How To Create A Great Outdoor Living Space:

Outdoor Living Space Ideas


Outdoor living is quickly becoming a trend.  More people are taking pride in their yard and patio areas.  As a result, they spend more time outside.  What was once considered a normal part of the home has become an extension of your home.  So, a great garden and outdoor living space can even be a selling point for your home.

Having the space and making it neat and tidy are great, but how do you make it a more useable area?  How do you encourage yourself and your family to spend more time outside?  I wanted to share a few ways that you can invest in  luxurious items, accessories and other things to create an a great outdoor space. We encourage you to invest your time and your money in your garden.  You won’t be disappointed, it will pay off in resale value.


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Make an outdoor dining area

The one thing that enjoyed most is dining outside.  So, if you find yourself stuck with what to do with your garden or patio area consider a dining area.  Keep things simple, but invest in a new dining table and chairs.  Also, add an umbrella to shade you from direct sunlight.  Furthermore, invest in a cover to keep the furniture in good condition too.  Especially, during the winter.  If you don’t feel like you have a large enough space for a table and chairs, consider extending your patio area.  A decked level would also work.  You can add details like wooden shades and planters to make an impact.

Take the cooking outside

Dining outside is great, but why not think about doing the cooking outside as well.  Again, you can keep things really simple and invest in a BBQ.  Some BBQs are full on outdoor stoves where you can cook a full meal or grill.  If you’re brave enough when the weather becomes chili, you can still enjoy your outdoor stove.

However, a BBQ can just be the start of your outdoor kitchen.  Home owners love the idea of creating an outdoor cooking area.  Some have included a pizza oven, a fire pit to keep warm and even an outdoor sink.  These are some amazing examples of outdoor kitchens that could tempt you into investing in one so that you can create a great outdoor living space too.


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Add a fun element to your outdoor living

 Who says that a yard is just for sitting, reading or sipping on a beverage.  Although there is clearly nothing wrong with this, adding fun elements to your outside space could really bring it to life.  A portable hot tub can make a big difference. You may be thinking that a hot tub is a little extravagant, but there are some health benefits to having one.  For example, hot tubs help relieve anxiety and stress as well as improve your sleep.  Another idea is to create a children’s play area.  You can separate parts of your yard to ensure that you have adult space as well as a great place for your children to enjoy.  You could add a treehouse, a slide or swings.  While you’re relaxing on your deck, the children can enjoy their space.

Socialize more in your garden

Socializing can often be seen as something you do inside your home.  After all, that’s why a majority of people invest in an open kitchen and dining areas.  Or, they invest in a plush kitchen. However, socializing can now be extended to your outside area.  Consider having additional seating and LED lighting installed.  Adding the seating and lighting around a fire pit makes the area inviting.  Additionally, when the temperature drops a fire pit could help you extend the use of the seating area too.

While it can be quite tempting to dismiss your garden during the winter months, keeping it tidy is recommended.  Stay on top of the flower beds and your lawn.  Having a tidy space is also inviting, so invest in outdoor storage to keep lawn care items out of sight.

I hope that some of these suggestions have offered you some inspiration on how to create a great outdoor living space.

Winis Multifunctional Outdoor Poncho Review


outdoor poncho review


I was offered a discount on the Winis Multifunctional Outdoor Rain Poncho.  I’ve been looking for one to wear to my grandson’s football games, so I purchased the product at a discount in exchange for a review.  This post contains an affiliate link.  If you click on the and decide to purchase an item, I may receive a small commission.  The commission helps maintain Mother 2 Mother, and does not affect your cost for the item.

The poncho is available in two colors, orange and blue.  I love bold colors, so I choose the orange.  The poncho arrived quickly, and neatly packaged in a mini bag with a drawstring.  I loved the packaging concept.  It’s the perfect size for carrying in your purse or bag on those days that it’s calling for rain.   In my opinion, there’s nothing worst than being at an outdoor event and it starts pouring.  I hate using an umbrella at football games or other outdoor events.  My hands always manage to get wet and cold.


outdoor ponchosAlso, the poncho is perfect for wearing over a jacket or sweater.  However, I do recommend wearing a hat under the hood.  The hood has a drawstring on it, so you can adjust it easily.  Another feature that I like is that the poncho is tear resistant.  I was actually concerned, because the poncho is light.  But, it appears to be durable.  Cleaning is easy, you can just wipe it off with a damp cloth.

You can also use the poncho as a blanket. This is perfect for me, especially on warm days.  My granddaughter takes her dolls so she can play with her friends t her brother’s football games.  I can spread out the poncho and she has a play area. How cool is that.

In addition to wearing the poncho, it will make a great gift.  If you know someone who loves to fish, camp, or hike consider purchasing this multifunctional outdoor poncho.  In a downpour, you can cover items that you don’t want to get wet.  Stash one or two in your car for these occasions.  Although I didn’t get to wear the outdoor poncho during football season this year, I highly recommend purchasing one here.  I’m happy to have mine on hand when needed.


Bright Picnic Set for 2 Review

Bright Outdoors Picnic Set Review


I received this set for free or at a discount in exchange for an honest review.  This post may contain affiliate links.  Mother 2 Mother may be compensated if a purchase is made.


bright outdoor picnic set review


First, let me say that I love, love, love this Bright Outdoors Picnic Set.  Two side zippers enclose the canvass case. It’s a nice olive green color. When I opened the case, I was quite impressed.  I immediately thought, picnic at one of my favorite out of the way spots.  I’ve been wanting to put together a picnic basket, grab a good book, a bottle of wine and just have an old fashioned picnic.


Bright Outdoor Picnic Set Review


This picnic set includes two plates, which are sturdy.  I wouldn’t be afraid of them breaking if I had a full plate.  Additionally, there’s a nice cheese board.  So, pick up some brie or another favorite cheese and you can slice it right on the board.  Utensils are included in the set.  So there’s no need to search for a knife.

Next, the napkins. They are included too.  They are simple and made of a plaid material.  Perfect for wiping the mouth or hands.  The cheese board is noteworthy.  Did I mention, that the board could be used to cut French Bread or veggies too.


Picnic set review


Next, the set includes 2 knives, spoons, forks and a knife that is perfect for slicing cheese, meats or veggies. The utensil handles are made of a nice wood.  Moreover, if you clean the plates and utensils and place them back into the case, they should last for quite some time. Did I mention that the case will fit perfectly into a picnic basket or bag.

In addition to being used on a picnic, the set can be used for road trips.  The plates are perfect for holding the kid’s snacks.  Furthermore, mom or dad can use them for a quick bite between afterschool drop offs at the kids activities.  There’s a wine bottle opener, which also serves as a bottle opener.

I recommend this Bright Outdoors Picnic Set .  I actually couldn’t find any cons to write about.  Check it out for yourself.  Most importantly, it would make a great gift for you or a family member or friend.  Last, you may also like the Ultimate Kitchens Water Infuser.