Five Ideas For Decorating Your Summer Porch

Decorating Your Summer PorchThere is nothing better than sitting out on a summer evening, drinking a nice cold beverage, watching the kids play and enjoying your family and friends. Porches and summer go together like rice and gravy, especially down here in the south. We found these five great ideas to help you decorate your summer porch.

1. Let your patriotic spirit shine with these great ideas from Better Housekeeper! We especially like the flag made from reused pallets! That is sure to be a conversation piece for visitors!

2. These flower tower/tipsy pot planters are amazing and we can’t pick a favorite! There is so much you can do here. Show off your creative side and let your imagination run wild!

3. Create a bit of mood lighting with some mason jars and Christmas lights!

4. We love the idea of adding curtains to your porch! Not only could they provide privacy but they can also block the sun. Plus they look cute!

5. A little red wagon flower garden, how cute? Add some whimsy and a bit of childhood magic to your porch by converting a Radio Flyer wagon into a flower garden.

Enjoy your porch this summer! When you are ready to move in St. Tammany Parish, call us at (866) 7MOVE-ME / (866) 766-8363, email [email protected], or fill out this form for a FREE quote!

Ten Ideas For Backyard Summer Fun!

School ends this week all over our area and summer is getting ready to be kicked into full gear! Are you ready? Here are ten ideas to have some backyard summer fun!

Ten Ideas for Backyard Summer Fun

1. Backyard Movies! Make your own backyard movie theater and have a movie night under the stars! You can even invite friends and have a party like Hello Paper Moon did. Best part, her movie screen only cost $30!

2. There is nothing better than roasted marshmallows over an open fire! Make your own fire-pit this summer so you and your family can enjoy that outdoor camping fun from your own home!

3. Water your garden and let the kids have some water fun at the same time with this awesome sprinkler made from PVC pipes!

4. Need a space to store yard tools that won’t take up the whole yard? Check out this DIY garden shed made from old doors and windows! One word: CUTE!

5. Organize outdoor toys with a wire shelf, some plastic tubs and chalkboard labels! Perfect for keeping garden tools and toys picked up and neat!

6. Tired of your hose just lying around on the ground? Hide it in a galvanized steel bucket like Life In A Red FarmHouse did! 

7. Let the kids and the adults express themselves with an outdoor chalkboard!

8. Make your fence pretty by growing flowers in painted tin cans! This would even work for a small herb garden and it’s perfect for small spaces!

9. Personalize your garden and yard by making your own concrete stepping-stones!

10. Your kids want a trampoline but you don’t want the safety issues that come with one? Create a sunken trampoline, which eliminates the dangers of falling off! Not only can children jump the day away, they can also do one of these 50 activities like turning the trampoline into a chalkboard!

Whatever you do, get outside and enjoy your yard and family this summer!

Moving to Baton Rouge this summer? Call us at (866) 7MOVE-ME / (866) 766-8363, email [email protected], or fill out this form for a FREE quote!

Three Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend {May 15-17, 2015}

Three Things To do This weekend In New Orleans

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are out top three choices for fun this weekend!

Bayou Boogaloo

Paddle boat race, live music, food, art market, and more during this FREE three-day festival on the banks of Bayou St. John. Starts Friday and runs through Sunday. More information

Robin Hood: Thief Brigand

Presented by NOMA and the NOLA Project.  The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in City Park will be transformed into English Sherwood Forest in this one of a kind production of Andrew Vaught’s tale. Join Robin and his band of merry men as they  rob from the rich, give to the poor, and find themselves embroiled in the most dastardly escape plan imaginable! Friday and Sunday night at 7pm, cost: $20 adults | $14 NOMA and Project NOMA Memebers | $14 children 7-17 with an adult | No children 6 and under will be admitted. More Information 

Movies in the Park / Garden

Summer is the time for movies outside!

Saturday night at 5pm join NOMA at the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in City Park for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. Gates open at 5pm with music by Marc Stone and local food trucks. The movie starts at 8pm so bring a blanket and some chairs and enjoy! No outside food or drinks, no pets, and no bug candles allowed. Free with NOMA admission

Also Saturday night at 8pm in Kenner’s Heritage Park, they have free movies outside! This week is Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. No outside food or drink allowed and bring your own blankets and chairs to enjoy the movie!

Whatever you decide to do, have a great weekend!

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Moving Back Home

The school year is coming to an end and chances are if you are in college you have moved back home for the summer. Or maybe you just graduated and need help getting on your feet. Either way moving back home after being on your own is hard. It’s hard on you and it’s hard on your parents. Here are some tips to help make the process easier and happier for everyone!

Moving Back Home

1. Don’t be a mooch! If you don’t have a job, get one. Even if it’s just part-time. Don’t expect mommy and daddy to pay your way while you do what you want. You’re not 12 anymore. Also if you want the freedom of adult life you need to act like an adult.

2. Talk about expectations and be willing to compromise. Talk to your parents about what they expect from you and tell them what you expect from them. Setting up a formal or informal agreement about privacy, household chores, financial contributions, etc. will make this a happier experience for everyone.

3. Be prepared for your parents to judge you! Yes you are an adult and you have your own life. However, your parents are allowing you to live with them for far less than you can live on your own. So any all night partying, shopping sprees etc. are bound to be judged by them and rightfully so!

4. It’s all about respect! Both parties should be respecting each other’s privacy and personal space. You need to treat your parents, you know the people who raised you, the people who are letting you live with them, with respect. That means none of the teenage back talking, coming home at a respectful hour, calling when you’re going to be late or not coming home, and no whining!

5. Spend time with your parents! Hang out with them, take them to dinner or a movie. Have fun with them and show them you appreciate them letting you live in their house!

6. Have an exit plan! Having a plan in place for when and how you will leave, will make it easier to work towards that goal.

When you’re ready to move out again, call us at (866) 7MOVE-ME / (866) 766-8363, email [email protected], or fill out this form for a FREE quote!