It’s that time of year again where I’m searching for outdoor inspiration for our back patio.
I spend so much time working on renovating the interior of our home, that the outside gets a little neglected, until suddenly it’s warm weather and I’m in a rush to get it ready to use.
We have a large brick patio on the back of the house and every Spring I’m always looking for new decorating ideas for the summer season.
Magazines are usually my go to source for outdoor inspiration, and one of my absolute favorites is Matthew Mead’s Upstyled Home Outdoors.
If you see it on your newsstand, you must grab a copy.
It’s filled, cover to cover, with fabulous ideas to decorate your own outdoor space.
The first thing I see when I open the cover is this wonderful article on lavender.
I love lavender and, after reading this, I’m seriously thinking about planting some this year.
Do you love window boxes? There are some amazing ideas in this issue for those pretty container gardens.
Growing up, my sweet mama had a yard sale twice a year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall.
Her yard sales grew in popularity because they were always filled with fabulous pieces for the home, and people in our small town looked forward to them every year.
Those memories came flooding back after reading “White Sale”.
You know how I love moss balls….or anything covered in moss, really.
This issue is filled with great ideas using natural elements for your decor.
Love pie? Me too! I loved reading about the old pie tins!
I have to say my favorite article in this issue is, “Holding Court”.
It features a blogging friend of mine, Amy Chalmers of the Maison Decor blog.
She is such a talented lady, and beautiful inside and out.
This feature showcases her swoon worthy courtyard. It is filled with so many amazing details that you will be looking at the photos over and over again, so you don’t miss anything!
This has to be the most stunning backyard renovation that I’ve ever seen.
My favorite has to be the sweet garden shed.
It was originally a chicken coop, found on an adjacent property.
Amy and her husband transformed it into a pretty little garden shed, perfectly reflecting Amy’s gorgeous style.
It makes me want my own little garden shed!
Amy’s courtyard also made it onto the cover of Matthew Mead’s Upstyled Home Outdoors.
A well deserved honor.
I have two issues of this fabulous magazine that we are going to give away to two lucky winners!
To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment and tell me, “What is your favorite outdoor space at home?”
On Friday, May 26th, we will choose the two winners by a random drawing and we’ll notify you be email, so make sure your email is available on your comment!
PLEASE NOTE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.