Outdoor Living

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 …

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 …

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