Outdoor Entertaining Tips | easy summer living

Outdoor Entertaining Tips | easy summer living

Outdoor Entertaining Tips | easy summer living - Summer is the season for entertaining outdoors. This time of year we love spending time outdoors and bringing friends and family together has become a true passion. For the past five years we have been working on extending our outdoor living Continue reading

                  
Flower Pot Wind Chimes | how to make a terra cotta pot wind chime

Flower Pot Wind Chimes | how to make a terra cotta pot wind chime

Flower Pot Wind Chimes | how to make a terra cotta pot wind chime #michaelsmakers #craftinstyle - The end of June is near and we have already started checking some activities off of our Summer Fun List for the year. We always try to incorporate some simple craft projects into the mix as Continue reading

                  
Homemade Fire Starters | backyard fire pit safety reminders

Homemade Fire Starters | backyard fire pit safety reminders

Homemade Fire Starters - backyard fire pit safety reminders | During the fall we get to experience our outdoor living area with a whole new set of eyes. It's that time of year when the yard work slows down and the majority of any outdoor projects plans have finally come to a close. The time of year Continue reading

                  
Plumbing Pipe Table Plans | diy outdoor coffee table

Plumbing Pipe Table Plans | diy outdoor coffee table

Plumbing Pipe Table Plans - diy outdoor coffee table | This post brought to you by Elmer’s ProBond Advanced. All opinions are 100% mine. We are big fans of durable, easy-to-care-for outdoor furniture. A majority of our outdoor pieces have been hand-built and pressure treated wood has always been Continue reading

                  
Wooden Boot Rack | plans to make a boot organizer

Wooden Boot Rack | plans to make a boot organizer

Wooden Boot Rack - plans to make a boot organizer | While there are still four more days left until the official beginning of winter - we have already had a significant taste of cold, snowy, wet weather. I do love the snow however, underneath those beautiful glistening blankets of white - lay Continue reading

                  
Preparing Lawn Equipment For Winter

Preparing Lawn Equipment For Winter

Preparing Lawn Equipment for Winter | As the temperatures continue to drop we are finishing up our preparations for the winter months upon us. I previously mentioned our checklist for prepping your home for winter, along with our winter storm emergency kit, and today I'm sharing the last part of our Continue reading

                  
Winter Storm Emergency Kit | preparing your home for winter

Winter Storm Emergency Kit | preparing your home for winter

Winter Storm Emergency Kit - Preparing Your Home for Winter | As the days get shorter and temperatures start to drop, fall is the perfect time to begin planning for the winter weather that's upon us. We have had some beautiful weather the past couple of weekends and have taken full advantage of the Continue reading

                  
How to Make a Wooden Wheelbarrow Planter | fall wheelbarrow outdoor pumpkin display

How to Make a Wooden Wheelbarrow Planter | fall wheelbarrow outdoor pumpkin display

How to make a wooden wheelbarrow planter | This time of year it seems as though we can't leave the store without another pumpkin, gourd or other piece of harvest inspired paraphernalia. My little guy loves grabbing something new for our collection each visit. (and I admit, I love this time of year Continue reading

                  
Painting Cornhole Boards | stained stripes

Painting Cornhole Boards | stained stripes

This post brought to you by FrogTape brand painter’s tape. All opinions are 100% mine. Painting Cornhole Boards | We refer to my brother as the cornhole king. He introduced us to cornhole long before it was the popular backyard game that it is today. I admit, it took us a while to follow suit, Continue reading

                  
Staining Adirondack Chairs | preserving outdoor wooden furniture

Staining Adirondack Chairs | preserving outdoor wooden furniture

Staining Adirondack Chairs | A set of wooden Adirondack chairs have been on our wish since we moved in. There is just something about them that gives me that nostalgic feeling of grandma and grandpa sitting in the backyard with not a thing to do or a care in the world. For four years they have been Continue reading

                  
Backyard Hammock | Refreshing the Outdoors for Summer

Backyard Hammock | Refreshing the Outdoors for Summer

This post brought to you by World Market . All opinions are 100% mine. There is nothing quite visually relaxing as a backyard hammock strung between two trees. To me they are a simple reminder to slow down, take it easy, and just savor the moment - which summer is suppose to be all about. While Continue reading