This post is sponsored by Sunbrella. This little slice of backyard heaven has been a long time in the making, but it has actually come together at the perfect time. I had my moments of discouragement — when the backyard was a literal mud pit — and it was hard to believe this day would […]

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 […]

This post is in partnership with World Market. We’re so excited to share with you the outdoor dining area we created on my parents’ deck today!  We were able to pull the whole thing off for less than the $1500 budget we were given by World Market (more on that in this post) and many of the […]

It’s always fun to see when the seasons change, our readers start digging deep into the archives, or coming across one of our projects on Pinterest that is relevant to the warmer weather. And since there are hundreds of thousands more of you now than there was when most of these posts hit the blog […]


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