Get the Look: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an interesting holiday – it’s sandwiched between two holidays that feature LOTS of decorations. So, if you are looking for a way to decorate for Thanksgiving, this is your stop. Thanksgiving Decor Must-Haves Whether or not you are hosting this year, you can still celebrate the fall and Thanksgiving with table-top decor andContinue reading “Get the Look: Thanksgiving”

Get the Look: Halloween

Halloween is my favorite holiday and it’s during my favorite season. Here are some great ways to decorate your home for Halloween with that farmhouse chic look. Check out the list below for some Halloween decor ideas: Halloween Decor Ideas : Outside Edition This is where your neighbors, passersby, and trick-or-treaters will get to seeContinue reading “Get the Look: Halloween”

DIY Garden Bed

Looking to up your gardening game this summer? Cedar garden beds are the way to go – and they can be easy to create and pretty affordable. Step away from the fancy kit and build your own in a day – for a lot less. Let’s DIY a garden bed! Our backyard is a prettyContinue reading “DIY Garden Bed”

A Good Old Fashioned Tree Planting

Happy Arbor Day! Let’s do some tree planting. Ever since I was a kid, I make a point to plant a tree on Earth Day. This year, my order of trees and shrubs from the Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District wasn’t ready until the day after. We live on an acre of landContinue reading “A Good Old Fashioned Tree Planting”

Building the Fire Pit, the Fire Pit Adventure Part 5

Click here for part four We are finally at the pièce de résistance, time to build the DIY fire pit. While the patio might require more skill and patience than the average homeowner may posses (although everyone is capable!) the fire pit itself is easily achievable by anyone. The Stones I chose these stones fromContinue reading “Building the Fire Pit, the Fire Pit Adventure Part 5”

Set in Stone – the Fire Pit Adventure, Part 4

Click here for part three Click here for part five Creating a diy paver patio is the newest learning experience for me as a Weekend Warrior. I’ve seen it enough times on Ask This Old House and YouTube, but this was the final exam. And let me share with you what I did right andContinue reading “Set in Stone – the Fire Pit Adventure, Part 4”

Bringing in the Flagstones – The Fire Pit Adventure, Part 3

Click here for part two Click here for part four This was the exciting week – the patio pavers arrive! There was a lot of hand-wringing on my part when it came to picking the patio materials. I am the type of person that must love an item before purchasing, no matter what. As youContinue reading “Bringing in the Flagstones – The Fire Pit Adventure, Part 3”

Un-making Waves – The Fire Pit Adventure, Part 2

Click here for part one Click here for part three Wow, I can’t even begin to describe to you the geography of the far part of our backyard. Wavy. Really, really wavy. If you caught my Instagram story from a little while ago, I took folks on a tour of our undulating backyard. The factContinue reading “Un-making Waves – The Fire Pit Adventure, Part 2”

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