Summer in Florida can seem pretty dreadful. I’m guilty of saying “It’s so hot.” “I think I’m melting.” at least five times per day. I mean, I think my car registered a temperature of 96 degree before 10 AM this morning. Even so, being outside and enjoying our patio is still one of our favorite things to do (we just do it in the early morning and evenings with umbrellas and cold drinks).
When my friend Ursula from Home Made By Carmona invited me to participate in her Garden Party I was pretty excited because ever since we made over our patio this spring it’s become my favorite space to be, even in the hot summer months.
If you’ve been around my blog awhile you might remember what the patio looked like before.
This picture may jog your memory. It was a major eyesore and we never used it. In the spring it got a major facelift with the help of my good friends at The Home Depot [Full Patio Makeover].
Now, it’s the perfect outdoor retreat! I love sitting here in the mornings and enjoying my coffee before the crazy morning rush of getting my kids ready to be out the door for summer day camp.
We also love sitting around the table while Matt grills dinner. Nothing better than dinner on the grill in the summer time.
Part of our spring patio makeover was the addition of this amazing table set. I changed out the cushions from red to blue and I love it even more.
I keep the patio decor to a minimum because we get a lot of rain in the summer. We usually get a daily afternoon downpour that cools everything off. I did add a new, larger rug that happens to be an easy DIY project I’ll be sharing soon. I think it adds the perfect pop of color.
I love these big philodendron leaves. We have several plants in our backyard and I love clipping the leafs to decorate with.
It wouldn’t be a proper garden party without some vegetation. Potted plants and I don’t always get along but the ones in the backyard usually do pretty well because my husband is in charge of watering them. 🙂
That’s the end of my backyard tour but there’s still so many beautiful and inspiring outdoor spaces that you don’t want to miss. Just click the images below to see more! Also follow along on social media by searching #gardenparty!