How to Plan the Perfect Picnic

With temperatures rising, it’s time to start thinking about outdoor activities again. Take it slow and enjoy the great outdoors by planning the perfect spring picnic with your loved ones. Follow these steps for stress-free picnic planning.  This wagon is … Continue reading

3 Steps to a Flea Market Fabulous Garden

 Flea marketing and gardening make a heavenly pair; digging for great deals and digging in the dirt are close cousins—and you will always enjoy the fruits of your labors. If you lack a green thumb and your landscape shows it, … Continue reading

Fun in the Outdoors: Children’s Birthday Party

Take the party outside and put on some well styled entertaining with these stylish ideas and clever party tricks.    Key pieces: A children’s birthday party is a great excuse to bring out all your bright colors! Two vintage milk glass pedestals are … Continue reading

Last Minute 4th of July Recipes & Treats!

Happy 4th of July to our readers! Some of you may be already posted at the beach and others may be scrambling to pull together a last-minute get-together. Today, be inspired by the best of the Fourth of July and … Continue reading

10 Outdoor Accessories to Make Your Garden Pop

In addition to specific types of flowers and plants to feature in your garden, it is important to consider the outdoor elements and accessories that will house and adorn them. Take a look at these garden accessories that will bring … Continue reading

Fruit & Veggies–the Perfect Summer Accessory

For a completely natural and fresh look this summer, try decorating your home with touches of fresh fruit and vegetables. A bowl full of lemons or a centerpiece composed of watermelon can add a burst of color to a summer … Continue reading

Top 10 Ways to Create a Welcoming Home

You know you want one: a house that makes everyone stop and stare. Is it the gleaming mahogany front door, the charming casement windows or the brick pathway that swirls into the garden? Find out the secrets to great curb … Continue reading

Inexpensive Ways to Spruce up your Patio for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is upon us and suddenly your winter storage area—also known as the patio—is top on the priority list. The backyard probably hasn’t seen traffic for months and is in serious need of some TLC. You may think … Continue reading

Create a Backyard Sanctuary

  Castoffs and stylish touches turn a rustic shed into gardening getaway. Originally planned as a playhouse, this 12- by 12-foot summerhouse evolved into a useful family bonus room. On warm summer nights, adults entertain dinner guests with formal place … Continue reading

How to Grow Lavender in Your Garden

  Expert growing tips for a favorite perennial.     This fantastic Mediterranean herb will infuse any garden with its heady scent and lend its soothing palette that runs from pale lilac to dark purple. Perhaps it’s time to exchange … Continue reading