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How to Turn a Woven Basket into a Planter

May 22, 2024
Angled photo of hanging woven basket on garden fence filled with red, white, and blue flowers.

This easy upcycle project will show you how to turn a woven basket into a gorgeous summer planter filled with flowers in a red, white, and blue color scheme. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Is there anything more “summertime” in the US than lemonade, apple pie a la mode, and red, white, and blue?  When I decided to turn this basket into a planter, I knew I…

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How to Attract Birds to Your Yard

May 15, 2024
Sparrow takes a drink from a hummingbird embellished cement birdhouse. Oak tree, bush, and deck are in background of photo.

Want to welcome some feathered friends to your backyard and garden? These tips will help you attract local birds to your yard with food, water, and other resources. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Looking back, I’ve always been a backyard birder – or a bird nerd, if you will.  I remember setting up a bird feeder when I still lived with my parents.  I was amazed by…

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Terracotta Fairy House Bee Bath

May 8, 2024
Terracotta Fairy House Bee Bath placed outside in rocky patch with raspberry branches in background.

Create a whimsical fairy house inspired bee bath out of a terracotta pot and saucer, miniatures, and paint. This adorable bath will keep bees happy all summer long! This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Our backyard is turning into a magical place.  Along with our vegetable garden extension, we’ve let our wild raspberry and blackberry bushes grow like crazy underneath our deck. We’ve planted a combination of sunflowers…

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May New Item Launch

May 1, 2024
Collage photo of new simmer pot kits, scrunchie options, and digital flower artwork from Holoka Home on Etsy.

New items have dropped on Holoka Home for the month of May! This item launch includes new simmer pot kits, scrunchie options, digital art, plus price drops! This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Happy May!  It is the unofficial start to summer and I’m kicking off the month with new items in my Etsy shop.  I launched 5 new items – three simmer pot kits, a multi-item option…

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Hummingbird Pudding Dump Cake

April 24, 2024
Hummingbird Pudding Dump Cake sits on small white plate with fork and bake pan in background.

This easy and flavorful Hummingbird Pudding Dump Cake is made with banana pudding, crushed pineapple, and other ingredients that are simply dumped into a pan, baked, and topped with cream cheese frosting and pecans! This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links help support this blog. We had brunch plans with my in-laws over Easter weekend.  I made sweet potato casserole to bring with me along with a dump style carrot cake recipe I…

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Sweet Relish Chicken Salad

April 17, 2024
Close up of Sweet Relish Chicken Salad sandwich on plate. Salad ingredients sit in background.

Up your chicken salad game with the addition of sweet relish! Sweet and tangy relish adds a delicious flavor while Vidalia onion gives it an extra sweet crunch. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. You know how some people’s weakness is candy, ice cream, or chocolate?  It might sound silly, but mine is rotisserie chicken.  At certain times when you hit the grocery store, they’re coming right out…

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