Outdoor Living

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Smart Money Saving Ideas for Large Flower Pots

I added two big blue turquoise flower pots on my front porch this Spring. I love the way they look and how they are tall next to my front door. But large containers also tend to have larger expenses. Here are smart money saving ideas for filling a large flower container on your porch, patio […] Read more…

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27 Best Ways to Fill The Bottom of a Large Planter

Have you fell in love with the look of an oversized large flower planter? Or maybe you just really need a larger pot to fill the space on your porch or patio. I know that I have several places that demand a large pot to look really nice. Potting soil is heavy and expensive and […] Read more…

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Fall Front Porch Decorating Ideas on a Budget

We’ve got a small covered front porch without a lot of space to decorate. But my mission this autumn was to bring some color to the space. After a couple visits to the thrift store, I came up with these fall front porch decorating ideas on a budget. I decided to challenge myself to see […] Read more…

coasters made from hosta stems

Tropical Placemat from Hosta Stems

After cutting off old hosta flower stems (also known as scapes), use them to make tropical placemats and coasters that are biodegradable and zero-waste! When we moved into our new house, we were overwhelmed with the amount of hosta plants that popped up across our property in the Spring. Not knowing much about hostas, I […] Read more…

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Never Mow Again: Front Yard Lawn Alternatives

These no mow lawn alternatives are perfect for the front yard or where grass won’t grow. Did you know that grass is the biggest irrigated crop in the U.S.? And we can’t even eat it! That seems like a waste of water and resources. I like having a beautiful yard. However, all of the mowing, […] Read more…

Create a no-water yard

Create a No-Water Yard

Follow these easy steps to replace your ugly lawn with wood chips, and create a no-water yard. It will look great year round, with no maintenance required! Read more…

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Budget and Eco-Friendly Concrete Alternatives

If you want to create a beautiful patio or driveway, without the expense or environmental impact of concrete, try one of these concrete alternatives. I have researched multiple products, and even used one myself on my own DIY backyard makeover. Read more…

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PupBox Review: Dog Toys and Treats

Raising a puppy is a big job. Get puppy training tips and tools, plus fun toys, good treats, and handy accessories with a PupBox subscription. Check out one good dog’s honest PupBox review, and take advantage of a special discount! Read more…

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How to Make a Simple DIY Pergola

Follow this simple tutorial to make your own free-standing pergola for your patio.  With these easy DIY plans, you can turn your yard into a beautiful outdoor living space on a budget. Read more…