With Silver Bells and Cockle Shells

 So many of us spend the majority of our time indoors.  I have found that it is getting harder and harder to get my children outside.  In an effort to keep them outside romping around, instead of inside sitting, I have created an outdoor living space so there are no excuses to be inside unless it is raining, snowing or freezing cold!

We need the right components to get our gardens to grow and the right pieces to make our outdoor spaces functional and pretty!  Because there are so many great outdoor furniture and home accessory options these days, your outside space is limitless.  You can create your own poolside (or grass side) cabana to take cover from the shade to read the perfect book.   There is nothing better than to enjoy a meal under the stars on a summer night, so find that perfect spot to have a dining table and chairs.

Tune in tomorrow tomorrow to see what our favorite "must have" components to this outdoor space are….



How Does Your Garden Grow

So it only makes sense that if last week we were talking about our Seeds of Inspiration, this week we are talking about How Does Your Garden Grow?  Once your seeds are planted, how do you get them to sprout?  There are many things seeds need to sprout depending on what type of seed they are.  Water, more water, the right temperature, light or no light, insects like bees and butterflies are all needed.  A seed must have the right components to grow.

Not only do we need all of the right things from nature to get and keep our gardens growing, we must have humans willing to do the work.  I got a tour of a local community garden in an urban neighborhood in Richmond, Va last week.  There is a $10 charge to join this community garden.  Everyone that is apart of it does their share of work and the whole group is working towards the same goal.  There is an amazing sense of pride that is shared by caring for these community "crops".  All of this is happening overlooking a major interstate- it is AMAZINGLY beautiful in every way.

Rain catchers are scattered around the garden to make it easier to water. 

To me this community garden is a sign that something good will grow anywhere there are a few people willing and wanting to put in the time and effort.

Just as a seed needs the right components to grow,  rooms need the right components to be aesthetically pleasing and functional.   Tune in tomorrow and see how we take are components to getting your garden to grow and turn them into a beautiful outdoor space.