Best Paints to Use for Outdoor Furniture, Accessories and Pots

Last week, I shared our front porch refresh project and I promised I would come back and share my tips for how to paint outdoor furniture, accessories and garden pots that will last for several years. Living in the extreme heat and humidity in East Texas, I have had to learn the hard way what […]

Creative Pergola Designs and DIY Options

If you’re thinking long term or maybe even in the short term about creative outdoor design ideas, pergolas have really come a long way. Not only do they provide shade and definition for outdoor spaces, they can fit into different décor styles seamlessly. Perfect over decks, patios, hot tubs, and more, pergolas are often relatively […]

Creative Outdoor Fireplace Designs and Ideas

My husband, Keith, and I walk in the evenings through our neighborhood as well as some adjacent ones, and I’m often amazed at some of the outdoor living spaces we see—welcoming porches, tranquil decks, stunning outdoor kitchens, and even gorgeous outdoor fireplaces. Today we’re looking at creative outdoor fireplace designs. These creative outdoor fireplaces warm […]

Easy Ideas for Landscaping with Rocks

Rocks provide a natural, textural element to landscape designs as well as a durable, low-maintenance, organic option that’s often quite eye-catching. Stones also can help hide or disguise problem areas, like ungraceful hills or grades, utility equipment, or unattractive foundation walls, or stand in for mulch in beds. Today, let’s look at some creative ways […]

There’s a New Amazing Paint in Town: PPG Timeless

  I have been sponsored by PPG Timeless to write this post, but all opinions expressed are my own. I cannot even begin to tell you just how excited I am about today’s post! I recently teamed up with PPG Timeless to be one of the firsts to try their new one-coat coverage, paint+primer paint […]

Outdoor Kitchen and Pool House Project Reveal

This post has been a very long time coming! After many months of planning/designing and more than six months of construction, I can finally share our new outdoor kitchen, patio and pool project with you guys! Yes, I have been holding out from you guys and not sharing or even talking about this project on […]

Beautiful Modern Fence Design Ideas

  When you start to pay attention to fencing—look at your neighbors’ fences or search online—you’re likely to discover quite a range of looks, from wood to vinyl to metal, from basic vertical pressure-treated or composite boards to more decorative horizontal cedar planks, from edge-to-edge layout to unique designs that look more like modern art […]

Quick Tips for Hanging Outdoor String Lights

Spring is here and beautiful summer nights are just around the corner! Today, I wanted to share some really easy quick tips and layout ideas for hanging outdoor string lights.  I’m also sharing my favorite sources for lights and things you’ll need to consider when purchasing outdoor string lights, bistro lights or cafe lights. Over […]

Planning an Outdoor Kitchen: Where to Start

  After many months of planning and building our outdoor kitchen and pool house is finally done.  I learned SOOOO much along the way that I wish I knew on the front end that I want to share with you guys.  Whether small or large, if you are planning an outdoor kitchen or any kind […]

Tips for Choosing the Best Exterior Paint

Summer is here and that means we can finally tackle those big outdoor summer projects! If you’re planning on painting the exterior of your home this summer, I wanted to share some important tips that will help you when choosing the best exterior paint for your home that will last years. It’s not easy deciding […]