Category Archives: The Great Outdoors

DIY Concrete Patio Planters

Who says it never snows in Georgia? Northern Georgia has three seasons: winter, pollen and hot.  Even though everything outside (and inside) is covered with a layer of yellow pollen, it’s not hot.  And that is cause for bring outside … Continue reading

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Pressure Washing & Breathing

This week, I got nothing done.  At least nothing on the stairs.  Projects are due at school, time is running out, add in a dash of an interview, taxes and a personal matter combined together to make working on projects … Continue reading

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Cheap Light and a Faux Post

In Georgia, the window between warm and gross sticky is smaller than the apartment in New York city.  This means we spend all winter dreaming about the warm months, while dreading the cross into the humidity.  So far my porch … Continue reading

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Pruning the Entry-way

Remember the big beautiful bush that made a cameo in the welcome project? This happened today. The landscaper guys who mow the grass came by to trim the bushes.  I normally love it when this happens because it means I don’t have … Continue reading

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A Happy Place

It is ridiculously hot in Georgia.  Hot like you can feel fire on your arms, hot where it almost feels cool from your sweat evaporating.  Hot.  Hot where it is time to move inside for some decorating and leave the … Continue reading

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The Myth of the $10 / 10 min Project

We’ve all done it.  We’ve all watched HGTV and thought:That’s when I know to put down the margaritas, and go to bed. Normally I still wake up with ideas and optimism floating around my head.  After a cup of coffee, this voice … Continue reading

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Light up the Night!

On Wedneaday, we showed you a free patio upgrade we did by adding in stone tiles.  The stone tile made an already great place to spend time even better. With ample shade from Georgia’s hot sun and an endless breeze … Continue reading

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A Shelter From the Sun

Georgia is experiencing an odd combination of weather.  It can be angry hot or breezy eighties with a smattering of thunderstorms thrown in for good measure.   The weather has you heading for a shaded spot protected from the rain … Continue reading

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Plant-gasim!

On the advice of a coworker, Mike and I ventured out to Loganville, GA in search of a mythical plant retailer called Grower’s Outlet.  A lot of the local landscaping companies order their plants from here.  We were told they … Continue reading

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A House for Anna – Part 1

This time of year Atlanta can get the worst storms.  It starts out with a few rumbles quickly turning ito lightening, accompanied by powerful winds and always with the added excitement of hail.  When the weather begin to get hot, … Continue reading

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