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Backyard DIY Ideas for Summer

(From clockwise) Porch daybed, Simple gazebo, S'mores kit, Backyard shower, Barrel tables, Giant alliums

Tis the season to be outside, and a fun place to experience the great outdoors doesn't have to be far from your own backyard.  Whether you're looking for a weekend project or just a quick and fun upgrade, be sure to check out some of our favorite DIY ideas for the backyard.
Porch daybed
Summer is all about lounging out in the sun and relaxing on the patio.  This weekend project is cheap provides a great place to relax outdoors.
Simple gazebo
Less traditional than the white wooden hexagon, this simple gazebo is up to date and carefree for a relaxing backyard living space. 
S'mores kit
Need we say more? Everybody loves s'mores, and this presentation is perfect for entertaining friends fireside.
Backyard shower
A fun idea for the kids or a great way to wash off the beach, plus who couldn't resist the charm of that ladder?
Barrel tables
These inexpensive yet gorgeous outdoor tables can be made using only a few supplies from the hardware store (fresh flowers not included).
Giant alliums
Backyards shouldn't be so serious! Add a little something whimsical by planting giant alliums in your outdoor botanical garden.

Summer Tablescape Inspiration

Coral, turquoise, and orange are all huge colors for the summer. Try these colors together for a happy combo!

Burlap tablecloth are great to add texture to your tablescape!  Add some flowers in mason jars and you have rustic charm.

Add a little foliage to the table!  Who doesn't enjoy fresh flowers or eating at a beautiful table?

Use gold flatware for a fancy impression. It's just like silverware, but nicer!

Get decked out in blue and throw in some chinoiserie. It's like tea with your grandmother but cooler!

If ever in doubt, just add purple! Purple flowers or a purple plate can bring that something extra to your table's color palette.

Black and white stripes can make a big impact on your tablescape. Use a striped runner or black and white plates for a classic look.

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival

This past weekend, our firm was happy to be a part of the first annual Tampa Bay Margarita Festival, hosted by Souza and Grand Marnier.  They had an interesting mix of flavors, from jalapeño to watermelon that were delish.  During the day there were tons of cool food trucks and at night there was even a fireworks show.  The weather was awesome and we are so happy to have been invited by the Tampa Bay Bloggers group.  It was a beautiful day for an outdoor celebration! 

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