Oh Deer ~ ~ ~ A Decorative Fence

The great lengths we have to go to . . .

~ ~ to prevent the cute little deer from eating our flowers and plants.

Do you plant shrubs and flowers that they say are deer proof?

Yes . . . however, they eat them too.

My builder gave me some advice . . .

~ ~ and I quote “Keep in mind that the only thing that deer won’t eat is concrete” !!

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They ate my hydrangea buds for breakfast.

I had a “chicken wire type” fence around my hydrangeas . . .

~ ~ and it was time to make things a bit more attractive.

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So off to Lowe’s Home Improvement we go . . .

~ ~ we determined that the “no dig” less permanent fencing was the best for our needs.

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The fence sections are connected with these stakes . . .

~ ~ and when a section needs to be removed, it is easily done by removing the stake.

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The stake can be hammered into the ground . . .

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Love the design of the fencing . . . and must say that the materials were very affordable.

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Yes . . . chicken wire gone!…

~ ~ we actually used this same brand of stakes with the “chicken wire” previously . . .

~ ~ ~ ~ they looked a little worn after several years so we replaced them.

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So there you deer !!! … try and eat this budding flower!!!

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And these too!

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Thanks to my hubby for working hard to protect my flowers!!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend . . .

~ ~ my weekend will be spent at the ballfield (no surprise there!) . .

And . .

Guest Room

Getting ready for company to arrive on Monday . . .

~ ~ Room cleaned – – – check

~ ~ Welcome to North Carolina goodie bag – – – check!

Note: This is NOT a sponsored post . . .

~ ~ ~ all opinions on this “No Dig Fencing” are happily my own.

Ever So Clever, Ever So Pretty Friday, #4 {House Number Pillow}

Happy Friday everyone!

Today, I did an “easy peasy” creation that I took inspiration from the gals at 11 Magnolia Lane.

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It is from a Christy’s front porch when she featured her home tour.

I do eventually want to do exactly what she did, but with some time constraints I did a similar version for today.

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I bought a pillow from HomeGoods, and some house numbers from Lowe’s Home Improvement.

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The numbers are secured by the small nails that were provided and hot glue.

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Easy peasy!!!

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I think this method is a great quick decorating project…with my busy week, this fit the bill!

However, when there is more time, you can make those wonderful pillows and stencil the numbers as Christy did.

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This project cost about $16.00…

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Hope you enjoyed my “easy peasy” project, inspired by the gals at 11 Magnolia Lane.

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This little cutie has been my helper this week!

AND….at this time I would like to tell you something that is very exciting for “me”…:)

The fine folks at POTTERY BARN are featuring my Spring Mantel on their blog tomorrow (Saturday, March 30th)

I will be posting a link to it tomorrow morning…did you feel the earth move?…

…..that was me doing cartwheels across the floor!!…

Have a wonderful weekend and a most joyous Easter!

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