Low Stress (But Fancy) Holiday Recipes

There’s one thing we all know about the holiday season: there is a LOT to do and not a lot of time to get it all done. Here’s another thing we know: the holidays are all about food. After all, it’s one of the ways we show love and express ourselves, especially at this time of year. We’re sharing our favorite easy-to-make holiday recipes that … Continue reading Low Stress (But Fancy) Holiday Recipes

10 Fun Things to Do on Thanksgiving

If you’re not in charge of cooking this year for Thanksgiving, why not provide the entertainment for your guests while you wait for the main meal to begin? This will keep the “Is the food ready yet?” questions to a minimum, and it will keep boredom at bay. Check out the following festive activities the whole family can enjoy. 1 — Flag Football Is there … Continue reading 10 Fun Things to Do on Thanksgiving

How to Host Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving has been a huge holiday in recent years, with seven in 10 Americans ranging from ages 18 to 38 preferring Friendsgiving over a traditional Thanksgiving. We totally get it — you don’t have to worry about being on your best behavior, offending grandma, or being bombarded with personal questions. If you’ve ever felt this way on Turkey Day, why not host Friendsgiving and celebrate … Continue reading How to Host Friendsgiving

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

Creating a Multi-Use Outdoor Room

When you move into a home with a small backyard or patio the limited space demands creativity and clarity. When you must stick to one use for a space, the task of designing your outdoor area is straightforward.But if you’ve relocated to a home with a sprawling back deck or a sizeable outdoor room the freedom to choose more than one furniture set can be … Continue reading Creating a Multi-Use Outdoor Room

Planning an Outdoor Home Theater

A fresh batch of buttery popcorn rests in your lap. You stretch back in supportive cushions of a spacious armchair. The lighting dims and the movie screen glows in the darkness. No, you’re not squeezed into the back row of your neighborhood cineplex — you and your family are sprawled in the comfort of your own backyard, enjoying your favorite comedy under a cozy canopy … Continue reading Planning an Outdoor Home Theater

Potential Uses for Your Outdoor Space

You’ve cleared out the creaky plastic furniture, planted fresh new landscaping, and transformed your patio into a breathtaking beauty of stone and granite. It’s time for a full-on backyard remodeling project, but a blank slate can prove one of the most intimidating challenges in home design. Once you map out your outdoor space you may find several zones where you can choose to put outdoor … Continue reading Potential Uses for Your Outdoor Space

Planning an Outdoor Kitchen

Summer is approaching, and your dream of hosting the entire family for a July 4th barbecue or evening dinner party in the comfort of your own backyard is about to become a reality. You’re ready to upgrade your lone charcoal grill into a full-fledged outdoor kitchen, but where do you begin? Outdoor kitchen planning means you will expose your appliances, cooking zones, and outdoor dining … Continue reading Planning an Outdoor Kitchen

Fun Things to Do Outside in Your Backyard

Homeowners with spacious backyards, decks, and patios are counting down the days until the entire family can pack their schedule full of frolicking fun in the sun. Getting the most out of your backyard isn’t rocket science. Still, by planning ahead and with a little inspiration, you can furnish your space with durable outdoor furniture for any occasion. 6 Fun Things to Do in Your … Continue reading Fun Things to Do Outside in Your Backyard

Our 5 Favorite Ways to Entertain Outside

So, how are you reading this article? Perched over your laptop? Cradling your smartphone or tablet? As a culture we are becoming steadily more obsessed with technology, and with all this scientific advancement comes a tendency for us, and especially our kiddos, to stay indoors. Don’t let your beautiful patio go to waste — we’ve compiled our five favorite outdoor pastimes so you can spend … Continue reading Our 5 Favorite Ways to Entertain Outside