Category Archives: Home and Garden Stuff

Curb Appeal Landscaping: Outdoor Lighting Ideas to Improve Curb Appeal

Shedding Light on Curb Appeal

Whether you’re investing in your home because you are trying to sell it or simply trying to improve your space, outdoor lighting upgrades are worth the cost and effort. Great outdoor lighting can boost your home’s curb appeal by accentuating prominent trees, walkways and architecture. Plus, lighting enhances safety and security for you and your visitors. keep reading

Race Shirt Transformation

While preparing for this year’s Mud on the Mountain, clothing was the last thing on my mind. Until the day we left, because of course that’s the day to pack for a race.

It wasn’t a wise choice, not picking out clothes because the ol’ closet didn’t have much to offer that wasn’t brand new (seeing’s how most of my running clothes are). I pulled out a pair of leggings that had started to loosen and grabbed my loose long sleeve then decided to just wear my shirt from last year’s event. It would all work out, right? Besides, it’s in the Race T-Shirt Etiquette to wear your first year shirt at subsequent races, to prove you aren’t a rookie n’at. keep reading

Praying Mantis

Last weekend, we were blessed with seeing this beauty at my parents’ house. I hear that a praying mantis comes to you when there is a need for peace or calm. As someone who keeps extremely busy, this praying mantis was a sign of the need to just be still and enjoy the small things. She let me take photos of her for many moments (I was kicking myself for only grabbing my kit lens and not the 50mm!), a sign of her patience. keep reading

Soft Scrub Giveaway

Getting ready for parties in my book typically means designing a cute invitation, ordering and making food, and coordinating to-do lists. Greg, unfortunately for him, gets to take on the brunt of the cleaning. As we prepared for an upcoming party, I gladly stepped in and lent a (small) hand because this time, we were armed with Soft Scrub Total. keep reading

Getting Luscious and Beautiful (in the yard)

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It’s undeniable, spring has sprung here in Pittsburgh. That means we’ve been trying to spend some more time outside, but when you have yard with dry (crab?) grass, pool runoff, and a dry flower bed, it’s hard to imagine yourself in a relaxing place. As Mr. Burgher and I prepare for our summer yard plans. We want a lush, beautiful “oasis”, but we’re going to need some help. A miracle, perhaps?  keep reading