Must-Have Items for Your Patio, Porch or Deck

by Dagmar Bleasdale on December 18, 2014

porchMust-Have Items for Your Patio, Porch or Deck

Having a patio, porch or deck increases your entertaining space and adds some value to your home as well.

Decks and porches often have some support beams beneath a railing that surrounds the space and a roof on top, while a patio has a larger and more open space.

Regardless of which one you have on your house, you want to add the right accessories to increase the ways in which you use that space. With a few key must-haves, you’ll love relaxing and unwinding outside.

Comfortable Furniture

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Wordless Wednesday: Christmas Home Tour

by Dagmar Bleasdale on December 17, 2014

Christmas Home tourI hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season! If you celebrate Hanukkah, you are already celebrating.

I decorated our cottage for Christmas and posted a Christmas Home Tour.

Blue Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2014

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Blue Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2014

December 16, 2014
Blue Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2014

Blue Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2014 After showing you the outside of our Blue Cottage, it’s time for the Blue Cottage Christmas Home Tour! I decorated the downstairs and love how it turned out. Notice the new vintage trunk table? I exchanged our larger trunk coffee table for this one. I had had my eye […]

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“Thrifty & Vintage Finds” Link Party #48

December 16, 2014
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Welcome to the next “Thrifty & Vintage Finds” link party! If you found an amazing deal lately, a vintage or thrifty find, then play along and link up! This week I’m featuring Alexandra from Funky Jungle. She blogged about her thrifty outfit, an H & M blaser and Escada blouse she bought for little money. […]

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Fellowes M-12C Shredder Makes a Great Gift

December 15, 2014
Fellowes M-12C Shredder

Fellowes M-12C Shredder Makes a Great Gift {I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Fellowes Brands. I received a product sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.} A few days ago I opened the doors of our laundry closet and […]

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Blue Cottage Decor: Our Porch and Yard

December 12, 2014
cottage decor: porch and yard, DagmarBleasdale.com

Blue Cottage Decor: Our Porch and Yard I finally get to show you the outside of our Blue Cottage! We’ve lived here now for a year, and in the fall I finally found the time to get pictures taken of the outside of our house. My friend Kelly came over and took the most wonderful […]

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6 Tips to Live a More Sustainable & Stress-Free Life

December 10, 2014
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The holidays are just around the corner, and with that comes the stress of thinking of gifts for every person on your list, buying all those gifts, entertaining obligations, mountains of trash, and the clutter of more toys and things in the house after the holidays. And yet the holidays shouldn’t be about clutter and […]

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Wordless Wednesday With Linky: Fred, Our Elf on the Shelf

December 9, 2014
Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf Fred, our elf on the shelf, is back in business! I found him in the attic, including the book, and I couldn’t wait to see how Landon would react this year. Last year was the first time we had him visit — I was a little late about getting what the […]

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