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Fabric Covered Corn Hole

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in backyard, crafts | 1 comment

Fabric Covered Corn Hole

This has been the summer of backyard parties at our house!

We’ve hosted S’mores Parties and Backyard Movie Nights.

And at each event we have hauled out our miserably mistreated corn hole boards.

But let me warn you.

If you are a hard core corn hole playercover your eyes.

I’m sure what I’ve done to this corn hole board is against all of the rules.

My husband showed actual concern that I might have “messed the boards up.”

And if you are a competitive corn hole player…then I probably did mess them up.

But if you love to host a cute backyard party…then these boards are perfect!

Here is how to make fabric covered corn hole boards:

fabric covered corn hole

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Mason Jar Craft Flower Wraps

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in backyard, crafts | 4 comments

Mason Jar Craft Flower Wraps

I hope your summer is living up to all you were hoping it would be!

We are filling our days with campsbike ridestrips to the pool

…and backyard parties. 🙂

We love to drink out of mason jars, but your jar can easily get lost in the crowd.

So here is a way that your crew can identify just which one is theirs…

…with this simple Mason jar craft!

Mason Jar Crafts

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Simple Landscaping Ideas

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in backyard, garden, garden art, outdoors | 26 comments

Simple Landscaping Ideas

Summer is here and it’s time to take the fun outdoors!

So my Southern friends are back together to share some Outdoor Living ideas with you!

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I decided that I would give you my backyard tour that is full of Simple Landscaping Ideas!

Simple Landscaping Ideas

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Easy Outdoor Projects

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in backyard, front porch, outdoors | 8 comments

Easy Outdoor Projects

Every year at this time…it’s the same thing.

A precious bird builds her nest on our column on the front porch.

Right above my rocking chair.

And every year I don’t have the heart to remove her nest.

I just let her build away and hatch her babies right there beside my front door.

It makes my rocking chair a very dangerous place to sit for a few weeks…

…but I’m ok with that.

So here are some easy outdoor projects to welcome some birds to your house!

{Click on any picture to see the “how-to” or details!}

Vintage Front Porch

{Spring Front Porch}

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Duck Egg Rocking Chairs

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in backyard, chalk paint | 12 comments

One day, I’m going to have a screened door on my house…

…preferably on my screened in porch.

Because, I love the sound those doors make when they open…

…and especially when they close.

There’s something so “homey” about that sound.

So, until I have a screen door of my own,

I get the chance to decorate a screened porch for a good friend. 🙂

painting with Annie Sloan chalk paint

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5 Ideas for Creating Outdoor Retreats

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in backyard, outdoors | 11 comments

5 Ideas for Creating Outdoor Retreats

I live in a house right in the middle of the suburbs.

{Which happens to be perfect for my family right now.}

But. . .

I long to live in an old farmhouse,

on a bit of land,

in the middle of the country,

where you can’t see your nearest neighbor for miles. . .

Until then, I try to create inviting outdoor areas right here in the suburbs.

Here are 5 ideas for creating your own outdoor retreats.

5 Outdoor Retreat Ideas @ DaisyMaeBelle

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