Budget Outdoor Planter Projects

By now we all know our outdoor rooms count as much as our indoor ones. Especially during certain times of year! One of the best design elements you can bring to your outdoor rooms is the colors and textures of plants and flowers. Let's face it though, planters and pots from the nursery can add up fast. I seriously think it can be the most expensive part of outdoor living outside the hardscape! So … [Read more...]

Spruce Up Your Garden on a Budget

I love my garden, but there are certain times when I don't feel very inspired in it. While I never tire of new plants pushing through the soil in spring, or of fall leaves in all their colors, or even frost icing the edges of an ornamental grass, sometimes the whole space just needs a lift. It seems like over time, either we change our tastes, or the way we use the garden changes, or honestly, we … [Read more...]

12 DIY Ideas for Patios, Porches and Decks

When we want to spend time outdoors, its natural that we want to linger on our patios, porches and decks. They are a natural gathering place to enjoy the outdoors with our friends and family, or even for a quiet Sunday afternoon with a lemonade and a book. So it makes sense to want to make those spaces as nice as our budgets will allow! Don't relegate your outdoor rooms to be the last space you … [Read more...]

Patio Perfection : DIY Projects

I am so inspired this year to turn our outdoor spaces into perfect outdoor rooms. However, saving for a wedding and eventually a major move doesn't leave a lot of room in our budget. We found some amazing DIY patio projects to help you transform that deck, porch or patio into perfection! Now the problem is just choosing one to start with! Our feature project above, is an amazing DIY outdoor … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Light Fixture Turned Elegant Candle Holder

So Steve and I make trips to the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore a pretty regular event. In case you aren't aware, anything related to home building, repairing or remodeling can be found here, donated to a good cause by both commercial contractors and the average homeowner. You can find some great materials for DIY projects at a ReStore, for a good price. We troll the store for ideas, or … [Read more...]

Entertaining Outdoors – Chic, on the Cheap!

Warm weather means outdoor picnics, barbeques and family get togethers. Casual gatherings don’t always have to mean plain paper plates and paper napkins. Here are some cheap and easy ways to entertain outdoors no matter how tight your weekend budget may be. We love our featured photo through Style Me Pretty from Corbin Gurkin Photography... Amazing! * Create a theme for each event you host. … [Read more...]