Outdoor Ambiance

Since we moved into a house from a condo, we truly appreciate having our own outdoor space now.  We are able to have people over & light a fire, play some music, and just relax outside.  Late summer/early fall is the perfect time to throw an outdoor get together because it is a little cooler, less humid, and there are less bugs out.

To decorate an outdoor area, a little effort goes a long way.  I took plain old white Christmas lights and white lanterns that I found at a dollar store to make my deck look just a little more inviting. I also added IKEA lanterns to hang from the gazebo which were less than $5 each!

Pool Party

Hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July.  My day was filled with poolside spritzers, delicious barbecue food, and watching neighborhood fireworks.  We ended the night with a perfect 10pm dip in the pool which was very refreshing.  The great thing about the 4th falling on a Wednesday is the celebration all week until Sunday.  Since pool parties are such a popular event this time of year, I wanted to share my favorite pool party accessories.



{Just ordered one of these online for our late July pool party}

{pool party cupcakes}