Uncommon Designs http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com Creating Crafts and Home Decor Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:29:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.15 Summer Laundry Room http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/summer-laundry-room-summer-organization/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/summer-laundry-room-summer-organization/#respond Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:03:17 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=24479 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PurexCrystalFresh #CollectiveBias A Fresh and Clean Summer Laundry Room Cue up the Stevie Wonder… “Isn’t she lovely… isn’t she wonderful…”. Yes friends, I am that excited that my laundry room is not only cleaned out, it is functional for all that we have going on this summer. This

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A Fresh and Clean Summer Laundry Room

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Cue up the Stevie Wonder… “Isn’t she lovely… isn’t she wonderful…”. Yes friends, I am that excited that my laundry room is not only cleaned out, it is functional for all that we have going on this summer.

This was the current state of affairs as of yesterday. Stuff everywhere. Some of it was clean, some of it was dirty. Some of the clean things were getting mixed in with the dirty stuff and well…. then even the clean stuff became dirty again.  We also can’t forget that I am always finishing up a project and those odds and ends at the end of the project go somewhere… the laundry room. Gasp! I know, right?!

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All of that being said… this is my problem. We go to the pool and beach all of the time. Sometimes even twice a day and my the beach towels around my house end up in a wad on the floor and I never feel like they smell fresh. Maybe it is mental… but I needed some good smelling towels and a little organization. Brace yourselves… this picture is a doozie, but I’m all about keeping things real.  Real dirty apparently!

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Each summer I forget how busy we are. I long for the days of laying out by the pool reading a book or catching a nap on the back porch, but that just isn’t us!

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I headed to my one-stop shop, Wal-Mart and picked up two bottles of Purex® Crystals. The Fabulously Fresh is perfect for towels and athletic clothes and the Lavender Blossom is perfect for our sheets and bathroom towels. You can find them right in the laundry aisle at Wal-Mart. They are on Roll-Back now, too!

Purex Crystals Fabulously Fresh

Here is the best part about the Purex® CrystalsThe freshness lasts for 12 weeks! Yes, you heard that right. I love that my laundry will smell freshly washed for three months. Isn’t that amazing? Purex Crystals provide a great scent at a great price. Now on to the organization…

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This summer Lauren, my 9 year old is doing swim team and Ann, my teenager is always off somewhere with a friend and needing a towel or sunscreen. I needed a one stop shop for organization of beach towels and then all of the odds and ends.

Summer Essentials Organization

I picked up a plastic basket to keep our fresh towels and I can just fold them up and place them right there after they come out of the dryer. Towel problem solved!

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This nifty plastic bin is perfect to hold sunscreen, bug spray, goggles, even our favorite bluetooth speaker. I finally feel like I can tackle swim practice, meets, friend get-togethers, cheer practice and our normal family life. Whew… I am doing a little happy dance!

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Get your laundry room ready for the summer!  Have all of your beach towels in one place and a handy caddy for goggles, sunscreen and anything else you might need to grab and go!

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Bright outdoor decor makes me happy.

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Seriously guys, I love this time of year. When the days get longer and the grass changes into a vibrant green, I almost begin to nest. If you have ever been pregnant, you know what I mean. For me, I love being outside in the evenings and I crave the time when I can pretty up my porch and soak it all in. For me, World Market is my one-stop shop for everything outdoor dining .  I had Doris, the Lexington, SC store manager laughing as I depleted her stock of plates and acrylic glasses.  To find your local store click here.

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This year, my goal was to be able to set a gorgeous table in just a few minutes to eat outside as a family. There is something about dining outdoors that makes it feel like a celebration, especially when you have a table dripping with color.  Today I want to share with you how I set up a station for outdoor entertaining and dining that has me prepared each and every day!

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I needed a small table to put on our back deck that can store all of our goodies. The Jason Balcony Table from World Market was the perfect fit. It was slender, had a top surface for prepping drinks and food and shelves for storage. The best part… it is super affordable and I put this bad boy together by myself in twenty minutes!  No joke. That means anyone can do it!

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I am in serious love with this macrame wall hanging. It really completes my porch in a way that I didn’t think would be possible. It nestles right under the overhang of my porch and out of the elements, but I think it would hold up to rain just fine. It is almost like a hammock. Throwing it behind some of my favorite plants lends a gorgeous and organic feel.

