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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Since the party started.......

Mike and I started our own little party outside on Fathers day.
I made his favorite meal, and afterwords we decided to head outdoors.
 WOWZA, what a party it is so far.  This party by the end of the week will have hundreds and hundreds of links.
Here is the line up for the rest of the week.
You MAY link up here or go visit any one of these blogs when their party starts and link up there as well.
Mike chillin!

Kim is next up for outdoor patios and deck.
Well seeing I shared my day time summer deck, I thought I would share our evening party deck.
I never took evening pictures, so I thought I would try my hand at that.
LOTS of trial and error.
My bad, I had to bring the laptop outside, so I could start to blog hop.  Mike understood, and we still were able to chit chat.  If I left you a comment and there were typo's that is why...
not good at multi- tasking anymore.
Getting the tiki's going.  Believe it or not we do NOT have a huge mosquito problem back here.
In fact, never get bit, I guess they do not like me!
Fire is cooking now...
Outdoor speaker for some tunes!
Roo is looking all Relic.
Taking night time photos is practice..I have a long way to go.

And this is the patio by night....
and by Day...
 Some of you gals asked me about this rug.
It is suppose to be for outdoors and I bought it at Walmart (Better Home and gardens collection), However, it went back the next day.  It retains way too much moisture and I could see it would be a problem with rain and dampness. really is pretty if  you have an enclosed room.

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Blogger NanaDiana said...

I'd say you did pretty darned good at taking night photos. Everything is ultimately more romantic at night, isn't it? Love it..but it is too bad about the rug! xo Diana

June 21, 2011 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

I love your summer deck, Debbie! It looks great, especially at night!

June 21, 2011 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

How pretty it looks and I think your night time pics are great...much better than I could do! I really had big plans to get my act together and start our headboard but so far, it hasn't happened and I think my in-laws are coming down this week so...back burner:( I do plan on visiting all the fun links though!

June 21, 2011 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love your nighttime deck. So pretty. We don't have a mosquito problem either thank goodness. I think the bats keep them at bay here.

June 21, 2011 at 3:36 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great place to relax - pretty. To bad about the rug, as it is pretty. I have not had any luck with night time pictures.

June 21, 2011 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

Your outdoor space is so pretty! I can't believe that rug came from Walmart!

June 21, 2011 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Everything looks so pretty! I think you did a great job with the night pics. It's all so inviting.

June 21, 2011 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Really nice to have multiple outdoor spaces. Looks like you two have it covered nicely. I think the night time shots are good. ~ sarah

June 21, 2011 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

I love the fire pit area. I can see the kids making smores down there. Too bad about the rug. I had been looking at those, so now I know to skip it. Your whole backyard area looks awesome!

June 21, 2011 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...


Your so cute with your laptop on your lap. I love the deck at night! The lights are so pretty. To bad about the rug.


June 21, 2011 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Comeca Jones said...

Looks great!

June 21, 2011 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'm coming right over. You look already for me to visit. Great tiki torches for the skeeters. A fire pit to keep us toastie. A laptop to keep us blog savvy. What more could one ask for.

Hey, at least the rug made a post before heading back to Wally World. It did look to nice for outdoors. But glad it popped by for a photo opt...

June 21, 2011 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Very pretty night time photos! Love your tiki's. It's waaay to HOT here for a fire though! Looks like it was a nice evening.

June 21, 2011 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

I can't take night pictures for the life of me! Yours turned out nice. Love the tiki torches!! No mosquitoes? Lucky you!! They must really like me!!

Love that rug but you had a good reason to return it. Too bad.

Have a great week, Debbie!


June 21, 2011 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Is Mike chillin' with a cigar? Looked like it. My honey would be doing the same. Looks beautiful. We are headed to the beach tomorrow night so I won't be able to join in the block party. You girls have fun!

June 21, 2011 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

I love your fire-pit!!
I love your yard!!!!

June 21, 2011 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Debbie.. what I want to know is what happen after that romantic night...LOL love your deck. wish we lived closer so we could all get together


June 21, 2011 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Olive said...

The fire pit area is so cool Debbie. The fire images look good too. What a party you gals throw! hugs♥O

June 21, 2011 at 7:48 PM  
Blogger Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Debbie,

Your Deck and Patio are Amazing! Love those tiki torches, your outdoor fireplace such great mood lighting!

All the Best,

June 21, 2011 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Your night time deck is awesome, Debbie! LOVE all the candles, torches, and cozy.
It looks great in the day light too!!

June 21, 2011 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Velvet Over Steel said...

WOW your blog is now a full fledge website right along with your 'now' full time job of blogging! So proud of you, Debbie!! Amazing photos too!

June 21, 2011 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger All That Glitters said...

Debbie these pictures are awesome!!! I really love the night shots! That stinks about the rug. It's really pretty!

June 21, 2011 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Love how your deck looks lit up with the tiki torches! Such a pretty & romantic look! Thanks for sharing.

June 21, 2011 at 8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful photos, too bad about the rug,, it goes so well,

June 21, 2011 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Debbie!

Your deck looks very comfortable and a wonderful place to enjoy the summer evenings!

Thanks for your comment on my HomeGoods $100 gift card give away!

June 21, 2011 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

Ooooooo...I just LOVE your evening pics Debbie! Looks like such a fun place to hang out and recap the day's events. I cracked up at your pic of you with your laptop! :-)

June 21, 2011 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger Lizabeth said...

Everything looks great Debbie, too bad about the rug I liked it!

June 21, 2011 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

I just love that view of your deck. Love the other space, too! :)

June 21, 2011 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a great deck and out door space for a party! Looks like fun!


June 22, 2011 at 1:32 AM  
Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Love these night shots with the mood lighting, Debbie. It looks so inviting!

What kind of laptop do you have that has that oversized monitor and (I'm guessing) full sized keyboard? How cool!

June 22, 2011 at 5:25 AM  
Blogger Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Wow Debbie, this is an amazing backyard! I love the "camp" feel it has with that fire pit and I really would like to be the one invited to sit at that glowing table!
Nicely done!

June 22, 2011 at 8:28 AM  
Blogger Daniella said...

SOOOO sorry I haven't been here!! I had no internet from Fri. night to Mon. night! And yesterday was small son's graduation from elementary school, which was a whole day of chaos!!
I'm here now, finally!
Your night pics look awesome!! I still haven't gotten the hang of it ether!!

June 22, 2011 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger Helen's Decor said...

Debbie, your yard looks like fun! I love our back porch and deck, too. We really enjoy our outdoor areas, too. Thanks for posting.

June 22, 2011 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger angie said...

wow, what a great deck! and i love the paint projects you picked!

thanks so much for hopping over and commenting on my porch swing ~ i really appreciate it, especially because i know you have had a TON of links to look at! :)

June 22, 2011 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

This looks so cozy, Debbie. All it needs ia a bonfire...Christine

June 22, 2011 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

Debbie, I think your night photos look lovely and your fire pit area is fabulous!


June 22, 2011 at 10:37 PM  

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