Outdoor Living

Inspired Summer Picnic Ideas

Summer is in full swing now that Memorial Day is behind us and I love to plan a picnic before the weather gets too hot to enjoy.   Summer picnics are all about tasty foods, simple serving and presentation, and easy transportation and clean up.  I rounded up some inspiration to keep your next picnic simple …

Puny Patio Makeover

After years of living in little apartments, sandwiched in between other little apartments, I like to consider myself a bit of a small space veteran.  My college roommates and I once had a prized kitchen balcony that sat uncomfortably close to our neighbor’s bedroom window… to the point you could just about reach out and …

Get Your Porch Spring Ready!

Judging by the rejuvenating return of sunshine, cheerful chirps of birds and fragrant floral scents floating in the air, we’d say it’s safe to say spring is officially in full swing!  And we’d be willing to bet that (aside from any potential pollen induced buzz kills) you’re about as stoked as we are that spring …

Simple Spring Entertaining Tips

Now that we’ve officially welcomed spring, my thoughts always turn to getting together with friends and family.  After being hunkered down during the winter months, I’m ready to throw open my home and fill it with light and loved ones.  And with the spring schedule being what it usually is,  I know that the best …

Five Ways to Welcome Spring!

We’ve had a handful of balmy days here in Georgia, and I’m now officially longing for the warmer days to come and stay.  Spring is a great time to hit the reset button around your home; so let’s embrace the first day of spring with some “to do’s”! source 1.  Take it outside.  Even if …

Homes & Gardens that Use Color

Are you confounded by color? Colors evoke emotions, so it’s natural to want to include them in our homes, but too much can be overwhelming. Here are some homes and gardens that use color, without going overboard. Inside Let’s start small. These spaces have furniture painted bright colors. For example, this daybed: I made a …

7 Ways Beautiful Fall Porches Can Transition through to Winter

As Halloween transitions to Thanksgiving in the US, what do you do with pumpkins or your other fall décor? How do you make it last as long as possible and still be attractive and appropriate to the season. 1.       Keep it Classic Elegance is timeless. This beautiful porch repeats the black from the front door …

Five Ways to Update Your Outdoor Space

I am ready for fall – cooler temperatures, less humidity, and crisp breezes. To get ready for fall, I want to spruce up my porch, so that I can enjoy the fall temperatures. Here are five easy and inexpensive ways to update your outdoor space. 1. Pillows New outdoor pillows add pops of color to an …

Pack the Perfect Picnic

I can’t believe it’s almost Labor Day weekend – the unofficial last weekend of summer. I’m not quite ready to let summer go yet, so I’m packing up my family and some food and having a picnic this weekend! Want some ideas for the perfect picnic? Here are some of my favorites: The Italian Job …

Sizzling Meals for the Grill

Grilled meals taste like summer to me. I love cooking outside – enjoying the summer weather and not heating up my kitchen. Also, grilling is usually a quick way to prepare food.  Here are some of my favorite things to throw on the grill. I am a big fan of grilled vegetables. Gather some fresh …

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