Last week I shared our Southern Summer Adventure list and I am happy to report that we have already started crossing a few things off the list. While we have lots of fun things planned this summer, there will be many, many, many, nights we will spend at home this summer. With two littles it isn't exactly easy to scoot around town these days. So I gave our back porch a quick spruce up a few weeks back and I am excited to share it with you today.
I have big dreams for this space. I would love for it to become a true extension of the house as a screened in porch.
But that is for someday.
For today, it's all about making it comfortable for our family to hang out and in-home-date-nights. You know the ones I am talking about right? When you pour yourself a glass of wine and settle in to the comfort of your own home once the kiddos are down. Is there anything better?
What I realized when updating this space is that just a few small details can really go a long way. And of course, you don't have to spend much to achieve it.
This year, I didn't do much except add a few new small details.
The tree trunk side table is a new addition. Yes, I pulled over and heaved it into my trunk. My children really will think I am crazy someday.
This little detail hands down adds the most atmosphere to the space. It really makes the porch feel like a room and when it is dark it gives us great lighting.
This year I added this votive candelabra that my mom gave me. Candles are also a great way to add some inexpensive atmosphere lighting.
Sweet Bella normally isn't too far.
Another fun addition is the "kid zone".
I wish I could invite each of you over to hang on the porch and catch up! But since we can't, I would love to hear what you are up to this weekend.
Happy weekend, make it fun!
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