DIY Grill Station using ProBond Advanced

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This post brought to you by Elmer’s ProBond Advanced. All opinions are 100% mine. I have dreamed about having a fancy, stone-covered grilling station for years.  The problem was the expensive price tag.   So, I decided to make my own!  I didn’t want something stationary because our grill is on our deck and needs to […]

Thrifty Gardening

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I have one small and EASY secret to share with you about gardening.  Let me start off this post by saying that I’m not in any way, shape or form a real gardener.  I have trouble remembering to water and never really know what to plant when.  BUT I have learned a few tricks over that […]

Easy Outdoor Artwork

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The weather is finally getting nice here and I feel like spring might be here to stay!!  I’ve started working outside a little (it’s still been pretty cool when the sun isn’t beating down) and I have a few projects that I’m hoping to get completed before summer hits. One of the big projects we […]

3 Tips for Creating a Rustic-Style Patio

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Today I have a fun guest post for you!  Tali from is sharing 3 Tips for creating a rustic-style patio! ************** By Tali Wee of Zillow Source: Teton Heritage Builder Barn tables, exposed beams and other hallmarks of rustic design have been gaining popularity among environmentally conscious homeowners looking to create sustainable living spaces. Whether […]

DIY Shed Awning {Quick and EASY}

DIY Shed Awning

 The previous homeowners of our current house had a shed built right before they put the house on the market.  It’s wonderful having the extra storage but it’s not the prettiest feature of our backyard.  I have tried a few things over the years to make it a little “cuter” but nothing has really worked. […]

Add a Quick Fence: To Hide Your Junk! ;)

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I have been wanting to add some type of “fence” to the side of my shed for a while now.  There is just enough room between it and our privacy fence to store things that can stay outside, but you can see it from the deck.

Deck Refresher

Deck update at Unexpected Elegance (1 of 1)

 This weekend it was finally nice enough to spend some time outside!!!  Saturday was a little chilly, but Sunday was beautiful. I was able to start putting the decks back together.  I left a few things out this past winter, mostly because I forgot, so this is what the pergola portion looked like:

Fall Porch 2012

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 Yesterday, I finally got around to decorating my front porch.  It’s taken me a lot longer this year, but I haven’t had the time to really even think about my house until now  Things have slowed down SOME, but next week I’m hosting a party for some friends who just started their own business.  It […]