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Thursday, March 25, 2010


One of my favorite things to do is get my hands in the dirt and grow stuff. Another very therapeutic activity is pulling weeds. Some garden tips: wear a pair of those garden gloves with the rubber coating on the palms. Don't stand up and bend at the knees and waist to work in the garden but get down with your butt on the ground, your back and knees will thank you. Pull weeds after a rain shower, they come out easier. Take in deep full breaths of the Spring air, listen to all of the different birds and learn their songs and notice what is blooming even if it is the trees or just weeds. Enjoy, Heidi
Domino Magazine

Smith and Hawkins vertical garden

Found on We Heart It

British Home and Gardens

British Home and Gardens

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rammed Earth or Straw Bales?

I found these images over at Nest Egg, one of my new favorite blogs. They are from one of her clients (her client has great taste, by the way). You all know that I am a nut for High/Exposed ceilings, but the issue I have been pondering lately is can I build my dream home like this but with rammed earth walls or even straw bale walls? Maybe one of you know a little bit about this. I have searched the net and researched the subject, but it is not as popular around here.
I watched Jamie Durie (love him, thank you Australia) do a job with rammed earth in California and the construction crew didn't have a clue. Come on America, we need to get with the picture and use sustainable resources. I will try my damnedest to make earth friendly living absolutely fabulous. Hope you all have a playful or relaxing or both, weekend. Love, Heidi

All images on this post were found on Nest Egg.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Giraffe Manor.

Surrounded by 140 acres of indigenous forest just outside Kenya's capital, Nairobi you will find The magical and amazing Giraffe Manor. I could totally stay at this manor for it's old world charm, but obviously for it's residents. Check out the website to read more, it's fascinating. Enjoy, Heidi

All Images on this Post are Via The Giraffe Manor.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Castle Decorating

I had a dream last night that I was given the job to redecorate a castle and then it ended up being photographed for a very high end magazine. This is what it looked like. A dream is a wish your heart makes. Enjoy and have a special weekend, Heidi
Phoebe Howard

Restoration Hardware

Sorry I do not have the origin of the beautiful image.

Laurence Pasquier via Sarah Kaye

Roche Bobois
Sorry I do not have the origin of this beautiful image.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dining Alfresco

The last 2 days were perfect days to dine alfresco. Here in Texas, we have about 2 weekes worth of this weather in the spring and in the fall so I am soaking it in while it lasts. Dining like these images below have been added to my bucket list.
(Note: a bucket list is a list of things you want to do before you kick the Bucket.)
Enjoy, Heidi

Sorry I don't know the origin of this image.

Image found on Bottom of the Ironing Basket.

Image found on Bottom of the Ironing Basket.

Jessica Claire Photography

Sorry I don't have the origin of this image.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010