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Show Your Outside Pride

3 Jun

Summer is HERE people!  Man, it feels like yesterday we were burried in snow… and then all of the sudden I’m digging out the flip flops and summer dresses.

What happened?

Don’t answer that.  I couldn’t be happier about this!

Well I don’t know about you, but all I want to do is be outside right now.   Whether I’m working, reading, eating, exercising… its so much better with the sun shining down on you.

So this next series of posts are all going to be about your outdoor decor.  C’mon, we can’t forget about the OUTSIDE of our homes!   You don’t need much land (apartment dwellers welcome!) and so it can be a super cheap, and fun area to decorate.

We’re going to start this series off with lighting.

A few weeks ago, I picked up this fabulous set of lanterns at Pier 1 (only $16!).  I loved their Moroccan feel, and what’s even better is that you can fill them with citronella tea light candles, so not only do they look cute, but they keep away the mosquitos.

Pier 1

And here they are in action at night!   Oooh la la!

Like the lantern look?  Great, because there are so many affordable ways to do it up, lantern style!


[Click on the image for price and location details for each of the lanterns above.]

Outdoor Lanterns by HFoP on Polyvore.com

Another favorite of mine is dare I say it…. Christmas lights!  No seriously, these can be gorgeous in the right setting!

Does anyone watch the show Parenthood?

This photo is from their outdoor set.  TOTAL ENVY!!

Amazing show, by the way.  Source Pinterest.

And check out how the lights really transform this spot

Apartment Therapy

Now most of these decorating items are really inexpensive (yay!) but if you want to go even cheaper, and yet still rock the romance factor, check this out!

Yes that’s right… Ball Jars!!  Source: Pinterest

So your challenge this weekend… Give your outdoor space some love (and report back!) and stay tuned for some more outdoor decor ideas next week!

{Happy Outdoors Weekend Everyone!}

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