A Peek Inside the New Greenhouse

A Peek Inside the New Greenhouse

A Peek Inside the New Greenhouse | #michaelsmakers #michaelshaul • Our summer has been packed with many ongoing projects, I can honestly say I'm ready and waiting to sit back and take in the stillness of fall. Though I haven't been able to share much lately, today I'm giving you A Peek Inside the New Greenhouse; one of our biggest diy projects of the summer. Butch began building the structure in the spring. Last year he built the garden and this building sits adjacent to that. We are still not quite sure what to call the space, as it Continue reading

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 area and bringing the indoors outside to our backyard.  Although it has been a lot of work, the diy party deck project has not only enhanced our home, but created a ready-to-go stage for all of our outdoor activities and entertaining. Today I have 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 we like to take advantage of the early sunsets and cool crisp evening air. Honestly, the time of year we are usually ready to finally sit down and enjoy and our wonderful surroundings. While we have begun to prepare the rest of the outdoors for the 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 bumped from the list each spring and replaced by bigger outdoor projects that have tended to take precedence. As we recently completed one of our biggest outdoor do-it-yourself projects to date (which I'll be sharing real soon) - I was asked to be Continue reading

Backyard Hammock | Refreshing the Outdoors for Summer

Backyard Hammock | Refreshing the Outdoors for Summer

backThis 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 we need that visual reminder around here, sometimes - the idea of adding a hammock to our own backyard never really occurred to us until this year. Refreshing the playground area is one thing on our list - which we started this spring. It began Continue reading

Our Outdoor Storage Shed Progress + The Bagster® Bag: $100 American Express Gift Card Giveaway

Our Outdoor Storage Shed Progress + The Bagster® Bag: $100 American Express Gift Card Giveaway

Hello friends. Hope everyone is doing fine and well.. and ready for the holidays. The past couple of weeks we have overloaded our work schedule just a bit  trying to get the outdoor storage shed project finished up. The weather has turned much colder and the days are significantly shorter - neither of which really helps with any outside projects this time of year. We did make some amazing progress though on the shed's to-do list and for the most part  it is all ready and prepared for the next couple of wintery months Continue reading

My Tuesday {Ten} – a round up of tidbits from the week {No.2}

My Tuesday {Ten} – a round up of tidbits from the week {No.2}

{My Tuesday Ten} {one}My hubby has a fond love for Jeeps and has a few {including the cool Jeep truck he just finished that made it's debut last week} He has one that has been totally rebuilt - just for trail riding and rock climbing {you can read more about at the end of this post} He has been dreaming of his own ultimate big boy playground right on our property ever since we moved in and I am thrilled to say his little dream came true this Father's Day! Five trailer loads of rocks and a lot of help from family and friends and his Continue reading

DIY Recycled Tire Swing

DIY Recycled Tire Swing

It has actually taken my husband a full year of walking aimlessly around the property to finally find the perfect tree for our tire swing. Since the two main components of the swing were recycled from our recreational Jeep, the only thing we needed to purchase for this project was the hardware and chains; a very small price to pay for loads of classic, old-fashioned fun that will be around for years to come.We {my hubby and I, as this is bit more 'his' project}, began with a large 37" used tire.The following galvanized hardware was purchase Continue reading