Chatting with Dave the Builder about how Memorial Day weekend traditionally signals let the summer patio good times begin and the opening back up of stores, shops, salons, restaurants, casinos, and the like brought up the question of just when to jump back into the swing of normal things.
Slow and safe is the approach I’m taking concerning out and about, but I’m all in on the season of living easy.
Granted, I would love to host a gathering of more than just me and Dave the Builder to usher in the summer season, and we will eventually, but for now we’ll keep it summer, party of two.
Getting patio, deck, porch or pier summer ready kicks the salute to summer party in gear.
Washing away winter’s remnants always puts a fresh and clean spin on things, and makes way for the patio party part of the process most of us really look forward to- the decorating details.
Outdoor decor items enhance the look of the season and emphasize chic summer style.
I love the seagrass pendant lamp shade from IKEA.
Mama Places In The Home (better known as the proofreader) asked if this was a food cover.
Although not its intended use, reimagining an item to better suit your decorating and entertaining needs often creates a wow factor.
Seagrass is so summer chic, and the price (19.99) is so summer sweet.
Let there be light pairs with let the music play in these LED string lights with bluetooth speakers.
A patio, deck, porch or pier becomes the perfect summer canvas for the art of decorating.
Ions ago when Dave and I had commercial and residential real estate dealings in Central Florida, we liked to stay at a particular hotel in the International Drive area of Orlando.
We mixed business with pleasure sitting poolside several afternoons, sipping cool beverages and soaking up the island vibe complete with tiki terrific motif.
Relaxing, summer stylish, and memorable- an excellent theme to work with.
Fresh mint ice cubes add a zip of cool summer minty freshness to your favorite beverages.
Easy to make, delicious to taste, and talk about pretty in a pitcher or glass or both.
Place gently rinsed fresh mint leaves into each individual square of the ice cube tray.
Fill squares with water.
Pop tray into freezer until cubes are solid.
Enjoy these summer minty fresh ice cubes in your beverage of choice.
Airsteam is a classic, and this replica party cooler brings to mind travel trailer road trips to destinations of summer fun.
The Summer Airstream Party Cooler from Pottery Barn is sure to be a conversation starter and a summer good times investment piece.
Summer Patio Good Times Cookout Recipes
Favorite Barbecued Chicken
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I’ve carted this handwritten recipe on many a camping trip for the express purpose of satisfying the request of our camping crew.
I got this recipe for Sue and Gloria’s Baked Beans from an episode of Paula’s Home Cooking, and tried it out for the great Fourth of July camping trip of 2008.
Oven baking is not always camping convenient, but you know what is?
A 7 qt. slow cooker.
I put the recipe together while we’re drinking coffee in the morning, set the slow cooker on low for approximately 6-8 hours, and let the goodness come together for dinner.
Click on the link for full recipe – Grilled Corn 4 Ways
Bloomin’ Grilled Apples
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Summertime is the season of living easy and summer patio good times.