Outdoor Entertaining Tips | easy summer living

Outdoor Entertaining Tips | easy summer living

Outdoor Entertaining Tips | easy summer living - Summer is the season for entertaining outdoors. This time of year we love spending time outdoors and bringing friends and family together has become a true passion. For the past five years we have been working on extending our outdoor living area and bringing the indoors outside to our backyard.  Although it has been a lot of work, the diy party deck project has not only enhanced our home, but created a ready-to-go stage for all of our outdoor activities and entertaining. Today I have Continue reading

Backyard Hammock | Refreshing the Outdoors for Summer

Backyard Hammock | Refreshing the Outdoors for Summer

backThis post brought to you by World Market . All opinions are 100% mine. There is nothing quite visually relaxing as a backyard hammock strung between two trees. To me they are a simple reminder to slow down, take it easy, and just savor the moment - which summer is suppose to be all about. While we need that visual reminder around here, sometimes - the idea of adding a hammock to our own backyard never really occurred to us until this year. Refreshing the playground area is one thing on our list - which we started this spring. It began Continue reading

Outdoor Living Space Essentials | a sneak peek of the deck

Outdoor Living Space Essentials | a sneak peek of the deck

This post brought to you by TIKI Brand®. All opinions are 100% mine. We have been working on our outdoor living space now for a couple of years.  It all began with the idea, layout, and build of our 'diy party deck' - which eventually, today, has evolved into a much-used outdoor extension of our indoor family living room. While it has taken some time for our particular outdoor living space to completely come together - I have always believed the simple addition of a few key essentials could make any outdoor space feel cozy and Continue reading

Outdoor Living Space Ideas & Inspiration {80 designs for creating an outdoor oasis}

Outdoor Living Space Ideas & Inspiration {80 designs for creating an outdoor oasis}

I am pretty obsessed with outdoor living spaces. Right around Mother's Day, when the stores starting putting out their patio displays, I start to get a bit antsy. {and that is just the start of it} After compiling all the summer ideas & inspiration from last weeks Sunday Showcase Party, I started browsing online and pretty much could not stop.This weeks Saturday Inspiration & Ideas is all about creating an outdoor oasis. There is a ton of eye candy below ~ I think I have gotten it all out of my system with this one post. If your like me Continue reading

A Little More About Our diy Party Deck

A Little More About Our diy Party Deck

The last time I mentioned our 'diy party deck' was back in April when my husband had officially nailed in the last nail. It was a complete DIY project that we decided to tackle ourselves, after we quickly realized the final project costs to pay someone to complete the work for us {after all our must-haves}. Doing the work ourselves saved us more than 1/2 the price of the estimates that we were quoted. The production time was a little longer than expected, but well worth the wait.The project was started last July and worked on through the end of Continue reading

A Peek at Our Party Deck …

A Peek at Our Party Deck …

{"Our" Latest DIY Project} I'll be back to share more details tomorrow! Don't forget to enter the UPrinting Giveaway {here} if you haven't already. All you have to do is leave a comment to enter. Continue reading