My daughters welcomed spring with a splash. But as they joyfully jumped into the pool for the first time this season, I took a look at our neglected porch. Layers of spring pollen and filth covered everything. After some serious cleaning, the patio was once again a clean slate. In partnership with Better Homes and Gardens for Walmart, I shopped for new accessories and now we are ready for outdoor entertaining.
For as much time as we spend eating outside, I’ve never had “outdoor dishes.” So I used this opportunity for a spring refresh to pickup my very own set of melanine plates, bowls and cups. BHG for Walmart has a variety of styles and colors to choose from. I love blue and aqua, so I created a mix and match set of blue and aqua dishes that included:
I love the blue and aqua design so much, we might start eating dinner on these inside. They are so much prettier than our plain white dishes. Bonus, they are dishwasher safe too!
Not only does the cheerful tablecloth look pretty, but I’ll tell you a secret… it hides dirt. Under that cloth is a tempered glass table, and while I regularly wipe it down it always looks dirty because I don’t take the time to clean the underside of the table each time. It only takes a day or two to get dirty this time of year, so a pretty cloth is the perfect way to hide away the dirt. (Next time, I would buy a solid table!)
Remember when Gaston sings, “I use antlers in all of my decorating” in Beauty and the Beast? That’s me, except I use owls in all of my decorating. And I love that BHG for Walmart seems to agree with my love for owls since they keep coming up with new cute ways to decorate with owls. You can find owls in my home office, bedroom, kitchen, living room, bathroom, etc. Now that I think about it, I am not sure if there is a room in our house without owls.
Because I wanted to bring a little more color to the table, I made this white owl tea light holder serve a dual purpose as a vase by inserting a small glass jar. The bamboo lazy Susan is also from BHG for Walmart.
If you are looking for me this summer, this is where I will be. From this shady vantage point I can oversee my daughters’ water ballet and diving contests. From my personal lifeguard station I’ll be sipping on cucumber water — my favorite treat on a super hot day. Won’t you pull up a chair and join me?
After taking note of our faded and worn beach towels I decided to add some bright new towels to our stash. BHG for Walmart has tons of new styles of beach towels to choose from and they are the nice extra-large ones too.