Tag: outdoors

20 Outdoor Things To Do With Kids This Summer

20 Outdoor Things To Do With Kids This Summer

When it comes to play, I more often orchestrate activities than join the fun. This summer, I’m challenging myself to disconnect from devices, let the house get messy and be more present in play with my kids. I’m far from an outdoorsman, but growing up […]

Anatomy of an Outdoor Planter

Anatomy of an Outdoor Planter

We have yet to start landscaping our yard, so this spring I planted over a dozen containers for our outdoor space. The fresh flowers and greenery instantly transformed our patio while also satisfying my newest obsession in gardening. Whether you’re just getting started or looking […]

How to Make a Hanging Plant Basket

How to Make a Hanging Plant Basket

Since we bought our home two years ago, gardening, landscaping and houseplants {oh my!} are all I can think about come spring. My green-thumb dabblings began with pre-arranged containers that hung from our pergola in the backyard. I loved how they instantly added interest, color and […]

DIY Outdoor Playset // A Year Later

DIY Outdoor Playset // A Year Later

One of our most popular projects has been the outdoor playset we built for our kids in the fall of 2015. I am happy to report that it’s still in great condition — standing up to hurricane winds, downpours of rain and everyday abuses of […]

DIY Outdoor Playset // Materials & Tools List

DIY Outdoor Playset // Materials & Tools List

Thank you for all the kind words and inquiries regarding our outdoor playset. We had a blast building it, but most importantly, our kids and their friends are having an even better time using it! My intention when I originally wrote the post was to […]

Garden Tic-Tac-Toe Board

Garden Tic-Tac-Toe Board

My four-year-old son recently learned the game of tic-tac-toe. We played it several times while waiting for our food to arrive at a restaurant. He was instantly hooked and wants to play all the time now. So when I saw this episode of The Weekender by Lowe’s, I was […]

How Does My Garden Grow?

How Does My Garden Grow?

I’m not entirely sure… I am a complete novice when it comes to gardening. I’ve had a handful of houseplants over the years that I’ve only been mildly successful at keeping alive. But I adore pretty flowers and lush greenery and have big Pinterest dreams […]

DIY Outdoor Playset

DIY Outdoor Playset

After living in Japan for six years with only an itty-bitty concrete front porch, a good-sized backyard was one of our requirements when we were searching for a new house. We wanted a private place to entertain {which led to our DIY pergola} and a fenced yard […]

DIY Ping Pong Ball Lights

DIY Ping Pong Ball Lights

After we built a pergola over our concrete patio, I was excited to decorate with fun patio lights. Call me cheap, but I was a little surprised by the price: a string of 25 clear globe lights costs $40 at Crate and Barrel, $26 on Amazon and […]

From Patio To Pergolicious

From Patio To Pergolicious

Our backyard bakes from sun up to sun down with little to no relief except for minimal shade from this poor, overgrown peach tree in the middle of the yard. After a few scorching summer days {and a few sunburns}, we started brainstorming shade options […]