It’s Spring! Time to Head Outdoors

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This happens every year. As the weather starts to warm up for spring, my husband and I will venture out onto our patio and wonder what the heck happened. You see, we tend to use our outdoor space quite a bit during the warm months. But as soon as the weather turns cool, and then cold, the porch becomes a glorified storage space where our recycling goes to die. Covered in pollen.

Seriously, it looked like a warzone out there. Definitely not a space that encourages hanging out. So on my last trip to Walmart, I couldn’t help but swoon over the outdoor goodies to be found in the garden center.

They had everything from tropical plants that reminded me of home:


To patio furniture setups that really make me wish we had a bigger space to work with:


They also have a great assortment of outdoor rugs that could make any space look properly put together:


I left the store lamenting the size of our tiny patio and the fact that we really don’t have room to do anything extravagant. Still, we can definitely do better than this:


Later this week, I’ll be back to show you what we did do with a little elbow grease and small budget. Trust me. It looks a WHOLE lot better now!

Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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