Outdoor Summer Decor
Happy summer, friends! With our recent move I am LOVING having a full patio and yard. It has quickly become one of my favorite places to hangout in at our house. It took me longer than I was hoping to get it all together but it’s (almost) there! One of my favorite items is the washable outdoor rug. My kiddos have already dumped plates of food and popsicles all over this sucker and I love being able to pop it in the washer.
Our actual furniture (the wood pieces) are custom made pieces we’ve had for a while. Doc had them done for the roof space from our previous home and we took them with us when we moved. I love them but good god are they heavy and they have to be stained every year.
If you have been watching my stories at all you’ll see I have a love hate relationship with gardening… and by love hate I mean I am basically killing everything I’ve planted thus far. My new favorite trick is mixing in faux plants with my real plants so it looks halfway decent 😂 . I also am LOVING my ‘faux fence’ I hung on the side of the house for decor. It looks extremely real and really makes the space pop! My boxwood planters and table center pieces (succulents) are all artificial… aka thriving 😆 .
Hope some of these items help get your outdoor space together for the brief, but amazing, summer that Chicago has! Most importantly, I hope you enjoy the photos of Lincoln’s facial expressions/personality below.