The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Camping with Your Kids

8 Kid-Friendly Backyard Camping Ideas If you’re reading this, you must be on a mission to make some fantastic memories with your little loved ones. You already know you don’t have to go far to have fun, but you want to better utilize your outdoor spaces and make these memories extra special for them—and yourself.  We’re totally here for all of the above, so we’re … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Camping with Your Kids

13 Backyard Ideas for Dogs That Get Two Paws Up

Did you know that some dogs need more than two hours of exercise every day? Even if your furry friend doesn’t require much movement, they probably enjoy getting out, stretching all four legs, and spending lots of time in your backyard.  It can be hard to come up with new ideas to keep pets stimulated, and many dog owners struggle to think of new and … Continue reading 13 Backyard Ideas for Dogs That Get Two Paws Up

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

How to Keep Mosquitos Away From Your Outdoor Space

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that mosquitos are party-crashing pests. However, it’s important to remember that they’re an important part of the food chain. Mosquitos feed larger animals like birds, spiders, bats, and frogs. Eliminating the mosquito population entirely would put the natural ecosystem off balance, and that’s not good for our planet.  So we need to find mosquito-repelling approaches … Continue reading How to Keep Mosquitos Away From Your Outdoor Space

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How to Keep Cats off Outdoor Furniture

Did you know that more than 25% of households in the United States alone have at least one cat as a pet? Both cuddly and cute, cats can be great to have around the house, but it can be problematic when they climb on your patio furniture.  Keeping cats off outdoor furniture can be a challenge at first, but there are plenty of tried-and-true ways … Continue reading How to Keep Cats off Outdoor Furniture

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How to Style a Side Table

When it comes to picking outdoor furniture, coffee tables get a lot of attention. But let’s not forget about the unsung heroes of outdoor living: side tables. We’ve come up with side table decorating and styling ideas that will instantly upgrade your porch or patio. Jump to Section Styling a Side Table Styling a Side Table with Other Furniture Styling Side Tables in Different Rooms … Continue reading How to Style a Side Table

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24 Garden Storage Ideas For a Tidy Workspace

Does it feel like there’s always something to tidy up or put away in your outside space, no matter how big or small it is? Clutter seems to gather when gardening, entertaining, or even watering your hanging plants. Wouldn’t it be nice to store all your garden clutter in a way that keeps everything you need right at hand, without the clutter? Keep reading and … Continue reading 24 Garden Storage Ideas For a Tidy Workspace

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How to Conserve Water in Your Garden or Lawn

Fresh water is one of our planet’s most valuable resources, and access to it is vital to sustaining agriculture, aquatic life, human survival, and so much more. However, the supply is limited, so protecting this precious commodity matters.  Fresh water makes up 3% of all the water on our planet. Of that amount, only 0.5% is usable, with the rest being polluted or trapped in … Continue reading How to Conserve Water in Your Garden or Lawn

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7 Easy, Sustainable DIY Planters

Looking for ways to revamp your outdoor space without breaking the bank? If you happen to have old bottles, boots, or wood laying around the house, you can transform them into creative, sustainable DIY planters. Taking common household items and giving them a new lease on life is one of our favorite ways to teach children about recycling, and there’s no shortage of second-hand objects … Continue reading 7 Easy, Sustainable DIY Planters

A Guide to Outdoor Christmas Lights

It’s that time of the year again, and maybe this holiday season, you’ve set your sights on having the best Christmas light display in the neighborhood. But before you deck the halls, roof, windows, or the front yard, let’s do a little planning. Below are tips and tricks on how to impressively and safely decorate with Christmas lights to ensure your home looks merry and … Continue reading A Guide to Outdoor Christmas Lights

The Ultimate Fall Cleaning Checklist

While spring gets most of the attention when it comes to deep cleaning, fall is also a time to pull on the rubber gloves and tidy up your home. This is especially true if you’re planning to decorate your home and/or entertain over for the holidays. So get your home ready for sweater weather relaxation by following our fall deep cleaning checklist. Kitchen Let’s start … Continue reading The Ultimate Fall Cleaning Checklist

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Creative Ideas for Decorating with Mums this Fall

When it comes to fall decorating, mums are must-have flowers that can elevate any outdoor space. Their vibrant colors and lovely blooms make a bold statement in any fall setting. Here’s how to choose mum colors plus ideas for pairing mums with other fall favorites so you can take your fall decorating to the… maximum. Mum Color Combinations The most common mum colors are orange, … Continue reading Creative Ideas for Decorating with Mums this Fall

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8 Fun Fall Activities to Enjoy at Home this Year

It’s time to put away the swimsuits and flip flops and say hello to cozy sweaters and pumpkin-spiced everything. Yep, autumn is officially here, along with a cornucopia of fun fall things to do like apple-picking, hayrides, and corn mazes. But…maybe you’re not ready to leave the house just yet, and we don’t blame you. If you’re looking for fall activities to do at home, … Continue reading 8 Fun Fall Activities to Enjoy at Home this Year

Summer Pet Safety: Hot Weather Tips for Pets

The dog days of summer are here, and as you’ve probably noticed, the weather’s getting pretty ruff. Puns aside, the extreme heat affects our four-legged friends as much as it does us. Giving your fur baby plenty of H2O is key, but there are other ways to make sure your pets stay safe this season. Check out these valuable safety tips on how to keep … Continue reading Summer Pet Safety: Hot Weather Tips for Pets