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Spring Front Porch

Hello all! Today I'm asking for a little favor. For the past few weeks, I've been working behind the scenes on revamping the Satori blog. This summer, I'll be rolling out a new look with new features that I hope will make your experience here even better. After receiving feedback on the Satori Facebook Page earlier this year, I added more outdoor decorating and gardening posts as a result this spring. My goal is to always be in touch with … [Read more...]

Our Sunday Best Showcase- Link Party #20

sunday best showcase link party, every sunday at 8am CST

Hello and welcome to Our Sunday Best Showcase, the weekly link party I host alongside Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs, Aimee from Twigg Studios and Nicolette from Momnivore’s Dilemma and Ink and Sky. This week, I shared the details of our outdoor oasis party where you can enter for your chance to win a Pier 1 Imports gift card!   A big thank you to those of you who joined the link party last week! Each week, I share … [Read more...]

Summer Entertaining- Outdoor Oasis Party + Giveaway!

Outdoor Oasis Party

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. As soon as the weather turns warm, we spend as much time outside as possible. I like to think of our backyard as an extension of the rest of our house. It's an oasis where we can escape the busyness of life, take time to rejuvenate, and reconnect with … [Read more...]

Our Sunday Best Showcase- Link Party #19

Kitchen- Pudel Design

Welcome to Our Sunday Best Showcase! Are you ready to share your projects? Remember, link up once and it will show up on 6 blogs, including A Pretty Life in the Suburbs, Twigg Studios, Momnivore’s Dilemma, Ink and Sky and, of course, this one. Before we get to today's party, I'd love for you to check out what I've been up to the past while. Garden Themed Hostess Gift Outdoor Lounging Area Salvaged Bench Container Garden Party F … [Read more...]

Outdoor Extravaganza Paint Project Picks

Aqua Vintage Drink Cart

Happy Monday! Can you believe it's June already? We had a late start to spring, but I'm happy to see everything is finally greening up. I always look forward to this time of year when our crabapple tree goes into bloom. So pretty! A big thank you to everyone who shared their Outdoor Paint Projects at the Outdoor Extravaganza last week. So many inspiring ideas! Today, I thought I’d share some of the most popular projects. Vintage Metal … [Read more...]

Our Sunday Best Showcase- Link Party #18

sunday best showcase link party, every sunday at 8am CST

Happy June! The grass is green, the trees are blooming and the sun is shining. What could be better? It's time for Our Sunday Best Showcase. If you're new here, be sure to get acquainted with my weekly co-hosts, Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs, Aimee from Twigg Studios and Nicolette from Momnivore’s Dilemma and Ink and Sky. This past week, I shared my salvaged bench makeover and hosted the last part of the Outdoor Extravag … [Read more...]

Outdoor Extravaganza- Share Your Outdoor Paint Projects!

Weathered Chippy Bench Makeover

It’s the final installment of this year’s Outdoor Extravaganza, paint projects! Finally, the weather cooperated this past week and I was able to put in some good hours outside. At the end of each Outdoor Extravaganza I can’t believe how much progress everyone has made! Sometimes all it takes is a little accountability to finally get projects crossed of the to-do list, wouldn’t you agree? Yesterday, I showed you what I did with the bench I salva … [Read more...]

Weathered Bench Container Garden

Weathered Bench Container Garden_3

A couple summers ago, I discovered two weathered benches in an old shed at my parents' farm that I decided to bring home with me. I managed to paint the larger one a bright yellow color for the Outdoor Extravaganza last year, and it eventually made its way to our front porch. The other smaller sized bench ended up being shoved under our deck and somewhat forgotten about. Last week, I finally pulled it out in an attempt to give it new life as part … [Read more...]

Outdoor Extravaganza Top Decorating Picks

orange cooler:drink cart

Happy Memorial Day to my friends south of the border! I hope you're enjoying your long weekend. For me, the past few days have been a whirlwind of projects and hosting an outdoor party (I'll be sharing the details of that very soon)! A big thank you to everyone who shared their Decorating Projects at the Outdoor Extravaganza last week! So much inspiration, as always! Today, I thought I’d share some of my favorite projects from the party along w … [Read more...]