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Easy Patio Decor for the Fourth of July

When we purchased our home, I was a little hesitant about the screened in porch that is in direct view from our family room. It felt like a rustic lake house porch and made our family room feel dark. However, I knew it had potential to be a huge asset. With a few simple updates, this neutral porch easily adapts with the seasons. xoxo Julie Blanner We stained the floors, walls and ceiling with a solid color...

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Creating an Elegant Tropical Oasis with Pier 1 Imports

If you're dreaming of an elegant tropical oasis, look no further than your very own backyard. With this collection of goodies from Pier 1 Imports, visions of palm trees swaying in the breeze and the smell of tropical flowers will be dancing through your head while a chic outdoor lounge filled with entertaining musts will be a...

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Sweet as a Peach First Birthday

Darling just got taken to an entirely new level with this "Sweet as a Peach" themed first birthday party. I mean, come on, a custom built hideaway built by dear ol' Dad just for the occasion? I just melted into a pile of mush.  Trust me, it only takes one little peek at all the pretty captured by the Auntie behind the camera (Tabitha of...

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Stylish Garden Planters with Pier 1 Imports

We've teamed up with Pier 1 Imports to bring you tips and tricks for crafting a summer filled with pretty entertaining and gorgeous outdoor spaces. And now we're rolling up our sleeves and diving into three ways to gussy up planters. Meet our Ladylike Urns, a Tropical Tree, and an Herb Garden gone Fab. You'll be the toast of...

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A DIY Deck Makeover for Summer

With summer on the horizon, we made it a priority to makeover our deck. It’s never been my dream to have a deck. I’d much prefer a beautiful brick patio, however, now that the transformation is complete I love our outdoor oasis! Sometimes you have to take a step back and rethink a space with a fresh perspective. xoxo Julie Blanner Our deck was dark, dated and tired when we moved in last summer. I took a chance a strayed from...

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Summer Entertaining Tips

Memorial Day is the unofficial (yet somewhat official) start to summer in our house, and we may or may not start the summer count down around Christmas. It's kind of a big deal around these parts. And after the winter we had up here in New England, we are beyond ready to take the party outside for a change. So before you break out the BBQ this weekend, here are a few tried and true summer entertaining tips from casa Capalbo...  1. Keep...

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A Field Guide to Summer Entertaining with Pier 1 Imports

Warm weather is finally upon us which means the days of outdoor entertaining are on the horizon. And whether that entails prettying up your backyard living area or throwing an elegant dinner al fresco, we're gearing up for some gorgeous inspiration courtesy of Pier 1 Imports. Open air tablescapes, planters that will make your backyard sing and decor that will whip your outdoor space into beautiful shape are just a few of...

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A Backyard Chicken Coop with Tiffani Thiessen

Chicken coops are the hottest new thing in backyard design. Family pets that also provide breakfast? It's a win win. Just take it from Tiffani Thiessen, yes the Tiffani Thiessen. She's dishing on the sweetest little handmade coop that's home to 4 feathered friends and the apple of her daughter Harper's eye. With the prettiest imagery by Elizabeth Messina...

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Gift Guide: For the Gardener

Here's a gift guide for the gardener in your life. This guide was curated with both the city and country green thumbs in mind. It covers everything from beginner, to those who have an advanced green thumb. And because I couldn't resist, I threw in a few fun accessories to help add a little magic to those growing gardens! xo, Wild Folk Studio 1.

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Summer Essentials: For the Yard

So first and foremost, I feel like I should preface this post by saying that I'm using the word essentials loosely. Though I'm well aware that flamingo cups, popcorn makers and string lights aren't exactly essentials, I firmly believe that they will make your summer just a little bit better. It's all about the little things, you know? I mean, I don't know about you, but the fact that flamingo cups exist is...

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DIY Birdseed Eggs

Because it's not nice to forget about our little buddies outside, our resident DIYer has come up with this fabulous little treat for our fellow feathered friends. Hung from the branches outside your home, these DIY birdseed eggs gently sparkle in the sun and are guaranteed to attract the prettiest of spring birds to your yard. They're so simple to throw together, your kids could easily lend a helping hand. 8 cups safflower seeds 1/3 cup unflavored gelatin 1 1/2 cups water Plastic...

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Barn Light Electric

I'm always particularly drawn to people who ooze both passion and skill. People like Bryan and Donna, the founders of Barn Light Electric, who strive to bring back a lost art, who work with their hands day in and day out to create unique, gorgeous, timeless light fixtures for you and me and everyone in between to enjoy. Barn Light Electric places a heavy focus on...

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