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Deck-orating

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Flood Wood Care. All opinions are 100% mine. Hiya peeps! Welcome back, and I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day!  We had a nice day.  Avery took some good naps (which makes for a nice day regardless!) , Nick put a new shelf up in the master closet, and we heard from the deck guy. Unfortunately, Deck Guy didn't have great news....he'll be starting our new deck a week later than planned.  It will now be completed probably closer to the middle of June rather than the beginning of June like we first thought.  Even though we're going with composite planks for the deck, the skirting and the pergola will be cedar.  We like the idea of the "no maintenance" composite, but with the money saved by using actual wood for the other portions, it's worth it to us to learn how to take care of it. Luckily, I've been reading up about the various options for wood stains and sealants, and I think I've found a br…

Some (Plant) Food for Thought

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This post brought to you by Whitney Farms. All opinions are 100% mine. Hi friends!  Since my last post about our sad, rotten deck.....      ....the deck guy still hasn't gotten started.  Hopefully he'll get to us soon, since our weather has been beautiful and his schedule should be right on track.      ....the neighbor's big dog has busted (Batman style - ka POW) his way through the fence into our yard and/or dug and shoved his way under the fence three times now.  He thinks digging in our garden and mulch is SUPER FUN FUN FUN!  He's gotten our wheels turning once again to generate a little more privacy in our backyard.  Not privacy from the dog, alas.  But privacy from the neighbors, yes :)      ....and whatta coinkydink! We met with a landscape designer to get ideas for said privacy!  One of our local nurseries was offering 30 minute sessions with a designer for a $25 donation to the American Cancer Society.  What a great way to get a little professional input for n…