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HOW TO KEEP OUTDOOR PILLOWS PERFECTLY IN PLACE

HOW TO KEEP OUTDOOR PILLOWS PERFECTLY IN PLACE

Hello Monday... another fresh new week is here!  I'm taking it easy this week blog wise, I need a lazy week.  I've had a lot of high stress moments last week, not blog related, life related.  I've decided this week I'm going to have some fun cooking and read a book....

LIFE ON THE PATIO

LIFE ON THE PATIO

Hey there friends!  Hopefully you've had some time to poke around my new website.  I’m thrilled with the change! I'm also celebrating because it’s patio season!  Well, I say that now, the week before I took these photos we had unbearable heat.  I’m talking hundred...

I LOVE OUR FIRE PIT NIGHTS

I LOVE OUR FIRE PIT NIGHTS

I hope everybody has a fabulous Saturday!  Yesterday was the last day of school for the kids, so even though it's not officially winter yet they're on winter break until January.  Yay - I miss my big babies when they're at school all day.  If you're wondering what...

WE FINALLY EXTENDED OUR FENCE

WE FINALLY EXTENDED OUR FENCE

I think in a previous blog post late spring or summer I may of mentioned how we were almost done with the backyard but we still had a few things left.  With us we certainly go through phases in our home improvements.  It gets exhausting and we needed a little break,...

COVERED PATIO

COVERED PATIO

Today I want to talk about one of my favorite home improvement projects we've ever done, our covered patio.  Actually as far as life changing projects the patio probably surpasses the kitchen, and our kitchen remodel was pretty awesome.  We didn't build the covered...

SQUARE FOOT GARDEN UPDATE

SQUARE FOOT GARDEN UPDATE

I said in our square foot garden post I would keep you updated, so here I am.  It's been a couple months now.  So here our are updates. So far everything is going pretty good.  One thing we messed up on is when we filled our boxes we forgot how fluffy the soil was and...

OUR NEW BACKYARD LANDSCAPING

OUR NEW BACKYARD LANDSCAPING

Hey everybody, I thought I would update everyone on our backyard landscaping progress.  I mentioned in a previous post how we were going to add another flower bed along our fence, the last spot we have left behind our pergola.  You might have read about us building...

HOW WE DESIGNED OUR FIRE PIT

HOW WE DESIGNED OUR FIRE PIT

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!  Last weekend we went hiking so we really enjoyed a nice restful weekend at home!  Sunday brought cooler temps and we enjoyed lots of backyard time.  Which brings me to talk about our fire pit.  We've had it about 8 months or so...

HOUSE ON THE CORNER

HOUSE ON THE CORNER

This is an original photo I took one day before we did any work to the outside of the house.  It's hard to tell much with this big tree blocking most of our house.  I spent a lot of time staring at this photo, making decisions and mentally changing things. Sadly, I...

HOW TO BUILD A TRASH CAN SCREEN OUT OF FENCE BOARDS

HOW TO BUILD A TRASH CAN SCREEN OUT OF FENCE BOARDS

When I envisioned our square foot garden or le jardin as we sometimes call it, I would think of lush herbs growing, happy producing plants with perfect shiny vegetables growing, butterflies happily flying around our flowers, and nasty trash cans in the corner...LOL....

OUR SQUARE FOOT GARDEN

OUR SQUARE FOOT GARDEN

Here's our old square foot garden.  Our first garden actually.  I bought the book Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew and was pumped to start.  So was my husband.  We had a good few years with this one.  When we ended up designing our backyard I realized I wanted...

HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN HERBS

HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN HERBS

Growing your own herbs is a great idea.  Fresh herbs take your food flavors to another level.  Not only is it inexpensive to have an herb garden, it's very convenient just to go out to your garden and snip away.  Who wants to pay for herbs at the grocery store when...

HOW WE UPDATED OUR FENCE

HOW WE UPDATED OUR FENCE

Last spring we refinished the fence in our backyard.  I was really happy with the results, but for whatever reason we didn't get to the section over in our side yard.  I decided we had put this project off long enough! I actually had a urge to power spray something so...

HOW WE SAVED MONEY BUILDING OUR OWN PERGOLA

HOW WE SAVED MONEY BUILDING OUR OWN PERGOLA

Our backyard was a total disaster.  I loved being outside, but I didn’t love our backyard.  I'd always dreamed of dining under a vine covered pergola, so our pergola was the first project we began. We got estimates to have a custom built pergola and they were...

