How to Clean Outdoor Cushions

You may not realize it, but your outdoor cushions and pillows have to withstand a lot. Direct sunlight, pouring rain, dirt and dust, wine spills, greasy sunblock splatters, and the list goes on and on. While they’re constructed out of fabric made to endure harsh outdoor conditions, your cushions are still susceptible to stains and damage — especially if they’re left out during winter or … Continue reading How to Clean Outdoor Cushions

USA Kitchen Tour: New England

When the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620, they brought many changes to what we now know as America. But one thing that often gets overlooked is their influence on food, particularly New England cuisine. Since the Pilgrims were situated along the coast and relied on raising cattle, seafood and dairy products remain cornerstones of New England cuisine. Also, they were fond of baking … Continue reading USA Kitchen Tour: New England

USA Kitchen Tour: The Midwest

The foods of the Midwest are considered hearty and straightforward. If you ever travel through the heartland, you’re bound to find simple dishes like casseroles, stews, and sandwiches. Plus, there’s almost always a good helping of dairy and carbs in every meal.  These three dishes are staples of Midwestern cuisine, and you can easily prepare these recipes in the comfort of your own kitchen: Scalloped … Continue reading USA Kitchen Tour: The Midwest

Shopping for the Most Comfortable Patio Furniture?

Whether you’re looking to host a fun game night or an outdoor movie night, it’s important to ensure your patio furniture is comfortable for you and your guests. Otherwise, it’ll be a pain in the butt — literally! — to sit through hours of entertainment and socializing. Below we’ll take a look at the different types of comfortable patio furniture and materials, as well as go … Continue reading Shopping for the Most Comfortable Patio Furniture?

7 Tips for a Backyard Staycation

When you find yourself needing to stay home instead of traveling for the warmer months, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun! In this post, I’m sharing seven tips for a backyard staycation that will create long-lasting memories and a sense of escape. With the right patio sets, you can increase your home’s “square footage” with additional living spaces. Your backyard … Continue reading 7 Tips for a Backyard Staycation

8 Different Patio Light Ideas

There are many ways to beautify your patio, but one of the simplest things you can do is set up new lighting. Whether it’s hanging no-frills string lights or installing a sparkling outdoor chandelier, the right lighting can provide the perfect combo of style and functionality. We’ve rounded up eight light ideas to make your patio shine during game nights, summer BBQ parties, and everything … Continue reading 8 Different Patio Light Ideas

Furniture for Balconies vs. Furniture for Decks

Balconies and decks both add tons of enjoyment to your home. To get the most of your outdoor area, you need to design and furnish them in a way that aligns with your lifestyle and space restrictions. Below we’ll show you how to measure your space correctly, review smart design tips, and even offer suggestions for furniture to help make your balcony or deck an … Continue reading Furniture for Balconies vs. Furniture for Decks

Fun Ways to Teach Your Children About Recycling

Recycling is important. We know that as adults, but how do we instill that notion into our children? If you’re looking for ways to teach your children about recycling, look at the list that we compiled below. The items on this list have been created and tested by parents and we’re happy to be the messengers who get to share these great ideas with you. … Continue reading Fun Ways to Teach Your Children About Recycling

Bar Height vs. Counter Heights for Stools and Tables: What’s the Difference?

When choosing tables and stools for your outdoor oasis, it can sometimes be tricky deciding which style and heights fit your setup best. Your goals for your outdoor space will ultimately determine the style of set you choose.  In this blog, we go over the three standard heights for tables and stools, the uses for counter and bar heights, and offer a few furniture suggestions … Continue reading Bar Height vs. Counter Heights for Stools and Tables: What’s the Difference?