White pumpkin and licorice vine - Deb and Danelle

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A Walk Around the Woods this Week

We spend every waking moment outside.  That is, of course, when we can.   I grew up in Indiana and Deb grew up in Ohio.  But we were only 15-20 minutes from each other. I tell you this because people get confused because I’ve talked about Indiana and Ohio both.   Anyway, it gets pretty dang cold […]

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Sunsets on the deck by the pond - Deb and Danelle

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New Addition to the Pond – A Deck

I was sent a photo over on Instagram of a small deck built by a pond.  We both fell in love with the look and decided that we would love one of our own.  The sunsets are so beautiful out here in the country in Ohio.  So, this deck will give us another little seating […]

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How to hang string lights outside - Deb and Danelle

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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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