Running through the Minnesota winter is a challenge. Between short days, cold weather, and snowy sidewalks, it sometimes feels like an uphill battle! I do end up using my treadmill throughout the winter when its really cold, or too dark when I need to run, and there is no shame in it! A run is better than no run, and sometimes I feel like I can get a better workout indoors.
For the days I do run outside, having the right gear makes a huge difference for making it a more enjoyable experience. After years of trial and error, I have some favorite items that are worth the splurge.
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This year, I wanted to update my patio with new furniture that gave more comfortable seating and was just better looking than the old bistro table that I used to have. I found a really good deal on a Opal House chair set from Target that had a fun boho vibe. The set was also great because it came with cushions and pillows for the chairs. After getting the new set, I decided to redesign all of my outdoor living space to fit with the boho look!
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As I was doing my yearly cleaning of the siding on my house, I noticed that my garage door was starting to look really dingy, even after I cleaned it, and I knew it was time for a refresh!
After cleaning, I wiped it down with a liquid sanding solution and let that dry, and then refreshed with white paint. It took 2 heavy coats of paint to get even coverage across the texture of the garage door, and I made a lot of effort to do a neat job around the seals on the edges, so it ended up being a much bigger project than I had anticipated!
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It’s summer yall! Time to grab a cold drink and get outside (you can read my blog from your patio, just saying!). I’ve pulled together some of my favorite summer styles and ideas and have a free summer loving printable for you from the lovely Renee Sherwood Design. Check it out at the end of this post!
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It’s finally time to open the windows and enjoy the sunshine in Minneapolis. After what felt like the longest winter EVER, we went from blizzards to 85 degrees in less than a month!
This is a great time to liven up your decor. I love adding lots of vases for the fresh flowers from my yard. I found an awesome fake leaf in the dollar section at Target to use as a placeholder until I can replace with real stems. This time of year, the more color the better.
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After being bullied the last few years by some crabby neighbors, I decided to finally take my yard back and build a privacy fence. I picked 6 foot tall panels that would look nice and do the trick to create more privacy in my yard.
We started the project by finding the property lines. In my city, there are metal pins in each corner of the lot. We easily found one, but it look a lot of measuring to figure out where the other ones were and they ended up being buried almost 18″ underground. You can find your lot dimensions in your tax records (or online) to help guide you as to where the lot lines should be.
After finding the corners of the lot, we ran a string from corner to corner to mark a straight line for the fence to follow. I decided where I wanted to fence to begin, and we dug a hole for the first post.
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