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OUTDOOR KITCHENS – Summer Entertaining

Exterior kitchen contemporary porch
Here we are, Summer is upon us, and BBQ and outdoor entertainment is in season.

Tonight I spent some time researching out door kitchen designs to share with my clients, realtor friends and well …anyone who catches this blog post!  thanks for coming.

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Fireplace Mantel – updating your living room

Edible Gardens – Using seasonal flowers


Who Knew so many of our flowers are edibles?   this is a good list of common garden edibles…  mix them in your vegetable garden for colorful additions!


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Edible Gardens

The official start of SPRING was just 2 days ago, and the threat of snow in Portland – Vancouver Metro and the Willammette valley announced last night.   But during the last burst of sunshine, I uncovered my old “raised garden box”, having left a cover of leaves on over the winter.   After reading this article,  that box is just BORING!   Planning an Edible Garden is going to be my project this week, while I wait for the threat of snow to pass.   I love this idea!




Deck Design and Ideas – outdoor living

Out temperate climate in the pacific northwest and Vancouver, WA, lends it self to extended outdoor living.  (with some covered area), here are a few DECK IDEAS, from HOUZZ.