Outdoor Entertaining with Pier 1

[this post is sponsored by Pier 1]

A few weeks ago I showed you how I used outdoor decor from Pier 1 Imports to freshen up our outdoor space so it would be a more inviting place for guests.  I have partnered once again with Pier 1 Imports to share with you a glimpse of our first alfresco lunch of the season where we showcased our pretty patio.  In keeping with our decor theme of Mediterrean Blue's I also planned the menu around this theme- Tabbouleh salad (so fresh and summery!), roasted butternut squash caprese salad (just add roasted butternut squash to your typical caprese salad. Oh and I used smoked mozzarella and it was fabulous), hummus dips with bread and some refreshing Sangria to drink (recipe included below!). 


On My Mind || Brights

Doesn't this board make you so happy?!  I'm loving all these colorful options to brighten your home and your outfit.  I love identifying that perfect piece of clothing that you know you won't take off all season long.  This dress (on sale!. There is low stock. They also have it with a different fabric here and in white here.) is one of these 'uniform' type pieces.  Cute and comfortable, it should be in everyone's closet.  The colorful necklace is so fun.  And this print is ideal on its own or as part of a gallery wall.


A BuDhaBoy Ladies Luncheon

Before summer vacation arrived I wanted get some of my close friends together for a little luncheon at my house so we could all spend some quality time before the craziness of the last weeks of school began.  And here is the result a BuDhaboy luncheon.  There is a local company called BuDhaGirl who was started by an amazingly creative, talented and charming woman called Jessica that has really beautiful, practical and chic pieces that promote 'mindful glamour'. Her designs have special meaning and are a vehicle for bringing the mind back into balance and focus.  I am obsessed with the gold all-weather bangles (I wear them so much my mom asked me the other day if I sleep in them!) and these cute budhaboys that you can add to necklaces or use as bag charms.  So I thought using the Budhaboy as the theme would be original!

Pretty rose and peony groupings were put together, a last minute table runner was DIYed, BuDhaboys were purchased as favors in an array of colors, the food and a special BuDhaBoy cake were prepared by some fabulous friends.  We love getting our friends together and gifting them with a wonderful experience of union, friendship, and love. Here, are the details-


Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's day is around the corner so I thought I would gather some unique items I have seen around the web that caught my attention.  I think all these are cool for all kinds of dads. The one I'm craziest about is the matching bow ties for father and son.  I thought these were precious! How cute would it be to buy a few sets and also give one to grandpa and have all generations wearing the same bow tie on father's day! What I'm personally considering for my husband is the set of classic philosophy works.  I just love this collection, and although he has most of these in other editions I thought he would enjoy having all these together with such smart covers.  Now that cocktail shaker is spectacular! It would look amazing in any bar, or any other place for that matter.


Get the Look || Poolside Room

Yesterday was the first day we had a full sunny day. It was the perfect Spring day. We had blue skies, good weather clouds, no humidity and best of all NO RAIN! We have been underwater for the last month or so. We have broken waterfall records left and right.  So you can imagine my excitement when I spotted this beautiful poolside lounging room on My Domaine.  I love the look of outdoor spaces that could perfectly be indoor spaces.  The double white chandelierns are stunning and I love the pops of coral.  Unfortunately, in Dallas, because of the terrible heat and even worst mosquitoes, we could never enjoy a room like this. But boy do I covet one.  If you live in the type of weather where you could get away with having a room like this here is how to get the look-


Freshening up your Outdoor Space with Pier 1 Imports

       [this post is sponsored by Pier 1 Imports]

We have been living in our new home for a little over a year now and there is still so much to do.  This is actually fun for me as I like to take things slow to make sure all decorating decisions reflect exactly what I want before committing to anything.  Now that summer is here, I really need to focus a bit on my porch situation as it has been neglected all year until now.  I have partnered with Pier 1 Imports to show you how, with a few things, you can freshen up and prepare your outdoor space for inspired gatherings with friends and family for the upcoming warm weather months.  This is what my porch was looking like-


On My Mind || Striped Awnings and more Black and White

Well, school is officially out and we are officially on our Summer Break! Little Miss A could not be more thrilled and I have to say I'm looking forward to not having to rush out every morning.  But I'm a creature of habit and breaking the routine will be hard.  We have some great plans for the summer and a ton of small projects so my blogging will be slowing down probably starting next week.  You can always follow me on Instagram here, which I plan on being more active in during these summer months so I don't get separation anxiety from you! This post all started with the lovely Greg Natale designed home with the striped awning. Love.  And did you notice the greek key border in the pool?  Beautiful.  I have secretely always wanted black and white awnings like that. So chic.
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