Simple & Unique Decorating Ideas For The Budget-Conscious

Experts offer some great tips to have fun and not break the bank.

Looking for ideas to decorate or upgrade your outdoor living space but don’t have a large budget? It’s easy to find beautiful items to make your outdoor space stand out.

According to, there are a few simple additions you can make: adding a hanging swing, mood lihting, a vintage  garage sale find, or candle lanterns are all it takes to transform an ordinary outdoor space into an open-air living room that is ready to welcome guests. In addition, they suggest:

Many seldom used items inside your homes make creative planters. Put a potted plant in a child’s old toy or on an artfully painted tricycle or wagon that is no longer in use.

Simple white lights or fairy lights are very popular, and inexpensive, décor enhancements.

Top an existing built-in banquette or a storage trunk with cushions and throw pillows to create relaxed and comfortable seating.

Mix and match colors and patterns for added ‘pop’.

Check out yard sales, flea markets, and going-out-of-business sales to find unique pieces for your yard.

Looking to fence in your yard or replace a worn, outdated one? Look to ActiveYards, where you will find a variety of styles that fit any budget. Our simple 3 Ways to Fence shopping experience will guide you through the process of selecting the fence that suits your desired needs.





Source: Love Your Landscape; Web



First Day of Summer Activities

There are ways to keep kids busy without spending much money if at all

June 20 marks the first day of summer 2016 – the longest day of the year. Here are some fun ways to get out and enjoy the warmth that summertime brings, before the winter coats and snow shovels beckon us once again.

Make a "Welcome to Summer" Fun Box for kids – include sand toys, games, art supplies

Have kids write a Summertime Activity List

Spoon Up Some Ice Cream

Freshen Up Your Home – inside and outside

Have a Picnic

Set up a Lemonade and Cookies Stand

Play Ball

Throw a First Day of Summer Party – this applies to kids and adults!

Fly a Kite

Camp Out

Enjoy a Summer-themed Feast – and don’t forget the S’mores!

It’s great to have fun, but remember safety 1st in the yard. Protect your children, pets, and property with style and function. ActiveYards provides a wide range of vinyl and aluminum fencing systems that will keep your most valuable possessions safe and secure.


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