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Love For Outdoors & Giveaway

Outdoor Living Tropical Paradise

Hi friends! Are you ready to be inspired by the outdoors again? I have teamed up with World Market to transform my farmhouse front porch into tropical paradise perfect for summer living. I will also be sharing some amazing decorating ideas from Justina Blakeney and a fabulous giveaway! Sounds exciting doesn’t it?!!

 Welcome to my colorful and cheerful tropical inspired paradise…. Summer Farmhouse Front Porch & Bar Cart

I am usually one to stick with neutrals but not in the summer. Color and pattern excite me especially after a long winter. The Paradise Fiji Collection completely took my breath away and the tropical pillow on my DIY sofa inspired the color palette for this space & the idea that outdoor living can be bold, functional and stylish.  Summer Farmhouse Front Porch & Botanical  Influence

Outdoor Living-Woven Tray & Turquoise Glasses

The bar cart fits just right in this space & the vibrant colors, texture and functional items complete the look.

Summer Farmhouse Front Porch & Botanical  Styling  Summer Farmhouse Front Porch & Colorful Bar Cart

I am in love with the turquoise, the coral tones and bright magenta, it really does make this space feel like a tropical retreat perfect for outdoor living.

Summer Farmhouse Front Porch & DIY Sofa

 Lanterns give extra lighting at night and set the mood, especially on nights my husband & I make it out here, alone:).

World Market Love for Outdoors  Colorful Retreat City Farmhouse

Being steps from the bay I found the hard way that my furniture needs to be stylish but also be able to weather the outdoor elements and these wicker chairs are perfectly suited for this space.

Summer Farmhouse Front Porch & Turquiose Cups

 The palm was a mother’s day present from my boys, so sweet!

Summer Farmhouse Front Porch- Bar Cart & Tropical Details

 Summer Farmhouse Front Porch- Tropical Pillow

 Summer Farmhouse Front Porch-Coral Woven Tray

My porch is layered with herbs, jasmine, gardenia, succulents and other tropical touches.

World Market Love for Outdoors Chair & Botonical Pillow City Farmhouse

Summer Farmhouse Front Porch- Woven Mirror & Bonanical Styling

Summer Farmhouse Front Porch-White Wicker & Colorful Accents

Summer Farmhouse Front Porch- Striped Throw

Summer Farmhouse Front Porch- Bar Cart

I was ready for summer before but now I am like “bring it on!” Who is with me?!

And to get you in the summers spirit even more I have an amazing video for you….

Here is how to mix and match patterns in 3 easy steps by designer Justina Blakeney…

1. Pick a dominant color and one or two accent colors. The colors tie the patterns together and make the space look cohesive.

2. Mix graphic pillows (like the dragonfly) with patterns (like the

botanical prints).

3.Toss in some solids to balance everything out.


Want to win a trip for 2 on Delta Vacations?!

Summer Getaway

Sweepstakes Details

Summer Getaway Sweepstakes (partnership with Delta Vacations)

Enter to win one of 4 Grand Prize packages:

o  Trip for 2 on Delta Vacations

o  Hotel Accommodations

o  $500 CPWM gift card

·      (4) Grand Prize Packages available. Winners can choose to travel to one of the following locations: Florida, Hawaii, South Carolina, New Orleans and New York

·      Sweepstakes will run on worldmarketsweepstakes.com

Click HERE to enter.



This is a sponsored post by Cost Plus World Market, all opinions expressed are my own.

Have a beautiful day!

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    1. ha! I also thought it said that’s where you and your husband make out too when I first read it! I thought HOW CUTE! I SHOULD DO THAT MORE!

  1. Hahahahaha … I read “when my husband and I make out …” instead of “when my husband and I make it out here, alone” I thought WHAAAATTTTTTTT~?~

    What a beautiful outdoor setting – I’d love to sit on your porch and just enjoy the surroundings with you. You’ve done a beautiful job!

    Please count me out for the giveaway though … I am scared to death to fly. Sounds tempting but I just get all jittery just thinking about it. GOOD LUCK to the more adventurous soul and the brave one.

    PS – go ahead and make out on the porch … I’m sure the neighbors won’t mind 🙂

  2. I love your porch!!! World Market is my favorite store and I shop there weekly for all sorts of things for my home and for gifts!
    I really want a bar cart and I love yours. Is it a recent World Market find?

    1. HI Susan, yes just found it there in the Fiji Collection:). Thank you so much & I love them too! Have a great day! Jen

  3. Jen, your porch is gorgeous!! I have been eyeing so many of the fun things at World Market this year. I love how happy and fun your whole space is!

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