Top Ideas for Summer 2022 Outdoor Decor

It’s time to step up your home’s outdoor look! Follow along for some fun ideas for your yard, patio, and so on.

 

Purchase some solar-powered lights.

Affordable and fun, these lights step up your yard’s appearance at night! Line your driveway with them, place them in front of your prettiest trees and bushes, etc.

 

Install some pretty edging in your garden/yard.

Separate your garden or area with trees/bushes/mulch from your yard with edging. Choose from concrete, bricks, and more – just visit your local home improvement store!

Add an outdoor rug to your patio or deck space.

Doing this really steps up your seating or dining area because it sort of brings everything together visually.

 

Install a fire pit.

You can find materials for this at your local home improvement retailer, and it won’t break the bank!

Attract birds to your yard with pretty bird feeders!

A bird feeder makes your yard a good place to bird-watch!

 

Update your outdoor lighting.

If it’s been a while since you replaced your outdoor lighting, it’s probably time! These fixtures take a beating being outside in the elements all the time, and this can cause the paint on them to peel and look unsightly. 

 

Hang string lights!

These truly make any space look inviting and modernized!

 

Grow your own herbs and/or food.

If you have room for a garden, plant some tomatoes, etc! If not, you can still grow herbs and food from pots or a mini-garden in your yard. Just do a bit of research beforehand.

 

Happy decorating!!

Easter Fun for Kids

Are you hosting a crowd for Easter this year? We’ve got the perfect list to use for entertaining the little ones.

 

Color eggs, of course!

Grab a kit and some eggs from your local grocery store or Target and let the kids go to town.

 

Easter sponge painting

Pick up some cheap sponges and cut them into Easter-themed shapes like carrots and bunny ears. Grab some paint and paper for the kids to stamp their designs onto!

 

Easy option: printable coloring pages!

Download and print out some fun Easter-themed coloring pages. Don’t forget to provide markers and crayons.

 

Easter egg hunt, stepped up a level

Create a scavenger hunt for the kids based on the different types of eggs they’ll be finding. Draw funny faces, objects, etc on your plastic eggs to help them differentiate what they should be looking for in each task.

 

Play Easter bingo.

Another easy printable activity!

 

Easter hats

Make fun hats out of poster board or paper. Use tape or staples to create cone shapes, then have the kids paste on Easter bunny faces using more paper, puff balls for noses and eyes, pipe cleaners for whiskers, etc!

 

Happy Easter!

Spring Gardening Checklist

Check all of these things off of your list as we head into the spring season, and you’ll have your garden blossoming and looking gorgeous in no time!

Clean up!

Clean off your garden decor, like bulbs, birdbaths, and so on. This will help liven it up even without plants and flowers!

 

Plant summer bulbs

Grab a few pots and plant dahlias and tulips in them before the ground is warm enough so they have a good head start.

 

Get your hose up to scratch

Check it for any leaks, organize it on its holder so there are no tangles.

 

Rake debris

Get rid of any leaves, acorns, twigs, and the like from your garden (and yard while you’re at it!). Clear debris away with a rake or blower, and use your hands around fragile perennial plants that have broken the soil’s surface.

 

Prune your trees and bushes that need it.

 

Spread mulch

Use some fresh mulch to refresh areas where it is used.

 

Happy gardening!!!

Galentine’s Day Party Ideas

Are you planning a Galentine’s Day get-together at your place this year? Give it a fun theme! Find some great ideas below.

 

Mean Girls Theme

Buy a red book or binder and have everyone sign the “Burn Book”. Stick to a pastel pink color scheme and make sure “so fetch” is spelled out somewhere!

Galentine’s Day Brunch

Decorate with pinks, purples, and reds! Serve all of your brunch favorites and set up a mimosa and bloody mary bar.

 

Galentine’s Day Fiesta

Throw a fun fiesta with all Mexican foods, a heart piñata, and margaritas, of course!

 

Bake, bake, bake!

Have everyone make yummy Valentine’s Day-themed baked goods, like cake pops with pink icing and sprinkles, cupcakes with heart candy on the icing, and so on.

 

Cocktail class!

Get all the ingredients for some fun Valentine’s Day cocktails and do a fun how-to class with your guests. We love these recipe ideas!

 

Happy Galentine’s Day!!

Purge Your Way Into 2022!

It’s time to get rid of the clutter in your home as we enter into the new year! Follow the list below and purge some of your clutter today.

Old pillows

Take a look at the pillows on your bed, the couch, the guest room’s bed, and so on. There are probably a few that are flat and tired and could do with replacing!

Donate clothes you haven’t worn in 2 years or more

Go through your closet and think about each piece. Have you worn it in the last year? If not, have you worn it in the last two years? And if your answer is still no, it’s safe to assume that it’s gone out of style or you just don’t like it anymore. Time to donate! 

 

Expired food/food you won’t eat

Go through your pantry and throw away expired food, and take a look at canned food, etc that may not be expired, but you just won’t need or eat. Donate it! Then, go through your fridge and throw away any expired food or condiments. 

Extra mugs, candles, etc

Take a look around your kitchen and dining room, and get rid of multiples of things you don’t need. If you have a cabinet full of half-lit candles, toss a few of them out if you don’t think you’ll need them.

 

Toys, puzzles, and games

Look through your kids’ playroom and toss out any old or broken toys. Then, go through your game cabinet and throw away any games that are missing pieces.

 

Happy purging!