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Summer outdoor living updates

There are so many fun things to do in Summer! One of my favorite activities of this season is to have a relaxing dinner on our patio. When it is not that hot outside, we enjoy weekends making BBQ and watching the little ones play around. Summer outdoor living updates are my top priority these days and today I’ll be sharing with my HomeGoods blogger friends, some great tips for this season.

Out with the weathered pillows, in with the new

The pillows on our dining chairs were one of the first things I wanted to tackle on our patio. Becuase these have been sitting outside under the sun and rain, they were worn out and discolored. I found at HomeGoods a set of 4 gray pillows at an amazing price. To mix things up I added 2 more chair pillows with patterns for the end chairs. The cushioning of these is amazing as well as the quality of the fabric.

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Under the umbrella, ella, ella…

It was about time that I placed an umbrella over our dining table. You guys don’t have an idea of how many times we’ve been under this unforgivable sun in South Florida. I found at HomeGoods this amazing sand color umbrella that opens to 9′ wide! Now it is truly a pleasure to sit here under this shade!

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Refreshing blue setting

I shared a couple of weeks back a tutorial on how to make some summer-inspired charger plates (find it here). I’m using these again here with combining them with melamine plates in different tones of blue. Both dinner and salad plates have different patterns that I love mixing with the raw cane for a fun and refreshing look.

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To repeat the blue color, I added some napkins in a darker tone and used some leftover cane material as napkin rings.

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All the melamine plates, fabric napkins, fun plastic cups, and bamboo flatware were amazing finds from HomeGoods.

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Centering it all

In summer I like to keep the centerpiece simple. I found at HomeGoods a set of hurricane candle holders wrapped in cane and fell in love with them. I couldn’t believe how these mixed perfectly with the charger plates I’m using.

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A driftwood piece and a beautiful wood lantern created a great visual balance over the table. To bring a little bit of color, I added some branches from our tree with mangos still hanging from them. If you’re trying a similar look over your table, any seasonal (and regional) fruit or flower will look amazing.

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Now that this diner area is finished and the sun is setting later these days, we’ll have plenty of time for enjoying our weekends with the family. It is truly amazing how some small changes can create a huge impact. Are you ready for spending summertime in the outdoors?

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I’m sure many of you are excited about this new season. And to keep that excitement flowing, go visit my friends for more amazing summer outdoor decor ideas:

Michael from Inspired by Charm

Lizbeth from Home And Fabulous

Jessica from Four Generations one Roof

Courtney from French Country Cottage

Amy from Crazy Chic Design

Don’t forget to enter this HomeGoods $100 gift-card giveaway! See the details below:

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    June 21, 2018 at 10:56 am

    I love the whole design.

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    June 21, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    I love how you created your whole back yard with all those simple HomeGoods touches, it is beautiful Gloribel … and I hope to be able to add charm to my back yard too and HomeGoods never disappoints right?

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    Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
    June 21, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    I love it all! The blue is so refreshing!

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    June 21, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    I bring spring in by adding pretty flowers around my house.

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    Lou Clifton
    June 21, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Love the chargers what a great idea.

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    June 21, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    I would get a new comforter if I won this! Thanks for the chance!

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    June 21, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Love, love, love this.

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    Cristie Hooker
    June 21, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Love your site! Will return!

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    Nicole Zerbini
    June 21, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    I love changing out and adding new colorful throw pillows with each changing season.

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    Jo Lynne Navarro
    June 21, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Love the whole outdoor post. Great Design

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    June 21, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Love seeing how you decorate for outdoors in south Florida. Looking forward to revamping my yard.
    I bring spring into my house with a fresh set of cut flowers!

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    Kathy Beltran
    June 21, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    I absolutely love your beautiful tablescape! The textures and patterns and gorgeous.

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    June 21, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    How beautiful. Enjoy it.

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    June 21, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    I use flowers to bring spring into my home 🙂

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    June 21, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Hi Gloribell! What a pretty name! Just discovered your blog. I live in South Florida too! I am working on my patio also. Although, yours is gorgeous! I love the blues and your table decor! HomeGoods is definitely one of my go to stores! I would say at least 75% of my decor is from there! Nice to meet you and I look forward to browsing your site.

