrible, but it was outdated and the yard was a mess. A lot of my earlier blog posts documented my home improvement projects. As much work as it was fixing up the inside of the house, working on […]

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on July 7th, 2015 under Home + Garden Tags: , , , , , ,  •  24 Comments

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, how’s that for a melodramatic title? I think I’ve seen this book on nearly every blog I follow sometime in the last 6 months, so I’m sure you’ve heard of it by now. It’s by Marie Kondo, a Japanese “cleaning consultant” who has a weird obsession with tidying up. Thankfully […]

Summer Flowers

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on June 30th, 2015 under Home + Garden Tags: , , , ,  •  2 Comments

Just for the record, my coneflowers and black-eyed susans look amazing right now!

Outdoorsy Stuff

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on May 19th, 2015 under Home + Garden Tags: , , , ,  •  16 Comments

Back in the fall of 2013 I planted some tea plants, and I was hoping to be able to do a series of posts on growing, harvesting, and processing the leaves into green, black, and oolong teas. Unfortunately things haven’t worked out as I planned. Two of my three tea plants are still alive, but […]

Pencil Cactus

Posted by Amanda (wit & whistle) on May 7th, 2015 under Home + Garden Tags: , , ,  •  14 Comments

I recently added a new houseplant to my collection. A pencil cactus! How cool is this little guy?

 

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