With the Covid restrictions in place, most people are moving birthday parties for their kids fully to outdoor spaces, limiting the number of guests, and having to think creatively about how to keep the kids busy and happy. This article is a collection of backyard birthday party activities for kids that you could use to turn those parties into fantastic memories for your kiddos. Some of the ideas below are classic games or twists on classic games, and some may be new-to-you ideas that knock the socks off your kids. Keep reading to find out! Disclaimer: These are all ideas … Read more
You can compost more than you think. It’s amazing once you start digging into “what can I put in my compost bin”. You discover that there are SO many items that will decompose nicely… it’s not just fruit and vegetable scraps, although they are the most well known. Composting IS a great way to use up food waste, but don’t forget to consider other household products, pet-related items, and things outside your house for more compost bin additions! What follows is a list of 79 things that you can add to your compost bin. Some may surprise you! But all will add something to your mix, and return nutrients or … Read more
HOW do you keep cats out of your garden? How can you train them to leave your garden alone? Let’s take a look today at some tried, true, and unique ideas for getting Felix to stop using your garden as his litter box, your shrubs as scratching posts, and your vegetable patches as sunbathing destinations.
Who doesn’t love sitting around a campfire on a warm summer evening? Companionship, conversation, the mesmerizing dance of the flames… it’s wonderful! If you are thinking about adding a fire pit to your backyard, but aren’t sure on the design yet, here are 15 great backyard fire pit ideas that will give you a place to start your planning. 1. Circular Fire Pit Patio This is a perfect entertaining spot, don’t you think? I love the raised fire pit, the patio stones to keep it nice and neat beneath your feet. The patio lighting is so pretty above it… and who doesn’t love … Read more