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Friday, July 5, 2013

A slight change or a little before and after~

We had about 30 people here for a 4th of July party and we had loads of fun.  However, before the party, my husband and I had to make some changes to the backyard because of some dismal conditions!  Ratty umbrellas and cushions had to be replaced and some plants had to find new homes.  
The cushions on this set had to go and a new umbrella was needed.

I decided on a blue set because it was on sale!  The red checkered tablecloth added to the red, white and blue colors in the house and on the patio.

This umbrella has seen better days.

Chairs and umbrella are from Big Lots.  I was so surprised to find them as I haven't been to a Big Lots in ages.

                           After washing off the patio, I dressed the table for hungry guests.

A new plant and flag

                                                                More plants with flags

                   A new umbrella for the pool...our big lab, Bear, is supervising our handiwork
I'm happy to say that everyone had tons of fun swimming, eating and drinking their favorite beverages.  Now all I have to do is vacuum and mop the floors again and prepare for more people coming over tonight for the leftovers!


ImagiMeri said...

Looks awesome pretty lady. I stayed home while the hubs took daughter and boyfriend to view fireworks in Tempe. Luckily our neighborhood was shootin' off nice fireworks, so I had a lovely view right out my back door.


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Looks so nice....we didn't do anything. We were not even up to see fireworks!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love the new outdoor decor! Looks beautiful!!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, this sounds like so much fun and wow, the pool is wonderful. Yes, I am going, I can't wait to see everyone there. Marty