Outdoor Living

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

4th of July Entertaining

Holidays are always something that I look forward to. They are an excuse to take time away from work to relax and enjoy the company of others. They are also the perfect opportunity to throw a party, and who doesn’t…

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…

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…