Backyard entertainment
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Backyard Entertainment Ideas for Summer

Want to make some memories this summer? Here are some backyard entertainment ideas that will leave you and your guests with an unforgettable experience. Entertaining guests is so rewarding and fun, but first, you have to figure out what you…
Garden Enhancements That Make a Difference
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Garden Enhancements to Try Out This Spring

Spring is finally here, and pretty soon you won’t want to spend time anywhere but outdoors. Unfortunately, gardens get pretty neglected all winter. As a result, some things are overgrown, rusty, or just plain old eyesores. While you’re…
How to Bring Summer Indoors
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Bring Summer Indoors With These Simple Approaches

It’s slowly starting to happen! The weather is changing for the better, the bees are buzzing, and the temperature is rising, tempting us all to get outdoors and soak up the sun. It’s a welcoming change after hibernating in our dark and…
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HVAC Unit – 7 Beautiful Ways to Hide It

Summer is approaching us, so you better be ready to beat the heat with your trusted air conditioner. Does the big external HVAC unit disrupt the gorgeous landscape you worked so hard on? If so, I have a solution for you. You can hide your external…
Floral Décor for a Fresh Home
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Floral Décor Ideas for a Fresh Home

Now that the weather is finally changing, many of us are looking forward to Spring and Summer. It could just be our imagination, but our homes tend to look more fresh in the summertime. After all, who doesn't love that first glow of sunlight…
5 Tips to Selecting Outdoor Furniture
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Selecting Outdoor Furniture – 5 Things to Consider

Every home should have an outdoor living space that is an extension of their home. This is an area that you can entertain family and friends bringing a lot of joy to your life. You want to take careful consideration during the planning stage…
Garden Growing Success Starts From The Ground Up
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Garden Growing Success – 5 Tips To Succeed

Is your garden not living up to its potential? There's so much more to gardening than just planting and watering, and even experienced gardeners are constantly fine-tuning their green thumbs. If you're new to gardening, these tips will…
Pool Designs – Keeping it Real
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Pool Designs – Keeping it Real

Water gives me a sense of peace and I know I must be near it. I have lived in Florida my whole life and when I am in a place that is landlocked I get a feeling of claustrophobia. I'm fine for short periods of time but, if I am there for too…
Summer Tablescapes Inspired by Nature
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Summer Tablescapes Inspired by Nature

I think the most beautiful tablescapes are those inspired by nature. Mother Nature never gets her color palette wrong so keeping it close to a natural color palette is always your best bet. Summer tablescapes should be fresh and I believe fresh…
Steven Manolis - Creating art
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Artist – Steven Manolis, “Happy Birthday America Series”

The designer in me is drawn to color and Steven's work caught my eye in a good way, it evoked human emotion. Isn't that what art should do? There is something about abstract art that is alive and full of energy. When I attend art shows I find…
Backyards That Bring Us Close To Nature
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Backyards That Bring Us Close To Nature

If you are getting ready to create an outdoor space the best advice I can give you is to keep it real and what I mean by that is using natural materials. We have all seen patios with white concrete flooring and they are just an eyesore to the…
The Art of Mix and Match Design
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Tips on Mix and Match Design

One of the great things about the current trend for mix and match design is that it is eminently flexible. This is a useful bonus if you like to stay stylish but don’t want to spend a fortune on a design fad, only to find it goes out of fashion…