how to build a livestock fence

Earlier in the summertime, Mister & Master M built a new fence around our vegetable garden in the backyard. It’s inspired by traditional livestock fences but with a bit of an edge and character. Here are all the details on how they did it and how you can do it too. It’s amazing how easilyContinue reading “how to build a livestock fence”

cloche seashell tablescape

Today we are sharing a late summer table scape straddling the end of summer and also looking forward towards the quickly approaching Fall season. Summer is winding down in late August so this table includes summer vibes set outdoors with seashells, but also includes some small nods towards Fall which is fast approaching with moodyContinue reading “cloche seashell tablescape”

vegetable garden mid-summer update

We recently got back home to California from a family vacation to the East Coast.  Our vegetable garden has blossomed while we were gone and we are now literally enjoying the fruits of our labor.  Also, before we left we started some updates in the garden and today we want to share some of the fun happeningsContinue reading “vegetable garden mid-summer update”

hydrangea and mercury glass tablescape

July is hydrangea season! Hydrangeas are one of my all time favorite flowers and they are in full bloom! We have several varieties in the back yard and I brought some in to create a simple but beautiful centerpiece for this summer tablescape. We love to eat outside during the summertime but it’s been blazingContinue reading “hydrangea and mercury glass tablescape”

patriotic tablescape with chalkboard flags

How do you set a table for the 4th of July without using red and blue tabletop items? We will show you how to do it and yet still remain festive. I am not a huge red gal. I have mentioned it here before and I am sure I will mention it again. I don’tContinue reading “patriotic tablescape with chalkboard flags”

decorating with the red, white & blue

Happy July everyone! I am excited to celebrate the 4th of July this year since we have moved to a more normal lifestyle where we can gather and mingle. All this festivity brings with it patriotic decorating and patriotic entertaining, which can be done easily with some simple touches. Flowers are always pretty and immediatelyContinue reading “decorating with the red, white & blue”

red, white and blue popsicle prosecco refresher

I have a fun and refreshing beverage for the upcoming 4th of July holiday.  Summertime is in full swing and it is HOT, making this the perfect drink to help with the festivities. It is super easy but packs a big punch.  It is refreshing and fun and festive. I love bubbly, whether it’s champagne, sparkling wine, cavaContinue reading “red, white and blue popsicle prosecco refresher”

rustic and casual summer tablescape

The “official” start to the Summer season according to the equinox is less than a week away but for many of us summertime is well under way.  Summer gatherings and mingling tends to be more relaxed, which brings outdoor grilling onto the menu with more casual settings.  The tablescape I am sharing today is perfectContinue reading “rustic and casual summer tablescape”

étagère plant stand update

I love clustering pretty pots and beautiful blooms on the green, metal étagère that sits in a corner in our back patio.  Styling this plant stand is always a fun and satisfying project every year.   If you have been around here awhile, you’ve seen it many times before, but if you’re new here then I hopeContinue reading “étagère plant stand update”

outdoor gathering tablescape & tips

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summertime feels even though it’s not the “official” start to summer.  Outdoor gatherings and entertaining will hopefully be back to some type of normalcy this year so today we are sharing some tips and techniques to help with all the outside mingling. Entertaining outside, merely by just being outside,Continue reading “outdoor gathering tablescape & tips”