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May
4
2015

DIY Outdoor Bar for Summer

Hi there! Kimberly from A Night Owl here, and I don’t know about you, but we’re ready for spring and summer outdoors! So today we’re sharing a fun DIY Outdoor Pallet Bar that will have you sharing and sipping your favorite refreshing drinks from the comfort of your backyard or patio in no time.

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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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Oct
1
2014

Outdoor Solar Lighting

Hi Everyone! It's Taryn from Design, Dining and Diapers, and today I'm talking about outdoor lighting. Now, I know what you are thinking, 'But, it's SO expensive' and 'But, I would have to hire someone to do the wiring!' Well, you couldn't be more wrong. Installing outdoor lighting can actually be really easy and inexpensive and still make a huge impact.

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Oct
1
2014

Exterior Home Painting

Never underestimate the power of paint. However, today I’m taking paint outside the home and writing about how to revamp exterior spaces with paint. The process is a little different than interior painting since it requires a bit more prep work, but it is even more rewarding - in my opinion - than interior painting.

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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

Deck Maintenance

The addition of a deck is one of the most popular home improvement projects. A well-designed, well-built deck not only expands the outdoor living space of your home but increases the property value as well. Whether you choose wood or composite decking, the truth is both require some form of general maintenance to ensure a long lasting, safe, sound structure. Decks take the most abuse of any surface around the home. From heavy foot traffic to year-round sun, rain and snow, they must be maintained, protected and able to withstand constant harsh elements and abuse.

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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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Aug
23
2014

Painting Your Door

I live very close to my parents, so I pop over quite a bit during the week. Every time I go to their house I'm met with this wooden door in a brick/terracotta shade that has been like this for decades!

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Aug
23
2014

Staining Your Deck

It’s summertime, and you know what that means: we're spending a lot more time outside grilling and just relaxing on our porches and decks. When summer arrived this year, I took a good, hard look at my screened porch and decks and realized they were all badly in need of some freshening up. We had many days of heavy rains at the end of summer last year that, along with all the trees that extend over my decks, turned the decks a nice shade of green/brown. Yuck.

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Jan
7
2014

Feeding Birds in the Winter

As you're cleaning up your garden and preparing your home for the colder months, take a moment to think about your neighbors. Yes, of course, your human neighbors. But also the birds with whom you share your garden. They provide a valuable service. Many valuable services, actually. They eat insect pests. They pollinate flowers. They entertain us with their antics. And in the winter months, they could use a little help from us in the form of additional food.
 

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Oct
1
2013

Fall Garage Clean Up

Fall is my favorite time of the year – I love every season, but it is all about fall in my house. Living is good, newness is in the air – fresh starts, cooler air, the nesting feeling that makes you love your house more and want everything in ship shape comes on strong. I like to get my house in order in October and I know I am not alone since spring and fall cleaning are rituals done by many of us.
 

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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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Aug
8
2011

A Rustic Table

Hello there! How was your weekend? We had a great one - guess WHAT? Stink Eye Sis got engaged!! :) So excited! So now we have a wedding to plan - how fun is that? We also continued to get some stuff done outside. Make that ME - hubby was out of town and I sweated out a third of my body weight (I WISH) and worked on some outdoor projects. Funny that the temps have "dropped" into the 80's and are a bit more bearable, but that coincided with humidity out the wazoo.
 

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    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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