Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Chic & Glam Garden Party Tour 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Chic & Glam Garden Party Tour 2016

When Ursula from Home Made by Carmona invited me to be part of her Garden Party blog hop, I was a bit shocked since around that timeframe I had gone onto my back patio for the first time since Spidergate (long story that basically involved me hysterically screaming about a spider on me and threatening divorce since my husband was of no help during this life or death crisis...ok, it wasn't that serious in hindsight) and discovered my succulent had died.

Yay, me. #blackthumb (The boxwood featured in the pics below is faux, by the way, and it lights up at night via hidden batteries!) But, that being said, I do love our backyard and am going to share a few pictures of it. We got new furniture this spring and it’s been lovely. 

Outdoor patio set and decor in a beautiful brown and beige/ivory color palette with pops of color. | via monicawantsit.com

Being out here reading magazines and listening to music is one of my favorite things to do. Daniel loves to relax out here and enjoy his craft beers. I also love that Pee Wee has plenty of spots to perch on to keep me company.

Outdoor patio set and decor in a beautiful brown and beige/ivory color palette with pops of color. | via monicawantsit.com

The coffee table and ottomans really make this a versatile set. Honestly though, I think I’ll enjoy it more in the fall when hopefully there’s less heat and spiders. Oh and frogs.

Outdoor patio set and decor in a beautiful brown and beige/ivory color palette with pops of color. | via monicawantsit.com

A new plant stand turned grilling station is the perfect portable solution for keeping our outdoor grilling necessities on hand in an organized fashion. We now have both a charcoal and gas grill, so my BBQ lovin' heart is happy.

Genius idea! Use a plant stand as a grilling station to hold all the things you need for outdoor entertaining, grilling and dining. | via monicawantsit.com

Notice Pee Wee patiently waiting for some chicken. He’s such a ham.

Genius idea! Use a plant stand as a grilling station to hold all the things you need for outdoor entertaining, grilling and dining. | via monicawantsit.com

Our dining table moved off the back patio and onto the grass near the pond. The large cabana striped umbrella keeps us cool in the hot Texas summers.

A gorgeous black, white and coral outdoor/backyard dining set-up. I love the everyday glam look this set has. | via monicawantsit.com

I love dining al fresco and seeing pretty birds playing in the pond and listening to Pee Wee bark at who knows what, honestly.

A gorgeous black, white and coral outdoor/backyard dining set-up. I love the everyday glam look this set has. | via monicawantsit.com

Our front porch is about 3x3 feet, so no pretty pictures of a porch or a legit garden (for obvious reasons) to showcase here, BUT there are so many lovely bloggers showcasing their beautiful outdoor spaces thanks to Ursula. Use the links below to show them some love!


Do you enjoy being outdoors?

You all are always welcome at my house—I’ll have sweet tea ready for you. Be back tomorrow with a Pottery Barn inspired DIY that'll save you money!

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17 comments:

  1. Amazing!!!!! I love the patio set. I really need to step up my patio game. The rug is so beautiful. Love the details in black. The plant stand turned grilling station is so smart!

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  2. Beautiful space! I could snuggle up with Pee Wee on that sofa and enjoy some BBG - I'll be over this weekend ;)
    Debbie

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  3. Gorgeous! Sheesh girl, you make everytute hing look so posh! :)
    Um...hullo cute dining setting! <3 <3

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  4. Love your patio furniture!! Seriously, it looks so inviting.

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  5. Oh my gosh yes! This is absolutely lovely. I am adoring that grilling station idea. <3

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  6. Everything looks so inviting and cozy. I love that patio set! I think I need to find a plant stand to turn into a grilling station, that's awesome!!

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  7. So cozy and inviting, Monica! Are those glass pineapple lanterns I see? How gorgeous are those!!

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  8. Girl, you crack me up! My husband would be the one freaking out about the spider in our relationship...but shhhh, don't tell him I told you that! LOL ! I love your backyard! You have done so much to your home and it looks stunning.

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  9. Ha! Spidergate! Everything looks so nice now sans the spiders ;) Happy summer!!

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  10. Ahh... black and white stripes - a girl after my own heart! <3 And I'm right there with ya - #blackthumbsmatter Thanks for sharing your beautiful space! xo

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  11. What a beautiful place! I would be out there grillin' & chillin' every day:-) Enjoy!

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  12. I'm obsessed with the black and white stripes and glam details on the table! And seriously, spiders and other creepy crawlies should NOT wander into our outdoor spaces. :)

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  13. Such a beautiful patio! I totally understand your hatred of spiders too! Hopefully there aren't anymore out there cause I'm sure you want to be out there all the time now! <3

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  14. What a gorgeous space Monica! I really love the idea of using that plant stand as a grilling station. So smart!

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  15. I'm so glad to read there's another blogger with a black thumb, LOL! The struggle is real... ;) Love your patio and dining area. I love the white cushions with the black piping! Do you remember where you got them? Thanks for being part of the Garden Party! XO

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  16. Oh my gosh, I love the B&W stripes!! And the seating all looks so cozy :) Oh, and psssht, NOBODY but Gill's can keep anything alive down here right now!

