Category Archives: Yard

LowesHack: A Pretty Spinning Windmill

In early summer, I was obsessed with finding a pinwheel for the yard. Not a flimsy paper pinwheel, but a nice, sturdy steel one–but not one that looked overly old-timey country. Our aesthetic, after all, is more Mad Men than … Continue reading

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I May Be A Garden-Talent Fairy.

I once killed a pothos plant. You know the ones: the vining plants that they give to teenagers to use in science experiments, which is to say, they’re so unkillable that we give them to teenagers to use in science … Continue reading

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The Rocket Home for Wayward Fairies

Whilst browsing online for garden ornaments, I found a site entirely devoted to creating “faerie” kingdoms in one’s own backyard. Its name? efairies.com, of course. Being that I am the parent of two little girls, and I am recently obsessed … Continue reading

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A filthy, filthy Mother’s Day weekend: Faking a retaining wall

A few weeks back, after the long slog of winter, spring burst upon us like she’d been waiting months to say hello. Which she had. This is the first spring in our new home, and surprises have abounded like bunnies … Continue reading

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Daughter of Chainsaw: Clearing Out the Underbrush

A few years ago, my brother described a new habit of my dad’s. The first nice day in spring, Dad fills the chainsaw with gasoline, proclaiming that a tree needs to be pruned out back. He then spends the next … Continue reading

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