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Making Fall Household Chores Fun with Author Paul Deniken

This week author Paul Denikin, from Dad Knows DIY, guest blogs and shares some smart tips on how to make some necessary home chores interesting for your children.  Paul is a father of two - his youngest child, Maggie, has special needs.   Paul has come into being "handy" through necessity and he is passionate about… Continue reading Making Fall Household Chores Fun with Author Paul Deniken

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Snow is Coming: Decorating with Hot Tubs

How are you doing this first week of October? It's been a tough week for our country.  I've been staying away from the news as best I can as it's upsetting to hear about the details from this last weekend.  People look for meaning after things like this and I think that evil really has… Continue reading Snow is Coming: Decorating with Hot Tubs

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7 Stylish Hanging Chairs for Porch Sittin’ Season

Hello from Boston! Dave is running the Boston Marathon on Monday and I am writing to you from an Air Bnb apartment at the top floor of a Boston row  house.  It comes with 2 resident cats, lots of art, games and the sounds of the city.  It does not come with a porch to hang chairs on.… Continue reading 7 Stylish Hanging Chairs for Porch Sittin’ Season

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15 Modern Outdoor Living Spaces to Inspire You

Let your backyard speak for itself and go modern and minimal with your outdoor furnishings.  Think clean lines and classic pieces that are made to last.  Save your money and avoid the clutter that's marketed for outdoor consumption - do you really need all those brightly colored throw pillows, the outdoor rug and the solar… Continue reading 15 Modern Outdoor Living Spaces to Inspire You

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Outdoor Living: 5 Stylish Indoor/Outdoor Rugs

Trying to pretend you can live outdoors year round in Colorado is a bit of a tough one, but I do know lots of people that try.  "Outdoor sitting" (a sport I'm quite good at) is a short season here, with a random beautiful week in February thrown in sometimes as a bonus, and I do like… Continue reading Outdoor Living: 5 Stylish Indoor/Outdoor Rugs

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Patio Design Advice from 2 Colorado Designers

I was interviewed last month for an short article on patio design for Colorado Homes & Lifestyles.  It went up online recently and I though I would share it with you this week in case you missed it!  The bottom line is, if you don't have much of a budget this year for your patio… Continue reading Patio Design Advice from 2 Colorado Designers

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The Power of Black in the Garden: 7 outdoor spaces that prove that Black is back

Dark colors for exteriors are back in style and they are increasingly cropping up as a backdrop for gardens and patios.   The dark background does something magical to whatever is placed in front of it.  The greens of grasses, trees and shrubs look greener and any bit of color you place in the environment pops.  It's interesting… Continue reading The Power of Black in the Garden: 7 outdoor spaces that prove that Black is back

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Potting Shed Inspiration: 10 Garden Sheds to Get You Ready for Spring

Weather in Colorado has been amazing! Here's 10 gorgeous garden sheds to get you inspired for Spring!

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Up Your Bohemian Vibe: Five Striking Plants to Consider Hanging Indoors

I've always liked hanging plants and I'm delighted that they're back in style again.  I think because they were so prevalent in the 60's and 70's and tended to be a little beaded and macramé-d up that they kind of have a hippy connotation for most people.  Think of a hanging plant as adding a… Continue reading Up Your Bohemian Vibe: Five Striking Plants to Consider Hanging Indoors

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Getting Nature Indoors and a Song from the Lumineers

It's time to tromp out in the yard and start clipping - bring the branches in, crack the stems open a bit and place them in some warm water for a bit of early Spring happiness in a vase.  My daughter and I have the annual avocado pit in a glass jar underway: We also… Continue reading Getting Nature Indoors and a Song from the Lumineers