How To Build It


Doable Backyard Projects For Everyone

If you spend a lot of time at home in your backyard, and a lot of us do, you might want to revamp it a little with a few easy backyard projects for this summer. But don’t be intimidated by the word “projects,” they’re really actually very easy to DIY them yourself. Check out how … Read more

Say No To Nursing Homes With Granny Pods/Backyard Cottage (And Keep Your Family Close)

I’ll admit it, when my husband first approached me about building a “granny pod” in our backyard, I was admittedly a little skeptical. Why would I want this small house in my backyard? What exactly is there to DO with it? But after several long conversations, I am proudly a granny pod/backyard cottage convert. We … Read more

Outdoor Kitchen Bars: Sink, Stove, And Meat Spit

For years, it’s been a dream of my husband to install an outdoor kitchen bar in our backyard. We’ve always dreamed of hosting our summer parties out back, and my husband DOES love to cook in front of an audience. After years of wishing for something like this, we finally made it happen last summer … Read more

We Got “Stoned” With Rustoleum

We Got “Stoned” With Rustoleum Okay, okay, now I don’t mean literally! Though, without proper ventilation, while DIYing, this can really happen to anyone. But in all seriousness, I really do love the stone spray paint variety by Rustoleum. It’s such a quick and easy way to add a bit of texture should any of … Read more

Don’t Let Someone Get Your Goat: Goat Pen Ideas

Just last weekend my husband and I made the move and invested in our own two goats. Now, we have a backyard full of chickens AND goats. We are well on our way to becoming our own little farm! But of course, you can’t raise goats without a proper goat pen, so my husband and … Read more

The Mysterious Popularity of Iron Gates

Looking for a surefire way to keep out unwanted visitors while keeping your home looking great? Why not try installing an iron gate? These beauties have been around for centuries, and for good reason. Iron gates aren’t expected to go out of style soon!  Learn why below.  The History of Iron Gates Did you know … Read more