Makeover Archives | SHIFTING ROOTS

Gardening Blog

Category: Makeover

Week 4: Yard Transformation Challenge

It’s almost May Long Weekend and I have been super busy getting my yard and garden ready.  Come see my blood, sweat, and tears in this week’s edition of the yard transformation challenge. Thanks again to Nat of Simple Family Crazy Life for hosting this challenge!

Read More »

Week 1: The Six Week Yard Transformation Challenge

Welcome to Week One of the 6 Week Yard Transformation Challenge, hosted by my friend Nat at Simple Family-Crazy Life. Nat is starting her second round of the challenge for those of us in colder climates. You can check out her front yard in the first round. The snow has just

Read More »

15 Clever Solutions to Make the Most of a Character Home

Let’s do a little house math.  Take one previously unloved 1920’s character home, add one part innovation and one part hard work and what do you get?  An amazingly stylish and functional family home. This post is the second part in a series about my friends Jacqueline and Marc and

Read More »

Light and Bright Farmhouse Style Entryway Refresh

Have you ever started a project, only to have it sit for months on end, staring you in the face and taunting you with its unfinished business?  Welcome to our entryway. I applied primer to it in October in a mad fit of trying to make our house look acceptable

Read More »

Kitchen Reveal. . . for now.

I have a confession to make.  I really wanted to reveal my kitchen to you guys, so I started the whole decluttering series to make sure my kitchen would be clean enough.  A series is not made out of two posts, you say?  Don’t worry, more is coming. Let’s all

Read More »

Decluttering the Black Hole in my Kitchen

Decluttering can be a lonely job, so lets walk through it together.  I’ll share my pictures and thought process as I’m working my way through my home.  If you are someone who is a very logical and ordered thinker, this post may not be for you.  My brain just doesn’t

Read More »

I Painted the Hallway

This is probably not going to be the most exciting post in the world. . . just saying.  Here is my hallway in all of its hallway-like-gloriousness.  More photos after the break.

Read More »

Curb Appeal in a Weekend

Like most things in this house, our front door and curb appeal leave much to be desired.  The trees are overgrown, the paint is tired, and the colours are boring. There’s not much I can do about the trees for the time being, but I can try and liven up

Read More »

Grow roots with us

Kristen

Welcome!

Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

P.S. First time gardener? You'll want to download the quick start gardening guide below!