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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Ladder Bird Feeder

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in backyard, outdoors | 16 comments

You should meet my dog Zuzu.

She would love to meet you.

She loves people.

DIY Ladder Birdfeeder @ DaisyMaeBelle

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Easy Way to Secure Tiki Torches

Posted by on May 27, 2013 in backyard, outdoors | 12 comments

I AM winning my war against the mosquito.

You probably would not be able to tell by the 2 giant welts on my arm.

But, the fact that I have been spending a LOT of time outside,

and I only have 2 bites,

is totally AMAZING!

I am not sure why I am a mosquito magnet?

It probably has something to do with the amount of sweets I consume. . .

“Sugar” is one of my favorite food groups.

Easy Way to Secure Tiki Torches @ DaisyMaeBelle

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Hanging Birdcages from the Trees

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in backyard, garden, outdoors | 20 comments

I am not sure what qualifies someone to be a “crazy bird lady?”

I am pretty sure it involves mumbling to yourself. . .

feeding birds out of your hands. . .

and spending most of your days on a park bench.

Decorating with Birdcages @ DaisyMaeBelle

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Simple Succulent Garden in a Wagon

Posted by on Apr 28, 2013 in backyard, garden, outdoors | 16 comments

I like low maintenance.

I also like beautiful.

It seems that the two have a hard time co-existing. . .


Double knit polyester.

Vinyl tablecloths.

You get the drift. . .

But, on that rare occasion,

these two worlds collide.

Low maintenance.

And, beautiful.

One example is my potted boxwoods.

Another is,

my friend,

the succulent.

DIY Succulent Garden @ DaisyMaeBelle

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How to Use Old Chairs

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in dining room, garden, milk paint, outdoors | 17 comments

Some women have closets full of shoes. . .

Some women can’t resist a beautiful purse. . .

I on the other hand,

can’t seem to resist a cheap chair.

Old Chair Planter @ DaisyMaeBelle

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