I just realized I’ve shared very little of our backyard on the blog, even though our Horizontal Privacy Fence is one of my most-visited posts, so today is all about our hard-working backyard…the most-used space in our house during the Summer months!
We have direct sun all day long, so umbrellas are key! As are heat-tolerant plants like lantana and periwinkles. I also keep the garage fridge stocked with cold drinks and popsicles so everyone stays cool and hydrated, without having to trek through the house!
I recently upgraded our house numbers, and was thrilled to find these from Design Within Reach on eBay! Can you believe only $10 each, with a ton of finishes available?! That’s more than half off! It’s crazy how such a simple thing like house numbers can add so much chicness, but they really do! (Find the full Design Within Reach Outlet store here.)
(Sidenote: That’s not our real house address, we rearranged them for the photos! I don’t know if you’ve heard, but there are crazies on the internets! 😉
We’re missing the teen, who’s away at Summer Camp…he and his friends are usually found in the pool, too!
We have big plans to build more shady spots and update the stone and patio…but those are projects for another day! What backyard updates did you make for Summer? Adding flowers and new pillows was just the refresh our space needed.
And happy happy birthday to my darling Mama Sugarplum!! We love and cherish you so much, and I’m grateful for your love and friendship every single day!!
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*Photos by the talented Audrie Dollins. This post is created in collaboration with eBay, but all styles, ideas and backyard frolicking are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*