These 28 Epic Backyard Hacks Will Make You The Envy Of The Neighborhood. I Must Have #27.

Summer = BBQ season. That special time of year when people invite friends, family, co-workers (and basically anyone they want to impress) to their backyards for a cookout. Of course, the real reason is not to have some pre-made burgers and hot dogs. Instead it’s to show of the new deck, pool, or whatever extravagant thing they bought in the winter and are dying to show off. And no matter how much we know that’s the real reason, we still marvel at the crazy awesome stuff they buy. Because let’s face it, a waterfall in the backyard is pretty cool. 😉

Well if this summer you want to save a bit of money, and still end up having more interesting things in your backyard no one else will have, check out these 28 do-it-yourself hacks that will leave everyone talking!

1. Stylish Table, Yes Please.

2. We may not have thought of it, but we’re definitely going to make one.

3. Summer made easy.

4. Seriously, creative paintings does wonders

5. Designer Rebecca Cole made all this furniture in one day using fences, logs and a cent top.

6. Surprisingly easy to make!

7. This easy wire table is a breeze to make.

8. Even you could make this stump table.

9. Terra Cotta Table = Cool.

10. Step 1: Get porch. Step 2: Make Hammock. Step 3: Never leave.

11. Super simple to make old look new.

12. Lawn chair makeover.

13. Meet hipster central.

14. It might not be comfy, but it’s definitely cool.

15. Outdoor bar cart, cute!

16. Using masking tape and spray paint, you can update any old rug to go outdoors.

17. Because you can never have too many succulents.

18. Even better…

19. Looks like something out of a Pottery Barn catalog, right?

20. This concrete side table doubles as a flower potter.

21. Chic See-Through Pallet Table. Yup.

22. This recycled rug ottoman is great.

23. If I can make this, so can you.

24. … Even this too!

25. What an adorable animal table!

26. Hand painted cushions = brilliant.

27. You will need some power tools for this one.

28. Tire table. Easy!

(H/T: BuzzFeed)

So… you ready for a trip to Home Depot? 😉

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Here Are Some Reminders That Dogs Have Magical Genie Noses.

Everyone knows that dogs have a fantastic of smell, but did you know how fantastic they really are?  Sometimes dogs use their noses to save our lives!  Here are a few things that dogs are trained to sniff for because they like us and want to keep us around.

Some dogs are trained to detect high or low levels of blood sugar. So maybe this guy is begging for Cheetos, or maybe he’s watching out for your hypoglycemia.

There’s a dog named Buck who is an expert in sniffing out ‘Foulbrood’ an infection that can be deadly to bee larvae in hives. Whenever you put honey in your tea, thank Buck!

Did you know that search and rescue teams use dogs to find dead bodies? Well did you know that dogs also excel at finding bodies in the water? Yup, they drive a little dog boat and everything! (Not really)

While your dog is sailing on his dog boat (again not a thing), he can also tell you if any whales have pooped recently. Yup, there’s a dog named Tucker who is trained to detect whale poop so scientists can examine their migrations.

If you live in New York, pay attention! Some dogs can detect bed bugs. Make sure your dog isn’t just telling you there are bed bugs in your bed so he can nap in it without you.

There are dogs who are trained to sniff DVD’s to stop the illegal movie-pirating trade. If only they could smell my movies in my Netflix instant queue to tell me if they are good or not.

Holy cow! Did you know dogs can detect when a cow is in heat? This probably isn’t useful to anyone except farmers and baby-crazy cow wives though.

Studies have shown that dogs can even detect cancer just by smelling a patient’s breath. Aren’t dogs awesome? They’re not just cute, they’re also fuzzy little hero machines!

If you’re into dogs, life-saving, and whale poop (I dunno) give this a share on Facebook!

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