This has been an extraordinarily wonderful week for me. Due to circumstances perhaps caused by an oversight I made, I was forced to take a staycation. Twist my arm why don’t you. It’s been truly amazing because as a mother of two and a wife, I would not have planned a whole week to myself, but after this experience, I will definitely do it again.
Oh and guess what? My staycation happens to coincide with a #Pier1Outdoors project that I am working on to beautify my backyard. Oh yeah, it’s perfect because I am in total vacation mode and setting up my backyard to be a little tropical paradise oasis could not come at a better time.
The good folks at Pier 1 Imports gave me a $250 gift card to spruce up my outdoors. Options, options, what’s a woman on an oasis mission to do? Well, I took my time and before setting off on my shopping spree, I put my feet up and surfed the Pier 1 Imports Pinterest boards and their website for inspiration because I could get lost in Pier 1 Imports for hours if I’m not careful.
My goals for updating our outdoors space are:
Make budget-friendly changes that make a big impact.
Nothing too precious because I have little kids. Hello, unbreakable dishware!
Make it feel like a party even when it’s just us.
I found that what I was most drawn to was color, color, and color. Like these gorgeous cushions…
or the vibrant colors on these melamine plates…
Now, of course being on a $250 budget I wasn’t going to buy everything that my eyes wanted, but I’m so glad that I took the time to figure out that color is what I’m going for because color is what I got!
I walked into my local Pier 1 Imports store and narrowed down my selection to colors that make my heart sing! Here’s a glimpse of some of the loveliness I brought home with me.
I can’t wait to show you how I put it all together with items that I already have in my backyard.
What updates would you make to your outdoor space to create an oasis?
Check out Pier 1 Imports on Pinterest to get ideas.