Spring + Summer Front Porch

I can not be more excited that the warm weather is here!  Over the last few weeks, it's been hot.  Spring skipped right over us this year, but after that brutal winter, who cares.  As I've mentioned once or twice, we've been working hard on vamping up the outdoors for the warmer days ahead. A lot … [Read more...]

Creating an Outdoor Living Space

I don't know about you, but around our homestead, it takes a solid 3 weeks to get the outdoors prepped + spruced to enjoy for the coming warmer months ahead. As the final piles of snow melted only a little over a month ago, work began on Summerizing the exterior.  FINALLY after many trips to the … [Read more...]

Patio Paradise: Before & After Patio Makeover

For the past 2 months we've been plotting, planning, shopping, implementing, and transforming our outdoor patio.  It's been a labor of love to get this space to be an inviting oasis that we always envisioned and now can truly enjoy. We bought our home in the middle of winter when there was over a … [Read more...]

An Outdoor Deck for Outdoor Living

If there were no mosquitos and if there were a teeny-tiny bathroom, my outdoor deck would be just the spot for me to live for the next 3 months.  O, and maybe a small spot for me to cook - but wait, that's covered...  we have a grill! Our newly revamped deck is filled with many comfy spots to … [Read more...]

11 Easy to Grow Plants to Repel Mosquitos

It's Summer.  Finally the time of year is here to enjoy the outdoors, yet its often difficult to do with mosquitos and bugs being so pesky! Nothing beats having to bring family & friends indoors when the plan was to spend a nice, quiet evening grilling & relaxing.  Sound familiar? So … [Read more...]