Outdoor Living

Summer Style with Outdoor Area Rugs

It’s almost summer and the livin’ is easy. Well, it’s almost easy, as soon as I finish planting my pots, pressure washing everything, opening the pool and making my backyard space Pinterest-perfect. Then it will be easy. Prepping your outdoor space for summer is a lot of work, but once it’s done– the real summer …

Healthy Grilling Recipes For Summer

It’s time to fire up our Weber grill and start spending more time outdoors because summer is here! In year’s past, our summer barbecues would include all of the traditional fare: hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixings, greasy French fries, roasted potato and corn salad, and lots of refreshing watermelon and marshmallow skewers …

Curb Appeal Ideas to Steal

Whether you’re planning on selling, or simply want your own family to enjoy the view, improving the curb appeal of your home is always a good idea. After having recently completed a major springtime curb appeal overhaul, I’ve rounded up some simple ideas and tips for any budget. So, pour a glass of lemonade, roll …

3 Ways to Love Your Yard this Summer

Warm summer days and breezy, starry nights are just a few of the things that might be luring you and your family outdoors over the next few months. A little bit of work and a lot of imagination could help transform your yard into your very own oasis. Whether it’s creating your own fire pit for s’more roasting …

DIY CREATIVE GARDEN MARKERS

In a garden, the plants, vegetables, and flowers usually steal the show. Why not add some art to those natural features? These creative garden markers are both fun and functional – and they are easy to make! Garden markers can be as simple as painted rocks. Crafts by Amanda used patio paint (craft paint designed …

Curb Appeal: Tips and Tricks

As summer winds down and cooler temperatures are, hopefully, on the way, it’s time to think about fall planting and yard work. This summer was just too hot for our plants to do well, so I’m looking forward to adding new plants and flowers to our yard for the fall. Of course, getting that perfect …

Our Pool Makeover Checklist

If these sweltering 90-degree-plus days are any indication, summer is here and stickin’ around! The sun shines brightly, birds are chirping and the warm breeze makes me close my eyes and just breathe it all in. With the summer in full swing, my husband and I finally got serious about cleaning up our outdoor space. …

Indoor/Outdoor Living with Style

Outdoor living has evolved. Now, the furnishings for your porch or patio look like they could just as easily be found in a living room indoors. Because of that, homeowners are now merging indoor and outdoor spaces to create a consistent design and feel. Here are some creative and budget-friendly ways to achieve indoor/outdoor living with style in your …

Refresh the Porch or Patio for Fall

September is one of my favorite months of the year… the waning of summer into fall, cooler mornings and evenings but still delightfully temperate enough to spend plenty of time outside.  This week I tackled my front porch… and oh how it needed a post-summer refresh!  So it’s a great time to share how to …

A Fourth of July Picnic

The 4th of July is a special time of the year when friends and family gather for hamburgers, hotdogs, popsicles, apple pie, and to celebrate everything American, red, white, and blue. While these famous classics are hard to beat for a Fourth of July picnic, trying something new and breaking away from the norm is …

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