We finally packed up the remnant ocean blues of summer and made fall introductions. The porch was initially reluctant to bid its vibrant friend adieu but soon warmed to the golden mums and burnished reds of autumn. When decorating outside, I go for bright. I realize many prefer the muted tones of whites and pale […]
Drawn in by ivory pumpkins and soft green gourds decorating front porches everywhere, won over entirely with a pumpkin spice latte on a crisp morning – you’re not alone. Everyone’s clamoring for the newest, improved season, but the truth is: summer hasn’t yet left us. It’s during these last few weeks of summer and those […]
As the days become shorter and cooler, there are some basic home maintenance tasks to take care to prepare your home for the colder, harsher days to come. Below is our list of exterior fall home maintenance must-dos to keep your house in tip-top shape.
I’m usually a hold out for Indian Summer – a true believer that it will come and temporarily relieve us of the fall chill. Not this time; fall seems to have dropped in a few weeks early. With that, comes my foreboding about the months ahead, being locked in the house with my loving but […]
This post contains affiliate links. When you purchase a product through one of our links, we get a commission at no extra cost to you. For more information, see our disclosures page and thanks for supporting the blog! We tackled a project last summer that I was loathe to do, but after years of praying […]
This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. For more information see our disclosures here. Next Tuesday marks Independence Day, a day our country and its people live to celebrate. Taking pause is always cathartic and standing together while we gaze into the same sky, lit with brilliant bursts of color, reminds us that we […]
‘Bringing the outdoors in’ is so passé. Bring the inside outside – that’s where’s it’s truly at. When our family looks to get away in a summer rental, the outdoor shower is the box everyone wants checked. Everything else we can live without, but somehow, the outdoor shower is synonymous with vacation. So, why not […]
Its raining again… in June… and it feels like April. Despair not though. Because, if you can see beyond the sheets of rain, you’ll see lush vegetation. Fifty degree temperatures aside, it feels like we’ve tripped to the rain forest. So, your lawn looks like Fenway. Good for you! Don’t be lulled into complacency though; those yards you admire from […]
The Backstory I have a flower bed that was created when we put our swimming pool in 10 summers ago. The bed abuts one corner of the pool that is edged with rocks and was designed by our pool contractor to give the pool a more natural feel. The problem is, the bed gets almost […]
As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, we wanted to take a moment to remember all of the brave Americans who have given their lives so that we may live in peace. And to give a big shout out to all active military and veterans – thank you for your service! And if you’re decorating for […]
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