As fall begins to wrap itself around autumn colors it inspired us to find some home décor ideas to welcome the season change. Start at the front door to create a cozy welcome on a crisp autumn day. Fall color splendor makes an entryway vignette spectacular. Create an inviting living room with a beautiful fall display on your mantle. If you like DIY crafts below are … Continue reading 16 Décor Ideas to Welcome Fall
This Sunday, September 11th is Grandparents Day. We wanted to celebrate all the grandparents out there who play such an important role in the development of a grandchild. As every grandparent knows, one of the joys of grandchildren is you get to spoil them and then send them home. Why not surprise the grand kids with some fun games next time they come to visit. … Continue reading Celebrating Grandparents Day!
Labor Day is dedicated to the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country so let’s celebrate those who “bring home the bacon”. Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer and what better way to celebrate than an end of summer party. To give ourselves a challenge we wanted to see if we could plan a “bacon” themed … Continue reading LABOR DAY: Bringing Home the Bacon
Before we have to start racking leaves in the yard we thought it would be fun to host a party with the “big kids”, aka “adults”. First things first, pick a theme. How about a wine and cheese tasting? If you and your friends are beer drinkers brew up a party with a beer tasting. A “special” cocktail for the evening is always a hit … Continue reading Party with the Big Kids!
Who doesn’t love a drive-in theater watching movies under the stars? How about a stay-in drive-in? Create your very own movie night right in your own backyard. How convenient is that? A drive-in theater usually consists of a large outdoor movie screen, a projection booth, a concession stand and a large parking area for automobiles. You won’t need the parking but you’ll need some seating. … Continue reading BACKYARD MOVIE NIGHT: The Stay-in Drive-in
The backyard barbecue has come a long way…extend your living space with an outdoor kitchen. In the last few years outdoor kitchens have become more and more common. If you’re thinking of creating a kitchen in your backyard there are 3 things you need to consider; layout, function and storage. Start your outdoor kitchen design by making a list of must-have items. This could include … Continue reading Taking It Outside: Outdoor Kitchens
Independence Day is a time to celebrate America. Living in the Northwest there are plenty of outdoor celebrations to choose from. You can start your day with a patriotic parade, have a picnic in the park or host a 4th of July party. Watching a fireworks display is the icing on the cake. Picnics, parades and fireworks add up to one thing, a celebration of … Continue reading Happy Birthday America!
In celebration of Dad…give him the royal treatment! Continue reading Celebrating Dad: Father’s Day
Graduation day is one of life’s landmark moments and a day worth celebrating. Whether you have recently graduated college or your child’s high school graduation is just a few weeks away, celebrating the graduate’s hard work is important. We’ve found some great desserts, decorations and outdoor game ideas that are sure to make your graduation party a big hit! Sweet treats at a party are … Continue reading Graduation: A Day To Celebrate
Memorial Day means the start of summer. Kick off the season with some easy fun recipes and crafts that we’re sure will be crowd pleasers. Continue reading Memorial Day BASICS: Family, Friends and Fun!