Monthly Archives: April 2014

How to Relax Outside in Style this Summer

The hot days and warm nights of summer are almost here, which means you’ll need some refreshments and sustenance for your guests outside. Why would you want to waste gorgeous weather indoors?  The two main things you will need to bring all the comforts of living room relaxing outside are a cooler for beverages and a place to kick your feet up and relax.  You could have a simple cooler next to some fold out chairs, or you could impress your guests and yourself with a few fun DIY projects.

Quench your thirst and slay the heat with an ice cold beverage.  Take a dining table like this

And drop a cooler in the table top, like this

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DIY Backyard Projects: The Outdoor Midnight Soiree

Putting on a swanky soiree or energetic party can be a problem if you don’t have a lot of space in your home.  If so, you definitely want to take full advantage of the break between polar vortexes we like to call Summer.  Remember that your home doesn’t stop at the walls. Your lawn, balcony, porch, and yard are a part of your home as much as your bedroom, kitchen, or living room, and really utilizing your outdoor space can make all the difference for a party.

Here are some easy and helpful tips to make your own DIY Midnight Soiree a huge hit.

Make some little shelters and nooks in your yard!  Raid your winter blanket storage and collect as many blankets and sheets as you can.  You might also want to grab extra pillows.  Make sure that anything going on the ground can either be washed, replaced, or wear grass stains for the rest of it’s life. Decorative rugs work wonders for outdoor ground cover.  With a rope between two trees, you can easily make the prefect little lounge, like this.

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