#Staggreno Backyard Plans

When we laid out what was possible financially and in what timeline with the #staggreno, we knew we would be leaving the backyard out for awhile.  The yard was overgrown and in bad shape to begin with, but after having to rip up the sprinkler system Read More
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July Decor Outdoors and In: Get your Home Ready

We're entering one of my favorite months for decorating: July.  Something about this middle-of-summer month makes me want to run around barefoot in the sunshine and give my home and yard that carefree, fresh, summertime feel.  Here are my picks for Read More
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HOW TO BUILD A PERGOLA

If I was to pinpoint one thing that took our deck from just ok to wow, it would be the pergola.  It is hands down the most beautiful thing in the backyard and adds such a richness to the deck. When we were mapping out the design and construction plans, Read More
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PATIO MAKEOVER INSPIRATION

Yesterday I spent an entire afternoon scraping 20 year-old gunk of out the cracks of my deck with a shim, getting the rest of it ready for it's new coat of paint.  Yeah, it sucked.  But I know it will be worth it when the space is finished and pretty Read More
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