One of the big things that I'm super excited about for this summer is outdoor entertaining! While we had a pretty big yard at our old place, it wasn't very entertaining friendly. We've already had a couple parties at the new house and it's so great! I'm hoping for many summer parties in the backyard. We're still a long way from having our yard the way I want it to be, so window shopping is always a fun way to find inspiration. Fab is a great place to find such inspiration because they're always rotating in new curated items that are unique. For our backyard, I'd love to have a permanent seating area for outdoors.
Right now we just drag our kitchen table chairs outside, which is a drag, and then if people want to sit at the table indoors, they're kind of out of luck. We've got a little fire pit, so having seating set up around that would be ideal. I don't know if I'm the only one hung up on the idea of a rug outdoors, but I think that idea is so fun. Instead of having a fancy brick patio, just put an indoor/outdoor rug down and voila! Instant fanciness. Also, non-breakable tumblers for outdoor beverage consumption? Brilliant. Bonus that they are wood! I've never seen such a thing! Dan's big into beer, and is brewing a lot of homebrews this summer, so it'd be fun to throw some beer tasting parties, and a little beer flight set up would be perfect. I'm pretty excited about summer, especially because us Pacific Northwesterners try to soak it up as much as possible before the clouds roll on in again and stick around for months.
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