DIY Blog Squad

Apr
1
2015

Fountain Refurbish for Spring

Many years ago I purchased a froggy fountain while attending a garden festival. I had never really liked the bluish-black color of the fountain, but he was just too cute to leave behind that day.

Over the years, I've used him outdoors for summer parties on the deck. Occasionally after a party, I would leave him out for a week or two to enjoy before tucking him away for the next party.

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Mar
2
2015

How to Start a Spring Herb Garden

Hi there! Kimberly from A Night Owl here, sharing some tips on how to start your own Spring Herb Garden!

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Mar
2
2015

Prepping Your Spring Garden

This time of year I start dreaming of the beauty of spring. The anticipation of being outdoors back in the garden really helps get me through the last bit of grey, dreary weather.

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Dec
2
2014

DIY Fire Log Holder

For me, fall means leaves crunching, apple cider sipping and fire-crackling good times. To maximize the frequency of these good times, we recently created a cozy outdoor space with some new furniture and an outdoor fireplace. It is a great spot to land at the end of a long week… grab a favorite snack and cocktail and let the weekend begin! However, a storage container of some sort was needed for all the firewood. I searched and searched and then decided to build our own. This project couldn’t be easier - basic carpentry skills is all you will need! I love it because it is a bit modern, yet rustic. We are using ours outside, but it would be a great storage idea for inside too.

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Oct
1
2014

Winterizing Garden Beds

As the days get cooler and shorter, I’m sad to have to say goodbye to my garden. This past summer has been an especially great growing season. With each year, I learn a bit more about my garden; what grows well, what to avoid and simple tips to keep it thriving. One of those tips involves properly “putting your garden to bed” for the winter. By winterizing your garden, you are ensuring a strong foundation for next year’s plantings as well as protecting the plants you already have. I know you may be tired after a long growing season of weeding and watering, and you might be wondering… “Can’t I just leave it and deal with it in the spring?” Trust me, with a few simple steps and a little sweat equity now, both you and your garden will be much happier come spring.

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Aug
23
2014

Fall Clean Up

Summer was a blast, but now fall is swiftly approaching. Don't forget to prepare the outside of your home and yard for the coming months by following these 5 tips:

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Jun
3
2014

Simple Spring Yard Clean Up

I made it through the Polar Vortex and I'm so happy that spring is here. I'm looking forward to longer days, warmer weather, spring flowers and enjoying time outdoors. I know it was a long winter when I'm also looking forward to yard work! My newly thawed optimism made me realize that the spring clean-up isn't that bad. It just requires breaking it into a series of tasks and having the right tools for the job.
 

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Aug
22
2012

Late Summer Window Boxes

Well it’‹'s been the weirdest summer, weather-wise, that I can remember in a long time. It started out absolutely GORGEOUS, with lower temps and humidity – it was fantastic. And then Mother Nature went into fits and mid-summer was full of intense drought and wicked hot temps. I know many of you had the same.

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We've teamed up with these True Value DIY Blog Squad members to share their home improvement know-how, creativity and experience through helpful DIY tutorials.

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    A House in the Hills

    Sarah is the blogger behind A House in the Hills, a lifestyle blog centered around her love of style, food, decor, travel and dogs.

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    A Night Owl

    A creative community featuring DIY/crafts, decor, recipes, family and more for women on the go; whether they are single, stay-at-home or working moms!

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    Between Naps on the Porch

    Passionate about all things DIY - from decorating to gardening.

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    Cleverly Inspired

    Be inspired to be clever. Cleverly Inspired shares daily doses of DIY, recipes and crafts all on a budget.

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    Design, Dining + Diapers

    Design, Dining and Diapers focuses primarily on design, DIY home decor, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom.

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    In My Own Style

    Enthusiast for all things creative, colorful and DIY.

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    Monica Wants It

    Monica is a DIY blogger living in South Texas who loves to recreate high-end/upscale decor with the tiniest budget possible.

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    How to Can Fruits & Vegetables

    Try home canning your fruit and vegetable harvest.

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    Home Security for Summer Vacations

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    Install a Window Air Conditioner

    Don't sweat it out all summer long. Install a Window-mounted air conditioner.

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