Thursday, July 21, 2011

Just because

You know all of the inspiring outdoor spaces that you see on Pinterest_ at weddings_in magazines, well I dream of those kinds of spaces. How fun it would be to create them or just sit and "be" while in them. 

So I made up my mind that I was going to create one of those dreamy little spaces...
First, I made a cute fabric pennant_ then I gathered up some Mason jars and whatever else I could use from around the house_ I went out by the woods and found some old pieces of bamboo and made the stakes with jars attached that would hold flowers_ hung some Christmas lights_ grabbed an old frame that was laying around_ and brought out our kitchen table. 

We played some cards_ we ate spaghetti & drank orange Crush_ the neighbors stared and were like what the??_ but at the end of the day sometimes you just gotta take things into your own hands and do it just because_ ....and that's just what we did.



























 I have to say my hubs is one fantabulous man_ he helped me hang the lights/ haul the table & chairs out/ took pics/ cleaned up_ the fact that he has to endure my shinannigans and even helps out while going along with it is beyond me. He must love me, is all I know. 
Plus did I mention it was like 100+ degrees outside..yea, um if your thinking of creating an inspiring little space outside, my suggestion would be to wait til' it gets a little cooler, 
just saying....:)
I'm linking up with Gussy over at


Heather :)

18 comments:

  1. Popping over from Gussy's! I LURVE your pictures here! We just moved to our first apartment and have a really cute backyard that I've done nothing with! Need to get on it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. That outdoor space is amazing! And I love that you created it just because!!
    Stopping by from Gussy Sews :)

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  3. so pretty! i especially love the garland you made. and let me just say, you are SO PRETTY! :)

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  4. It's official: I'm moving to your house!!

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  5. Wow! Your space turned out beautifully!! And the pictures are gorgeous - I'm sure the neighbors were staring out of jealousy :)

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  6. oh my goodness...i am LOVING this idea! how cute are you and your family?!! thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Heather! Too cute! All I can say is living with Bubs taught the Holden boys patience cuz Nick has gone along with some crazy ideas I've had through the years too :) We are blessed girls to be married to them. Oh and that frame.. um.. we will be needing that for a certain upcoming big family event. So save room in the car for it when y'all pack. :)

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  8. I can't get over this! It is so inspiring and you did a beautiful job. I want to do it now! It looked very magical summer-esque.

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  9. I love the bunting! adorable!

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  10. what a great space! i think you need a permanent outdoor round table!

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  11. So cute!!! I love that you made the super inspiring online photos into something at your real life home! You did a great job and what great photos and memories you made! Looks like a fun family dinner! Stopped by from Gussy! :)

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  12. i love that you did this to create a special memory for your family! who cares if the neighbors think you're crazy....they probably secretly wish they had thought of it first! i'm so glad you linked up today so that i could find your blog, become a follower, and make a new friend!

    blessings deary,
    Andi

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  13. Totally impressed. The more I read about you the more I like you! just sayin.

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  14. this is soooooooooooooooo great!
    you had me at spaghetti and orange crush

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  15. I just love this - the whole thing! I love the spontaneity, and creativity of it. The photo of throwing the cards is just too cute!!

    And for being that hot outside (as it is here on the gulf coast) I would have looked melted...just sayin'! ; )

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