Outdoor Makeover Challenge: Final Reveal

Well, the BIG Day is FINALLY here!...more

Outdoor Makeover Challenge: 2 Blogs, 2 Spaces, 1 Month

HELLO SUMMER!!! It feels like a lifetime since you last graced us with your presence, but I’m SO thrilled that you’ve finally decided to show your beautiful face!...more

My Big Landscape Design Project - Finally a Private and Useable Outdoor Space!

At long last, I have an update on my crazy landscape design project.  If you haven't been following this project - I have a Victorian home was built in the 1880's.  It sits on a quarter acre of land, the majority of which had a steep slope and was not useable.  The only space we&nb...more

My Big Landscape Design Project - Finally a Private and Useable Outdoor Space!

At long last, I have an update on my crazy landscape design project.  If you haven't been following this project - I have a Victorian home was built in the 1880's.  It sits on a quarter acre of land, the majority of which had a steep slope and was not useable.  The only space we&nb...more

Planning Your Outdoor Space? 7 Great Ideas!

Whether your outdoor space allows you to lounge poolside or sip lemonade on a balcony, you'll need some inspiration to put together your perfect oasis. Below I've gathered a variety of my favorites! Take a look and start planning....more

Swing - Mostly for Adults

No. Not that kind of swinging. We’re talking about the most beautiful (and clever) porch swings ever designed. Actually, these are the first improvement in porch swings since they were first developed in Ancient Greece some 2400 years ago....more

Back Patio REVEAL!

Mr. Man has met my family. I have met Mr. Man's family. But his family and my family have never met each other. In 7 years. Until NOW! And we used the July 4 family gathering as the impetus to finish TWO big backyard projects. Ahem. I present, project #2, our DIY PATIO! (visit www.holyokehome.com for pictures of project #1, the BACK PORCH. If you need a refresher on our DIY patio project, visit my last post about it. Okay....... here's what our patio area looked like BEFORE we moved in:...more

Absolutely lovely. I'm sure you will have extended hours of enjoyment. I know I ...more