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    June 21, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    I bring spring into my home by using nests, birds, and butterflies mixed with shells and driftwood. I know it sounds wonky, but my style is coastal. I found a dough bowl at an antique store and painted it aqua. Then I also found these beautiful cloth napkins with blue birds and touches of aqua that went perfectly with my dough bowl. I added melamine aqua plates with shells and the cute miniature birds, bees, and butterflies.

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    Kelly D
    June 21, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    I bring spring into my home by brightening the colors I use on my tablecloth and curtains.

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    Stephanie Crane
    June 21, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    My husband brings me a bouquet of flowers every other week to keep on our kitchen table. It really brings a pop of color and spring feel into the home!

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    June 22, 2018 at 12:05 am

    I just found you blog. I love getting fresh new ideas and I love Home Goods!

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    starla b
    June 22, 2018 at 12:16 am

    Such a beautiful patio, Gloribell! I absolutely love all of the details and the rocks. I can’t wait to spruce up my patio with some new cushions which I need desperately! I love to add in pops of colors for Spring and Summer, along with decorative accents!

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    Christina Almond
    June 22, 2018 at 12:37 am

    I love bringing fresh colors and pretty pastels into decor during the spring! I love fresh spring flowers as well–they just make me feel better!

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    June 22, 2018 at 12:46 am

    Thank-you for the inspiration, A winning gift card would assist our finishing touches to our family room!! Home Goods is fantastic!!

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    June 22, 2018 at 12:52 am


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    June 22, 2018 at 1:24 am

    Thank-you for sharing your space. We love Home Goods!! Working on a family room that could use a little Home Goods love on the walls!

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    Jen H
    June 22, 2018 at 1:43 am

    I bring spring in by putting pretty clippings from trees in jars. I also throw open the windows for sweet fresh air!

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    June 22, 2018 at 7:41 am

    I bring spring into my home by swapping out throw pillows with bright colors and adding new plants around!

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    Sally Christiansen
    June 22, 2018 at 7:52 am

    I bring spring in by using brighter colors in pillows and flowers, you have to have flowers.

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    Lisa Babs
    June 22, 2018 at 7:55 am

    I don’t bring spring/summer into my house right now much other than opening the windows (which after the winter we have is always a wonderful change of pace) and occasionally having fresh flowers. BUT we want to do over our deck which would give us a new space to go and relax during spring and summer. The homegoods card could help us with planters and other items to make the deck feel like an extension of our home.

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    June 22, 2018 at 8:00 am

    It looks so inviting, I love it! I bring spring into my home just by putting away blankets and winter pillows and bringing in lighter things.


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    June 22, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Perfect! Home Goods makes me happy! I always find inspiration when I walk through their doors! I love your centerpiece! I need to find those hurricane candles holders! Thanks for sharing!

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    Robin L Black
    June 22, 2018 at 8:29 am

    I love your outdoor tablescape with the mix of blue’s and natural elements. I love Home Goods!

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    June 22, 2018 at 8:29 am

    I love the table setting, looks so pretty with the blue/white colors. Home Goods could definitely help me get this look!

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    Deb Wostmann
    June 22, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Just gorgeous.

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    Susan M.
    June 22, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Gardening gloves and trowel and flats and flats of flowers!

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    Marie Muckey
    June 22, 2018 at 8:51 am

    I buy fresh flowers and use pastel colors as accents.

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    June 22, 2018 at 9:00 am

    As much as I love fresh flowers in the spring. I love the selection of faux flower arrangements at Home Goods. There in every room of my home. Love them. Thank you for the chance, Gloribell. <3

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    June 22, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Love your outdoor dining area!! It’s just what I’ve been dreaming for in my own back yard.

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    Anna Pry
    June 22, 2018 at 9:06 am

    fresh linens and pillows, flowers and pink!!

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    June 22, 2018 at 9:13 am

    flowers – inside and out.

