How we live Green #LiveBrighter

We hear it all the time. We’ve all got to live greener! That looks a little different to everyone, and I feel like I’m constantly learning new tips and tricks to improve, so I thought I’d share, some of the things we do around the ole’ Fresh Crush house, to live a little more green, and […]

Outdoor landscape – DIY sidewalk

Here we are again… everyone to the front! Okay, so we’ve got the front door covered, revived the sad front porch boards, ripped off the old nasty balcony, and now we need somewhere to walk. A DIY Sidewalk. Here’s how we started out… weeds and field stones. Like this post? Sign up for fresh content, […]

Make your own Natural Weed Killer, with 3 Ingredients!

Who loves Pinterest? I do! That is where I found this handy dandy DIY recipe for natural weed killer. Make your OWN Natural Weed Killer, with 3 Ingredients! I used an old Febreze bottle I had kicking around, and it took about 40ml of salt, a squirt of dish soap, and then filled the bottle to […]

Hiding an eyesore.

I’d say something about lemons and lemonade, but I don’t want to think about food right now. About 15 steps from our front door, there is this… It’s just part of acreage living. We’re not tied into city plumbing, so it’s a septic system for us. I won’t go into any further unnecessaries… you know […]

Solid Gold Planter

Thinking about what to do with this plant, took longer than the actual doing of the plan for this plant. First it was…”Look at that house-warming plant my bro gave us. It needs a bigger pot”. This was followed by trips down the garden aisle in various home improvement stores on at least 3 different […]

Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got…

… I’m just using what I got. Yep, J.Lo reference for your morning today. Well, I am a Jenny, not from the block… but I got rocks. Big heavy ones. Big heavy garden rocks that is. Our (new) front yard had little personality. And… with a new house and SO MUCH TO DO, we want to […]

Our Garden: Nature’s Before and After

After the snow disappeared in Spring, and the grass wasn’t quite green yet, I had to wonder, will the garden actually come back to life? Because, it sure doesn’t look like much right now. Hmmm… Well, behold the power of nature! Bigger and better than last year, and going strong! Let this be proof to […]

Backyard – Before and After

In the summer of 2008, after a long winter, we decided it was time to tackle the backyard. Our goal was to create a outdoor room to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Step One: dig up perfectly good sod. Boo. Leveling is the name of the game. Level the black dirt, cover with gravel. […]

Green is better – Before and After

Hmm… House, check. Blue sky, check. Big rock, check. –– but something’s missing… Much better! Some fast colour with fresh laid sod, red lava rock, and a few baby shrubs. Oh, and maybe a tree? We have the luxury of having some fantastic neigbours that help move our tree into place. That’s the husband standing […]