Liza Greis

Do-it-yourself projects and Home Decor

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Garden Augers – FAST, Easy Planting! {Giveaway}

The first time I used a garden auger was in the Fall. Because I had re-landscaped our front yard, I had to relocate all of our tulip bulbs. I was not looking forward to digging that many 6 inch deep holes, especially in the cold Autumn temperatures. I tried garden augers out and it changed my gardening life! It was so fast, fun, and easy! Plus I got to use a power tool, so it was a win-win. This post is sponsored by Power Planter but all opinions are 100% my own.   Garden Augers     Fast forward to this spring, and it was vegetable garden time. I knew I was going to utilize a garden auger for this as well. My 20 foot rows of peppers, tomatoes, onions, and other … {READ MORE}

Celebrations, Disappointments, and Milestones {Family Update}

Wow. What a crazy few months it has been! Everything seemed to pause, and then shift. So much has happened that I thought it was a good time for an update. Thanks for all the sweet messages asking how we have been doing since this whole pandemic thing exploded. March 13th ended up being my kids' last day of "real" school. We did the whole at home learning thing. A couple did great, and a couple of them struggled. Patience was tested, deep breaths were taken, and life lessons were learned. It is something that I will look back on as mostly a good thing but I'm also hoping we don't ever have to do it again! The last day of school for us was on May 22nd and we all did a giant happy … {READ MORE}

Easy To Grow Berries {Giveaway}

Berries are my FAVORITE fruit. I could eat them all day every day. And there's nothing better than eating one freshly picked that is warm from the sun. Even if you don't have a large yard or garden, or even a yard at all, you can grow them thanks to Bushel and Berry®! These easy to grow berries are perfect for a patio or porch. I received a blackberry, raspberry, and two different varieties of blueberries. They are blooming right now and I can't wait for later this summer when I can pick some berries :) This post is sponsored by Bushel and Berry®. All ideas and opinions are 100% mine :)   Perfect For the Patio! Instead of the patio, I put my plants in with my raised bed herb … {READ MORE}

Metal Card Catalog Makeover

If you have been following along on my Instagram Stories then you know that we have been slowly converting the garage attic into a fort for my boys. A place to hang out with each other and their friends. The main thing my youngest 2 boys requested was a place to store their treasures. Rocks, feathers, and random things that others (including me) might consider trash. I was trying to see if any of my old pieces of furniture would fit up there when I got a call from my mom asking if I wanted the metal drawers that have been in her garage for years. I instantly knew they would be perfect! I'm sharing this metal card catalog makeover today as well as hosting a fun giveaway you won't want to … {READ MORE}

Crushing On: White Bedding

I love white bedding. It reminds me of going to a nice hotel and the smell of the freshly washed white duvet and sheets. It seems cozy yet luxurious at the same time. The best thing about white bedding is that you can dress it up or make it casual. You can add color or keep it neutral. It's the white tee shirt of the design world. Today I'm sharing my favorite examples and white bedding ideas!   Some links in the post are affiliate links. White Bedding Ideas If you have white bedding, you can go with a dark, dramatic wall color. The lighter bedding will keep the room from feeling dark. Image Source: Brownhills Rugs   This bedding looks great with this saturated … {READ MORE}

Inexpensive Wall Art

Like all of you, I have been staying home a lot lately. Most of the time actually. It has given me a chance to finish some small projects that kept getting pushed aside for "later". Quarantine must be Latin for "later" because I'm crossing things off my list like crazy ;) One of the things I have been putting off since after Christmas is redoing the gallery wall in the front room. Up until a couple of weeks ago it still had Christmas prints in the frames. I was able to find some inexpensive wall art to fill my frames from the comfort of my own sofa.     Inexpensive Wall Art I used to have photos I had taken on our various hikes and vacations hanging above the couch, but … {READ MORE}

How to Get A Smooth Finish When Painting

Temperatures are above freezing (most days), the sun has been peeking out, and we have only been snowed on a couple of times the past couple of weeks, so you know what that means... It's painting time! I have had this dresser in my basement for an embarrassingly long time. I brought it over from my sister's house with the promise that I would paint it for her guest room. I finally got around to painting it and thought I would share my tips for how to get a smooth finish when painting. Plus, I have a giveaway so you can start all those projects that you have been procrastinating too! This post is sponsored by Homeight but all ideas, opinions, and bad Coronavirus jokes are all mine ;) This … {READ MORE}

15 Annual Flowers That Are Easy To Grow

Last year I shared my 15 favorite perennials (plants that come back every year) and ever since I have wanted to also share my favorite annuals (plants that only live for one season). Annuals are a great way to add some color to your landscaping. There are so many different varieties. Here are 15 annual flowers that are easy to grow! 15 Annual Flowers That Are Easy To Grow Zinnia Zinnia flowers are one of my all time favorites! They are colorful, very easy to grow, and there are a ton of varieties. They do well in planters and window boxes as well. They do best when sowed directly in the ground versus transplanting seedlings. Make sure to plant them after all threat of frost is … {READ MORE}

Family Update

Life always get crazy in February between birthdays and an upswing in school events and concerts. I always struggle to keep the blog up this time of year. It doesn't mean I haven't been busy on projects though. We have three big things going on a the same time and I am beyond excited to share them soon. Follow along on Instagram in my stories to see behind the scenes and sneak peeks! Since my site is having issues and you are not able to pin images from it, I thought I would hold off on posting projects for a sec until I can get the issue resolved. I'm so sorry for the inconvenience! I wanted to share some things our family has been up to anyway, so this works out (I'm doing my best to … {READ MORE}

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