A mini beach as a backyard fire pit...I would never leave!

A mini beach as a backyard fire pit! I love this idea. A mini beach as a backyard fire pit! I love this idea.

DIY -- Drink and snack storage for back yard parties. *Or for balls, frisbees, dog toys, etc.*

DIY -- Drink and snack storage for back yard parties! DIY -- Drink and snack storage for back yard parties! OR outside toys/gardening stuff storage

Drill holes in wood, place tea lights. Table center piece for outside table.

If you were to use drift wood this would be awesome for a beach reception style thing. Very natural, but striking. Drill holes in wood, place tea lights. Beautiful outdoor table center piece for the picnic table---AROUND THE GARDEN POOL

Sassy Water! Not only is it tasty, but sassy water is touted as a way to help you shed some extra pounds around your midsection by eliminating a buildup of contaminants, fat, and excess water weight.

Eliminates a buildup of contaminants, fat, and excess water weight. You Will Need: 8 cups water 1 teaspoon grated ginger 1 medium cucumber, sliced thin 1 large lemon, sliced thin 12 mint leaves shed-them-pounds

XXL Watermelon Jell-O-Shots. How have I not thought of this?! I think I need to try this for the 4th this year.

Here's How To Make XXL Watermelon Jell-O Shots

Instead of Jell-O shots this would be great with watermelon jello and blue raspberry jello for Serve w/ canned whipped cream. XXL Watermelon Jell-O-Shots. How have I not thought of this? I think I need to try this for the this year.

Totally DIY-able Outdoor Flip-Down Sideboard!

Totally DIY-able Outdoor Flip-Down Sideboard

Flower-box turned cooler - hmm

Outdoor summer party idea for soda, beer, cans, bottles, etc. Also apparently good for an outdoor wedding -- 32 Totally Ingenious Ideas For An Outdoor Wedding

Putting a bar rail on the deck for some  extra "table top" for cookouts and parties!

Future house idea- Putting a bar rail on the deck for extra "table top" seating area that's out of the way, handy, and a good use of space. Put potted plants on it when it's not in use

Relax, kick off your shoes, grab a book, grab a beverage... grab a friend

Romantic Glamping

Summer Time, tent on the beach bohemian. I wonder if our glamping tent could be repurposed?

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Spinach-Strawberry Salad and organic sugar tablespoon each: sesame seeds, tamari (or shoyu or soy sauce), and orange juice *½ tablespoon poppy seeds *⅛ teaspoon paprika

colorful adirondack chairs make a fun deck for the summer

Colorful Touches for Outdoor Decorating

Colorful Furniture -- Add pizzazz to a plain deck w/ colorful furniture. Mix & match chairs of a similar style in a variety of colors. Here, bright purples, blues, reds, & oranges fill the deck w/ summer colors.

Okay, I realize I may be pushing it on the popsicle front. But there is (at least) one more...

The Best Blueberry Popsicle Recipe (Paper and Stitch)

fresh fruit and whipped cream

Cut up fruit in martini glasses topped with coconut whipped cream - try blackberries/blueberries/strawberries - no whip cream for wedding

Use wooden poles, anchored in flower buckets, filled with garden gravel to string outdoor lights.

Garden-Glow Lanterns Don't have a place to hang lights? Wooden poles anchored in flower buckets filled with garden gravel can be set up anywhere there's level ground, and they help define an outdoor gathering place.

Rainbow fruit kebabs!

7 Ways To Eat Rainbows! You can have your rainbow and eat it! Here are seven amazing ways to combine two of the most fantastic things in the world - food, and rainbows! [[MORE]]

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