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The shelves have room for everything!  How amazing is that Ocean Wave Salad Bowl?  It is one of my favorite new pieces from the Outdoor Living Collection at World Market and it is the perfect size for a salad for my family of four.

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Now who is ready to set a beautiful table in just five minutes?  Me, me!  Let’s dive right in and I’ll show you how layering a table is so easy and creates an atmosphere for casual dining at home that makes you glad you didn’t have to eat out.

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First things first… the foundation and a little mood lighting. I am equally obsessed with this Macrame Table Runner as I am with the Macrame Hanging. It just brings a very relaxed and beachy vibe to an ordinary picnic table. The Weathered Gray Pillar Candlesticks are the perfect touch to accent the table and provide a little outdoor lighting as the sun goes down.

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If you haven’t ventured into the world of acrylic glasses… you are totally missing out!  I love them and they are easily transportable to parties or on vacations!  They also look like a million bucks on your outdoor dining table.  These Blue Acrylic Tumblers are my favorite part of the table. They are casual, kid-friendly and bring a jewel-like glow to accompany the more rustic elements of the table. I discovered the Acrylic Chardonnay Glasses last year and they get tucked into my cooler and go on vacation with me quite often. The kids also happen to think they are very chic when drinking their sweet tea out of them.  Be sure to check out my Southern Girl’s Guide to Sweet Tea if you are new around here.  It is a popular post and will have you brewing the perfect pitcher every. single. time.

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For the perfect place setting, a little layering goes a long way. World Market’s Aegan Collection of Melamine plates and Bowls has all of my favorite colors. I started with my go-to Rattan Chargers and layered with the 11 inch plate in aqua and then the 9 inch plate in blue.

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Now you guys know I love a pop of pink. I used the Magenta Buffet Napkins to drape over the plates and under the salad bowl and it adds so much depth. I decided to include a golden ranunculus on top of the bowl for the perfect touch and to complete the table. We are now ready for summer meals and all the laughs and quality time that comes with it!

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Jason Wood Balcony Table

Macrame Table Runner

Macrame Wall Hanging

Aegean Melamine Collection

Blue Acrylic Tumblers

Clear Acrylic Chardonnay Glasses

Rattan Chargers

Ocean Wave Wood Salad Bowl

Weathered Wood Pillar Candlesticks

Magenta Buffet Napkins

Aqua and White Woven Throw

 

Watch how Lifestyle Expert Brandi Milloy shares her top tips on bringing indoor comforts outside…

Weather-resistant pillows and rugs that look as good as they feel make decorating easy, and a versatile Veracruz Sectional lets you play with your seating setup. Accent tables and surprisingly soft vibrant rugs made from 100% recycled bottles add color and tie the entire space together, affordably. Read more: http://bit.ly/2odzKaB

 

 

 

 

 

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A simple, but oh-so delicious strawberry shortcake trifle recipe. Dessert has never been so good!

Today I am sharing one of my very favorite desserts… a Strawberry Shortcake Trifle. It is so simple to make and is a crowd favorite every time! Also, be sure to stay tuned to the very end. You could have a chance to win $20,000 toward a kitchen makeover! 

A simple, but oh-so delicious strawberry shortcake trifle recipe. Dessert has never been so good!

The girls and I had a blast going to pick the strawberries. We may have broken the rules and eaten one or two as we picked. They were just so plump and red and begging to be eaten. This is one of my favorite outings of the year and we are lucky to have a strawberry patch right up the road.

A simple, but oh-so delicious strawberry shortcake trifle recipe. Dessert has never been so good!

This Strawberry Shortcake Trifle is one of my go-to recipes when fresh strawberries are in abundance, but you could make it all year long with my special secret ingredient… want to know what it is?

A simple, but oh-so delicious strawberry shortcake trifle recipe. Dessert has never been so good!

Sugar!

Make sure you slice the strawberries and sprinkle them with sugar and stir it around. The sugar will melt right in to add to the sweetness of the strawberries and isn’t grainy because the acid in the strawberries breaks down the granules.

