Exterior Infatuation: Let's Get Outside!

I don't know about you, but I am so sick of being couped up indoors!  I long for afternoons spent in the backyard, sipping cool drinks and watching the kids splash around in their kiddie pool.  We have started a few preparations in the back that have me even more excited to get re-acquainted with the sun.  I'll be sharing those soon on the blog, but for now, here are some beautiful outdoor spaces to get you in the mood too!

Source: bhg.com via Jackie on Pinterest

I just love using the color chartreuse in the garden.  This BHG article has lots of useful tips on how to do so.

Why not try layering several ceramic garden stools on the patio for functional color and interest?

Will I ever tire of succulents overflowing an urn? I think not.

And what summer would be complete without a few outdoor parties?  My husband collects vintage oil lanterns (how cute is that?), and we actually have three red ones similar to the one pictured hanging up on our patio.  What a fun way to incorporate them in this table setting!

What have you been doing in your yard to prep for the season?


  1. i love those big flat stones on the pathway in the first pic. also, i will say, outdoor pillows look good the first day and thats it!

  2. that succulent plant is amazing. i would love to have that in my backyard. seriously a great backyard is one of my goals a nice couch for me to enjoy the sunshine with plenty of wonderful smelling plants surrounding me