From the day we set up our new patio furniture from Pier 1, I swear we have been out there enjoying it Every. Single. Day. We find any excuse to get ourselves out to go sit on the comfy cushions and watch the world go by.
I feel ridiculously proud of this. I thought we spent a lot of time out on our porch, but now it's become A Thing.
The other morning, I made cinnamon rolls. (Every now and then the urge hits, what can I say?) Eric was working outside digging and fixing up our new planters.
"Can we just eat out here?" (I have a feeling this is going to be happening a lot this summer.)
Which is how the Darbys of Mission Viejo ended up sitting outside decadently eating cinnamon rolls for breakfast on their new, beautifully re-designed porch. Look at me, living the lifestyle magazine life. This is the stuff my dreams are made of.
Every morning I can find Eric out there doing his morning reading. It makes me happy to see him so content.
All this to say that I'm super grateful to Pier 1 Imports for the awesome inspiration for our new outdoor living space. It's made a huge impact already on our day-to-day living. Also, the weather has cooperated beautifully. We're seriously on the cusp of summer and my plan is to spend as much time here as possible, thankyouverymuch.
I want to thank you all for entering the giveaway. If you want to be inspired, go through the comments on the last post: Hello, Summer – A Pier 1 Giveaway and see what everyone would choose for their outdoor space. You guys are kind of fantastic.
Oh, yes! A winner. I chose one, of course.
I took the number of entries (not counting the doubles – you know who you are or maybe the website glitched on a couple, but that's not important right now) and entered them into the True Random Number Generator on Random.org which chose a number (randomly, of course).
The winner of the $50 Pier 1 Gift Card is:
Please send me an email that says, HEY, MARTA! I WON STUFF ON YOUR BLOG! in the subject line (so I won't accidentally delete it). Include your home address so I can get this gift card out to you ASAP.
Thanks again to all of you for participating! A very special thanks to Pier 1 and Latina Bloggers Connect for sponsoring this really fun summer giveaway. The opinions are all my own.