House Plants in the House!

Even though I have many house plants, I don’t find it too tough to keep them healthy or to decorate with them. I mainly have low maintenance plants PLUS I have a formula that makes my life simple, them look good in my home and with my decor AND ups the level of my enjoyment of them!

My latest free podcast from the crazy plant lady.

Toys In the Yard

As kids, we had playhouses or tree houses where we could create our own world; where we could let our imagination go wild. Or, like me, you had to create a playhouse or a fort from what you had. As a kid, you don’t care, just so long as you are playing and have the space to play! I think as adults, we are still taking our toys outside to play!

My latest free podcast episode.

Dolphin topiary Jackie Gibbins podcast

House Plants are Awesome!

I enjoy having lots of house plants in my home, and have learned a lot over the years. I also use them when staging homes for sale. My latest podcast highlights a few of my fave plants that are pretty easy to maintain and a few stories I think you’ll enjoy.

Using Paint to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

You want your home to stand out from the other homes that a buyer may see. You want them to fall in love at first sight! You want to give the impression that the home has style, character, warmth or just that it is well-maintained.  Paint is an easy and quick way to accomplish this!

Paint Your Patio Furniture

Do you have a porch swing or a chair on your front porch? Give it a fresh coat of paint! Add matching throw pillows to make this space even more inviting.

Your Front Door

You can opt to paint your front door a solid color OR make it more custom by stenciling or detailing it. Talk about a focal point!

Your Porch Light

Do you have a porch light stuck in the 1980’s or is simply rusty or faded?  There are several wonderful metallic paints you can use to make it new again. Try copper for a warm, updated look.  Black or dark brown has a more formal look.

Your House Numbers

I created a house number plaque for one of my listings by painting a decorative plaque and then mounting house numbers to it. It was very unique! You can do this or a variation with paint, stencils and materials.  make sure your creation is readily visible from the street!

Shutters and Trim

Add a punch of color to your facade by painting your shutters and trim a new bold color. You can even choose to stencil or detail the shutters to add charm and whimsy.

You can also paint your garage door, paint some ceramic pots to add color and paint window boxes!