I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating.
I’ll be the first to confess to you my back yard is a bit of a hot mess. It’s slowly coming together but it has a long way to go. Since my dream deck isn’t happening this year, which of course means the landscaping has to wait, I had to make the best of it when coming up with decorating ideas for summer parties.
When my mom was in town last month, we headed to Pier 1 Imports for some inspiration. Pier 1 always has beautiful outdoor furniture and decor and I knew I would find some pieces to spruce up my yard and create the perfect backyard oasis. We had plans to have a little gathering for my birthday and then later on in the month for Memorial Day. I wanted my backyard to look cute. Well, okay, I wanted my yard to look better.
Pier 1 did not disappoint. From a swing chair and tea cart that I must have at some point to a bright lime green umbrella that did come home with me, there are so many possibilities for adding color to my yard. A throw pillow, some string lights, a dragon fly or two and I was on my way to having what I needed to throw a festive party. I picked up a cheery tray table and actually went back later for some complementary plates.
My birthday was a success, a few friends came over with their kids and we enjoyed dining under the umbrella and some delicious birthday cake. Everyone loved their cheery umbrella and dragonflies.
My daughter wanted to keep the pillow for herself of course.
Happy Birthday to me in a prettier yard thanks to Pier 1 Imports!
Doesn’t the umbrella look awesome? So bright and cheery!
And then we got rained out.
Since our first party went off without a hitch, we moved on to Memorial Day weekend for our official Outdoor Oasis Party. Now, I don’t know how much you know about Seattle weather in the spring, but it’s unpredictable. Very unpredictable. And it rained cats and dogs. That cheery lime green umbrella had no chance of keeping us dry. It was a total bust. I was so sad. The spicy rubbed chicken, the cole slaw, the veggies and dip – it was all neglected. A few of us huddled under our popup tent for a little while drinking watermelon basil lime mocktails but that was it. The idea of taking pictures in the miserable wet was laughable.
Before the next party at our house (in two weeks) we’re headed back to Pier 1 Imports for more Outdoor Oasis inspiration. I think we definitely need more dragonflies,and I know I want more of those plates too. And probably another pillow.
Love what you see? Whether you shop in store or online Pier 1 Imports has something for everyone. Small yards or big yards, patios or hostess gifts. They’ll even deliver larger items right to your door!