 

A simple, but oh-so delicious strawberry shortcake trifle recipe. Dessert has never been so good!

A simple, but oh-so delicious strawberry shortcake trifle recipe. Dessert has never been so good!

Best Ever Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Best Ever Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Ingredients

  • 1 large carton of strawberries
  • 1-2 TB of sugar
  • 1 Box of Angel Food Cake Mix
  • 1 Box of Cheesecake Instant Pudding
  • 1 1/4 Cup of Milk
  • Lg Tub of Whipped Cream

Instructions

  1. Cook the Angel Food Cake per the packaged directions
  2. While the cake cooks, slice strawberries and put them in a bowl
  3. Sprinkle sugar on the strawberries and mix it up a bit
  4. Make the cheesecake pudding according to the recipe on the box
  5. Once the angel food cake has cooled, cut it into small squares.
  6. Layer all of the ingredients into the trifle bowl. In mine I did: cake, pudding, whipped cream, strawberries, cake, pudding, strawberries and top off with a little whipped cream in the middle.
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There is one part that I don’t love about making an angel food cake, cleaning the pan.

A simple, but oh-so delicious strawberry shortcake trifle recipe. Dessert has never been so good!

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A simple, but oh-so delicious strawberry shortcake trifle recipe. Dessert has never been so good!

Here is a good close up view of the cloth… do you see the raised dots? The premium, textured fiber dish cloth features the scrubbing dots technology on one side make is really easy to take on tough messes.

A simple, but oh-so delicious strawberry shortcake trifle recipe. Dessert has never been so good!

I filled my tube pan with hot soapy water and went to town with my Scotch-Brite Scrubbing Dish Cloth. Normally I would have filled the pan and let it sit for a while, but not with my new cloth.

A simple, but oh-so delicious strawberry shortcake trifle recipe. Dessert has never been so good!

The Scotch-Brite Scrubbing Dish Cloth did an amazing job cleaning my pan. I usually have to get out my scraper and labor over this pan over and over again. Not anymore and that makes me so happy! The cloth also didn’t scratch the surface of my pan, but it worked so well, I don’t know that I’ll go back to a traditional dish cloth again.

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A simple, but oh-so delicious strawberry shortcake trifle recipe. Dessert has never been so good!

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No one should have to share a Boston Cream trifle… am I right?!

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Y’all know that I have a thing for desserts…. I LOVE them!  You all also know that I am not a big fan of slaving away in the kitchen.  Today’s treat will delight your taste buds and have you looking very impressive without a ton of time involved. You won’t even have to turn on your oven. Our family loves anything Boston Cream and I am sharing an effortless recipe for individual Boston Cream trifles. This dessert is simple, sweet and you don’t have to share! Break out the mason jars and let’s get started!

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The ingredients needed are simple, too!  You will need a Sara Lee® All Butter Pound Cake, Hershey’s® Chocolate Syrup, and vanilla pudding. You may also need a few cups of milk if you will be making your own vanilla pudding.  I used three cups of milk with a large box of vanilla instant pudding.

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You can find these pre-baked pound Sara Lee® pound cakes in the frozen food section at your local Publix.  Slice the loaf into three large slices.  You will then want to cut those three pieces into small squares.  With it being a frozen pound cake, it slices perfectly and you won’t have a ton of crumbs.

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Line the bottom of the mason jar with a handful of pound cake squares.  You don’t have to be exact here.  I divided mine into four small mason jars.  I used half of the cake pieces for this layer in all of the jars.

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Then, I added 3-4 teaspoons of the vanilla pudding.  Now here is our family’s favorite part…

 

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Genuine Hershey’s® Chocolate Syrup!  Does it get any simpler and more delicious?  Add some chocolate syrup on top of the pudding. You be the judge of how much chocolate to use… we like a lot of chocolate, some people don’t.  Add as much as your heart desires.

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Repeat the process for a second layer and add a dollop of whipped cream with a cherry on top.  These garnishes are totally optional, but we normally have them on hand in our house.  I told you we all love our sweets!

 

Individual Boston Cream Trifles.  Because no one should have to share a Boston Cream Pie trifle!  A Mason Jar Dessert by Uncommon Designs

It is such a yummy dessert and was a huge hit in our house.  Something I don’t have to put in the oven, can start and finish in minutes, something I don’t have to share… it is amazing.  A true crowd pleaser even on a busy Monday night!

