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4 Tips to Throw the Best Memorial Day Outdoor Party

The kickoff to summer is finally here. Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner. Americans have been celebrating Memorial Day since May 30th, 1868. Wow, it’s been 151 years. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson declared Memorial day’s birthplace in Waterloo, N.Y. Many people celebrate and honor soldiers for their duty in the armed forces. Everyone celebrates in different ways so, here we have the best tips to help you throw the greatest Memorial Day party for your friends and family.

Tip #1: Food, food, and more food. Everyone one loves a good barbecue and it being the start of the summer it might be the first of many. Go to your local super market and pick up some hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and chips. These are all the essentials you need for your party. Before your start the BBQ grab some finger foods to be passed around, so your guests don’t get too hungry. Some of the best finger foods include crackers and cheese, a simple shrimp platter with red sauce and some tomato…

How to Embrace the Hue that's always on Trend: Blue

The color blue has been a popular color for quite some time now. A lot of people are incorporating it into their homes, clothing, and just their overall lifestyle. Luckily summer is here, and this is the best time to start adding some blue into your outdoor space keep your home trendy!

If you’re not sure if you’re going to like it, start off small. Add a little blue into your life with a blue accent pillow to put onto your couch, or blue potted flowers in whichever shade of blue you prefer. Feeling bold?  You could also add a blue area rug at a diagonal to not only elongate the space, but also help to make the room pop. Revamping a kitchen or dining area with a small pop of blue hue is also very easy and cost-effective. Our favorite additional is blue salt and pepper shakers; this is a fun and easy way to test out if blue is for you.

However, if you're ready to make a bold statement and are looking for a more robust and "in your face" way to bring on the blue, there is a…

Designing Your Outdoor Living Space for a Small Yard

Summer is finally here, and a lot of people avoid having guests over because they feel their backyard is too small (and hence, hard to design properly). Summer is a time to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with your friends and families despite the size of your outdoor living space. We found the top renovations you can make to your backyard to feel bigger, and allowing you to enjoy may summer days (and nights) together with all your friends and family.

This first idea is something everyone can do. It's a minimalist's dream and by just keeping your space mess free, avoiding clutter and only keeping out the essentials, you too can replicate this look. By putting away the stuff you don’t necessarily need it will make your backyard feel much bigger. One idea to help condense some of your things is to buy big plant containers to remove many small ones.

One of our favorite ideas to make your backyard feel bigger is to use a focal point. Add one thing into your backyard that you lo…

Add Tranquility to your Patio Cover with these Zen-like Fountains

Many people like to express themselves in different ways. Are you looking for some new ideas to add some personality to your outdoor patios and gardens? Summer is almost here, and outdoor BBQs and summer pool parties are about to begin. It’s time for you to add some relaxing Feng Shui to your backyard. We found the best four Zen like fountains to add into your summer tranquility.



The first fountain is one of the most popular ones. It is the alpine rock waterfall. The gray stones you see are actually made of fiberglass. This is used to help prevent against cracking or neutralizing over time in the hot summer sun. This fountain gives you a ton of options. You can adjust the flow of water to create soothing sounds to add that peacefulness to your backyard. You also have the option to add in some LED lights. These are perfect for when you have company over in the summer. This fountain would be ideal in any backyard.




Next, we have the thinking gnome. This is also a very popular fountain t…