{Over a year later} Backyard renovations: An update!

It was almost exactly one year ago to the date when I blogged about the one or two (or 25) hiccups that happened in our backyard as we tried to do one relatively small project. Where does the Internet time go?! Honestly, if you would’ve asked me a year ago, I thought it all would’ve […]

Cleveland Home +Remodeling Expo: Giveaway!

It’s almost time for the third Cleveland Home +Remodeling Expo! I’m especially excited this year because of the show’s venue, The Cleveland Convention Center. Not that I don’t look forward to the epic people watching and affordable parking situation at the IX Center, but I like any excuse that gets me downtown these days. Working […]

UnCommonGoods: Unique gifts and fun shopping

Everyone has that person in their life that is impossible to shop for, right? Whether they are nit-picky or simply don’t need anything, each holiday or special occasion can bring extra stress trying to buy for that buddy or family member. Enter: UnCommonGoods.com.

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, UncommonGoods is a […]

Backyard renovations: An update

As it goes for most homeowners, what was supposed to be a small upgrade has turned into a many mega projects at our new place. Back in May, I blogged about the beginning of our backyard renovations and on May 12th, I would have guessed on July 22, our backyard entertaining space would be upgraded […]

Backyard renovations: Part 1

Spring has finally arrived in Cleveland! Normally, that would mean some gardening and planting of flowers and vegetables for us. That way the remainder of our spring and summer could be dedicated to other important things (boating). However, this year we have some major plans for our new backyard! This past week we made some […]

Meet Lulu, our new Lemon tree!

After our trip to Casa Verde, Dean and I kept talking about the beautiful lemon trees we saw at Petitti’s growing center. So when we woke up on a sunny Saturday morning, we knew a lemon tree was on our to-do list. After chatting with a few helpful Petitti’s employees, we found the citrus trees […]

Petitti Garden Center: Where Cleveland Gardens

Over the weekend, Dean and I were lucky enough to get an invite to tour Petitti Garden Center‘s Casa Verde, in Columbia Station. Casa Verde is where all the Petitti magic happens! 98% of the live product sold at Petitti is grown at Casa Verde.

We were overwhelmed by not only the beauty […]

Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo

If you didn’t make it to the Sixth Annual Great Big Home + Garden Show last month, there is another home show coming to the IX Center later this month: the Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo. And if I had to chose one or the other, I’d opt for the expo solely for the reason […]

Great Big Home + Garden Show ticket giveaway

*Note: The giveaway has ended. @CarlyRose0711 was the lucky winner!*

A few things I’m having a hard time believing: it’s almost February (and my niece’s 1st birthday!), we’ve lived in our new pad for almost 4 months and it’s already time for the Great Big Home + Garden Show!

Surprisingly, there aren’t a ton of […]

House Hunters Cleveland: Trials, tribulations and triumph

When Dean and I sold our starter home using Zillow’s ‘Make Me Move,’ we really didn’t know what our future held. We knew we had to take the offer, pack our bags, swallow our pride and move into my parents basement, aka ‘the apartment.’

We quickly realized the Real Estate market on Cleveland’s west side […]