Outdoor Deck Lighting

Last year I spent so much time stripping and staining our deck, updating our outdoor furniture and creating a nice ambiance out there with our firepit table.  However, when the kids would go to bed and Tim and I would sit out there the outdoor patio light was harsh and bright.  So I decided to add some deck lighting with some rope lights from Lowes to create a relaxing environment in the evenings.

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DIY Outdoor Dining Table in a Walnut Stain

Hello happy people!  Have you enjoyed your summer so far?  I know I have. With an inground pool in our backyard, it is pretty darn hard not to enjoy summer.  We also have a massive deck in the backyard. I know, I know, we have the perfect party yard.  Ours has 4 different spaces.  In {…Read More…}

5 Ways to Make Your Backyard Awesome!

It’s been a looooong winter, folks.  The only thing that helped me deal with the effects of cabin fever, some days, was dreaming about the things I could do when Spring and Summer finally arrive.  I thought you might be interested in some of the ideas I’ve seen on other blogs for backyard projects.  Check out these five ways to make your backyard awesome!

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How to Make Stunning Painted Plate Garden Art

I have seen some vintage dish and plate flowers on Pinterest and thought making my own from some inexpensive Dollar Tree glassware and glass paint would add a pop of pizazz to my yard this Spring. These are so easy to make and it is really hard to screw it up.  You don’t need to have painting experience to make this garden art.  Just a few swooshes with a paint brush and some glue and you are all set.

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