Summer Backyard Dreaming

When I was growing up my parents had the best backyard with the perfect porch for family gatherings. During the summer we spent all of our time out there. We ate every meal out on the covered porch and spent hours just sitting in the cool summer nights enjoying the crisp summer nights in Colorado. In fact, my husband and I came to realize that we were going to get married out on that porch one spring night twelve years ago. That porch has so much history and is a magical place in my life.

Now that I'm the Mom, I want to create that magical oasis in my backyard for my kiddos. A place where they feel comfortable bringing their friends over, a place where we can gather as a family and just enjoy being together outside away from the plugged in world we live in. I have yet to create that place in my backyard. Living in Las Vegas, nice backyard living doesn't come as naturally. Our yards are typically surrounded by ugly cinder block walls with very small patches of grass surrounded by a sea of rock. Not exactly an ideal oasis like these…

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img source | little french garden house

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A girl can dream right? I've been shopping around trying to find the perfect patio furniture for my magical oasis for my family and I've found some fun items that I would like to use as the base element for my yard…

img source | sears simply outdoor living

Img source | sears simply outdoor living

I can just picture either of these pieces as a good start to my backyard living space for the family. I love the clean white and it would be so much fun to dress up with my own personal elements. I can just picture all of the fun that we can have out in our summer oaisis. Barbeques, slip-n-slide dates with friends, late nights under the stars with my sweetheart… I can't wait to get started!!

Now that I have shared what would turn my backyard into my perfect summer oasis, I want to know what you’ve done to transform your backyard into your oasis. One of my lucky readers will win a $25 Sears gift card!

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