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4 Fab Features for Outdoor Kitchens

The weekend is here! Time to fire up the grill, slip off your shoes and enjoy the great wide open. If you spend a lot of time eating and entertaining outside, an outdoor kitchen might be right up your alley.


While a simple barbeque works fine for some, adding counter space, appliances, cook tops and dining areas can transform your family’s lifestyle completely. If you’re thinking of making an investment in eating alfresco, here are a few things you might want to consider. Read Post…

4 Ways Above Ground Pools Can Look Cool

Summer officially arrives this week, which means it’s time to grab a suit, towel and some sun! This is the time of year that those lucky folks with pools start to entertain a few more guests every weekend. Do you have a pool or are you considering one?

Above Ground Pool Laurie March Blog

Although a lot can be said about the great in-ground versus above ground debate, if you’re looking for something more affordable and less permanent, above ground might be the way to go. Here are some ways you might make your pool rise above and beyond everyone’s expectations. Read Post…

4 Summer Napping Nook Ideas

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Happy Monday! I hope that all of you got to go outside to enjoy some sunshine this past weekend. The long days and short nights of summer are right around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited. I love to get up early on a summer day to garden, swim, bike, hike – you name it. And then: I nap like a boss.  Here are a few ideas about where you could lay your head this summer. I can’t wait to start snoozing!

Work a Window Seat

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Photo:, designer Linda Woodrum

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Pet Docking Stations: Tidy Fido Tips

As I’ve mentioned before, my best friend is a shelter dog named Newton. He is the heart of our home and we love him very much. That being said – the boy has got toys.

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His chew things, bones, bully sticks and balls used to run rampant in my house. So I got serious about creating a space to keep all of his fun stuff. Check out my video here to see if any of these pet organizational tips might work for you.
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Blog Cabin 2014: Bedroom Water Features – Yay or Nay?

Hello all! I’ve spent the morning poking through the Blog Cabin’s new “Cabin Comforts!” You can vote here on which beautiful bedroom accessories you’d like to see included in that gorgeous lakeside bungalow in Winter Haven, FL. Best of all, you can enter right here to win a set of these bedroom accessories for your own home. Enter once a day from now until May 6th!

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 Photo: IndoorWallFountainsInfo at WordPress

I think one of the most interesting and unique accessories you’ll be voting on is a bedroom water feature. While some of you might love the idea of a fountain in your bedroom, I think that many people might question its purpose. Here are some lesser known benefits of indoor water features I’ve found. Read Post…

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