Monday, June 3, 2013

Outdoor Bliss 2013

Last week marked the first official heatwave of the season here in South Jersey.  For the first time in years we got to enjoy a seasonable Spring with cool temps up until Memorial Day which is the unofficial start of Summer around here.  People head "Down the Shore",  roadside produce stands abound with fresh Jersey sweet corn and tomatoes, and weekends are filled with BBQ's.  But for me the best part is getting to spend time outside with my family and friends.

Sprucing up our outdoor spaces is something I look forward to every year.  I love being outside, getting my hands dirty in the garden and decorating the front porch.

Welcome to our home!

The backyard is where we love to hang out the most in the Summer time.

What's your favorite thing to do this time of year??

Thanks for stopping by and have a Summerlicious week!

Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Budget Decorating Party at Creative Cain Cabin
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style


Rooms by Ann said...

I love your front porch. I miss the east coast. Your backyard looks like a great place for a party.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty place (front and back) to relax and enjoy good company. Thanks for sharing your pretty "outdoor spaces".
Cole is getting so big - seems like he was just born.
Have a great week.

Courtney said...

Your yard looks great. I would love to sit on your front porch!! Looks very comfy on your patio too. I love being outside this time of year.

Michele Smith said...

Looks like a wonderful place to relax and spend with family! Love your little banner. I love spending time outdoors during the summer. Late nights, fires, roasting marshmallows, picking berries, cooking out...Everything!!! Hope you have a great summer!

Melinda said...

You have a great front porch and
back patio. What a great area to
hang out in.

: o)

Debra Oliver said...

Hi Kim, you have some wonderful outdoor spaces. nothing like wicker for a front porch, and wow, that black pergola is fabulous!! thanks so much for the sweet comment, loved hearing from you!

Brandi said...

You have a beautiful home. Your front porch looks so welcoming. Your backyard is the perfect spot for a get together. Hope you have a wonderful summer!

Vel Criste said...

Hi Kim! Love your home! From the outside, it already looks so inviting! That milk can/sign is a great idea to welcome people, I have one of my own but currently use it as an umbrella stand, hmmm...;-). Of cours,e love your backyard with that gazebo of yours!!! Perfect spot to hang-ou! Thanks for visiting my blog, just added you on google+ too!

Stacey said...

What a beautiful facade your home has! I love it and you have the perfect back yard for some serious summer fun! Great pics too!