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A Patio Ready To Brunch

You know how you have those things that are really important to you sometimes? When we were house hunting last year, one of the top items on my list was the yard and corresponding view. Reno has 300 days of sun a year and our family spends much of it outdoors. I was really hopeful we’d find a house with a little land and a lot of trees. Our backyard is one of the huge things that sold me on our new house. The property is filled with 23 awesome huge old trees, it is a dream! From cherry blossoms to a 60ft pine tree there is green everywhere. And if you can see just a bit in the distance you’ll notice mountains. We have a crazy pretty view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Basically I can see the bathing suits at Lake Tahoe. :) I didn’t really care how many times we had to offer on the house, this sealed the deal for me.

When we toured the property for the first time, it was a disaster. There were tree branches everywhere from years of neglect, the pavers were half destroyed, and there were about 2873 cigarette butts. We joked that had we been on Fixer Upper this house would have been called the ash tray house. Ha! After a couple weeks of clean up and an awesome partnership with Hayneedle, I am excited to say our patio is now ready to brunch. We will be brunching, dining, drinking and making s’mores in it for the rest of the summer! See more about my vision for it over on their blog.

Swing Chair

You’ll be able to find me any day right in this chair swing with a book in hand.

Raised Garden Beds

Or picking herbs from our new garden to hand to the hubby at the grill.

A Patio Ready To Brunch

A Patio Ready To Brunch

A Patio Ready To Brunch

Want to see the rest of the space? Hop on over to my Hayneedle style board where I am sharing about all my finds, like these extra wide dinning chairs that make me want to brunch for hours and my favorite ways to get a patio ready to brunch.

Brunch plates

A Patio Ready To Brunch

The lemonade serving set is one of my favorite details to date. I harness all the Betty Draper vibes when I get to set it out on the table for friends.

Herb planting

String lights

raised garden beds

The raised garden beds were a last minute purchase and I adore them so much. Not only do they keep the rabbits from devouring my herbs, but when we had a night that went below freezing in May (because Reno does that kind of thing), we just picked them up and brought them inside. It’s a perfect way to extend our planting season.

Cheers to a summer of brunch and fun.

PS. Here’s more of our patio.

A Patio Ready To Brunch

You know how you have those things that are really important to you sometimes? When we were house hunting last year, one of the top items on my list was the yard and corresponding view. Reno has 300 days of sun a year and our family spends much of it outdoors. I was really hopeful […]

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The Beauty of Dead (Flowers)

Flowers are pretty when they’re alive, but we cannot deny that there is something so lovely about them when they are “dead” too. Even when they are dead, they breathe life. They make wonderful additions to any party or gathering, but can also be super difficult to handle because of how fragile they are. So […]

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Triple Berry Popsicle

I love a good popsicle. Especially the kind that you can really taste the fruit in. Nothing is more refreshing as the weather warms up than chopped berries in sweet treat form. Adding not just one type of fruit, but 3 different berries to this popsicle takes it from ordinary to incredibly celebratory. The addition […]

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Tropical leaf garland

I’ve been dreaming about everything summer this week. The warmer evenings and the lack of spring break vacation have me yearning for a good trip to the tropics. While we wait for the season to change, I figure we can bring a little bit of the tropical vibe to Reno with this oversized funky leaf garland. The garland […]

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Mod Party Cocktail Napkins

Before dinner cocktails are always made better standing on a warm deck with pretty napkins underneath. Yay spring! I’ve partnered with Circut to create this modern fabric transfer over in the design space that will make spring cocktail napkins prettier. I’ve quickly fallen in love with my Cricut Explorer for creating unique design elements at home. These cocktail napkins […]

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