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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11 Outdoor Entertaining Ideas for Your Next Party

The best outdoor parties are the ones that go off without a hitch. To get the seamless flow going for your next gathering, you need a plan and the right tools at the ready. Not sure where to start? We can help.  Check out these 11 outdoor entertaining ideas and stock up on the essentials to make your next party a success. 1. Outdoor Dining … Continue reading 11 Outdoor Entertaining Ideas for Your Next Party

How to Mix and Match Fabric Patterns

When decorating any outdoor area, coordinating accent pieces and accessories will undoubtedly be added to your shopping list. Accessories such as outdoor pillows, cushions, and rugs add comfort to a space while simultaneously allowing you the opportunity to express your unique tastes.  If you aren’t sure where to start, don’t worry—we’ve got you.  While there aren’t any hard-and-fast rules for how to mix and match … Continue reading How to Mix and Match Fabric Patterns

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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

24 Curb Appeal Ideas to Make Your Home Stand Out

Have you ever driven through a neighborhood and slowed down to look at a gorgeous home? When you see tidy landscaping, coordinated decor, and a well-kept porch, you can only imagine that if it looks this good out here, it must look amazing on the inside. This is what happens when a homeowner effectively increases their home’s curb appeal. What is Curb Appeal? Curb appeal … Continue reading 24 Curb Appeal Ideas to Make Your Home Stand Out

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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

20 Backyard Wedding Ideas

Are you and your partner planning a backyard wedding? First of all, congratulations! Second, props to you for your thoughtful venue choice.  A home wedding is budget-friendly, personal, meaningful, and can be customized to fit your vision. You can make your nearing nuptials as grand or as casual as you wish.  Since you chose a backyard over a traditional wedding venue, there are a few … Continue reading 20 Backyard Wedding Ideas

How to Clean a Grill

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Food tastes better when it’s cooked outside?” There’s science-backed truth in these words, specifically in the phenomenon known as the Maillard reaction. Over 100 years ago, a French scientist named Louis Camille Maillard discovered that when foods (like meat and butter) are heated to certain temperatures, they change chemically and develop enhanced flavors, aromas, and appearances—aka browning. This explains … Continue reading How to Clean a Grill

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9 Tips for How to Conserve Water in Your Garden or Lawn

Did you know that less than 1% of the planet’s water is usable? Saltwater and water trapped in glaciers make up the other 99%. On top of that, Earth’s drinkable water supply is finite, and 40 out of 50 U.S. states expect water shortages within the next decade.  Watering your lawn for 20 minutes once per week uses as much water as taking 800 showers, … Continue reading 9 Tips for How to Conserve Water in Your Garden or Lawn

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10 Fun and Creative Backyard Birthday Party Ideas

Whether you’re planning a birthday bash for yourself or a little one, these creative backyard party ideas will be something your friends and family won’t stop raving about (at least until next year).  Sure, there’s lots to plan, lots to buy…but with some planning and prep work, it’s all fun in the sun.  Party Themes for Kids There’s something to be said for the classic … Continue reading 10 Fun and Creative Backyard Birthday Party Ideas