Have you been enthusiastically reading all of our posts about whipping your outdoor area into shape but have yet to actually enjoy even a minute in yours? Whether it's because of the weather, the size, your expectations or the bugs, we've got some answers that will bust excuses so you can finally start enjoying your outdoor space!
If you've been following along with our Guide to the Perfect Summer, you know that one big part of it is exploring — your neighborhood, your city, anywhere. We've dedicated so much time on this subject because we really believe in the power of being present, soaking up your surroundings and finding adventure just around the corner. We think it's one of the best cures to boredom and a way to stay in love with where you live.
Instagram is best known for ridiculously cute puppies and kittens, sleeping babies and kids on swing sets, food porn, selfies and striking ensembles caught parading down city streets. But the social media app is perfect for the plant enthusiast. It's the ultimate visual platform for gardeners and plant lovers alike, so who should you be following? Here are a few inspiring greenies that you might want to add to your feed:
Big on picnics, Molly from Almost Makes Perfect decided that the drugstore cooler was in desperate need of a makeover. She grabbed some paint, rope, and contact paper, and gave this bargain basic a summertime twist.
Herb season is in full swing, and I've been adding them to my meals, water, and baked goods. I've also found that they make for lovely and inexpensive decorations for casual get-togethers. Here are 5 DIY inspirations for your next outdoor party.
If you've been looking through our outdoor area-maximizing guides this summer and feeling bummed because you don't have a big area to yourself to clean or decorate, fear not! There are still plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors in whatever home you've got. Here are some ideas.
For those who have recently moved to a new city or for those who are looking to spice up a long-term relationship with their town, there's an adventurous way to see your city in a whole new light: Spend time exploring your city's best offerings at different hours of the day (and night).
Feeling like your neighborhood and city are a bit picked-over but don't have the time or funds to go very far this summer? Keep in your backyard by exploring your state. Here are some ideas to spark summer state exploring fun!
Bay area company Shelter Co.* is known for creating a "luxury camping" experience for events like weddings and retreats, bringing their set-up to just about any place you might be able to pitch a tent.
Oh, hi summer! You were so late to the party that we almost didn't notice you there. But like most late bloomers, you're making up for it now so here's how we're planning to squeeze every drop of sunshine out of the next few months. Get inspired and get outside!