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How to Hang Outdoor String Lights Anywhere in a Backyard
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How to Hang Outdoor String Lights Anywhere in a Backyard

6 simplified DIY tutorials for how to hang outdoor string lights without trees around a fire pit, around a pool, on a fence, on a porch, from siding, around a patio, or anywhere in the backyard. Ultimate Guide: How to Hang Outdoor String Lights I have no idea why it takes so much brain power…

41 DIY Backyard Ideas on a Budget for Easy Outdoor Living
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41 DIY Backyard Ideas on a Budget for Easy Outdoor Living

Budget-friendly backyard ideas you can DIY to upgrade patios, pools, decks, sheds, landscaping, and back porches for an outdoor oasis. Over the past nearly 10 years, between our backyard and friends’ porches and patio areas, Robert and I have tackled a lot of DIY backyard ideas on a budget to make outdoor spaces an extension…

Swim Party Checklist and Backyard Party Planning Tips
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Swim Party Checklist and Backyard Party Planning Tips

Everything you need to know to plan an epic swim party with themes, decor, games, and favor ideas + a free backyard party planning checklist. This post is sponsored by Leslie’s Pool Supplies. If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years of having a swimming pool in our backyard, it’s how to host a…

100 Best Outdoor Movies to Watch for a Backyard Movie Night
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100 Best Outdoor Movies to Watch for a Backyard Movie Night

Ideas to host a backyard movie night with a list of over 100 best outdoor movies for all ages + recommended equipment, snacks, and seating. I don’t mean to scare you summer-lovin’ guys, but prime time backyard movie night season is just around the corner! The air gets crisp, the bugs calm down, and the…

The Best Yard Games for Backyard Barbecues
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The Best Yard Games for Backyard Barbecues

The 12 most popular, top rated yard games for adults and kids + favorite backyard decor to make your next backyard party a success. We’ve basically been training for a Yard Games Olympics for years… the backyard makeover is proof of that. 😉 Top Picks for July 4th Backyard Barbecue Prep With July 4th right…

Backyard Lighting Ideas You Can Install Yourself on a Budget
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Backyard Lighting Ideas You Can Install Yourself on a Budget

This post is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart. 6 stunning backyard lighting ideas you can install yourself without the need of an electrician for a magical outdoor space. Pure magic! That’s what the backyard feels like after adding so much gorgeous backyard lighting! That’s because string lights and solar lights basically have…

How Much Did the Backyard Renovation Cost?
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How Much Did the Backyard Renovation Cost?

A full budget breakdown of how much our exterior remodel and backyard renovation cost, why we hired a few contractors, and what outdoor projects you can do yourself to save money. Technically, our backyard renovation still has one or two little projects for it to be deemed “officially finished”, but considering all of the things…

8 Fall Decor Fire Pit Ideas for a Cozy Backyard Party
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8 Fall Decor Fire Pit Ideas for a Cozy Backyard Party

8 cozy fire pit ideas for outdoor fall decor and entertaining tips using budget-friendly finds from Walmart for a backyard campfire party. This post is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart. I don’t know how we got so lucky with our gorgeous almost fall-ish weather this week, so we went all out with…

How to Set Up a Backyard Movie Night on a Budget
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How to Set Up a Backyard Movie Night on a Budget

The best outdoor projector screen, movie projector, and streaming device to set up a backyard movie night for less than $400. Now that the temperature is cooling down in the evenings, we kicked off one of our favorite traditions for fall again this year: backyard movie night! Last year, when I shared how we made…

7 Pool Cabana Inspirations (and Planning Our Next Backyard Project)
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7 Pool Cabana Inspirations (and Planning Our Next Backyard Project)

We had every intention of sharing more backyard progress today, buuuuuuut the universe had other plans as we’ve wrestled a project going awry and a sick kiddo over the weekend. But actually, it’s okay. Because I didn’t really make time to fully wrap my mind around “the vision” for our next backyard project: a pool…

DIY Beer Garden Transformation in a Neglected Backyard
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DIY Beer Garden Transformation in a Neglected Backyard

A neglected backyard area gets a DIY beer garden transformation using folding tables and string lights for a charming outdoor dining patio on a small budget.  We accidentally did another outdoor makeover. I don’t know how these accidental makeovers happen, but it’s pretty amazing when they do. Like… oops! We made a beer garden. Okay,…

Backyard Before Tour and Pool Makeover Plans
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Backyard Before Tour and Pool Makeover Plans

A breakdown of options to upgrade a basic, outdated vinyl liner in-ground pool and ideas to improve a backyard for beauty and function. It’s been two years, and somehow I’m just now showing y’all our backyard. I have no excuse other than we’ve had pretty much nothing but the interiors on our brains. But THIS…

32 Best Vintage Wall Sconces for All Budgets in Every Room
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32 Best Vintage Wall Sconces for All Budgets in Every Room

Decorating guide of vintage wall sconce lights from high-end designers and low budget look-alikes + the best types of wall lighting for every room of the house and why. If there was ever a way to kick a room up a notch in the lighting department to create that moody, cozy effect, it’s definitely by…

Budget Friendly DIY Home Media Room Ideas: Makeover Reveal
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Budget Friendly DIY Home Media Room Ideas: Makeover Reveal

How to design the perfect small home theater setup with flexible media room seating, storage, lighting, and decor for a cozy space to spend family time. Even though I say this every time we finish a room makeover, I’m not even exaggerating that the playroom to media room conversion is by far our favorite project…

Best Battery Operated Christmas Lights from Amazon
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Best Battery Operated Christmas Lights from Amazon

5 favorite battery operated Christmas lights and candles from Amazon to use on garlands, wreaths, Christmas trees, windows, and mantels. I don’t know how my parents handled decorating our house for Christmas back in the 80s/90s, but I do remember there being way more electrical cords involved than we have nowadays. The job has gotten…

14 Best Game Night Board Games for Families
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14 Best Game Night Board Games for Families

A round-up of the best board games for families, large groups, and two-players that are favorites for ice-breakers and relationship-building. In the months when the days are shorter and the sun sets earlier, we love carving out more time for family game nights. Once school started back, Robert and I vowed not to slip into…