Encouraging Hearts and Home-- Outdoor Living Space

I have been hard at work this past month trying to update our outdoor living spaces. We have a large deck and just under that a very large patio.  For the past three years our deck has been empty.  It gets full sun all day long and we stopped using it so I stopped decorating it.  This year I decided I wanted to update the look of both outdoor spaces and have been reading up on all sorts of outdoor decorating ideas.  As I am slowly transforming these two areas of our home I am just loving the changes.

We bought a new patio set and moved one of our tables up to the deck.  I found a few indoor/outdoor rugs that really brighten up the spaces and I've been painting just about anything and everything.  It will take some time to get both spaces finished but that's OK.  In the meantime we get to enjoy some cozy seating and really use both spaces.

All of my favorite posts today are about outdoor living.  Do you have an area for relaxing or hosting outside?

Welcome to Encouraging

Hearts & Home!

The Encouraging Hearts & Home Bloggers

Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home. We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light!
Linda at Apron Strings & Other Things
Amy at A Nest in the Rocks
***Each week, our co-hosts will each choose our favorite links, along with the most clicked link, and pin them to our Encouraging Hearts & Home Pinterest board. 

The most clicked post from last week's Blog Hop:

A few of my favorites included:

DIY Beach Towel Pillow Cover by Love My Little Cottage

Star Spangled Rustic Tray by The Scrap Shoppe Blog

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  1. Your outdoor space is lovely. We don't currently have a usable outdoor space, but I hope we do someday!
    Thanks for hosting!

    1. Thank you! I am loving our new set. It is so comfortable too.

  2. Thanks for hosting! This week I am bringing a BBQ Chicken and Smoked Gouda mac and cheese with Bacon, just for the adults! A Coca Cola BBQ Sauce for using on the grill and a Grilled Pork and Sweet Potato Kabobs that will delight everyone. Enjoy!

    1. OH I just love that BBQ Chicken and Smoked Gouda mac and cheese! Lots of yummy recipe ideas.


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