OUTDOOR

HOW TO KEEP OUTDOOR PILLOWS PERFECTLY IN PLACE

HOW TO KEEP OUTDOOR PILLOWS PERFECTLY IN PLACE

Hello Monday... another fresh new week is here!  I'm taking it easy this week blog wise, I need a lazy week.  I've had a lot of high stress moments last week, not blog related, life related.  I've decided this week I'm going to have some fun cooking and read a book....

LIFE ON THE PATIO

LIFE ON THE PATIO

Hey there friends!  Hopefully you've had some time to poke around my new website.  I’m thrilled with the change! I'm also celebrating because it’s patio season!  Well, I say that now, the week before I took these photos we had unbearable heat.  I’m talking hundred...

I LOVE OUR FIRE PIT NIGHTS

I LOVE OUR FIRE PIT NIGHTS

I hope everybody has a fabulous Saturday!  Yesterday was the last day of school for the kids, so even though it's not officially winter yet they're on winter break until January.  Yay - I miss my big babies when they're at school all day.  If you're wondering what...

WE FINALLY EXTENDED OUR FENCE

WE FINALLY EXTENDED OUR FENCE

I think in a previous blog post late spring or summer I may of mentioned how we were almost done with the backyard but we still had a few things left.  With us we certainly go through phases in our home improvements.  It gets exhausting and we needed a little break,...

COVERED PATIO

COVERED PATIO

Today I want to talk about one of my favorite home improvement projects we've ever done, our covered patio.  Actually as far as life changing projects the patio probably surpasses the kitchen, and our kitchen remodel was pretty awesome.  We didn't build the covered...

SQUARE FOOT GARDEN UPDATE

SQUARE FOOT GARDEN UPDATE

I said in our square foot garden post I would keep you updated, so here I am.  It's been a couple months now.  So here our are updates. So far everything is going pretty good.  One thing we messed up on is when we filled our boxes we forgot how fluffy the soil was and...

OUR NEW BACKYARD LANDSCAPING

OUR NEW BACKYARD LANDSCAPING

Hey everybody, I thought I would update everyone on our backyard landscaping progress.  I mentioned in a previous post how we were going to add another flower bed along our fence, the last spot we have left behind our pergola.  You might have read about us building...

HOW WE DESIGNED OUR FIRE PIT

HOW WE DESIGNED OUR FIRE PIT

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!  Last weekend we went hiking so we really enjoyed a nice restful weekend at home!  Sunday brought cooler temps and we enjoyed lots of backyard time.  Which brings me to talk about our fire pit.  We've had it about 8 months or so...

HOUSE ON THE CORNER

HOUSE ON THE CORNER

This is an original photo I took one day before we did any work to the outside of the house.  It's hard to tell much with this big tree blocking most of our house.  I spent a lot of time staring at this photo, making decisions and mentally changing things. Sadly, I...

HOW TO BUILD A TRASH CAN SCREEN OUT OF FENCE BOARDS

HOW TO BUILD A TRASH CAN SCREEN OUT OF FENCE BOARDS

When I envisioned our square foot garden or le jardin as we sometimes call it, I would think of lush herbs growing, happy producing plants with perfect shiny vegetables growing, butterflies happily flying around our flowers, and nasty trash cans in the corner...LOL....

OUR SQUARE FOOT GARDEN

OUR SQUARE FOOT GARDEN

Here's our old square foot garden.  Our first garden actually.  I bought the book Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew and was pumped to start.  So was my husband.  We had a good few years with this one.  When we ended up designing our backyard I realized I wanted...

HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN HERBS

HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN HERBS

Growing your own herbs is a great idea.  Fresh herbs take your food flavors to another level.  Not only is it inexpensive to have an herb garden, it's very convenient just to go out to your garden and snip away.  Who wants to pay for herbs at the grocery store when...

HOW WE UPDATED OUR FENCE

HOW WE UPDATED OUR FENCE

Last spring we refinished the fence in our backyard.  I was really happy with the results, but for whatever reason we didn't get to the section over in our side yard.  I decided we had put this project off long enough! I actually had a urge to power spray something so...

HOW WE SAVED MONEY BUILDING OUR OWN PERGOLA

HOW WE SAVED MONEY BUILDING OUR OWN PERGOLA

Our backyard was a total disaster.  I loved being outside, but I didn’t love our backyard.  I'd always dreamed of dining under a vine covered pergola, so our pergola was the first project we began. We got estimates to have a custom built pergola and they were...


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