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CONTAINER GARDENS BOOK REVIEW + CONTEST

  Greetings, LIVE OUTSIDE-rs!  After a massive overhaul of our website, we are so happy to be back and blogging with you about all things outdoors.  And, since Spring is right around the corner, we thought we’d make our first “post-hiatus” post about a fantastic book that we’ve stumbled upon — Marylee Pangman’s Getting Potted…

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EASTER WREATHS

BOXHILL's Lustrous Easter Wreath Collection from www.liveoutsideblog.com | www.shopboxhill.com"

Easter is almost here!  With this holiday season comes those delicious Cadbury eggs, a flood of glorious pastels, and the promise of warmer weather!  (We’re SO in.)  To help usher in this season, we’ve put together a fun selection of colorblocking wreaths from BOXHILL. They’re chic, they’re colorful, and their modern aesthetic will compliment your decor throughout the entire year — let’s get started!

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5.0 SHADES OF GREY

5.0 Shades of Grey from www.liveoutsideblog.com | www.shopboxhill.com" LIVE OUTSIDE Blog and BOXHILL unite to bring you 5.0 Shades of Grey

So, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that “grey” is the most talked-about color for February 2015.  In honor of this popular hue, we’ve decided to feature a selection of five (5.0) of the most glorious grey items offered by BOXHILL.

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HOW TO CHOOSE AN EXTERIOR PAINT COLOR

Choosing an exterior paint color can be a overwhelming. LIVE OUTSIDE gives you tips on how to confidently select a color palette.

Of all the design choices we’ve ever made, the staff at Live Outside Blog wholeheartedly agrees with one thing – choosing a paint color scheme for the outside of your home is the most daunting design decision out there.

Perhaps it’s the sheer volume of a single paint color (or the associated cost!) Maybe it’s the difficulty in imagining how a single swatch of paint will feel once it is magnified 2000 times over. It’s hard to say, but an errant color choice for an accent wall (in the privacy of your home) seems a lot less traumatic than choosing the wrong color for an entire house…you know, where all of your neighbors can see, and cringe right along with you.

Yep. We’ll say it. Picking out a house color is downright intimidating. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to help yourself along with choosing your palette.

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99 PUMPKIN IDEAS FROM LIVE OUTSIDE

Greeting LIVE OUTSIDE-ers!  We’ve been busy preparing our homes for Fall, and we’ve rounded up the most adorable selection of pumpkin ideas for you…99 pumpkin ideas, to be exact! We’re planning on trying out a few of these in the coming weeks, and we’d love to see what you guys are doing, too!  Comment below, and let us know how your tips and tricks for holiday decor.  But for now…THE PUMPKINS!!

99 Pumpkin Ideas — DIY Inspiration

TUCSON MODERNISM WEEK

  Tucson Modernism Week 2014 Celebrating our 3rd year here in Tucson, Tucson Modernism Week has now grown to 2 full weeks of events. We decided to do an inspiration board for Modernism week, for 3 Story magazine for their Ground Floor section, check out the article their garden writer Darbi wrote about mid-century gardens. For more…

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CBS’S “FIX IT & FINISH IT” WITH BOXHILL

Earlier this year, we were busy putting together some fabulous red and white products for our Valentine’s Day sale, and we received the most exciting phone call, ever—CBS’s “Fix It & Finish It” was coming to Tucson, Arizona, and two of our colleagues had been chosen as featured designers.  They were tasked with making over a midtown home, and they needed BOXHILL’s help!  A design show on CBS, a fabulous backyard makeover from Boxhill Design, and Antonio Sabato, Jr.?  Oh, yeah.  We were SO in!

HOMEMADE FLOUR TORTILLAS

What’s cooking, LIVE OUTSIDEers??

If there’s one thing we know in the Desert Southwest, it’s tortillas. We’ve been making huge batches to eat (and freeze for later,) so today, we thought we’d share our favorite, homemade tortilla recipe with you!

If you’ve never tried homemade tortillas, well…you’re just letting the best in life pass you by!  They’re flaky and delicious, and oh-so easy to make.  Trust us — we’re all about easy, and this recipe is as easy as it comes.  Give it a try!

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GET NAUTICAL WITH BOXHILL + SYDNEY BALLESTEROS

 

Ahoy Matey!  Anchors Away!

This week at LIVE OUTSIDE, we’re digging the nautical vibe.  We recruited fellow fashion sailor, Sydney Ballesteros, of Golden Girl of the West blog, to bring you some sea-worthy goodness for your home and outdoor space.  Aaaaaand, we’ve got some adorable DIY projects that will help you get your nautical wardrobe looking ship-shape!

SYDNEY’S DÉCOR PICS

Syd loves outdoor entertaining, so she instantly gravitated towards the collection of Amalfi Melamine Tableware.  These plates and serving pieces are a cheeky twist on a classic china pattern.  Crabs, fish, lobsters, seahorses, octopuses, and whales POP against a navy blue background.  (Or, pick up a set of the same patterns on classic white.)  Durable melamine is dishwasher-safe and kid-friendly.  We can’t think of a sweeter addition to your picnic tables!  Pair them up with a chic set of grey and cream Maritime Coasters, for a touch of sophistication.

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