Category Archives: How-to

Step-by-Step Instructions on how I laid Patio Pavers

One of my many projects, this past Summer, that I tackled was to extend my poured cement patio with sixteen inch square cement pavers. Before I attempted the project, I looked at a few YouTube videos to see how it … Continue reading

Posted in How-to, The Spring Garden, The Summer Garden | 8 Comments

Pool losing one fourth inch of water at night with Pump and Filter turned Off

Recently I had my in-ground pool relined, and the plumbing from the skimmer to the pump and filter was also replaced. A few weeks after I had that done, I noticed that the water level in the pool had dropped … Continue reading

Posted in How-to, The Spring Garden, The Summer Garden | 7 Comments

It’s REALLY EASY to fill a Glass Dome with Easter Eggs, Christmas Ornaments, etc.

For the last few years glass domes have been all the rage. Whenever you pick up a shelter, gardening or cooking magazine, chances are that you will see one protecting, or should I say, showcasing something. It is easy to … Continue reading

Posted in CHRISTMAS / Easter, How-to | 2 Comments

How to Make an Easter Egg Garland

Easter is almost here and plastic eggs are inexpensive and plentiful. How about this year adding an Easter Egg Garland to your seasonal decorations. The bright-colored and happy looking garland can be swagged on a fireplace mantel, as seen in … Continue reading

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How to make a Pine Cone Christmas Wreath

The holiday period will soon be upon us, so how about making a pine cone wreath to celebrate the season. A pine cone wreath can be hung on a door, placed flat on a dining room table or buffet as … Continue reading

Posted in CHRISTMAS / Easter, How-to, The Winter Garden | 10 Comments

How to make a Leaf Wreath of Fallen Leaves

Autumn is here and the leaves are starting to fall. Other than raking the leaves or mulching them with your lawn mower, how about turning some of them into an attractive wreath. This blog post shows how easy it is … Continue reading

Posted in How-to, The Autumn(Fall) Garden | 6 Comments

Painting the Galvanized Pipes that hold up a Vinyl Coated Chain Link Fence

No matter how good quality fencing you purchase, after a while it becomes tired looking and needs freshening. Recently I painted the galvanized metal poles that hold up the vinyl coated chain link fencing at my mother’s house (the fence … Continue reading

Posted in How-to, Picking Paint Colors Interior / Exterior / Front Door / Roof | 4 Comments