Out My Rear View Mirror: August 2012

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Smiles Peeps, I can't believe it's the last day of August already.. but I am oh so happy to know that Fall is just weeks away - I can't wait for cooler weather! This is the least enjoyed summer, heat and drought, that I can remember! Just want to share with you what's been happening […]

Canning/Preserving: Fiesta Corn Relish


Smiles Peeps, This week has all been about canning corn, and more tomatoes! A few days ago I shared with how you can FREEZE fresh corn on the cob. Yesterday I made Fiesta Corn Relish, just have to use the fresh bounty of corn out there now. Corn Relish is great served with cold meats […]

Garden Thyme: Porcelain Berry Vine


Smiles peeps, We are finally enjoying some beautiful, sunny cooler days, My garden is smaller, so I use  a lot of vertical gardening, vines. Today I want to share with you one of my most  favorites. Porcelain Berry Vine - it was originally grown around the 1870's as a bedding plant (originally from China). It […]

Canning/Preserving: How to Freeze Whole Corn!


Smiles Peeps, Tis the season for canning and preserving summers best... I've been busy canning tomatoes, sauces, salsas, pickles and more. I also wanted to take advantage of all the great fresh corn at the Farmers Market. I bought tons of fresh corn. It is so easy to freeze corn. 1) First husk corn and […]

Sunday’s Best #45 Par.tay!!!


Smiles peeps, It's finally been beautiful here, and I've been a bad girl spending time outdoors! Yesterday I gave a canning demo which has put me behind, so I didn't get to the features yesterday, but sharing a few today! Sunday's Best "Viewers Choice Award" Cottage Master Bedroom - Betsy @ Betsy Speert's Blog Sunday's […]

How to Stencil a Wall! {staircase}

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Smiles peeps, A few days ago I promised I would do a post on how we stenciled our hallway.. Well I'm a person of my word! Before I show you how, check our completed hallway here. Obviously chose your stencil and paint color.  Our stencil is Hobby Lobby's - Vintage Flower, and I'm using the […]

Using Dianthus In My Garden – annual heavy reseeder

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Smiles peeps, The weather has been so beautiful here, and I've been outside every chance I can. We had some badly needed rain lately, and there's only 1 plant in my garden that hasn't been happy about it is.. my Fairy Garden -  I've had to keep it tilted to let the water run out! […]

Stairway To Heaven – A Stenciled Stairway!


Smiles peeps, Last week I shared a sneak peak of our stairway makeover that I've been working on.. You can see where we started at here. After painting a neutral color in the stairway I knew this was just too drab for me! I didn't know if I should re-paint it the same green on […]

Sunday’s Best #44 Par.tay!


Smiles peeps, It's been a beautiful weekend, and I've been outside the whole time! The Charmer and I hope you are all safe and having a fun weekend! Thank you so much for always sharing your Creative Inspiration with us! If you haven't already, check out the features from Sunday's Best #43 Awards Par.tay! Grab […]

Sunday’s Best #43 Awards Par.tay!!


Smiles peeps, Sorry I'm late posting the features - BUT It was a most magnificent day - and I played outside in my garden! Loving every moment of it - too beautiful to pass up! Thanks to each and every one of you for taking the time to share you creativeness with us! Your Are […]