Simple Late Summer Patio

Ever since I spruced up our patio last year, this has been my favorite place to relax in the evenings when the weather is nice. I added seating out here to create a gathering place, a coffee table made from old barn beams, and a gorgeous potting bench I designed and built that also doubles as a fantastic serving piece when we have company over. This is where the boys and I relax after school and practice their spelling words, where we watch our new puppy, Gunnar, run around the yard until his little legs get tired and he crashes into the grass, where I bask in the sun soaking up every last ounce of summer, and where we sit and eat ice cream after dinner and watch the lightning bugs start to illuminate the fields all around our little farmhouse.

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Outdoor Bar Cart

This post is sponsored by our friends at Wayfair // Our summer break is slowly winding down, and soon we’ll be busy with schoolwork and football practice and harvest on the farm. I swear, the summer months always seem to just fly right by! Jeremy and I are getting ready to have one last big bonfire at the farmhouse before summer ends, so I thought today would be the perfect time to share with you a little project that I’ve been working on for our newly decorated patio… a simple, yet elegant outdoor bar cart!

This gorgeous patio is perfect for summer entertaining! Learn how to create a simple, yet stunning outdoor bar cart for your next party!
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Simple Patriotic Dining Room

A few months ago I was shopping for the perfect blue and white quilt to go in my armoire (which I still have yet to find), and I spotted an old flag hanging in the corner. It was in good condition, but you could tell it definitely had some years on it. Even though I had no specific place to put the flag at our farmhouse, I brought it home with me with the idea that I would find a spot for it this summer.

As we head into 4th of July weekend, I thought this would be the perfect time to put together a little patriotic space in our home to support our soldiers near and far, past and present, as well as the beautiful country we live in. This is also a sneak peek of all the re-arranging we’ve been doing in our living and dining room!

Simple touches of red, white and blue give this farmhouse dining room the perfect patriotic feel.
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Simply Summer Home Tour

A cold glass of sweet tea sitting on the kitchen table, a pile of flip flops by the front door, chairs gathered around a bonfire in the backyard, and sunshine flooding our windows…

These are the sights of summer around our little farmhouse, and today I’m sharing my easy ideas for bringing laid-back, cozy summer style to any home. I am thrilled to be part of the Simply Summer Home Tour with Nina Hendrick, Birch Lane and Country Living, and at the end of this post you’ll find more inspiring ideas from other bloggers on this tour.

Welcome to summertime on the farm!

This beautiful, old farmhouse is ready for summer with fresh flowers, relaxed decor, and plenty of sunshine. Come take a tour!
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DIY Potting Bench with Decorative Roof

A few months ago, I never imagined our tiny, barren patio would be a place I would actually enjoy. With a little bit of elbow grease, a few DIY projects, and some new patio furniture, we completely transformed this space, and it is hardly recognizable now! (You can see the before and after here!)

We entertain friends out here in the evenings, relax in our cozy chairs while the kids run around the yard, and soak up the sunshine surrounded by my growing garden of potted plants and flowers. This patio might be one of my favorite makeovers to date! And one of the big reasons this makeover is at the top of my list is because of the huge, beautiful, and super versatile piece of furniture we built that became the focal point of the whole patio…

… this DIY Potting Bench!

This stunning DIY potting bench is full of charm and perfect for a deck or patio! Use it to hold pots and gardening tools or as a beverage cart when entertaining guests! Full how-to at LoveGrowsWild.com
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Outdoor Table Setting on the Farm

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of At Home. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love this time of year on the farm. The weather is finally warm and all the trees are starting to look full and green again after a long, cold winter. Right next to our big white barn in the backyard sits a beautiful tree that I’ve always thought would be the perfect place to have an outdoor dinner party. So a few weeks ago, that’s exactly what I did!

Learn how to create the perfect outdoor table setting with shopping and decorating tips from Liz Fourez. This view of her farm is stunning!

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