Backyard

Slate tiles used for a hopscotch board.

Summer Living, and Outdoor Playspace Upgrades

We’ve been living outdoors since the temps climbed to a tolerable place, and it’s been …

July 06, 2015 in Backyard, DIY
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Stacking a loose flagstone fire pit.

Building A Simple Flagstone Firepit

A few years ago, we found buried blue flagstones in our yard. We have to believe that …

June 19, 2015 in Backyard, DIY, Free (For All)
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recommendation for solar light strand

Two Cents On Solar LED Strands

Solar-powered LED lights? Conceptually, awesome. We upgraded our holiday strands to regular electric LEDs a …

April 30, 2015 in Backyard, Decor
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How I made a bigger garden, sketched.

Merry Garden, 2015

We spent our weekends skiing this winter (right up through the beginning of the month …

April 23, 2015 in Backyard, Gardening
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Check out our new roof rake!

Today’s Unexpected Workout Brought To You By…

Excessive snowfall and a month of below-freezing temps lead me to introduce to you our newest …

February 19, 2015 in Backyard, Tools
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48" metal fence enclosure in our garden.

Merry Garden, 2014

I never anticipated how hard it would be to garden and landscape in our yard; when …

September 11, 2014 in Backyard, Gardening
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Our modern treehouse, with the raw wood railing.

Our Great Treehouse (Railings + A Modern Roofline)

I think there’s a lot to be said about making long term investments like this …

August 06, 2014 in Backyard
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Spraying stain onto our t1-11 treehouse panels.

Our Great Treehouse (The Lowdown On The Spraydown)

We got a bit ahead of ourselves on the whole treehouse thing and stained the …

July 27, 2014 in Backyard, DIY, Supporting Sponsors
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Cutting a circle into T1-11 for the kid's treehouse modern window.

Our Great Treehouse (The Walls-Up-Update)

I’d grade us a solid-A on our success in the proclaimed “Summer of Making No Plans.” Travel …

July 23, 2014 in Backyard, DIY
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Backyard movie nights at our little merrypad.

Cloudy, Outdoors

We talk a lot about entertaining at our house, or rather, about the potential in …

July 02, 2014 in Backyard
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