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Patio Progress

On Friday, the demo of our existing patio and yard began. And wow, am I glad for those strong guys pulling out those slabs of concrete. It was a tough job, without a doubt, and worth every penny to hire out for it. They showed up around 9 and I was still in my nightgown
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Pergolicious Patios: Three Things to Consider about Pergolas

Ahhh pergolas. They’re so beautiful, breezy and lovely, are they not? Can’t you imagine long, languid afternoons spent around a beautiful teak table while you drink bubbly things with friends under a wisteria-covered arbor? YES.  I’m over at Better Homes & Gardens where I did a roundup of some stunning pergolas, and I’m now coining
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Porch Makeover Reveal!

Last week I showed you the style inspiration for my front porch makeover with Dash & Albert (part of the Annie Selke brands). And today I’m excited to pull back the curtain for the big reveal. The porch swing has been built and installed and we pretty much haven’t stopped talking about it since. I’m counting
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5 ways to create summer magic outdoors (+ a Hedgehouse giveaway!)

I believe in summer magic – that somewhat undefinable feeling you get, maybe especially when you’re a kid, of warm evenings, swimming in the pool, fireflies, late bedtimes, and general summer loveliness. It’s no schedules, no homework, no rush rush rush like the rest of the year, long hours of sunlight and loads of empty hours.
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