How to hang string lights outside - Deb and Danelle

All Things Outside

String Lights around the Fire Pit and New White Pine

We have been wanting to add some outdoor string lights around the fire pit area again but just never took the time to do it.  There are some at the Squatter’s Camp, the Pergola Swing, and the back deck (new post coming soon on those).   They just add the perfect amount of twinkle to the woods.  […]

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Sunday Spruce-up Project – A Deck Makeover

I mentioned over on Instagram that we were doing a Sunday spruce-up.  Several people said they would love for it to be a regular thing.  Fact:  We work on projects A LOT, which is probably an understatement.   Some of them are major projects like the lamp post we installed last year by the small garage.  […]

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Lights Around the Pergola Swing

This pergola swing has been an ongoing project.  Do you remember when we started this.  I believe it was July 4 weekend.  Then it rained for 40 days and 40 nights.  Honestly, the project got put on hold for WEEKS because of the mud around that area.  We then got the brick pad done under […]

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Pond FAQs - Deb and Danelle

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Evergreens around the Pond and FAQs

I already shared that we had a pond dug on our property outside of the woods.  If you have been watching social media, you have seen it several times.  We recently had a few evergreen trees planted around the pond.  We wanted them mainly for privacy and as a wind break in the winter.   I […]

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Pergola Swing Frame with Stained Glass - Deb and Danelle

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Progress on the Pergola Swing

If you missed the post on the pergola swing that we built a few months ago, check that post out first.  It isn’t a step by step tutorial but we showed up close details.  We made the design all up ourselves.  We then added a brick pad under it using old street bricks and some […]

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Antique Lamp Post by the Cottage

Did you know we love antique lamp posts?  Did you know we have a collection of them?  ????   I am sure you aren’t shocked.  My love of them came about 30 years ago.  My dad called and said he saw two at an auction.  He wanted one and wondered if I would want the other […]

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Deb and Danelle - The Squatter's Camp

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The Squatter’s Camp – Tour the Outside and Huge Backcountry Sale

This post is sponsored by Backcountry and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own.   Backcountry is having the biggest sale of their season with up to 50% off on gear, apparel, and accessories.  It includes the brands Reebok, Vans, Nike, Hoka, and so many more.   Also… For full-priced items, remember to use code […]

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Pergola Swing Brick Pad

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Brick Pad for Pergola Swing

If you missed the pergola swing we built a month or so ago, you need to start there.  This is the one project I was looking so forward to when we got out here to the woods.  We built one similar at our last house in the woods and I cannot tell you how much […]

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