Around this time of year, my petunias used to start to look a bit leggy. A few years back I discovered the secret to prolonging the life and beauty of my petunias by employing a little tough love.
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It's always fun to have an outdoor dinner party, but the little details are what make it so special! We've rounded up 10 projects from place settings to decor that you can do yourself to add a personal touch to your party!
I feel like this weekend calls for a few lazy days to sit around, read a book, take a nap, and just relax. And if any of those things are on your agenda this weekend, I have the perfect DIY for you. Here is a do-it-yourself way to make an outdoor bed swing in an afternoon. Continue Reading
Where I live, we're suffering from a MAJOR mosquito invasion. We've talked about repelling the vile creatures before, but this idea from YouTuber mrhulot101 takes the fight to a whole new level. The idea behind his simple, non-toxic contraptionContinue Reading
Shopping for outdoor furniture can be a ghastly task. Why not build your own? Here are five pieces to inspire you to break out the tools! Continue Reading
It's no secret that we all love DIY around here, especially when it comes to home improvements and decor. But there are plenty of other categories to cover when it comes to how-to projects. So today I'll be focusing on a realm that we haven't delved much into before: weddings. This roundup of DIY outdoor wedding ideas covers everything from outdoor lighting projects and unusual centerpieces to thoughtfully handmade photo booth backdrops and DIY ceremony arches. There's even a driftwood candelabra. Continue Reading
Nothing says summer like kicking your feet up and relaxing in a hammock with your favorite book and a cold beverage! Here are some stylish hammocks you can make yourself, plus a few DIY swings for the kids (or kids-at-heart), too! Continue Reading
This season feels made for hosting outdoor dinner parties and relaxing under the trees of your own backyard, especially once the sun goes down. And one of the first things I think about when it comes to outdoor entertaining is mood lighting. Why? Well, there aren't a lot of bell and whistle decorations needed for the great outdoors. A few well placed lights and great food is all you need. So here are 11 DIY ideas for outdoor lighting, that will bring ambience to your backyard with ease. Continue Reading
After each use, the grill takes a nasty hit. Grease, grime, and bits of charcoal manage to stick to the outside making it a nasty experience to touch. Take a little bit of time and cut through all the dirt to make your grill look brand-spanking-new!
I've always wanted to live on the ocean; there's something so calming about the beach. But it hasn't happened yet, so instead I'm filling my home with nautical, beach-inspired details... and sharing my inspiration with you!
Is your tabletop missing a little somethin'-somethin'? Add a bit of greenery and some geometric flair with this DIY succulent planter box! Continue Reading
These warmer months bring about the perfect opportunity to take entertaining outdoors. I've rounded up 10 practical DIY projects that make entertaining all that more enjoyable, from simple upcycling through full DIY outdoor kitchens, there is something for everyone, from the hobbyist to seasoned DIYer.
A local nursery, Bachman's, sponsors an 'Idea House' every spring, fall and 'holiday', providing onlookers with a wealth of design inspiration. In 2011, their Spring Idea House featured the most darling wreath ever made of tiny terra cottaContinue Reading