It’s almost like my planting flowers in pots has forced Mother Nature to get it together.
You’re welcome, Midwest. (Don’t you love that I take credit for the general great weather system we’ve had in my area? I’m ridiculous.)
It’s been sunny and warm all weekend and I’m soaking it up. The weekend brought a lot of deck lounging for me. Because of the weather and because I’m enjoying our new-to-us patio conversation set. I’ve been out there in the morning with coffee. In the afternoon watching Henry blow bubbles. In the evening with my laptop and a glass of wine. It’s 24/7 patio time.
The little five-piece conversation set is my (early) birthday gift. I found it on Craigslist and had to have it. The red cushions were speaking to me. It’s only a few years old and in really awesome condition. (It appeared to be stored in a storage facility for much of the time.)
It will eventually live on the screened in porch at the new house, but there’s no reason not to enjoy it on the deck starting right now. So, I moved all the furniture around and created a sweet little seating area. This meant I had to pot more perennials and bring up some of the flowers to the deck. Because, FLOWERS. And this VIEW.
I already had all the pillows, and they really fit the set perfectly. Planning win. All of the seats are equally comfortable. I know because I’ve tried them all. It’s all in the name of market research.
That sweet little red cart needs a little love and affection, too. But it’s not yet a priority. I’m thinking it’d look really nice in black. It was a gift from a friend and it really suits this area perfectly.
I can actually enjoy the plants way more up here. I can even see them from our barn window.
Maybe it’s because I’ve been enjoying all these gorgeous blooms. Or our incredible new outdoor furniture. Maybe it’s because you’ve showered me with kindness and encouragement. Or because the wine is plentiful. Maybe it’s because the weather has been RIDICULOUS(LY GOOD). Maybe it’s because it’s nearly my birthday.
Maybe it’s because everyone needs a Monday morning pick-me-up.
Whatever the reason – I’m hosting a giveaway this morning for a $50 American Express Gift Card. I figured that everyone could use some new blooms in their lives – so you cause use it to pick up some plants for your garden. Or really, for whatever you want. Because this is AMERICA.
I’ll be choosing and notifying the winner on Friday (just before my birthday, since this is all about me), so enter today! And tell your friends.