One item on our Summer Bucket List that was probably the most for me: Pretty up our back porch, and then live there on summer evenings. It had become a mish-mash of weird furniture and odds and ends that couldn't find a place inside the house, and it was hurting my summer buzz. So, we cleared everything out and started again.
The table, chairs, and string of pretty party lights are all from Target. The benches were put together almost entirely from scrap wood in our shed. (Sweet Husband only had to buy a few screws and a 4x4. I swear we could build an ark out of the pile of wood out there!) And the rest is just bits and bobs we already had.
I considered an outdoor rug and pillows and maybe even some pretty place-mats. But truthfully, between "Muddy Paws Moe" and my "The World is My Napkin" Kid, those softer touches just don't make sense right now. Maybe in a few years.
For now, I'm just tickled to be enjoying dinners outside again.