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  • Snakes Out, Dogs In: Our Privacy Fence Install

    by Amber
    by Amber

    What could go wrong with this situation: you have one large water loving dog who half listens on a good day, one very dirty creek, and no fence?  Nothing right? Ha! Our dog took pleasure in running straight out the door towards the creek, where…

  • Table for 8, or 2! How To Build An Outdoor Dining Table

    by Amber
    by Amber

    If you have looked at our house tour then you have seen that we don’t have a dining room table currently.  We have a small kitchen table that works great for Daniel and I, but not so much for entertaining.  Since I generally embrace my…

  • How I Didn’t Buy Lunch All Summer!

    by Haylie
    by Haylie

    This project has paid for itself 12 times over.  Last summer I was able to make my lunch from our garden every day. I saved roughly $800 in 4 months by not eating out for lunch all thanks to our garden box that we built.

  • Happy July 4th, Red, White and Blooms!

    by Amber
    by Amber

    My wonderful husband Daniel loves history, on our first date he actually talked about the history of pepper because he was so nervous!  Though I am normally not very interested in the history of pepper, I found it to be charming.  Ever since we first…

  • Beginning Our Outdoor Living Space: Patio Edition

    by Haylie
    by Haylie

    I know I talk a lot about sell-ability and the challenges of owning a small home but I don’t want you to think these are bad things. We truly love our small house. It keeps our hoarding to a minimum, and keeps us focused on…

  • HOW WE STARTED OUR FAVORITE HABIT: PATIO SITTIN’

    by Amber
    by Amber

    Backyard or mini vacation spot, they are one in the same now!  We could not be more excited about our backyard!  We started with a blank slate; no grass, no privacy, and a deck.  That didn’t stop the dreaming though, from the day we moved…

  • MY HUSBAND IS A PYRO: OUR FIRE PIT INSTALL!

    by Amber
    by Amber

    Something about the fall just makes me think of fire, maybe it’s the smell, maybe it’s memories from when I went camping as a kid, I’m not really sure but all I know is that the fall to us involves fire.  I absolutely love the…

  • Retaining Wall Part 2

    by Amber
    by Amber

    Now, life just wouldn’t be fun if everything was always easy.  After looking at fencing options, we realized we would ultimately loose a lot of the yard that we just worked to extend, if we didn’t extend the retaining wall. Another major problem was, our dog…

  • Retaining Wall Part 1

    by Amber
    by Amber

    Welcome to our little slice of paradise, our backyard!  If we really get into it, our favorite part about being home is spending time outside.  We have put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into this space.  I do mean literally!  When I say tears,…

  • How to Install a French Drain

    by Haylie
    by Haylie

    After moving in we quickly learned that the grade of our driveway, in combination with the concrete ledge from our covered carport and the down spout from the corner of our house, funneled run off water into a pool at the base of our drive…

  • From Planter to Porch

    by Haylie
    by Haylie

    What is one thing that every southern home needs in order to truly enjoy summer in the south? A front porch! I never really knew that I wanted one until I had one. Being so close to a shopping center we have a multitude of furry…

  • Easy Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

    by Haylie
    by Haylie

    Along with the fireplace, the paint color of the front door and the shutters was something that I knew I wanted to change. I remember when we were looking at properties this house actually came up in the search and my husband and I decided to…

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