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Weathered to Polished – Reproduction or Authentic – How Would You Use Nautical Style Lighting Outdoors?

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What is it about the nautical decor style that so many of us simply love? The nautical style is certainly charming, to say the least, and lucky for those of us who adore it, it never goes out of style. The style has a range of occasion – from a weathered fishing boat to the […]

Garden Caddy Just in Time For Summer Gardening – DIY Project

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When you build this handy wooden caddy for storing all your garden hand tools this year, you’ll feel so organized that you’ll impress yourself! We wanted to make this caddy and share the tutorial on our blog with you. And by the way, if you are looking for a gift to make for someone special, […]

Laundry Day & Childhood Memories

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and I was reading a post that mentioned clothes pins, and when ever I think of clothes pins, I think of our Mom. I will never forget our Mom hanging laundry in the back yard under towering shade trees in the summer when my brothers and sisters and I were […]

Selecting a Garage Door Made Easy

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If you’re in the market for a new garage door, you’ll likely be excited to know that some of the most popular garage door manufacturers have taken the guess work out of choosing a new garage door for your very own garage. Since garage doors cost a lot of moolah, you may be feeling a bit […]

Repairing Woodpecker Damage to a Porch’s Cedar Clad Beams & Posts

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Woodpeckers seem to love the parts of a house that are built or covered with cedar, like cedar beams and cedar siding. It’s too bad because cedar is really a beautiful building material. Maybe it’s because cedar is a soft wood and it’s easier to drill into. Woodpeckers will drill into the wood on houses […]

DIY Holiday Gift Ideas With That Outdoors-y Touch

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Sometimes you just don’t know what to buy for someone on your gift list. It happens. It can be frustrating, and, time consuming searching and searching for that ‘just right’ gift. Well, we may have a solution for you. We had fun putting these five outdoors-y DIY holiday gift ideas together to send a little […]

Just the Right Light Fixture and the Idea Board That Helped

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One day walking to my front door, I looked up to see that my front porch pendant light fixture needed replacing. It was around 18 years old and the finish had faded. It just looked worn out as were our other outdoor lights. So began the search for new light fixtures. Little did I know […]

Exterior Shutters for Your Windows & a Timeless Look for Your House

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Do you feel your house could use some sort of architectural detail to give it an eye-catching ‘pop’, but you don’t know what it is? Exterior window shutters could be the feature you are looking for. We realize that shutters are not the answer for every house style or house design, but matching the right […]

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