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In the past two homes we’ve lived in, we prioritized renovating the inside of the house before the outside. So when we made the move to North Carolina, where the outdoor living is outstandingly better than Idaho, we wanted to focus on the outside first. And I’m so glad we did it right from the […]

This outdoor kitchen has been a long time in the making! And we’re still not done, but it’s officially usable and in service. Chris’s parents AND my sister Patti happened to be in town over the weekend and so we figured… Why not break in the outdoor kitchen and pool furniture and throw a pool […]

We’ve been focusing on outdoor spaces on the blog this month (if you haven’t noticed!) and today is a fun one–all about lawn games! You’re never too old for a lawn game! Both Chris and I grew up playing games outside and so of course we love doing that with our friends and family. Growing […]

For me, nothing is more thrilling than a total-space transformation. But you don’t have to break the bank to get a jump-start on great design. I’ve chunked out a dreamy $3000 outdoor space below, in $1,000 increments, with mood boards that build on one another (though, honestly, I would love any of these boards a […]

This post is sponsored by Walmart Outside of the double dining room doors (those have existed from the beginning), we now have a gorgeous gas firepit area. It’s something we dreamed up and designed last year, sketched out and recently had installed by a local landscaping company, (Outback landscape for you locals). This is on […]

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