Pin Love: Tiny Backyard

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Do you have a tiny backyard that you tend to think: what’s the use, there is not enough space to make it look great? Well, we think this pin we came across today proves you wrong. Even with a tiny backyard, you can make it look great. Just try adding all the bits and pieces of a large yard: grass, garden, trees, patio, and decor – but at a smaller scale.


(Photo Source: Better Homes and Gardens)

How do you make your small backyard work?

Weekend DIY: Bird Feeder

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Do you have a special place in your heart for the birds that visit your backyard? Many other animals that enter your backyard can quickly become pests. Like squirrels stealing your freshly planted bulbs, rabbits and deer that eat your hostas and trample through your garden – but birds, there’s not much that is pest-y about them, besides a little bird poop here and there.

If you are into feeding the birds, check out this great rainy-day or snowy-day do-it-yourself project. This easy to make Acorn Bird Feeder comes from DesignSponge, a super great blog for tons of DIY stuff and decorating ideas. Using just a few common objects – seeds, soda bottle, wooden bowl, gelatin and a couple other – you can make this great feeder that birds will love hanging from your tree or near your window.



(Source: DesignSponge)

We also found a few other bird-related projects on Pinterest for you to try out – a garden roof to a birdhouse, cookie cutter bird feeders, and a birdhouse chandelier. And if you are into creating a habitat for the birds in your backyard, check out Willard & May’s great selection of bird baths.


(1. Garden Therapy 2. Eighteen25 3. Pinterest)

Happy weekend and have fun with the birds!

Pin Love: Backyard Balcony

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Just because you live in an urban setting, doesn’t mean you can’t have a great backyard. Check out this space we found on pinterest from HGTV, that features all of the great aspects of a suburban backyard, yet simplified and scaled to fit a balcony – a grilling station, playplace for the kids, garden and a water feature.


(Source: HGTV)

There is no excuse not to have a great backyard – no matter where you live!