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  17. You would never know the boxwood is faux! Such a pretty outdoor space. Spiders or not.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Chic & Glam Garden Party Tour 2016

When Ursula from Home Made by Carmona invited me to be part of her Garden Party blog hop, I was a bit shocked since around that timeframe I had gone onto my back patio for the first time since Spidergate (long story that basically involved me hysterically screaming about a spider on me and threatening divorce since my husband was of no help during this life or death crisis...ok, it wasn't that serious in hindsight) and discovered my succulent had died.

Yay, me. #blackthumb (The boxwood featured in the pics below is faux, by the way, and it lights up at night via hidden batteries!) But, that being said, I do love our backyard and am going to share a few pictures of it. We got new furniture this spring and it’s been lovely. 

Outdoor patio set and decor in a beautiful brown and beige/ivory color palette with pops of color. | via monicawantsit.com

Being out here reading magazines and listening to music is one of my favorite things to do. Daniel loves to relax out here and enjoy his craft beers. I also love that Pee Wee has plenty of spots to perch on to keep me company.

Outdoor patio set and decor in a beautiful brown and beige/ivory color palette with pops of color. | via monicawantsit.com

The coffee table and ottomans really make this a versatile set. Honestly though, I think I’ll enjoy it more in the fall when hopefully there’s less heat and spiders. Oh and frogs.

Outdoor patio set and decor in a beautiful brown and beige/ivory color palette with pops of color. | via monicawantsit.com

A new plant stand turned grilling station is the perfect portable solution for keeping our outdoor grilling necessities on hand in an organized fashion. We now have both a charcoal and gas grill, so my BBQ lovin' heart is happy.

Genius idea! Use a plant stand as a grilling station to hold all the things you need for outdoor entertaining, grilling and dining. | via monicawantsit.com

Notice Pee Wee patiently waiting for some chicken. He’s such a ham.

Genius idea! Use a plant stand as a grilling station to hold all the things you need for outdoor entertaining, grilling and dining. | via monicawantsit.com

Our dining table moved off the back patio and onto the grass near the pond. The large cabana striped umbrella keeps us cool in the hot Texas summers.

A gorgeous black, white and coral outdoor/backyard dining set-up. I love the everyday glam look this set has. | via monicawantsit.com

I love dining al fresco and seeing pretty birds playing in the pond and listening to Pee Wee bark at who knows what, honestly.

A gorgeous black, white and coral outdoor/backyard dining set-up. I love the everyday glam look this set has. | via monicawantsit.com

Our front porch is about 3x3 feet, so no pretty pictures of a porch or a legit garden (for obvious reasons) to showcase here, BUT there are so many lovely bloggers showcasing their beautiful outdoor spaces thanks to Ursula. Use the links below to show them some love!


Do you enjoy being outdoors?

You all are always welcome at my house—I’ll have sweet tea ready for you. Be back tomorrow with a Pottery Barn inspired DIY that'll save you money!

SaveSaveSaveSave

17 comments :

  1. Amazing!!!!! I love the patio set. I really need to step up my patio game. The rug is so beautiful. Love the details in black. The plant stand turned grilling station is so smart!

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  2. Beautiful space! I could snuggle up with Pee Wee on that sofa and enjoy some BBG - I'll be over this weekend ;)
    Debbie

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  3. Gorgeous! Sheesh girl, you make everytute hing look so posh! :)
    Um...hullo cute dining setting! <3 <3

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  4. Love your patio furniture!! Seriously, it looks so inviting.

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  5. Oh my gosh yes! This is absolutely lovely. I am adoring that grilling station idea. <3

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  6. Everything looks so inviting and cozy. I love that patio set! I think I need to find a plant stand to turn into a grilling station, that's awesome!!

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  7. So cozy and inviting, Monica! Are those glass pineapple lanterns I see? How gorgeous are those!!

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  8. Girl, you crack me up! My husband would be the one freaking out about the spider in our relationship...but shhhh, don't tell him I told you that! LOL ! I love your backyard! You have done so much to your home and it looks stunning.

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  9. Ha! Spidergate! Everything looks so nice now sans the spiders ;) Happy summer!!

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  10. Ahh... black and white stripes - a girl after my own heart! <3 And I'm right there with ya - #blackthumbsmatter Thanks for sharing your beautiful space! xo

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  11. What a beautiful place! I would be out there grillin' & chillin' every day:-) Enjoy!

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  12. I'm obsessed with the black and white stripes and glam details on the table! And seriously, spiders and other creepy crawlies should NOT wander into our outdoor spaces. :)

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  13. Such a beautiful patio! I totally understand your hatred of spiders too! Hopefully there aren't anymore out there cause I'm sure you want to be out there all the time now! <3

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  14. What a gorgeous space Monica! I really love the idea of using that plant stand as a grilling station. So smart!

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  15. I'm so glad to read there's another blogger with a black thumb, LOL! The struggle is real... ;) Love your patio and dining area. I love the white cushions with the black piping! Do you remember where you got them? Thanks for being part of the Garden Party! XO

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  16. Oh my gosh, I love the B&W stripes!! And the seating all looks so cozy :) Oh, and psssht, NOBODY but Gill's can keep anything alive down here right now!

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  17. You would never know the boxwood is faux! Such a pretty outdoor space. Spiders or not.

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