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Our Lake Life

Our Lake Life

This is the story of 2 strangers who met and fell in love when they were just kids. They dreamed of moving to a house on the lake and saw their dream come true. Come follow us as we share our fun on the lake and how transform our home one project at a time. Welcome to Our Lake Life!

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landscaping, decor

Drying Hydrangeas

By Our Lake Life on Oct 04, 2012

Recently I came across this post on drying hydrangeas and I suddenly remember bouquets of giant hydrangea blooms that my mom would bring in at the end of summer and let sit in a vase... Continue reading

deck patio & porch, diy

Wood Patio in One Week

By Our Lake Life on Aug 01, 2012

Probably the fastest project that’s ever been completed at our little lake house and the most used spot in the yard to date.  It all started with a conversation on how best to work with... Continue reading

landscaping, architecture

Gardens Galore in Ocean City, NJ

By Our Lake Life on Jul 30, 2012

No trip to to our favorite family vacation spot is complete without a walk on Ocean City’s 2 1/2 mile boardwalk. Deemed one of the country’s best by Travel Channel’s for it’s family friendly entertainment... Continue reading

how to, furniture, deck patio & porch

DIY Inlay Table Top

By Our Lake Life on Jul 09, 2012

Hi Everyone, Is it Monday already? Bryan and I are just coming back from an extended holiday weekend at home. It was great but it flew by so quickly. After a few days of fun... Continue reading

diy, furniture, paint

$0 Side Table Makeover

By Our Lake Life on Jun 12, 2012

Remember the side table I found on the side of the road last week? I got it done over the weekend and worked completely with what I had on hand making this a $0 makeover.... Continue reading

woodworking, landscaping, diy, how to

DIY Project: Deck Planter Boxes (Part 1)

By Our Lake Life on Jun 01, 2012

Yup we’re on a mission to makeover our deck space into a great outdoor living space complete with new custom cushions, potted plants and now we are building a few deck planter boxes. But the... Continue reading

deck patio & porch, diy

Replacing an Outdoor Glass Table Top

By Our Lake Life on May 07, 2012

Continuing on our little mini deck sprucing adventure Bryan and I recently had an idea to make use of a broken table sitting in the yard. During a wind storm last year this table had... Continue reading