Sunday, April 24, 2016

Summer Dreaming

I am definitely getting ahead of myself, but I'm already doing a bit of summer dreaming. We have had an early spring here with a lot of beautiful warm weather and that has me thinking of spending time outdoors.

Unfortunately, that has not translated into us getting an early start to the spring chores :(

   Thus, I am still  looking forward to setting up our cabana area in the backyard but in the meantime, I thought I'd share some pics of the space from years past.

We have definitely grown to love this backyard space.

Each year, we add a few more elements to it.

It is another area where I get to add table decor and that's always fun :)
Lots of celebrations and family gatherings are held out here.

Such as Canada Day...

... Father's Day...

...and other get-togethers with friends.

Last year, we added outdoor lighting to the space.

We love the ambiance it provides.

Another addition has been a firebowl.

It provides a warm and a cozy vibe for summer evenings.

And when summer eventually turns to fall...

...we can still enjoy a lot of time out here.

Sometimes an extra blankie is needed but we stay outdoors as long as we can.

Yes, I'm definitely looking forward to hauling out the furniture and starting to get this area ready for the season.

Okay, maybe not the hauling of the furniture but definitely the decorating...

...and the relaxation afterwards...

With the fantastic warm spring weather we've had so far, I'm hoping for even more days (and nights) spent in our backyard this year.

Thanks for visiting!
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  1. Oh Lori! What's not to love about your backyard setup? It looks so comfy and cozy. I bet you can't wait to use it again....Christine

  2. This is so beautiful. I have been working on cleaning and redecorating my back porch all day. I wish it was as pretty as yours.

  3. Beautiful space Lori! I can see why you enjoy it so much.

  4. Hi Lori! This looks like such a fun space to relax in! I love the colors and coziness! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

  5. So pretty! We have a lot of cleaning up to do too, but we have had so much wind lately I hate to put anything out yet. HOpefully it won't be too much longer!

  6. So pretty! I don't think I would every leave that spot.
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. I have pinned this! It is a gorgeous space, I know you must love being out there all summer. I would be living out there! It is really beautiful!

  8. Breathtaking beautiful! I have pinned (I hope not too many)
    Going to use your backyard as inspiration for ours!
    Thank you for sharing this amazing out door space with us at TOHOT!

  9. What a awesome space! I will be borrowing ideas from you for mine. :)

  10. This is just amazing! You have obviously created the perfect space for gatherings and enjoying the summer nights. We are going to do lights on our patio this summer and I can't wait. They just change the atmosphere. Pinning.

    Thanks for joining Thoughts of Home. We love having you. :)

  11. Your outside haven is as lovely as your home!
    I am hoping to change out our little white lights to something more substantial like you have.
    Thank you for sharing at TOHOT!

  12. As a fellow Canadian, I can appreciate the wish for summer!! And who wouldn't with such a gorgeous spot to spend the fleeting warmth!!

    We put outdoor lights up last year too over our back deck. It creates such an inviting environment to enjoy a summer's evening.

    Thanks for sharing on Dishing It & Digging It!

  13. What an enchanting space! I am a bit late to the TOHOT party this week due to my college semester finals but I'm so glad that I didn't miss this. Have a wonderful week.

  14. What a great outdoor space! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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