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  • Redesigns Matter to ELLEDecor & Metropolitan Home

    It’s only been 6 months since PointClickHome refreshed/redesigned their website and now they’re at it again. The latest redesign comes on the heels of HOME Magazine folding and with it the…

  • Pamper Yourself with these Outdoor Showers

    There is nothing more refreshing than taking a cool shower outdoors. Unfortunately the only chance we get to do this is at a public shower near a beach which is great…

  • The Time is Now for Artificial Lawn

    We love the smell of fresh cut grass like the next person and taking pride in a well manicured lawn is an accomplishment, but in the current age of water conservation…

  • Gettin’ Dirty in the Yard

    + Sprinkler System Install + Laying Sod + Shear Willpower + Love the Golden Barrel Cactus + Water Saving Gadgets for Your Garden…

  • Vertical Green Walls by Patrick Blanc

    Patrick Blanc is one of the most high-profile pioneers in the fantastic world of green walls. These vertical gardens are beginning to proliferate across Europe and it won’t be long before…

  • Prep Your Home for July 4th Festivities

    Summer is in full-swing and hopefully your backyard is ready for the first holiday event this weekend as we all celebrate our country’s independence on the 4th of July. We’ve gathered…

  • Roof Gardens Galore

    Chris from Apartment Therapy turned us onto a great new blog Our Brooklyn Roof Garden. The images found here make us long for New York again but we are still enjoying…

  • More Cool Pools

    Dwell shares their favorite pools and we like the above private lap pool but it’s definitely cut out for business not pleasure. Check out more of our favorite pool photo galleries…

  • Modest Summer Backyard Makeover

    Sometimes simple projects are the most satisfying. This homeowner has blogged about refreshing her recent market finds that include outdoor chairs and a table and the easiest DIY firepit made of…

  • Mosquito Killers

    These blood suckers are what we fear most at dusk when they are at their most potent. We’re spending a few days in Tucson with our Dad and the nice desert…

  • Build-It-Yourself: Wood Patio Planter

    Our planter box (above) didn’t come out quite as nice as we had hoped but next time we’ll be sure to follow these great instructions from Danny Lipford for building a…

  • 10 Cheap Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal

    So what does it take to make your place look great? Not big bucks or a lot of time. ShopSmart, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, shares 10 projects that can…

  • Garden Toad Stool

    Here’s an innovative piece of garden furniture that is beautiful in its simplicity. The Toad Stool is very portable and keeps you off the ground but with such a small footprint…

  • Gorgeous Garden Sheds

    Garden sheds become an afterthought in some backyards. A repository for random tools, pots, lawn furniture. These garden sheds from Apartment Therapy could standalone as the centerpiece of their respective yards.…

  • Beautiful Open-Air Showers

    This photo slideshow from Dwell shows some of the sharpest outdoor showers and baths we’ve ever seen. The settings certainly help (the mountain one) but they all are minimalist and tend…

  • It’s Pool Party Time

    It broke 100 degrees in downtown LA a couple days ago and fortunately we live near the coast which was toasty but definitely cooler especially with a breeze. We have the…

  • 10 Summer Backyard Projects

    A great goal this summer would be to finish your backyard projects this Spring so that you can enjoy the fruits of your labor throughout the entire summer. But this means…

  • Keep Insects and Bugs Out this Summer

    Lady bugs are one of the most welcome of summer insects because they are wrapped in pretty coloring and feed on aphids which are pests in gardens. But there are a…

  • 10 Cheap Home Fixes

    We have pulled together a list of our top 10 cheap home fixes that mean you don’t have put put off your dreams of remodels and additions that take time and…

  • Nothing Runs Like a John Deere Giveaway

    This week we’re giving away TWO baseball caps from John Deere! Modeled above by Laura Dahl, these caps are mean and green and look great on a boy or girl in…