I can hardly believe we are coming up on one year in our new home that we built! My Facebook timeline reminded me of this picture I posted one year ago of my daughter peeking in on the progress of our home before we had moved in. With patio season finally here I have been busy pinning, shopping, planning our summer patio spread! Our house is very unique in that we have two different patios which makes the decorator in me very excited! We also need to work on some landscaping and gardens so if you have a green thumb and landscaping is your thing come help me because it really isn’t my thing! Trying to keep anything alive is not my specialty so trying to have beautiful flowers that don’t take a lot to keep alive is proving to be a wee bit challenging. But back to my patio inspiration! My one patio is for lounging and sipping wine! It’s more of a comfortable conversational space. The other patio is for eating and will host our bbq and will over look the kids playset!



Dinning Patio: rug  firepit  pillow table set napkin  serving tray  charge plate  cups


Conversational Patio: pillow  seating garden stool flowers cups   serving tray  lantern rug   flamingo pillow

How are you getting ready for the patio season? I hope that you are enjoying this beautiful weather we have been enjoying the past few days! Its glorious!! Sorry this post took so long to post… life has been crazy busy for me lately but exciting things are on the horizon so stay tuned!!

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