So let’s get right to it. Today I want to share our upper patio with you guys which I haven’t done in a year. We have a very sloped yard with lots of plants on it. It’s kind of like a jungle, a jungle that also houses our cat enclosure (HERE)
Woodsy Patio Dinner
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My daughter loves eating dinner up here, so last week I planned to have a little casual dinner up there the night before our son left on his first solo trip with his friend’s family. It wasn’t supposed to be fancy. Just some gluten-free pizza and a salad.
It’s one of those times I envisioned it all nice and it ended up being a ruined dinner because my daughter ate the pizza before anyone sat down and I wasn’t watching. And I got into an argument with my husband who didn’t feel like sitting down for dinner this way. Please tell me we aren’t the only ones where you plan something nice as a mom and it ends up being a sh$t-show. I was so upset.
The reason I’m telling you this is that even though it looks so idyllic and pretty, doesn’t mean it’s perfect.
I do have the pretty photos of a dinner which never really happened the way I wanted it to.
The tablecloth is actually a king sized sheet. I never use the loose sheets and always either end up using them as a painting drop cloth or if they are this pretty as a tablecloth. This one is by Steve Madden and I found it at Ross for $20. You can’t beat that price for a king sized sheet set, right? And I had no idea Steve Madden even made sheets.
As place mats I used our huge hosta leaves we have in our yard right now. They make the perfect casual place setting. Our peonies just started to bloom and are so so pretty in the center.
I don’t serve my kids beer 😉 if you are wondering. I just wanted the symmetry for these photos, yah know. Little details that matter when photographing.
I was joking that this little fella on the bowl was the only chill creature on the patio that night.
I love that photo even though I don’t want him anywhere close to my salad.
I just got the news that I will be dropping our fosters off next weekend. I don’t even want to think about it. It makes me so sad. If you missed Friday’s post about them HERE to read more.
Ms. Penny liked being on the upper patio with me. I just love her.
sources: similar sheets HERE | similar pizza board HERE | dotted bowls HERE and plate set HERE | similar flatware HERE | similar table and chair set HERE or love this similar one HERE | similar buddha HERE | fur HERE | similar hammock HERE and HERE | similar copper pot HERE and HERE | patio lights HERE | pillows SOLD OUT HERE |
It’s really pretty up here at night too and I wish the mosquitos wouldn’t love me so much because I can’t ever stay out for too long. They eat me alive.
If you missed it, then you can see my porch from last week by clicking HERE.
square white planters HERE | bench HERE | leopard pillow HERE | colorful pillow HERE | similar stool HERE or HERE (mine was from Goodwill but formerly Target | lantern HERE | fire column HERE | floor pillow HERE | triangle pillow from Target last year find a similar one HERE | hexagon pillow from H&M (sold out) | similar wood tray HERE or HERE | buddha candle HERE | black and white plate HERE | boxwood ball HERE, HERE or HERE
Inside not much has changed since I just made it over our fireplace area. All I did is add some of our blooming peonies. Check out the fireplace makeover :
And my new horseshoe crab to remind me of the shore. I love it.
And I’m happy with the rest of my home just the way it is. No need to decorate more for summer, especially since we are outside most of the time.
throw HERE | black and white fringe pillows HERE | similar jeans pillows HERE and HERE | similar table HERE | candle HERE | disco ball HERE | rug HERE | starburst HERE | similar mirror HERE | similar pouf HERE | similar coffee tables HERE | similar sofas HERE | similar lamps HERE and HERE | similar black lamp shades HERE
rug HERE | duvet HERE | rug HERE | throw from HomeGoods | bed tutorial HERE | similar headboard HERE | similar bed HERE or HERE | my Ikea home decor post HERE | chair HERE | similar throw HERE | lava lamp HERE | downloadable artwork HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE | curtains HERE | pink pillows HERE | colorful diamond pillows from Ikea Germany | lamps HERE | shades from Target not available anymore | similar greek key pillow HERE | light HERE or similar light HERE | desk Ikea HERE or similar desk HERE
blue throw HERE | pom pom throw HERE | fur pillows HERE | chandelier HERE| similar curtains HERE | I painted the art but you can find similar art HERE, HERE and HERE | blue and ivory pillows HERE | tulip chairs HERE | similar glass table HERE | settee is vintage from an auction and I can’t find one similar anywhere | wood bead tassel DIY HERE
My recent powder room makeover with the stenciled walls HERE:
mirror HERE | sink HERE | pop-up drain HERE | faucet HERE | similar vanity marble top HERE | lighting HERE | cabinet door HERE | similar towel HERE and HERE | towel ring vintage and you can find a similar one HERE | basket HERE and my tassel tutorial HERE, handmade soap HERE and HERE | click HERE for the stencil DIY and you can buy the stencil HERE and HERE
fur HERE | leopard pillows HERE | similar bedding HERE | similar throw HERE | similar chaises HERE | longhorn HERE | find a similar rug HERE | similar bed HERE | similar nightstands Ikea, similar ones HERE | similar lamps HERE | similar faux banana tree HERE