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    Creative ideas and cool products to help you turn your yard into an inviting oasis for family fun and festive gatherings.

    Outdoor Living

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    Sweet bird condos!

    A sunny nook framed in stone + shower head = fabulous outdoor shower!

    A hanging daybed covered in colorful pillows and a quilt is a big draw in this backyard retreat. See the rest of it here.

    We've all seen plenty of outdoor showers. Here's a nifty open-air bathing idea for you tub types!

    This is outdoor living at its best in a coastal california farmhouse. And how about those canon balls in the outdoor fireplace?

    52-quart cooler transformed into a permanent piece for the outdoor patio party space.

    Fresh take on a porch swing in this Nantucket home by Lynn Morgan Design.

    Douglas Larson of Salt Lake City turned a falling-apart trampoline pit into a fabulous outdoor lounge. See how here.

    The weather is cooling down. 'Tis the season for fire pits. See 7 amazing ones we love via The Snug

    Using pillars and sandstone caps salvaged from a house that had been demolished, sandstones from a city sidewalk replacement and river stones from their stream, this couple built a pergola for a fraction of the cost most people would spend. See their story here.

    Side-by-side porch swings!

    The Cinder Cone in Skamania County, Washington.In the spring of 2014, Foster Huntington and a small group of friends broke ground on this property in the Columbia River Gorge. A year later, they finished construction on two treehouses, a wood burning tub, and a bowl for skating. Here’s a film about the build, directed by Foster: There’s also a book in the works.

    You guys. Here's the Chicken Coop Checklist to end all Chicken Coop Checklists. via Jane @ Mom with a PREP

    Cast a wide glow over your outdoor party with this copper-finished steel fixture that has an old-world look. Find it at Lamps Plus

    This wood-burning steel outdoor fireplace offers easy setup, so you can start enjoying it fast. Find it at The Home Depot

    #palletDIY: 3 outdoor seating ideas anyone can build. Pallet Love Seat: This gorgeous piece was a really easy build. Get the full how-to VIA Funky Junk Interiors

    A little summer humor from the newest TOH Toon!

    Concentrated streams of water gushing from one level to the next into open pools make a forceful sound, like that of a pot filler—distracting for some, meditative for others. Leapfrogging basin-to-basin leaves the water vulnerable to wind gusts, so maintaining the level can be a bit of a chore.

    Check out this nifty grill that can serve as a fire pit and table, too, from

    Show everyone who the master of the grill is with these clever tricks--from brick-flattened chicken to the paper-egg-carton firestarter technique.

    How would you like to cool off in your own personal dumpster pool? This one's by artist Louisa Dawson.

    This classic Americana-style picnic table, with its X-shaped legs and separate benches, is roomy enough for six adults. It's rated Easy as a DIY project and should cost you about $250 for the cedar and take about two days to build with our instructions.

    Garden arbor made of rough-hewn logs via

    Use colored glass to get your fire pit glowing: Put lava rock on the embers, then a mesh screen, and top with colorful fire glass from The Custom Fire Place (thecustomfireplac...) for a glittery flame with some extra special sparkle.

    Have more fun around the campfire with these handy hacks.