Outside

Yesterday had to have been the most beautiful Easter Sunday I can remember! Jolie and I spend the entire day outside! Little JoJo and I are dying to get outside on the daily! I’m thinking we’ve got lots of fun outside days ahead of us! It’s one of the few places she doesn’t prefer my lap over everything. She can run around the yard, and I can get some empty lap relaxing time!


 We’ve got a decent outdoor set up! (Don’t mind the terrible pictures. I didn’t get around to taking pictures until dusk when the lighting was poo.) I drug it all out of Winter storage yesterday. It’s comfortable and looks pretty good, but truth be told it was all kind of an afterthought. In the past we always tried to tackle too much at once and the outdoor space just didn’t take budget priority. I would have done a few things differently had we more time and money. Lesson learned! Outdoor spaces can look awesome, though. Here’s what I would do if I could do it all again! I still wouldn’t spend a lot of money….but I’d make some different choices!

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Click the picture to be linked to the website!

We currently have an Ikea outdoor sectional. It has since been discontinued and suddenly their sectionals got a WHOLE lot better! You really can’t beat the price for something that looks this nice. I’d so much rather have this one than ours. :/

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I LOOOOVE outdoor rugs! I’m not sure how practical it wold be for us since we don’t have a covered area, and it would get exposed to ALL the elements. I’d really like to try, though. We spend SOOOOO much time outdoors. I really want it to feel like a cozy living room.

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We have this IKEA umbrella and I wouldn’t change a thing about it! Except maybe get another one! I LOVE it! It’s huge ad provides so much shade. It’s a really great buy.

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I’ve always been sooooo tempted to take my Ikea poufs outside. I’m not quite done with them inside, though. If I could do it all over again I’d get some for outside! I’m not sure they are totally weather proof, so I’d likely try to seal them somehow.

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This wasn’t supposed to be a strictly Ikea post, and it’s bot totally, but it’s really hard to beat their outdoor furniture. It’s so affordable. I love this modern outdoor chair.

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Outdoor pillows are my FAV! It seems like I add a few every year. These guys are just too perfect though!

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These too!

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I really want some modern outdoor chairs. I might end up replacing our dining chairs this year. There’s nothing wrong with ours but they aren’t great. We got them on major end of season clearance a few years ago and they are nothing special. These white ones seem perfect. Modern and CHEAP!

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Ikea for the win again with this table.

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I’m a lantern FREAK! I LOVE lanterns.

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Have you browsed through Targets outdoor collection yet this year? DO IT! They have some seriously great pots!

There it is…my outdoor set up if I could have a redo!

 

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