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    carolyn montgomery
    June 22, 2018 at 9:15 am

    i love the umbrella, no hole in the center of the table. to me spring means fresh flowers and lots of fruit.

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    Debra A Wise
    June 22, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Love how you decorated your outdoor area. It looks so inviting. the placemats are gorgeous. Home Goods is the best! They have such amazing things. Thanks for the giveaway and opportunity to win!

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    June 22, 2018 at 9:45 am

    So lovely. I would love to have a setting like this!

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    Aurora Zell Toney
    June 22, 2018 at 9:50 am

    I absolutely love the color palate you choose! The use of the cane throughout really crates kind of a summer beachy vibe which I am always drawn to. Love it all!

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    June 22, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Your cane chargers are so unique and beautiful. Thanks for the how-to instructions!

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    June 22, 2018 at 10:10 am

    I love to trade out accent pieces for brighter colors and lighter fabrics!

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    June 22, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Looks so fresh and inviting! I bring in fresh potted herbs, so easy to clip a few for drinks, food, garnish, c, some pillows, and candles. Thanks for the giveaway! I love HomeGoods.

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    Susan Young
    June 22, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Love all of the Blues in the simple addition of the fruit for tablescape.

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    June 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Beautiful setting for alfresco meals

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    June 22, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    So fresh and crisp! Thanks for this fun giveaway. I’d be on the hunt for a bistro chair!

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    June 22, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    New throw pillows on the couch and lots of fresh flowers!

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    Erin Prohaska
    June 22, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Such a beautiful space! Oh how my mind races every time I’m in HomeGoods! 😆. The last time I was there I was loving their outdoor planters! Would be a great way to spruce up the patio! Thanks for the opportunity & the inspiration! 😊

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    June 22, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    I like the clean look of your space. Thanks for the giveaway. I need to refresh the decor in my bathroom.

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    Amy Tong
    June 22, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    I bring spring to our home by spending more time outside and enjoy the little back yard that we have. 😊

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    June 22, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Easy because like you we live in coastal south Florida! Paradise. I use lots of tropical flowers, fauna and palms. Seashells, sea glass and driftwood. All free too. Citrus like key limes, bananas, coconuts, pineapple, tangerines, grapefruit, grapes, avocado and mangos. All fruiting now. The trick is keeps racoons away. LOL ;0.
    Thanks, we could use as we are deep into a major remodel gut..Florida ranch bungalow from 62…on an acre lake and 5 acres. Excited but wow, work work @thehomedepot @wayfair @homegoods

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    June 22, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Fresh flowers & new throws in for the summer..Thanks

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    Nancy Visgatis
    June 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    trying to enter the Homegoods $100 giveaway .. unsure if I did it correctly but if I win I will be redoing my farmhouse office.. you have a great site!

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    Karen Medders
    June 22, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Your outdoor space looks great!

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    June 22, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Your table looks spectacular!

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    June 22, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    What a gorgeous table you’ve set! Love the colors and the pretty plates you used. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    June 22, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Love bringing flowers and bright colored items.

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    June 22, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Ibring in flowers, and bright colored items.

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    Karen Mary Miles
    June 22, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    So glad you posted the umbrella idea! I have two picnic tables in the back garden that will be so much more enjoyable to use if I provide shade!

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    Katherine Tino
    June 23, 2018 at 12:09 am

    Spring flowers, blooming plants, new pillows & throws…

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    Dianne Lanier
    June 23, 2018 at 12:09 am

    My spring refresh starts with a new wreath on the door, and summer pillows and flowers both inside and out. Heavy throws are replaced with pastel pashminas. I could really use the HomeGoods gift card to help update almost any room in my house, since I am on a fixed income.

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    Rebecca Reif
    June 23, 2018 at 8:02 am

    I love your tablescape! So soft and comfy! I hope I can win the gift card to work on my patio! I love to add flowers and blush in the spring when I decorate. Fingers crossed!Thank you!!

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    Catherine Kichler
    June 23, 2018 at 8:07 am

    Flowers, flowers, and more flowers….especially my gorgeous peonies. Just wished they lasted longer!

