DIY Mason Jar Tiki Torches (5 minute project)


Hosting an outdoor gathering this weekend or this summer?  If you live in the south especially, you know the mosquitoes are already out in full force.  Burning citronella torches or candles seems to be a common way at attempting to keep them away from your porch, backyard, or deck.  So here’s a quick and easy […]

Fix your faded chair cushions with spray paint (update)


Last summer I published a post called “Faded chair cushions refreshed with spray paint.” I started with these chair cushion on a set of BHG outdoor furniture that I got on clearance a few years back and that we enjoy on our back deck.  The resin/wicker furniture has held up great but after 2-3 years, […]

Cleaning up the outdoors for summer entertaining with the help of Mr. Clean from P&G (plus enter to win a P&G cleaning kit + $100 Lowe’s gift card!)


Thanks to Lowe’s and P&G for sponsoring this post and giveaway! Summer has definitely arrived here in the South with 90 degree temperatures starting to appear on the thermometer (or actually my smartphone welcome screen – that is how we do it 21st century style, right?) And I feel like I am a little behind […]

Our Christmas front porch (with hanging candle lanterns)


Today I am going to share our front porch decorated for Christmas.  It is nothing elaborate and I wish I could do more or do it differently but it is more than I have done before and I love the little touches that I added this year.    Here it is in the daytime – but […]

Mailbox flower garden


When spring began this year, this is what our mailbox looked like.  It was sad, very sad.  I wondered if we were going to have to replace it but figured I would try to paint and stain it first.  I debated what color to do in this post and many of you weighed in with […]

Mailbox dilemma–ask my readers!


I have the most beautiful outside project to share with you today…. NOT! Here is our sad mailbox surrounded by some bare batches of Georgia red clay and some weeds grass.  He has needed some TLC pretty much ever since we moved in 8 years ago and has finally made it to top of the […]

Day 25–Decorate the outdoors


This post is part of a 31 day series – “31 days to decorate your home on a budget.”  You can read all the posts in this series here. And if you don’t want to miss a post you can subscribe by email, join me on facebook, or follow this blog in your reader.  Thanks […]