The Orange Fence is Gone!

Fence Staining Before_2

You know those projects that start out with good intentions, but turn out to be a major miss. Since we moved into our home several years ago, my fence and I have not had a good relationship. We started out with a tall grey fence along the back that the developer put in, and a […]

Deck Revamp + A Privacy Partition

Revamping an Existing Deck

When we moved to our current home, one of the biggest adjustments from living in a rural area was the lack of privacy in our back yard. I’m not saying we wanted to shut our neighbors out. We just didn’t want everything on display all the time, and I think the feeling was mutual. Over […]

Summer Entertaining Al Fresco Style

Casual Summer Entertaining with Mason Jars

With the onset of warm weather, we find ourselves dining outside as much as possible. One of my favorite things to do over the summer months is entertain outside. I find it more casual and everyone just seems to relax and have a great time. Usually we start the party in the kitchen with beverages […]

Outdoor Extravaganza {Plants & Flowers Recap}

window cilantro

Over the past few weeks, I have enjoyed getting our back yard ready for patio dining, entertaining and some Sunday afternoon relaxing. Although the weather hasn’t always been cooperative, I have managed to get most of the planting done for the year, as well as a few other projects I’ll be sharing in the coming […]

Join Our Upcoming Outdoor Link Parties

Outdoor Extravaganza Blogger Link Parties

Hello all! I’m so glad that warm weather is finally upon us and I’m thrilled to be spending more and more time outside. To celebrate outdoor living, my friends Amanda, Tiffany, Jean and I are all planning a round of outdoor link parties. Although it’s my first time hosting, I’ve taken part in many link […]