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Outdoor Living Ideas

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Outdoor Living Ideas

It’s time for another round with my southern friends! Today we’re all sharing outdoor living ideas, I will link their blogs at the end of the post.  I know you’re going to want to check them all out 🙂

#outdoorliving #summertime #deck #porch #summer #bhg #homesandgardens

I was thinking the other day about how much time we spend outside.  In the summer, I think we’re outside more than we’re in.  I want my outdoor spaces to as inviting as the inside of my house.  There’s a little more upkeep outside, but it’s totally worth it.

Today I’m sharing some of the ways I make outdoor living more fun and affordable.  Most everything here today was thrifted, free or found at a deep discount…my favorite way to spend money!

Outdoor Living 1. I decorate with personalized pillows, like this crab pillow cover.  We don’t live on the beach, but I love coastal decor.

outdoor living 32. I serve drinks in pretty blue mason jars.  Even plain old water looks more refreshing with a lime slice and a colorful straw!

outdoor living 43.  We love  grilled pizza…even if  it’s a frozen pizza, it makes life even easier. Have a lazy meal on the porch.

Outdoor living3. Create outdoor art with using an old picket fence or a found pallet.  You hang art inside, why not outside?

Outdoor Living4. Outdoor rugs, outdoor pillows and outdoor prints create a cozy spot. Bonus points, for being weather proof.

raspberry perfect for porch sipping5. Another refreshing idea, create a big mason jar of infused water.

tealight holder gold and green and stackable6. Recycle a few cans and create cute votive candle holders…almost free!  And you can paint them any color to coordinate with  your decor.

Fresh Flowers in watering can7. Having a few people over for a cookout?  Grab some grocery store flowers and a watering can, instant centerpiece.

Spray paint a ceramic garden seat.8. Ceramic stools are everywhere.  They make a great side table.  This one was bargain find and all I did was spray painted it.

Grilled Nectarines and Peaches Recipe9. For a quick dessert, throw some fruit on the grill!  Check out my recipe for these right here.

stump table10. If a tree falls in your neighbors yard, beg for a couple logs!  They make perfect tables, all the details here.

Diy Banner11. Before you donate those clothes, create a quick no-sew banner!

How to dry hydrangeas12. Plant your favorite flowers, so you can cut a few whenever you need  them.

I hope I gave you a few refreshing affordabke ideas!

Be sure to visit my friends!

At Home With The Barkers

Top This Top That

Daisy Mae Belle

Our Southern Home

Outdoor living #budget #outdoorliving #diyprojectsSharing at: Fox Hollow Cottage



  1. Your ideas are great and awesome. As you are saying, we live outside rather than inside in summer, this is right and mostly people are sit outside in the morning and evening for taking tea, coffee and so on. If your outside area will be beautiful, then it always makes our day good and great. Outdoor always increase the value of home.

  2. LOVE it ALL Debbie!! I’m on my way over to visit with you in your gorgeous outdoor space!! Thanks so much for sharing at the Fun in the Sun Linky Party! I featured you today!

  3. Oh my word! I had no idea you made a stump tables too! Yours are beautiful, Debbie!! I love the frozen pizza idea too!! 😉 Hand me a cold beer and frozen pizza slice and Ill be happy for hours.

  4. Great ideas, Debbie! Your outdoor spaces are so inviting. I’d love to sit on your pretty porch and enjoy a refreshing beverage served in a mason jar.

  5. What a wonderful porch you have! This was a great post loaded with ideas!

  6. Beautiful porch Debbie… and so full of great summertime ideas!
    Hugs, Gee

  7. Debbie – I just adore your colorful and perfectly decorated on a budget outdoor space!!! And those drinks in blue mason jars truly do look so extra refreshing! Wish I could stop by and hang with you out there as we munch on grilled pizza …

    🙂 Linda

  8. Debbie,
    Everything about your porch is just perfect!!! I love everything about it! I really need to make that flag for our beach house and so want that crab pillow! So wonderful sharing each month with you! ~Christy

  9. What a beautiful space! I love it all!

  10. So many AMAZING ideas! LOVE that flag! I think I’m going to have to make one! Life to the full! Melissa

  11. everything is fabulous and so summery!!! i want some grilled peaches please!

  12. So many great ideas Debbie! Your porch is beautiful and looks like it would have cost a fortune. Have a great day ~Sonya

  13. your porch is rocking it for summer. i just love that pallet flag…perfection. I am coming over. like right now.

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