My Top Outdoor Lounge Furniture Picks for Every Budget

Fall is quickly approaching and y'all know what that means... We will finally be able to utilize our outdoor living spaces again without bursting into flames! So with that in mind (and football, pumpkin spice, and comfy sweaters), I thought I'd share a couple design plans for a covered patio lounge space... Two similar designs, but with two different budgets. 

The first design plan I want to show you guys is sourced from mid-priced vendors like Serena & Lily and CB2. I'm totally swooning over this sectional... I mean who doesn't love a touch of gold in their life? The total price of the items shown is in the top left corner and the link to each piece is provided below. P.S. I would suggest 20" pillows for both design plans and don't forget you will also need an outdoor insert! 

Gold Sectional  - this comes with the cushions and 10 matching pillows;   Blue Pinstripe   Pillow Covers ;  Palm Pillow  - this one includes the insert;  Coffee Table  - this is one of my favorites and it's such a good price;  Planter  - I would go with the extra large and get a really fun big plant like the yucca tree shown;  Lounge Chairs ;  Lumbar Pillows  - these also come with the inserts;  Side Table ;  Hanging Bench  - I need one of these in my life ASAP;  Striped Pillow Covers .

Gold Sectional - this comes with the cushions and 10 matching pillows;  Blue Pinstripe Pillow Covers; Palm Pillow - this one includes the insert; Coffee Table - this is one of my favorites and it's such a good price; Planter - I would go with the extra large and get a really fun big plant like the yucca tree shown; Lounge Chairs; Lumbar Pillows - these also come with the inserts; Side Table; Hanging Bench - I need one of these in my life ASAP; Striped Pillow Covers.

Take a deep breath penny pinchers, this next design plan totals out to less than half of the first one! You still get your fab gold sectional (well a sofa and chaise in this case) and a hanging rattan beauty to park your tush, but this combo is a little easier on the bank account and it can fit into a smaller space. 

Gold Sofa + Chaise ;  Blue Watercolor Pillow Covers  - I just favorited this Etsy shop... She has so many cute pillows;  Palm Leaves Pillow Cover ;  Coffee Table ;  Planter  - again I would go with the large one so I can plant something big and awesome;  Faux Rattan Lounge Chair  s  - these may be faux but they are super durable and adorbs;  Lumbar Pillow Covers ;  Hanging Rattan Chair ;  Solid Light Blue Pillow  - this one comes with the insert. 

Gold Sofa + Chaise; Blue Watercolor Pillow Covers - I just favorited this Etsy shop... She has so many cute pillows; Palm Leaves Pillow Cover; Coffee Table; Planter - again I would go with the large one so I can plant something big and awesome; Faux Rattan Lounge Chairs - these may be faux but they are super durable and adorbs; Lumbar Pillow Covers; Hanging Rattan Chair; Solid Light Blue Pillow - this one comes with the insert. 

They say money can't buy happiness, but sitting on a beautiful patio with a glass of wine in 75 degree fall weather sounds like heaven to me! 

Fourth of July Entertaining Essentials

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July 4th is quickly approaching and y'all know what that means... It's party planning time! Or just party going time, whatever you're into. I actually love to entertain, so I took the liberty of putting together a few Fourth of July party essentials as well as a few summer entertaining must-haves. I already have all of the Crate & Barrel items below (except for the serving bowl) thanks to my wedding registry and let me tell ya, I don't know what I ever did without them. P.S. my husband took the picture above from a 10' ladder sweating his butt off in 98 degree heat. That's love people.

Each item is numbered and the corresponding links are below! 

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1. Bistro Lights - we have these on our back porch and I literally turn them on every chance I get. 2. Beverage Tub - Perfect for outdoor parties and it fits a ton of wine. 3. Confetti Balloons - I mean who doesn't love these? 4. Wood & Marble Platter - This might be one of my favorite wedding presents... Probably because every time I use it it's filled with cheese. 5. Ice Bucket - Looks fab with the beverage tub and is great for drink ice. 6. Serving Bowl - this whole collection is adorable and perfect for the Fourth. 7. Acrylic Cups & 8. Acrylic Wine Glasses - Simple and reusable! 9. Table Runner - Not gonna lie the tassels had me sold. 10. Indoor/Outdoor Bar Cart -  You really can't beat this price and it comes in a few different colors. 11. Straws - Who doesn't love festive straws? 12. Plasticware - Simple, clear plastic cutlery to go with the glasses. Don't think I'd reuse these though. 13. Palm Leaf Plates - Eco friendly and freakin' adorable! 14. Napkins - Holiday specific napkins are a must in my opinion. 15. USA Balloons - Because 'Merica. 16. Cornhole - We have a set that get's busted out pretty much every time we have people over. 

I hope a few of you throw an awesome 4th of July party this year! Feel free to tag me if you end up using any of these items... I would love to see how they turned out. I hope everyone has a fabulous and safe Fourth of July!