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Make a lace tote bag in 5 minutes!

I love a good tote bag.  They serve so many purposes and are such an easy thing to give a fancy upgrade in just  minutes.  This simple lace tote bag is one of my all time favorite totes!

Make a lace tote bag in just five minutes!

Seriously friends, I truly love it and it does actually only take a few minutes to make it. It is great for Mother’s Day or a Teacher Appreciation gift.  Personally, sometimes I like to make things for myself every once in a while. Why not?!

Make a lace tote bag for a gorgeous gift idea from Uncommon Designs I am a sucker for pretty trim.  Just like my fabric addiction, you will find lots of different trim in my craft room.  Some of it I have kept for years just waiting for the perfect project.  When it is half off at Hobby Lobby, it is really tough for me to resist purchasing some.

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After Bonnie made this lace trimmed t-shirt… I was more than a little jealous.  I really needed some of that lace.  I was picturing it on everything… dresses for the girls, purses, and on a tote!

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Isn’t that trim a dream?  We found ours at Hobby Lobby, but I have also seen something similar at Wal-Mart in the past.  I purchased a few yards and had a few projects up my sleeve.  One of those projects as a simple tote bag.

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To make this tote, I purchased a three pack of medium sized tote bags from Hobby Lobby and  about half a yard of this beautiful lace.  I simply glued the lace to the front of the tote bag with Fabri-Tac and it was complete… so unbelievably simple.

Can you believe how something this simple could look this amazing?  This is always my favorite type of craft!

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I also used this trim to make this lace embellished onesie.  I made it for a baby gift and have done several since this first one.  It is always a hit!

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If you love totes as much as I do, you will also think this color block tote is so pretty.  It is also a great gift idea and perfect for teachers and Mother’s Day.

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Speaking of teachers… you can transform any tote bag into a perfect teacher gift with our free teacher appreciation printable.  Let that special teacher know that they are tote-tally terrific!

What is your favorite tote bag?  It would be so hard for me to pick!

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Create a Mobile Snack Station with a Rolling Insulated Cooler, ice packs, a freezable lunch sak for healthy and filling snacks. No more expensive trips to the convenience store or drive thrus! #SaveSnackScore #ad @Walmart

Save. Snack. Score.

Create a Mobile Snack Station with a Rolling Insulated Cooler, ice packs, a freezable lunch sak for healthy and filling snacks. No more expensive trips to the convenience store or drive thrus! #SaveSnackScore #ad @Walmart

Cheer season is once again upon our family. It is a lot of fun and a lot of work for my oldest daughter, Ann. It is her passion and she is so happy when she is active and doing what she loves most in this world.

Snack Ideas for on-the-go athletes

Today I want to share all about how we get through this busy season as organized as we possibly can and keeping this gal fed and well hydrated can make or break our day.  We have to be prepared! I want to share my plan for creating a mobile snack station with a few of my favorite products.

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Create a Mobile Snack Station with a Rolling Insulated Cooler, ice packs, a freezable lunch sak for healthy and filling snacks. No more expensive trips to the convenience store or drive thrus! #SaveSnackScore #ad @Walmart

Head to your local Wal-Mart and be on the lookout for NABISCO coupons. Right now they are in two places:

  • On a coupon neck hanger on POWERADE® (8pk 20oz): Save $1.50 on NABISCO 20-pack Multipack
  • A coupon sticker on boxes of Nabisco snack packs : Savings of .75 when you purchase a 12-pack or larger NABISCO Multipack

That is nothing to sneeze at when you kids have sports practice almost everyday!

oupon neck hanger on POWERADE® (8pk 20oz): Save $1.50 on NABISCO 20-pack Multipack coupon sticker on boxes of Nabisco snack packs : Savings of .75 when you purchase a 12-pack or larger NABISCO Multipack

The other thing I need is a great sports drink. We love POWERADE® and you can currently find this display in your local store. I love how inexpensive these are and they come in a ton of flavors.

