How to Maintain Green Grass in Your Yard

Lush lawn beside a modern patio

Spring is here and summer is on the way. How is your lawn looking? If you’ve noticed trouble spots, you’re not alone. Lawn care shouldn’t be difficult, but achieving that lush green grass we all dream of requires regular maintenance. Even when that commitment is made, unexpected obstacles can arise, such as lawn pests. Read on for some helpful tips on maintaining green grass, identifying…

7 Large Homes With a Small Footprint


If you like spacious rooms, vaulted ceilings, and sizable spaces to throw parties in, you’re probably not into the tiny house movement. But just because you want some lofty rooms doesn’t mean you don’t have ethical and environmental concerns about a home’s impact on the land. The more land a home sits on, the more stress it places on the local landscape, displacing flora and…

Easy Wall Decorating Ideas for Renters

Washi tape wall from A Beautiful Mess

If you live in a rental but dream of personalizing your walls, don’t fret. There are many ways to put a stamp on your space without making permanent changes. The wall decorating ideas below are easy to accomplish, and they won’t leave a mark. Make a big statement, change it up as you like, and most importantly, remove the evidence without a trace when your…

15 Sliding Barn Doors That Bring Rustic Beauty to the Bathroom

Custom barn door for the relaxed, rustic bathroom

When was the last time you took a really close look at the doors in your house? Most of us tend to think only about the functionality of doors, and while it does take precedence, there is also an aesthetic aspect that is often overlooked. From colorful front doors to lovely French doors that create dreamy dining spaces and lead into stunning backyards, the last…

8 Purrfect Cat Houses for Your Favorite Feline Friend

Cat Nap Cat Trailer

Is your favorite feline friend in the market for some real estate? There are quite a few options to choose from nowadays that extend past your run-of-the-mill cat condo, and many of them are actually nicer than human houses! From personal kitty treehouses to cat trailer homes, check out all of our top picks for feline abodes. Air Up There! Save yourself from having to…

Shopping for a Freestanding Outdoor Umbrella

Striped umbrella from Pottery Barn

If you’ve ever priced freestanding umbrellas for your yard, you probably know they’re not cheap. There ARE affordable options, even for under $100, but are they durable? When shopping for a freestanding outdoor umbrella, it’s important to acknowledge your budget, the needs of your outdoor space, and the true reason you’re buying the item in the first place. If you’re looking for some extra shade…

25 Coffee Tables on Wheels to Roll in the Good Times!

Modern living room in gray with pops of yellow

Does your living room have a truly extraordinary coffee table that sets the tone for the rest of the room? If not, then maybe it’s time to ship out that old, boring coffee table and replace it with a cool, new find that is both unique and versatile. A coffee table on wheels comes with a world of advantages, and it definitely is a lot…

Temporary Wooden Boxes or How to Survive an Old Factory Renovation

Sparkling glass home office inside renovated textile factory

Getting through a home renovation is a task that is hard enough at the best of times, but what if you had to live in an old textile factory as it is gradually being turned into a lovely loft-style home? Most homeowners prefer to rent a smaller place in the meantime and move in once the grand makeover is complete. But not this couple in…

Stunning Courtyard and Natural Materials Shape Loma House in Ecuador

Stunning courtyard with reflective pond and river rock

If you love rustic design that is inspired by the simplicity and efficiency of a distinctly rural lifestyle, then you will quickly fall in love with the beautiful Loma House in Cuenca, Equador. Coming with a rich heritage, the home embraces a modern lifestyle while staying true to its storied past. The exterior of the home with its plastered walls and red clay roof tiles…

Natural Mosquito Repellent Ideas for Your Outdoor Space

Mosquito net over an umbrella

Keeping mosquitoes at bay can seem like a full time job in the warmer months! Today’s post is dedicated to natural mosquito control strategies, as opposed to chemical sprays and repellents. Kate here, and the city I call home has experienced extremely heavy amounts of rainfall in the last month. That’s great news when it comes to breaking out of the drought, but not-so-good news…

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