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laura janning

My blog is an expression of who I am, what I love to do and how I like to do it. I hope to inspire you with my decor tips, my craft ideas gardening and my DIY projects.

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diy, pets, kids

Skippy Gets a New Doghouse

By laura janning on Oct 05, 2012

For several months my 4 year old has been asking to build one of our dogs 'Skippy', a dog house. We have three dogs. One of them stays inside the house ( Kayla) and the... Continue reading

deck patio & porch

My Serenity Deck

By laura janning on Sep 12, 2012

Welcome to my little place, tucked in the corner of my garden that's just mine.I call it my Serenity Deck.  My little escape. It's where my kids send me for my "time outs". It's where the... Continue reading


Weekly Wows

By laura janning on Sep 08, 2012

I am so happy it's the weekend! I have had a sick child this week so I am ready to get outside, finish some projects and enjoy the hint of "cooler" weather. Yes, our weather... Continue reading


Mac Daddy of a Mailbox

By laura janning on Sep 05, 2012

If I were to give you directions to my house it would sound something like this..... Come in town. Head down Main Street 2 miles. At the Piggly Wiggly go left. Go 1/2 mile down,... Continue reading

Closet Door Turned Chalkboard

By laura janning on Aug 22, 2012

The chalkboard revolution is making it's way around my house. Initially it got started here with this board that I made on the wall in  my game room Next, it surfaced in my kitchen on some re... Continue reading

landscaping, deck patio & porch, masonry, diy

DIY Stone Steps

By laura janning on Aug 20, 2012

As I mentioned here, my husband and I accidentally became non-certified, "not" professional masons. We enjoy a good DIY challenge and laying stone happens to be one of them.  This particular project was unfinished steps... Continue reading

decor, windows, how to, diy

How To: Create a Custom Curtain Panel

By laura janning on Aug 17, 2012

Before I show you how I customized curtain panels using the  Cameron Drape from Pottery Barn, there are a few things you should know about my house. 1) I live in a house with 92... Continue reading


Touring a Spanish Villa

By laura janning on Aug 15, 2012

My blog is traveling in a different direction today- literally. See we are going to Spain, to visit my dear friend Ana. Ana and I have been friends for more then 30 years and although... Continue reading

how to, furniture, diy, deck patio & porch

How To: Refurbish Your Old Loungers

By laura janning on Aug 06, 2012

I know... shameful, but don't you dare throw them out We can save them before the hole gets bigger, and you fall in With just a little patience and some outdoor canvas they can be... Continue reading


Weekly Wows

By laura janning on Aug 04, 2012

Happy Saturday ! Well it's the last weekend before my kids start school on Monday and although it's been a great summer filled with lots of fun activities, trips and great memories, mama is ready... Continue reading