Budget-Friendly Outdoor Dining Plans

One of our most asked about pieces on our deck are our wood framed facing sofas. They are from World Market and ridiculously affordable at just $399 a pop. We got them last year, during one of their outdoor sales and spent just over $500 for both. We love them. I’m actually working on a post right now about how we keep them clean, so look for that this week, too. I linked to these sofas during one of World Market’s outdoor sales in a Casual Friday post, and received an email the next week from World Market, thanking us and seeing if we’d be interested in partnering on a project in the future. I was thrilled that so many of you snagged a good deal and we’re always up for making over spaces–so why not? Since our deck is pretty set as far as furnishings go, we asked if we could pay…

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Casual Friday

It’s been a jam-packed week and I’m feeling ready for a nap. I’m looking at you, Mother’s Day. At the beginning of this week, I had a surge of energy–at last! I cleaned everything from top to bottom and then shopped our house to rearrange a few things in the entry. I pulled this blue bench from our bedroom (where it was only collecting clothes daily) and the big round mirror (this one) from the guest room (where I moved the big mirror from Ikea that was in the entry), rolled up the vintage rug for Spring and Summer and now it feels so light and fresh. There’s nothing more exhilarating than playing musical chairs with all the stuff in your own house. With the One Room Challenge complete (thank you so much for all the love on that!) and the deck in a good place, and the bathroom renovation still on hold (we’re waiting…

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A Night In (On the deck!)

This special series is sponsored by Article. Once May hit and we were pretty sure the snow was over (#idaholife), we started working on pulling our furnishings out from storage and setting our deck up for the season. In addition to the planter boxes we recently built, we also added two of Article’s Sala white lounge chairs and their tall Grid basket in white (those leather handles–c’mon!) for easy-access blanket and pillow storage. From May until October, we live out here. We host parties and have dinner and lounge and play–it’s our main hub. In the spirit of A Night In, our ongoing quarterly series where we invite a handful of our favorite bloggers to share their home after the sun goes down (linked at the end of the post!), we wanted to share a few pictures from the first of many nights out this season. As the sun is just setting, Chris lights the fire and our…

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A Sweet, Serene and Sophisticated Nursery! | One Room Challenge – The REVEAL

For the last six weeks, we’ve been working on a nursery for the little girl we’re expecting this summer and today we’re so excited to share with you what it looks like now! This is our second time participating in the One Room Challenge (last time, we coincidentally tackled a bedroom for our other two daughters) and we’re so grateful Linda invited us to participate again. We actually had the pleasure of talking with her in this week’s podcast episode and we peeled back the curtain on pretty much everything pertaining to the ORC–you can listen right here! Let’s jump right in. Welcome to our new nursery!: Overall, we really focused on creating a room that was soft and serene, but sophisticated, too. After all, I’ll be spending almost as much time in here–haha. We added a lot of special, more permanent, touches to the space over the last six weeks; like all the molding…

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