Sprucing up the outdoors for Spring with spray paint

With the arrival of spring, out comes the gardening gloves and shovels, the rake and broom, the pressure washer, and yes… the spray paint! We finally had some days without rain last week and I pretty much emptied my whole front porch onto the driveway and got to refreshing it all with some spray paint.  […]

Front door makeover with new Behr Marquee paint

I FINALLY painted my front door!  This is one of those projects that I seriously said, “why did I wait so long to do this?”  Our front door has never been painted in the 10 years we have lived here.  It hasn’t always looked quite as bad as this but honestly it never looked good […]

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 […]

Outdoor light fixture change-up

Can’t wait to show you some bigger changes that have happened outside this year but they are all still in process.  But here is a small change that I accomplished yesterday.  This light fixture was looking quite sad and definitely not doing any good for the curb appeal of the house.  Plus not sure if […]

31 Days of Fall Inspiration: Fall Front Porch

This post is part of a series – “31 days of Fall Inspiration”  You can read all the posts in this series here.  And to make sure you don’t miss anything you can sign up to have every post sent to your emailor follow me on facebook. Excited to share my fall front porch with […]

How to keep your ferns green and growing even in the summer heat

There is something about living in the south sitting on the front porch and ferns hanging in the breeze that just speaks to me.  I LOVE plants, flowers, nature and all things beautiful and I love having hanging ferns on my front porch. When spring finally comes around and there isn’t much threat of freezing […]

Rid your garden of pesky insects with Worry Free insecticide (win a $25 gift card)

(This is a sponsored post by Pennington. See full disclosure statement below.) I spent the day out working in the yard.  Glad to finally have a break from all the rain although my grass and plants sure have been enjoying it.  While I was weeding the flower beds, I noticed that a good number of […]

Taking care of summer outdoor pests (+ enter to win a $25 gift card)

This is a sponsored post by Pennington.  See full disclosure statement below. Now that we have gotten our grass greener and taken care of our houseplants, it is time to make sure that our yards are clear of those infamous summertime insects and pests. Central Garden & Pet has just the product to help with […]

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 […]