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Create a Mobile Snack Station with a Rolling Insulated Cooler, ice packs, a freezable lunch sak for healthy and filling snacks. No more expensive trips to the convenience store or drive thrus! #SaveSnackScore #ad @Walmart

The essentials to the perfect snack station include a small cooler (mine has wheels and I love it), a lunch box or sack, and ice packs. What are we missing… snacks! I like to include fresh fruit, cheese and something crunchy and filling to snack on.

Create a Mobile Snack Station with a Rolling Insulated Cooler, ice packs, a freezable lunch sak for healthy and filling snacks. No more expensive trips to the convenience store or drive thrus! #SaveSnackScore #ad @Walmart

For me, the NABISCO multi-packs are really convenient and Ann loves all of the flavors! She needs lots of fuel to get her through some very intense practices.

Create a Mobile Snack Station with a Rolling Insulated Cooler, ice packs, a freezable lunch sak for healthy and filling snacks. No more expensive trips to the convenience store or drive thrus! #SaveSnackScore #ad @Walmart

It can be super hot during practices and games here in South Carolina. Their bodies are challenged to stay hydrated.

Create a Mobile Snack Station with a Rolling Insulated Cooler, ice packs, a freezable lunch sak for healthy and filling snacks. No more expensive trips to the convenience store or drive thrus! #SaveSnackScore #ad @Walmart

POWERADE® is a great beverage choice for athletes and we love the Zero Calorie Mixed Berry Flavor. It is definitely stocked in my cooler and I keep it in the car between practices and games.

Create a Mobile Snack Station with a Rolling Insulated Cooler, ice packs, a freezable lunch sak for healthy and filling snacks. No more expensive trips to the convenience store or drive thrus! #SaveSnackScore #ad @Walmart

Here is a picture of my mobile snack station packed perfectly. It makes me feel good to know that we are ready and fueled for anything.

Score. 

Create a Mobile Snack Station with a Rolling Insulated Cooler, ice packs, a freezable lunch sak for healthy and filling snacks. No more expensive trips to the convenience store or drive thrus! #SaveSnackScore #ad @Walmart

I think my favorite aspect of cheer are the friends that Ann has made along the way.  We often carpool or ride together as families to games or competitions and that snack station is perfect. I always have enough food and drink for all of the girls in the car with me! That is a total score in my book!

Create a Mobile Snack Station with a Rolling Insulated Cooler, ice packs, a freezable lunch sak for healthy and filling snacks. No more expensive trips to the convenience store or drive thrus! #SaveSnackScore #ad @Walmart

For more ideas and sideline tips head here. What is your favorite tip for the parents on the sideline?  I’d love to hear them!

 

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]]> http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/snack-solutions-for-on-the-go-sports-moms/feed/ 1 Bring on the Outdoor Color! http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/full-sun-plants/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/full-sun-plants/#respond Sun, 07 May 2017 19:42:25 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=24384 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!

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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!

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!

Now for the fun part… shopping!  I headed to Lowes, they have the best selection of Monrovia plants. The thing I love about Monrovia annual plants is that they are top quality, which is perfect for me, because I have not had the best track record with growing plants on my back deck. They last and stay vibrant even with the touch beating my porch gets by the sun.

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!

Aren’t these just amazing?  There were so many to choose from, it was so difficult to pick.  Luckily, I know that I need a full sun plant.  Their plant tags are chock full of information, too.

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!

You can find out which plants will do well in your climate and yard here.  On the Monrovia site, you will find so much information, I know that you will be ready to add a pop of color to your yard in no time!

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!

Mini blogger, La La, wanted to help me put the flowers in the pot and she was a natural. She was telling me how to do it and I patiently followed her directions. We had a great time, got super dirty  and super wet! She thought it was hysterical!

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I added this grouping in beside my outdoor sofa and it is so full of color. I love it when even just the greenery makes a statement.

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This is the arrangement I put together for a ladies night I hosted on Friday night. It was simple, but beautiful for everyday use. For that evening, I simply added some tea lights and the mood was set!

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!

I can’t get over how much I adore these planters. They are brimming with life and impact and they have made my porch come alive again!

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!

Don’t you just love the teal planters with the orange and pink?  If you are looking for even more inspiration, check out the Monrovia blog. They have tons of ideas to have you on your way to a colorful outdoor space!

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