Spring Decors For Your Garden

It may still be frigid in most parts of Northern Hemisphere but do not let that hamper your spirit in welcoming the thought of  the burgeoning of spring.

March 8 is the official start of Spring season in the farmer’s almanac. However, we all know that with the continuous pounding of snow storm in the US and other parts of the northern continents, spring may still come a bit later.

Whether spring comes late or on time this year, make use of the time you are stuck at home to think of ways to beautify your garden with spring decors. Here are some nifty ideas to consider to make spring 2015 ultra fabulous!

 


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If you have old shovels and other garden tools in your shed or are not in use, simply use them as your accessories to add some spring decor touch near your porch or wherever there is a blank wall that needs some decor. Liven up that space with simple gatherings of flowering plants, cute lanterns and other figurines depicting spring.

 

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Do you have an old wagon, a crate or even a wooden barrel that you can use to up-cycle? Then convert them into lovely containers of flowering plants, bulbs and other small plants to signify spring. Add several terracotta pots in various shapes and sizes to add more earthiness to the scene.

 

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Are you crafty? Any spare saucers and teacups you can use to convert to spring decors and even pinwheels?  Just secure them together or drill holes and attach with a sturdy nut and bolt against a long wood or pole and place along shrubs and flowery bushes for a more whimsical feel. You can also buy pinwheels like the one below and spread all over your garden.

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 In the Breeze 24 Petal Triple Wheel Flower Garden Spinner

 

Add little figurines in some areas of your garden and they can certainly make your space interesting and lively. Use fairy villages or small houses like the one below:

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Fiddlehead Fairy Village – Fairy Garden Mushroom Tavern House

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Paint your pots with lively colors of spring like pastel green, yellow, pink, sky blue and other colors that show the nature of spring like the picture above.

 

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DIY Backyard Paradise

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Creating your very own backyard paradise with your own two hands is actually a very rewarding exercise. Building something yourself from scratch is always immensely satisfying and it keeps the mind and body active. But with something as big as a backyard DIY project, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling.

Outdoor Furniture

If an entertaining area is a must, you’ll need to ensure that it’s properly kitted out. Outdoor furniture, especially when buying from large retailers like Super Amart Australia, comes in all sizes, shapes and styles, so it’s important that each piece is in keeping with your aesthetic. One way to achieve this is by going with an outdoor suite; this will usually include a table, chairs, and possibly other matching odds and ends that will help tie the area together.

Things to Consider

All of that thought and planning is for naught, however, if you don’t yet know what sort of outdoor area you’d like to create. Will you be entertaining? Or will you be creating a kind of outdoor room just for yourself to relax in? Are you building your area around an existing structure, like a pool? Once you know the answer to questions like these, then your work can really begin.

Garden Decoration

This could be a great opportunity to beautify your garden! Consider flowering or colourful plants, a nice new shed, or maybe even the addition of a decorative garden path. All of these things are quite reasonably priced, are easy to install yourself, are attention-grabbing, and can really create a different atmosphere in the yard. Maybe create a path using stones or decorative tiles and throw in a loop-de-loop as it winds its way to the clothes line.

Grow Your Own

Another great option for a DIY project is a veggie patch or two. Urban farming is all the rage these days with people choosing to grow their own vegetables rather than spend money at the supermarket. If space is an issue, grow herbs instead! They take up a fraction of the room and don’t require as much TLC as some plants and vegetables. Veggie patches themselves are extremely cheap and easy to build as well.

Lawn

How’s your lawn looking? Could it use a going over amongst all of this change and improvement? If you know what you’re doing you can always tear up the grass and scatter seedlings to grow the precise kind you’re after, but if you’re keen to get started right away you can always look at turf as an option. Though it lies at the “more difficult” end of the DIY spectrum, for the particularly handy, turf’s a fast, effective way to make your lawn look amazing.

Hopefully you’ve got a few ideas now and are ready to get started! Turning your backyard into your own personal paradise is all in the planning and execution. Get a few knowledgeable friends to help you out if you aren’t too sure how to accomplish a particular task or jump online and search for in-depth tutorials. What are your top tips for backyard DIY? Leave a comment below.