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    June 23, 2018 at 8:11 am

    What a beautiful space you’ve created! I love those melamine plates and would have to get a set of those, plus some cute throw pillows.

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    Beverly Everly
    June 23, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    I like to change out the decor in my kitchen hutch and would love to get some new throw pillow for my sofa. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Pamela Gates
    June 23, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    I love your blue plates.. My decor outside has blues and greens and the dominate colors. I would use the 100 to get new cushions.

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    Meghan Malicoat
    June 23, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    For me it’s all about the colors and scents in my home that give me the spring feeling.

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    June 23, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    I bring spring into my home by having fresh flowers in the living room and breakfast area, and have colorful small potted plants in various areas of the house

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    Benny Sequeira
    June 24, 2018 at 3:14 am

    Flowers and light color pillows !

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    Kelly D
    June 24, 2018 at 10:24 am

    I bring spring into my home with wall hangings and centerpieces.

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    Deena Morando
    June 24, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    I literally bring spring in – open the door and windows so I can smell the daphne!

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    June 24, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Love your use of natural items to make your table pretty. To bring spring – my favorite season- into my home, I always have fresh, spring flowers around the house in a variety of containers: vintage glass milk bottles, small white pitchers, old silver teapot and more. I also love to have bunnies, of all sizes but in white and creams around my home too.

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    Laura Wells
    June 24, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    We bought our dream home on the river and I’m inspired by pretty decor that doesn’t cost a fortune, so we can update whenever we want! I love making the trip down the mountain to go to Homegoods and would head straight toward the outdoor decor dept as we are working on our outdoor living space! 💕

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    Denise Carlson
    June 24, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    Your outdoor seating area is so nice. I too am in the market for a new umbrella -hope I win! Please enter me into the drawing.
    Thanks , Denise

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    Kate Horrell
    June 25, 2018 at 11:44 am

    I love Home Goods and their selections. I love shopping for my front porch n back patio

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    Barbara T Whitaker
    June 25, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    love your style and ANYTHING IS GREAT FROM HOME GOODS.

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    Paula Diekhoff
    June 25, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    I change the dining table centerpiece, the front door wreath and try to have fresh flowers on the breakfast bar occasionally.

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    Kenia P
    June 26, 2018 at 1:02 am

    We change our bedding to more cheerful colors and add flowers where ever possible.

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    Robin C
    June 26, 2018 at 3:47 am

    Love the cane candle holders and your table scape!

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    kesha Gooding
    June 26, 2018 at 4:06 am

    I bring spring into my home by changing out decorative pillows the I have on my couch and beds around the house. I also love to add new plants around the house.

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    June 27, 2018 at 10:12 am

    I bring spring in by finding things in nature to add to my decor…flowers, bird nests, etc.

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    June 27, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    I do some seasonal decor inside and plant lots of flowers outside!

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    carol clark
    June 27, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    i bring some hydrangeas in and just bring some bright colors in

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    Danielle Lee
    June 27, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    I bring out the (faux) plants–black thumb here.

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    MJ Moore (@butterflyrouge)
    June 27, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    What lovely textures and colors! I love fresh flowers and lighter colors to make my home feel full of spring.

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    MJ Moore (@butterflyrouge)
    June 27, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    What lovely textures and colors! I love fresh flowers and lighter colors for bringing spring into my home.

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    June 28, 2018 at 5:20 am

    I like to use plants and plant inspired designs and colors to bring spring into my life.

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    Lisa L
    June 28, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    I love bringing fresh flowers in my house weekly and I change my couch pillows to bright colors

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    Patricia C
    June 30, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    I decorate with lighter colors, swapping out the quilt comforter and using lace curtains

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    Susan Christy
    June 30, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    I replace my winter decor with flowery pillows, sheets and artwork.

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    Jasmine W
    July 1, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    I love all the ideas! You’re style is always so fresh and lively

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    Janice Hayne
    July 2, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Green plants and flowers in most every room! Spring is my favorite season!

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    July 3, 2018 at 7:44 am

    I love changing out the pillows inside and out. Lots of bright colors for summer.

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