5 Design Ideas That Will Transform Your Outdoor Dining Space

Outdoor dining room by the lake. Beautiful neutrals - such a pretty dining set!

When we’re designing our dining rooms the goal is pretty simple: Create a comfortable, welcoming space where we can enjoy great food and good company.

And when it comes to designing outdoor dining spaces, the goal should be the same, right?   But because outdoor decorating is a little different, or so we think, it can leave us feeling unsure of what to do. So we either a) do nothing at all, or b) plop a table and chairs down and call it good.

If a. or b. describes you but you’d like something more, here are 5 ways to make your outdoor dining space more comfy, welcoming, and unique:

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8 Reasons Schneiderman’s Lakeville Grand Opening Rocked!

As you may know, there’s been quite a bit happening the past 8 months or so on a certain lot (16751) on Kenyon Avenue in Lakeville, Minnesota.

If you had reason to drive by during that time, you probably couldn’t help but notice the buzz of activity. Designers, builders, construction crews, painters, landscapers and the like – all working to bring the vision for Schneiderman’s new Lakeville showroom to life.

And bring that vision to life they did – beautifully!

Our Grand Opening event took place on Saturday, May 6th, and even though I wasn’t involved in the success of the building, or planning the event, I had watched the progress and seen the hard work and dedicated efforts of others.

So it was exciting to see the end result of that work, and take part in such a successful Grand Opening day.

Here are 8 reasons why I thought the Grand Opening rocked

(photography: Jason Brown)

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Out and About: Bridal Shower Ideas and Inspiration

gold painted bottles make pretty flower vases
Wedding Chicks DIY Painted Bottle Centerpiece

Life is filled with events and celebrations, many of which take place in the spring and summer.

We just celebrated Mother’s Day (and fishing opener) this past weekend. Grad parties are starting to get into full swing, Memorial Day is just around the corner, Father’s Day is coming up in June, along with family reunions at the lake, outdoor concerts, and the 4th of July… just to name a few.

But of all of the events and celebrations that happen in life, weddings may be one of the biggest, and most life-changing, of all. So much anticipation and excitement leading up to the wedding day – and the bridal shower is a big part of that.

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Bridal Shower Bingo – free printable

So when I received a request, after the graduation inspiration post, to do a blog post with bridal shower inspiration, I was more than happy to oblige. And, as it turned out, Julie and Natalie both recently hosted showers and they snapped some pics to share.

Today’s post is a peek into those 2 bridal showers, with more inspiration scattered throughout.
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