outdoors


All summer long, I’ve been giving my front porch the stinkeye. I had painted it a couple of years ago to freshen it up a bit.  It was just a plain old concrete porch with some paint splatters from the last time the ceiling was painted. At the time, I wasn’t sure if it was...

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From the minute I bought this house, the one project that I knew I wanted to tackle was replacing the boob lights that were all over the upstairs. If you’re unfamiliar with the oh so classy boob light, it looks like this: The name comes from the rounded bowl shape and the bowl cap at...

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If you’re looking for some great ideas on making raised garden beds, you’re in the right place! I’ve pulled together some of the best ideas from the interwebs for you. But first, a little history on how I became a fan of raised garden beds. When I became a homeowner, one of the first things...

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It seems a little crazy to be talking about February gardening tips when it’s the middle of winter, huh? Actually, this is the perfect time to start talking about it! There’s so much that goes into getting a garden ready. The earlier you can start the better. It doesn’t matter if it’s a vegetable or...

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There was an item that was on my to-do list for a while  – getting rid of the evergreen bushes in front of my house. This post contains affiliate links. This doesn’t represent an increase in cost for you or any hidden fees. It just means that if you purchase something after you’ve clicked one...

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So if you’ve been following lately you know that it’s the 2017 Halloween Decorating Extravaganza around here. (Cue the fireworks and marching band). Over the last few weeks, Alex and I have been slowly adding to our growing collection of Halloween decorations. Although we’ve talked about it for years, this is the year we finally...

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I spy a Halloween graveyard that looks to be DIY. YESSSS!!!! We’ve FINALLY started on the Halloween decorating. I’ve been making lists and gathering supplies since Labor Day but this was the weekend we began. I thought it would be fun to document how it evolves over the years. Being Type-A all the way, I can...

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You guys!! It’s October!! Finally! Alex and I have decided this is the year. The one we’ve been waiting for. The year we go out all on the Halloween decorating. Every year since I bought this house we’ve talked about doing it. But this it. We were at Spirit Halloween on Labor Day weekend getting...

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