Hello, spring. I’ve been saying that every morning when I wake up and look outside and see my new spring patio decor from Big Lots. This year is extra special because it’s my first spring/summer season in my new apartment. 4 years ago I decided to downsize. HGTV Tiny House, Big Living made it look so easy. It wasn’t. I looked everywhere for a smaller home in my area as well as in surrounding areas. I finally realized I was going to have to consider an apartment. I found what I thought would be the perfect place to live, it was near where my daughter’s work so they’d be able to pop in for lunch. I was closer to the grandkids even though it was a different town and all seemed to be okay. It was my first experience in living in an apartment and having neighbors up close and personal.
While it was a great experience in that I learned to live with less and to organize even in a tiny space, it ended in a disastrous way 3 years later (refer back to having neighbors up close and personal).
So, even though I wasn’t ready for a big change in my life, I knew I had to find a more suitable apartment with like-minded neighbors and I found the perfect place and I love everything about it. From the location to the set-up inside and out. I didn’t have a lawn at my previous apartment, a patio, nor did I have a back yard. I not only have a backyard, I have a big side yard and two patios. I have been budget shopping for my patio spaces because I’m going to be doing some traveling this year and with travel comes expenses. So yeah, everything I buy has a budget attached to it. With a budget in mind it was only natural that I’d turn to Big Lots for my patio furniture and decor!
One of the main reasons that I wanted to work on a wow factor for my patios is because it’s my turn to host our annual Memorial Day BBQ this year, and I want my outdoor space to look inviting and cheerful. I knew that adding colorful throw pillows and some unique outdoor lighting with my new lantern would give my patios the look I wanted. I’ve been buying pieces here and there and it’s all coming together beautifully. And best of all is that I didn’t have to break the bank to make my patio look like I spent way more than I actually did.
Peanut wanted to pose with the pillows. Peanut is spoiled so of course I let him.
Before my party, I hope to purchase this Wilson & Fisher Vintage White Rose 3-Piece Bistro Set to replace my current Bistro set which has seen better days. I’m waiting for it to go back in stock. It’s affordable and vintage. Two things I love. And of course, no party is complete without string lights and the perfect BBQ Grill.
Do you have plans for Memorial Day and if so, I’d love to hear about them.