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Patio Furniture!

It’s HERE!!! It’s FINALLY outdoor PATIO season.


Outdoor spaces are an extra “room” in our homes, an extension of what our home can offer and a place where we can decorate. It’s a place where we can have fun with color, accessories and fabrics!

This is my personal FAVORITE time of the year! I try to have people over once a week so we can sit outside and enjoy this beautiful season!

To me, my patio is another room in the house. It is as if I had an extension to my living room! This area should be a place where you can relax after a long day at work or with the kiddies! It can be an extended dining room, a lounge area with plush pillows, candles, fun accessories and a fabulous outdoor rug or it can be BOTH!!! Best of both worlds is always perfect! We do love to make all events around food and yummy drinks so why not have an outdoor space that people never want to leave!

If you are in the suburbs or a city, or if it is a large space or small; you can make the best out of that outdoor space!


THINK lanterns, planters, texture, fabrics (such as canopies), or even peel and stick wallpaper or contact paper on a divider from a city neighbor! ANYTHING to create an oasis of happiness and enjoy Mother Nature!

Even though it is a luscious space make sure to make it your own regardless of size and keep it simple and sweet! Don’t overcrowd!! And make sure to extend your colors from your home, remember it’s an outside extension living area.

And please make sure to add light! Even if you are on a budget, string lights can make a space look like a piece of heaven! We are OBSESSED right now with Fire-Pits! Who isn’t?? A relaxing space with a little heat on a chiller night, makes you feel like you are at a bond fire! If you are on a roof deck, large solar lamps are EVERYTHING this season!

Here are a few of our favorite spaces and furniture that makes us super happy for this outdoor season!


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Photography by: Bella B Home, Brown Jordan, Frontgate, Lane Venture, Restoration Hardware, Summer Classics, Telescope Casual and Zuo Mod!

Have fun!

Bella B

Photography by: Bella B Home, Restoration Hardware, Telescope Casual, Zuo Mod, Brown Jordan, Frontgate, Lane Venture and Summer Classics!


GO USA! Happy 4th of July!

There is so much USA pride right now between the World Cup and the 4th of July approaching this weekend, one can not be thankful enough to live in this great country!

The Fourth of July is best known as Independence Day and commonly associated with family & friends, BBQ’s, fireworks, beaches, pools, picnics, concerts, parades and so much more! It is a summer tradition that we wait all year for, primarily because its FINALLY SUMMER!

If you are celebrating USA in the World Cup & the 4th of July this weekend…have fun, loosen up and enjoy all that quality time with family and friends!

But like Bella B always says, show off your great assets…SIMPLE & EASY ways to make your home, party, and get together a blast without breaking the bank!

Let’s start with some fun foods. Who isn’t having a BBQ or a Picnic this weekend?

Here are some really simple and easy fun foods to incorporate into the weekend, that will have your guests wanting more, more, more!

Grab a few glasses from your cabinet in your kitchen, layer ketchup at the bottom and throw french fries on top! One of the best ways to display fries for a BBQ kinda weekend!


Try making this sweet and refreshing Salsa to show some 4th pride and knock the socks off of your guests!

Its a Blueberry, Strawberry, Jicama Salsa – add in some mint, dash of olive oil, hint of honey if you want it a little sweeter and a touch of salt and lemon and you are on your way to deliciousness!


What party isn’t complete with sweets? Here are a few great ideas for that touch of sweet on a warm summer night! Nothing too heavy, just a touch of sweetness that is a must after any meal!



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What comes after FOOD…DRINKS! You must have a great refreshing drink for your guests!

This is a great way to bring some color to the table and to your party.

You can make either one of these drinks below with or without alcohol and all it requires are simple ingredients!


  • ICE
  • MINT
  • Both Cranberry Juice & Lemonade – 1 drink can have one juice, the other drink can have the other

ALL DONE and you instantly have a variety of drinks for your guests.

Hint: you can add sparkling water to jazz up the bubbly taste or one of your favorite sparkling wines like Prosecco!



If you want to add a little more fun to the drink and get fancy…this is a really fun drink to make and again…simple and easy!


Pineapple and Berry Sparkling July 4th Refresher!

Makes 1


  • 6 ounces sparkling water or white wine

  • 1 ounce pineapple juice

  • lemon wedges

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • Pineapple

  • Raspberries

  • Blueberries


  1. On a small plate, combine sugar. Run a lemon wedge along the rim of a glass, then dip rim into sugar. Carefully fill glass with ice.
  2. Pour sparkling water & pineapple juice into the glass. Squeeze remaining lemon wedge into drink & stir to combine.
  3. Add raspberries, blueberries and pineapple.

Next comes decor…

It’s a great time to feel the pride, so why not show off the RED, WHITE, & BLUE!


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And hey…if you don’t have any Red, White, & Blue….you can still have an amazing 4th with a great classic picnic with loved ones!