A big thank you to ShopStyle and Shutterfly for partnering with me on today’s post!
Hi friend! Now that Summer is nearly upon us, I’m so excited to share our backyard patio with you, along with very fun new al fresco dining collections from Shutterfly featuring Spoonflower artists! My kids get out of school this week, so cue the late nights, late mornings and routines that go out the window!
I’ve learned over the years to go with the flow and try not to lose my mind by the time summer is over! Honestly, I’m ready for the slower pace that Summer break brings and the chance to relax a bit. Life moves fast, so it’s important to chill when we can.
We’ve been in our new house for about 2 1/2 months and you’ve already seen the kitchen and living room tours, now it’s time to take you outside into the back patio. This house has more functional back patio space than our previous house and we use it all.the.time!
I love how it’s right outside our living room and it almost feels like an extension of that space.
For now, I’m using an ‘indoor’ table as our outdoor dining table and chairs that we already had.
I’m so happy to be partnering with Shutterfly on this post.
If you’re like me, you might be thinking of photo scrapbooks, graduation announcement and wedding invitations when you hear Shutterfly, and you’d be right. But Shutterfly has so much more to offer!
They have a new Outdoor Home Decor Collection that will blow your mind! It features new products including dinner plates and platters, cloth napkins, picnic blankets, outdoor pint glasses, pillows and more. This collection has over 2,000 unique designs, from over 150 Spoonflower artists.
You can tell that these talented, independent artists poured their creativity into these curated designs when you see the detail, colors and unique flair of each piece.
I literally browsed for over an hour at the gorgeous prints on the dinner/salad plates and platters alone! They have so many styles to choose from, including farmhouse, summer, botanical, contemporary, boho and novelty.
I honestly could have ordered several different styles and it was really hard to narrow it down to just two!
I tend to gravitate towards blue and our living room has touches of pale blue in the pillows on the sofa, so I leaned into that hue. Also, our living room has floor to ceiling glass sliding doors that open to the back patio, so I wanted to have a cohesive feel as you went from room to room.
They look beautiful together and the quality is also worth mentioning. These are plates that won’t just get one season of use, rather, we will enjoy them for many years to come.
Each salad plate is 8-inches in diameter and made of durable melamine that’s both scratch and impact resistant. You can put them in the dishwasher, but don’t microwave them.
They’re also non toxic, food safe and BPA free.
As for pillows, Shutterfly’s new collection has so many beautiful designs with every color of the rainbow to choose from. That’s another section you could lose yourself in!
I have the Laurel Leaf Stripe pillow in 18 x 18 on our back patio, but there are more sizes available. You can choose to have the print on both sides of the pillow and it comes fully filled and sewn closed.
Each pillow is mold and mildew resistant so you can keep them outdoors without having to worry about them getting ruined.
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We have already dined outside several times and really enjoy it! A few times, the kids ate outside while the grown ups ate in the dining room. Fun for everyone!
I’m looking forward to firing up the grill soon (we haven’t used it yet!), but there are cold drinks in the fridge! And honestly, what’s better than fresh, cold fruit on a hot summer day?!
I’ve been washing and chopping fruit and keeping it in the fridge already. Makes for an easy, ready-to-eat healthy snack!
What are you looking forward to most about Summer? Will you be dining al fresco? Even when it gets super hot, we love to eat ice cream and popsicles outside, and often go out in the early morning or late evening to enjoy the outdoors.
If you’re ready to shop the new Shutterfly Outdoor Collection, be sure to use my discount code when you check out!
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Now let’s go kick Monday’s booty!