If you follow me on Instagram you already have seen many sneak previews of what I’m about to show you guys today, a patio revamp.On week days I’m running errands and cleaning house. I want to spend as much qualityÂ time with The Guy on weekends, as much as possible and not worry about chores or laundry. It can wait. Weekends are for family time, and the past number of weeks we’ve been both outside here on the patio resting after our runs together, orÂ even having a bite to eat out here while the sun sets. It’s perfect.
Suppers on the patio, with our bistro set from O.Co made for the perfect way to end our weekend. Do you like what we’ve done with it? It was so bare before!Â We have been livingÂ in California over a year, and we had yet to invest in our outdoor space.Â I had no idea what to do with the place until I remembered when we lived in Canada we had this sweet little bistro set, and I wanted to do something similar outdoors, again.
That palm tree over there is real, mind you. Considering I kill every plant I’ve ever owned within a few weeks, I’m hoping for the best. So far so good, I bought the plant about 3 weeks ago, and it seems to be doing good thus far.
Entertaining outside in California doesn’t require too much planning seeing as the weather is predictable for the most part. Sunny skies throughout the day, with cool temp’s following dusk. All you’ll need to finish off the night is a couple of swallies, some music, and a blanket, then you’re set for an evening of fun on the patio.
Let’s chat about this UE Boom for a moment here. This portable bluetooth speaker is water resistant (it comes in a larger size that is 100% water proof, and yes you can chuck it in a pool and it won’t get damaged) isn’t that wild? This little speaker plays loud enough music to get us dancin’ and has incredible bass to it, and the battery life is good for up to 15 hours â€” which will bring you well into the morning if you’re having a grand ol’ party. Can I be invited to that one? As you can tell from the size of it in my hands, it’s easy to pop into your purse, suitcase or even bring it to the beach with you while you’re having a time with your friends this summer.
If I was made of money, I could buy up to 8 UE Boom speakers and sync them all together to create a completely wireless set of stereo speakers. I was chatting to the Logitech PR people at a tech event the other week, and one of the women mentioned that she used this in a family members home because their wiring system was outdated and simply placed a bunch of the UE Booms around the house for a party. Awesome, right?
The design of it is quite sleek, and they come in an array of colours including limited edition designs. The plus minus sign isn’t for decoration as I had originally though (duh moment right there), it’s for the volume. Go figure. Ha!
I bet you’ll be somewhat impressed to hear I made those floral lumbar pillows. I loved the H&M pillows but they were too large. I bought one of them anyway, and cut them down to a size I wanted, and used a lime green Ikea pillow cover to use as the backside. I’m impressed with myself, to be totally honest with you. But I wouldn’t recommend you ever using the product called heat & bond. Too much stress, and the pillows might bust apart at any minute. But for the meantime, I think they look decent.
Alfie and I have a grand time on the patio during the afternoons, I think he’s enjoying his perch a little too much. What do you guys think? I am probably being biased, but isn’t he the cutest dog you’ve ever seen?
Anyway, pop on over to my patio if you’re in the area! I might even make you a cuppa tea while you’re here :)
Disclaimer: Thanks to O.co & UE Boom for sending the items for me to re-vamp my patio in style!