We’re ready to have people over in our backyard space now that it’s so nice out in North Carolina, and it reminded me of the elements that I think really create that perfect outdoor setting for guests. Outdoor entertaining, to me, is really about making people feel comfortable and special. Here are a few things […]

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you may have noticed our front yard has been torn up since December. It all started with wanting to expand the driveway because it’s sort of a bottleneck situation when it comes to cars coming and going. We also wanted to take out some of the trees and […]

Our new exterior lights got installed in the backyard, and I’d like to say that while the backyard ambiance is coming together quite beautifully, even with our newly installed lights it still feels kind of dark. I’m not sure we even have enough light in the backyard to have a party. (Check out our past […]

Any day now we’re going to be jumping into that backyard pool, I just know it. It’s been a wild ride getting to this point but already it feels so worth it. When we moved in, the backyard space was limited to just a small little courtyard barely big enough for patio furniture. While overflowing […]

We’re welcoming fall by lighting up the evenings with the glow of our fire pit. In Idaho, fire pits were more of a summer evening event. Fall was too cold to be out in the evening without being bundled with a coat and blanket. It’s magically different here, and the subtle crisp evenings are just […]


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