Porch |  Sitting on my shaded front porch in summertime is one of my favorite ways to relax after a long day. It's my zen place. ...
Backyard | I am calling this backyard makeover officially done! Using some DIY muscle, tenacity and good old fashioned will power, we took this barren backyard and turned into a spot that even on the hottest days, we will want to spend time in. And on a budget too! ...
Creating a water fountain or water feature has been such a rewarding diy project. The sound it makes literally washes away the stress of the day.So join me in this tutorial, where I walk you through how we made it. I teamed up with smartpond and Lowe's to hopefully inspire you to add a water feature to your garden or yard. I have been compensated for this article, but all opinions, ideas and pictures are my own. ...
Patio |  When I was dreaming of a backyard patio, I had several visions in my head. One stood out and I would call it timeless. ...
Backyard DIY Projects Part 4  Friday was a good day! Simply because I had free labor and everything went as planned. Even better actually. My daughter and her BFF had some free time and asked if I had any projects that  I needed help with. ...
DIY Projects |  As DIY Projects go, I have to say this one has the biggest impact for the least amount of money. One of the fastest and cheapest ways to add value and curb appeal to your home is to truly know the power of paint. ...
Backyard Makeover on a Budget   One day, one dollar, one hot day at a time. This budget backyard makeover is slow going, but it is making me so happy! ...
Taking this barren sand dune of a backyard to an outdoor space where we can lounge, eat and maybe even enjoy a nap is getting closer and closer. ...
Having a nice privacy screen in our backyard is really coming in handy to block the view we don't want to see. That's the bonus of creating the perfect privacy screen. ...
After having my entire backyard re-graded, I  needed to create an oasis on a budget. And fast! ...
Lets have a picnic shall we? I feel like some laughs, some great food and let's invite spring into it too shall we? So if a bunny or two shows up, we'll have plenty of entertainment. ...
Backyard Patio & Landscape Ideas Photo by Schmechtig Landscapes The last couple of years we have had such plumbing issues with sump pumps that our backyard really took some hits. I mean big, ugly, 20 tons of sand, hits.  ...
DIY Projects |  Hi guys! I have been enjoying a couple days off from posting on the blog. Truth be told I had planned on just doing the link party this Sunday and then hitting it again next week with posting twice a week. ...
Christmas Porch Ideas | Decorating my front porch for Christmas is one of the things I look forward to most. It's also the one area I agonize over too.  ...
Have you ever had one purchase help everything fall into place when you're decorating? If you are a frequent flyer on my blog then you know that last year it took me two weeks to get my front porch decorated. I kept changing things, to the point of exhaustion and a drained camera battery! ...
Porch decorating for the summer Adding summer decor to my front porch and a picnic for the birds for fun. You won't even need to grab your favorite beverage, I have pink lemonade all set for you. Plus some delicious apples and bird seed if you're hungry.  ...
I am always looking for ways to update my home. Inside and outside. Our garage's exterior is no exception.  I came across the idea of a garage arbor about a year ago and to be honest? I am still trying to convince "G" that making one would really amp up our simple plain jane garage. ...
Adding touches of Spring to the backyard Patio. Warmer temperatures are abound here and I am spending it outside. So decorating my patio in the backyard for us to dine in rustic style was the only thing on my to do list today. Plus to enjoy the cloudless sky! ...
The front porch update is done. We covered the outdated wrought iron column with cedar lumber, adding that rustic ranch style. For less than $200 ! ...