Do you have a list of home projects buzzing around in your head? I do. Just a few things here and there I intend to do but don’t seem to accomplish. This summer I have decided to ATTACK some of these projects and then brag about them on the Internet. Would you like to join me?
I heard somewhere that if you want to accomplish a goal you should apply the Triple Threat.
- Act On It
- Assign A Date
- Be Accountable
Brilliant. Wait…Tracy and I came up with that. No wonder it sounded familiar. Read more about the Triple Threat in our book, Seriously End Clutter Without Taking Yourself Too Seriously. (Shameless-plug opportunity taken.)
So I’m taking my own advice. I’m completing a project every week for 10 weeks and posting my results on Fridays. You are my accountability partner. Most of these projects are relatively small but I am excited to check them off my list. I would love for you make your own list to act on and show off what you have accomplished.
Come on sing it with me, “We have big heads and we cannot lie…” ???
PROJECT #1: The Patio Urns
I have two large black urns on my patio that I love. I plant something new in them every spring. This year I am excited to take the advice of one of our radio show guests, master decorator and owner of Nell Hill’s, Mary Carol Garrity. She told us about her favorite, not-easy-to-kill outside plant, the Kimberly Queen Fern. Perfect for me. Listen to Mary Carol’s show here and read other decorating ideas from her here.
I remembered more advice from another fantastic radio show guest, Richard from The Grass Pad. He shared 7 Tips For Planting The Perfect Container. Every container needs a Thriller, Filler and Spiller. The Kimberly Queen would be my Thriller plant.
Off to purchase my plants for my two urns. Surprisingly, I found two Kimberly Queens at my local grocery store! They were on clearance for $5 each and they were huge!
They were a little straggly but I was going with the idea that they were hard to kill. I gave them a brutal pruning. I bought Fillers and Spillers at a home improvement store. My urns are in full sun. I found Vinca…
Finally planting the urns. I used Miracle Grow Potting Soil. I centered the fern and added the other plants around the edges.
I am really messy when I plant.
The urns are finished and make a nice addition to my patio.
Yay! Project #1 completed. Thank you for your smattering of applause. Check back next Friday for Project #2. I would love to see what you are attacking this summer.
Ready to link your project?
Summer Projects Series Link Party Guidelines
- Link ANY project post from this year. Big projects or tiny projects. Organizing projects, craft projects or any project around the home will qualify. (But no items you’re selling and no contests or giveaway links.) Be sure to link to your individual project post not your home page.
- Please link back to Clutter Interrupted. You can grab our button below to include at the end of your post or on your sidebar. Text links are fine, too.
- Visit the other projects linked and share with your friends. We are going to motivate and inspire each other this summer. Thanks for joining the party!
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