DIY: Gardening on Small Patios

In our new place, we do have quite a bit of space behind our house, but it’s actually a shared area, not necessarily our own. We both really enjoy gardening, and wanted to make something work for our little patio. How were we going to grow our own little garden? We decided on a pot…

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Game Review: Chip-Down

Golf lovers, unite! Have to admit, we are not much of die hard golfers. Our new place is actually right next to a golf course and we have had some time to observe the golfing crowd, and ultimately gained a great appreciation for golfers. They are up at sunrise playing the course, mid day, and…

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Game Review: Shaka Ball

First off, I think they have one of the best logos we have seen so far. The sweet shaka gives off a fun, chill vibe. The branding for this game is: “Shaka Ball – Beach Game.” A perfect description in our opinion, because our first thoughts while playing were, “this would be the perfect beach…

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Game Review: Knock ‘Em

Did you invent a game at the age of 14? Well, neither did we. BUT, Jeston did–the creator of Knock ‘Em. We were able to meet up with Jeston and his dad to play Knock ‘Em. He said that what started as a game with some quarters and dice in his room, quickly turned into…

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Pickleball Variations

The first question you need to answer—how many people are you playing with, and how many courts are available? That’s pretty much how we make the decision of which variation of the game to play. 2 or 4 players, 1 court Classic Pickleball – As described in our Pickleball Game Review post, the classic game…

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Game Review: Pickleball

Remember that post about the most popular backyard games in the United States? Well, we are based in Utah, and Pickleball has been topping the charts here the past year. During all of the corona craziness, they even had to take down the pickleball nets because the locked gates weren’t keeping people out! Pickleball is…

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Backyard Weddings – A Cornhole Op-Ed

Cassidy here. As mentioned in our About post, I’m a photographer. As a photographer who has shot many weddings specifically, I’ve been to my fair share of backyard weddings. With the current climate of things, backyard weddings seem to becoming more and more prevalent… 2020: The year of backyard weddings! (Or something like that…) I’m…

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Geocaching

Ohhhhh Geocaching. Although it’s not a backyard game, we felt it was appropriate to write about because the Backyard Buffs wouldn’t be around today if Geocaching hadn’t graced us with its goodness. Geocaching is one of the reasons why we like to just get out in the fresh air and go on adventures. Here’s a…

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The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift List

Mothers Day ✅End of school celebrations ✅Memorial Day Plans ✅Fathers Day  😬  We feel you. We stress about getting the perfect mother’s day present, finishing school, and then you realize Father’s Day is around the corner. There’s a quick panic where you debate if you should ask him what he wants, but then you go…

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