 

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Bored or Plain Stupid?

There’s a nonsense “hip” thing going on in Boston. Since Boston has ben experiencing really harsh snowy winter and is already 8 feet deep and counting, some local Boston residents decided to be adventurous and just outright stupid.

Some people are doing a “dive” in the snow and has picked up pace. It has become outrageously popular and dangerous that the Mayor in Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh held a conference and requested every daredevils out there to stop their nonsense.

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I would understand getting in your ski suit and actually ski through the neighbourhood for kicks or go sledding but who dives in a snow wearing only their underwear? It’s bad enough that they may get pneumonia or frostbite and even hit a sharp, hard ice and die. Don’t they know that? Are these stunts brought about being snowed in, just being stupid, or adrenalin really pumping and diving out on the snow would help? Or all these for popularity’s sake – a few seconds of fame in the social scene? I don’t know about you but I call those stunts “STUPIDITY AT ITS BEST!”

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Sweet 17

My daughter just turned 17 last February 15 and we all went home to celebrate with her. It’s not everyday that I get to see my daughter since she left Dubai for college so I will jump on every opportunity I have to be with her.

We celebrated her birthday a day early in my sister-in-law’s house in Quezon City. We invited few relatives, my mom, nieces and grandchild. The celebration was simple but with family around to show their love for my daughter was more than enough to make us all happy.

She’s growing up. I hope not too fast that I will miss every childishness she has in her bones. I know next year will be another year but a more remarkable one as she celebrate her being introduced to society as a young woman. We can’t stop time and that means I can’t stop getting older.

I’m glad we went home for her birthday. Nothing replaces a family’s bonding moments especially when it’s a special occasion you’re celebrating.

My daughter is now 17; not quite old but no longer a child. Soon, she will be venturing into another chapter in her life and I and my husband wish to be with her for many, many more years so we can guide her. And we pray for the best for her.

Happy birthday our sweet princess. We love you!

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Enhance Your Home With Natural Animal Skin Rugs

With winter upon us, it is time to warm up your home with luxurious enhancements, and nothing says warmth more than an animal hide rug. Animal skin rugs are the latest trend in home décor, with the ability to add warmth, texture, and a bit of natural eclecticism to your home. The natural color and markings of this interior design product make for a unique addition to your home. Three types of animal hide rugs that are particularly in demand at the moment are cowhide,reindeer hide, and sheepskin rugs. These rugs, while providing the same benefits, differ in color, texture, and size, ensuring that you will find something you love for any room in your home.

If you are looking for a natural flooring solution for any room in your house, animal hide rigs are the way to go. These rugs are made with few chemicals and made up of no synthetic materials, ensuring that your family and pets are healthy and safe. These rugs are also hypoallergenic and naturally resistant of dirt and germs. Because of the nature of these products, they are extremely durable and easy to care for. Animal skin rugs rarely need cleaning beyond a good shake to get rid of dirt. You can also use a moist cloth to wipe off spills and a plastic brush to keep the appearance looking fresh. You will almost never need to use a vacuum on these rugs. Without the use of dangerous chemicals in the production, these rugs last for years and require little upkeep. This investment in a product that is both durable and natural will benefit your home, as well as the people who live in it.

Of course, the best thing about an animal skin rug is its versatility within your home. These warm additions feel soft beneath your feet as a floor accent in front of a fireplace, bed, couch, entry way or even under a table or ottoman. They can also be used as throws on a couch, chair or other furniture. This luxurious look is a particular favorite during the winter months. If you are in need of a beautiful accent on your wall, these products can also easily be hung to create a warm, inviting look in rooms with vaulted ceilings or plain walls.

This winter, buy a product that will add a timeless, warm, and even eclectic look to your home. With a cowhide rug, reindeer hide, or sheepskin rug, you will be investing in a versatile home décor item, which will last for years, require little upkeep, and add beautiful texture to your home. The range of colors, textures, and sizes ensures that there is a style for everyone and every room, no matter what your taste or decorating needs. These unique rugs will turn your house into an inviting space that you are proud to come home.

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