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My Backyard Update!

My Backyard Update!

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Hey Everyone!

Happy Monday! I was recently on a new series from The Design Network called DIY House Call, and they came and spruced up my backyard!  The episode is ready, so I wanted to share it with you guys!  Kelly Edwards, who has been a host on hgtv, is the designer and host and they did a great job with the yard.  This was one of the first times I have been on a more “produced” video set, with a director, sound guy, camera guy, assistants etc… How do you think I did?!  There are more episodes on the way, so be sure to check them out!

Click HERE to see the full Episode!



Now that you have seen the video, check out the tomatoes!


I really don’t have the slightest clue about gardening, haha so this has been a learning process for me!  Looks like the tomatoes are doing alright though!  Apparently the snails like the basil as much as my kids do and the marigolds didn’t make it for some reason, I’ll have to figure that one out… but overall my kids love checking on the plants each day and we hang out back there almost every afternoon.

Here I am enjoying the love seat the other day in the sunshine 😉


Hope you all have a great week!




Sybil Derderian

Tuesday 28th of April 2015

Looking good, Melanie! When I was teaching I used to do a Spring project with my students using a 2L soda bottle to make a terrarium. Planted a green bean seed by the side, so they could watch it sprout, a small spider plant cutting in the center and sprinkled flower seeds on top. They loved watching the progression, journaling the changes and drawing what they saw. It was such a rewarding project. Years after doing it, when I ran into former students they always mentioned it & it harbored some interest in gardening for many. Working with soil and plants is so rewarding. You should check with Aunt Ann, she's really an expert. Luvya!

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