Gardening, Home Decor, home design, Home Improvement, Summer, Yard & Garden

3 simple ways to extend your living space outdoors with a pergola

Do dreams of lazy days soaking up the sun have you looking for ways to extend your living space outdoors? You’re not alone. According to a recent Qualified Remodeler magazine survey on the latest outdoor living trends, creating the ultimate backyard now has as much priority with homeowners as kitchens, bathrooms, and other interior remodeling… Continue reading 3 simple ways to extend your living space outdoors with a pergola

Home Decor, home design, Home Improvement, Summer, Yard & Garden

5 fun, easy and affordable ways to brighten up your outdoor space

If you love entertaining friends and family outdoors, you're not alone. Transforming outdoor areas into extended living spaces continues to be a huge trend, as anything and everything from smaller balconies to spacious porches and patios create an opportunity to expand your home environment well into the evening hours with one crucial design element: lighting.… Continue reading 5 fun, easy and affordable ways to brighten up your outdoor space

Summer

Enjoy summer celebrations without making a dent in your wallet

Now that the unofficial start to summer has come and gone, now is the time to start preparing for summer celebrations all season long. Shopping for the tastiest food, thoughtful gifts and festive party décor are essential to entertaining, but all those purchases can make a dent in your wallet. Here are some tips on… Continue reading Enjoy summer celebrations without making a dent in your wallet

Home Decor, Summer

Keep cool this summer

Summertime is here and it’s bringing the heat! It’s always an option to blast the air conditioner all summer long, but there are ways to keep your home cool that are better for the environment and won’t double your energy bill. Photo by Curtis Adams on Pexels.com Ceiling Fans: Ceiling fans may be an overlooked… Continue reading Keep cool this summer

Gardening, Spring, Summer

Pretty, portable pollinator gardens: Top 10 plants for pollinator-friendly containers

Bees, birds, butterflies, and other pollinators play an important role in our global ecosystem. In fact, they are essential. By transporting pollen from one plant to another, they make growing the food we eat and the beautiful garden spaces we enjoy possible. One of the easiest ways to support a healthy growing environment is to… Continue reading Pretty, portable pollinator gardens: Top 10 plants for pollinator-friendly containers

Home Improvement, Summer

Keep your cool this summer with these energy-saving tips

(BPT) - There's a lot to love about summer. At the same time, the season can run up your electric bill fast, especially for Americans living in places where summer temperatures are reaching record highs. According to recent reports, states like Washington and Oregon have seen recording-breaking temperatures this summer — just recently, Salem, Oregon,… Continue reading Keep your cool this summer with these energy-saving tips