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About Us


A Little About Us & Our Blog


Hi everyone!


We are so happy that you happened by our blog. We are two sisters who started Better Outdoor Living at Home to share ideas on outdoor design and decor, and some know-how for several outdoor projects. Our blog has lots of topics to peruse through, DIY projects, decor ideas, and some design inspiration, all presented in the hope of enriching the outdoor living experience.


We both are landscape architects by profession (think outdoor architecture), so we have a tendency to look at outdoor projects through that mind-set. Be forewarned – we do get architect-y and technical-y sometimes. But that’s always a good thing when you’re designing/ building a project, right?


If you ask either of us what our personal design and decor style is, we’d answer the same – classic traditional.  Our love of traditional style in design and decor comes from our Mom, who we think, made our home a beautiful place to live when we were growing up.


Our hope is that you will find some inspiration here for a few of your own outdoor projects, and that you will come back often to visit our blog.


Not too long ago we began a new Recipes section. We share some new recipes, and some old ones which likely come from one of the best cooks we know – our Mom. We hope you find a few that you like!



~ Mary and Kathy






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