Site with lots (I mean LOTS) of plans for build it yourself. This lady is very good at teaching women to use power tools. Lots of practical designs. Guess I'll have to ask for power tools for my birthday so I can build something!
Succulents: "Some of the hardiest, drought tolerant varieties they place on their 'Superstar Performer List' are Sempervivum, Echeveria, Crassula and Sedum. I want to make a wall garden for my deck with stuff like these