Bring on the Outdoor Color!

Bring on the color! Add beautiful plants to your decks and porches with plants to wake up your space and have your home ready for outdoor entertaining!

Outdoor Decorating with Plants I love this time of year. Our grass has finally turned green, the trees are filling out with vibrant foilage, and my back deck begins calling to be awaken. When that happens, I begin my search for beautiful full sun plants and today I am sharing my finds and how useful these plants can be for everyday outdoor decor and for entertaining!

Have a Ball Summer Party

Have a Ball This Summer with this fun Beach Ball Party #DayMaid

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DayMaid #CollectiveBias Have a Ball this Summer Party I have one favorite thing about summer…. okay maybe a few.  Fun in the sun with friends and yummy treats.  There doesn’t always have to be a major reason for a party, I can be swayed by a forecast of

Outdoor Entertaining – Savor the Summer

Aidells andouille sausage pasta with Cupcake Wine: Savor the Summer with a simple gathering

I love to entertain during the Summer.  Every year as the weather gets warmer, I make plans to clean off the porch, add some new throw pillows and get ready to have some folks over! Outdoor entertaining is so much fun and it can be so easy if you let it! Today I’m going to show you how I prepare for a small gathering, some

Printable Summer Bucket List

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Who is ready for summer? Making a summer bucket list is a long time family tradition in our family. A few summers ago,  my daughter made her own bucket list and loved it. So our sweet contributor Jennifer is here today with a fabulous Printable Summer Bucket List …

Tips on Creating a Summer Dinner Al Fresco


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of  TIKI® Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. Our family loves the lazy evenings of summer. The air is warm, crickets are chirping, breezes are blowing, and the pace is slower. We spend more time outside our home than inside, and that includes summer dinners outside…or al fresco. We eat outside most evenings once the weather

Summer Tablescape Ideas

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Summer and outdoor entertaining go hand and hand, don’t you think? The sounds of crickets and the warm breezes set a wonderful mood! Our family enjoys lazy evenings on the porch, after a family meal outdoors. Weekends are filled with friends and family, hanging out and having fun. Part of all of the fun, is setting an inviting summer table. It is a perfect way

DIY Faux Fern Wreath

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My favorite way to add instant curb appeal and charm to our home is hanging a beautiful wreath on the front door.  It really is just that simple.  I have no issue creating a pretty Easter, Halloween or Christmas wreath, but I struggle to find something I love for spring and summer.  Well folks, I am struggling no longer!  Meet my pretty faux fern wreath… isn’t

5 Tips To Plan and Nurture Your Garden


It is that time of the year again…garden season! It is filled with a burst of colors and textures. Today I am going to share with you 5 Tips to Plan and Nurture Your Garden this year. The time you spend doing this will payoff for you in the enjoyment you have from your garden and plants all season long. I even have a new

Summer Reading Station Organization

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School is out…let summer begin! But wait, alas, we have summer reading {and all the children say…”BOO!”}. I have already showed you the DIY Vintage Crates I created to help organize all of our summer reading essentials. Today, we will address part 2… Organizing A Summer Reading Station !! The first step was to actually get the books they needed! I put the books in each

Our Covered Porch and an Arctic Cove Review


This was the year, you know the one….where everything starts to break in your house and everything needs to be painted…yep…this was the year. We have been in our home almost 10 years and we have enjoyed our time here, and our children have grown up here. One of the best things we did when designing our home was to include a covered back porch.