Our Backyard Summer Tour

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Today I would love to show you around our backyard summer tour! Come take a peek at one of our all-time favorite places to be together with family and friends.

Kona welcomes you to our backyard summer tour!

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Our Backyard Summer Tour

Hi, I’m Kelly and my family and I live in beautiful Colorado and last summer we bought this dreamy home unexpectedly. You can read all about that story here and a bit about our adventure. It’s pretty crazy how it all happened…so fast. This is our first spring and summer here so being able to share this space with you all is so exciting for me.

Today I am joining an outdoor blog hop hosted by Krista of The Happy Housie. Make sure to visit her beautiful deck space as well as the others linked at the end of our post.

Our backyard Summer Tour

Come on out back! We have a huge backyard that we fully enjoy. There are two entertaining spaces and I love the symmetry they bring to the space. To the right is the outdoor dining table and to the left is a seating area with a firepit.

A peek into our backyard this summer.

The doors you see here open up as trifold doors and create an amazing indoor-outdoor space opening our kitchen to the back patio. You can see the most recent pictures of our all-blue kitchen in my summer home tour that I shared last week.

A Space We Fully Enjoy

When we looked at this house, we knew we wanted a great outdoor space we could fully enjoy, and goodness did we find it! Our last yard was very small compared to this one and the difference in space has been lovely.

We even had room to add a trampoline for the kids. Thye are also asking for a half basketball court…I’m not so sure!

Our backyard Summer Tour

If you were to look out from the steps you would see our house backs to a church parking lot. It is SO nice to not have anyone behind us. But I will say we miss our old neighbors terribly. So thankful we still get to see them! You can see a different view of our yard in this post.

We have two spaces for entertaining out back.

Casual Backyard Seating

Now on to the tour. Our seating area down by the firepit is very casual. We kept our favorite polywood adirondack chairs and added my beloved pew here as well.

Our family loves to do smores here and I love to have quiet time and coffee here in the mornings. In the evenings Mike spoils me and brings me tasty cocktails out here as well!

Our backyard Summer Tour

This is our pup Kona, she loves sitting out here. W have another little sweetie named Zoey and she isn’t as fond of the camera as Kona is. They love our backyard too and their favorite thing to do is chase the crazy squirrels.

Kona our wheaten terrier loves the sun!

My Tattered Pew

On the other side of the firepit was the perfect spot to place my tattered pew that was on our porch at our last house. I love it out here because we actually use it a lot! I often get asked if it is sealed for weather and the answer is yes! But I did it so many years ago that I should probably do it again. The first time I used this but I just used this on our potting table and loved it!

The lovely Tori Aaker came over and took pictures of me and I had to have one on my pew. I love how it turned out.

Our Tattered Pew fits perfect outback and I love enjoying coffee on her.
Ferns in Our backyard Summer Tour

Our Backyard Outdoor Table

This space in our yard might get used the most! Our outdoor table has been bringing me so much joy. I just shared yesterday how I set it using blues and terracotta and last week I used pinks and greens!

Setting our outdoor table in our backyard and using white peonies!

Our white peonies right behind the table make everything pretty and they smell SO good! Sadly, after about two weeks they are starting to fade and drop their petals.

White Peonies in our backyard summer tour!

But don’t worry, I took full advantage of them while they were blooming though for sure! I love that we have two packed full planters of all white peonies. They mirror the symmetry of the pergolas and add to the beauty of the space.

Summer in our backyard table setting

Here is a peek at the peonies from the other side. Aren’t they just so lovely? I had them in the center of the table for both weeks non-stop!

If you love peonies too you might enjoy my post all about the best tips and trick for peonies!

Our backyard Summer Tour

The Potting Table & Raised Beds

This is the last area I have for you today. Just to the left of the dining space you can find our two raised garden beds. I have never had raised garden beds before and I am loving them!

I have added all zinnias to both beds, and they are so close to blooming! On the bamboo trellis you will find some sweet peas growing as well. I am working on a post all about a cut flower garden, but you will giggle when you hear what I plan to call it…let’s just say that Lazy Girl might be in the title. Ha!

UPDATE: See my raised beds full of gorgeous zinnias here!!!

Raised garden beds in our backyard

Just in front of the raised beds we have strawberries growing! The girls love to pick them if they can get to them before the darn squirrels do.

Summer strawberries

Do you see that large wreath on the potting table? It’s made from dried peonies! I shared how easy it was to make and put together just last week!

Raised Garden beds full of zinnia about to bloom!

I quickly learned this spot needed a space for me to work so I created a potting table using our old kitchen table. It has been perfect and already gotten so much use. I sealed it for the outdoors, ( a must in Colorado!) and you can read all about how I did that here!

Potting table in our summer backyard

Our Backyard Summer Tour

Thank you so much for stopping by our backyard summer tour. I wish you could pop over for some tea or lemonade and chat. Maybe sometime soon?

I’ll leave you with this last full look back at our house. I’m sure you can see why we are crazy in love with this space! Very blessed indeed.

A look back at our house in the summer.

I really appreciate you stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed it and I would love for you to hang out with me some more. You can follow me over on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and here on the blog. Don’t forget to scroll down and visit the other outdoor spaces my friends are sharing.



Today some of my friends have joined me to share their summer outdoor spaces with you.

You can visit their full article by clicking on the links below the images.

The Happy Housie

Grace in My Space

Inspiration for Moms

My Sweet Savannah

The Tattered Pew

tatertots and jello

Willow Street Interiors

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  1. What an awesome outdoor space, Kelly! I love all the different zones, and the way you have them setup! I bet you are enjoying your new home so much – it’s beautiful!

      1. Hi Kelly
        It is gorgeous! Love it! I remember when you bought this home last summer!
        Congratulations on your “retirement” from teaching too!
        PS I am not going to Haven this year (going to a writer’s workshop in October).

        Laura in Colorado !

        1. Thank you Laura! I will not be attending Haven either as I went to a creative retreat in Texas this past spring. Have fun at your writers retreat! Maybe we can meet up sometime again soon!

  2. Kelly your outdoor spaces are simply beautiful. I love the view out your kitchen door, looking out onto your patio dining space. I can imagine hosting gorgeous dinner parties out there!

  3. This backyard is not only beautiful, but it is perfect for your family. The last photo looking toward the house has a “divine” cloud image. Love it!

  4. Kelly, I’m absolutely in love with this space! The pergolas define each space so perfectly, and you’ve infused so much of your sunny personality into the styling. Sooo gorgeous, friend! XO

  5. I love your beautiful yard, Kelly. I can’t wait for our next visit to Colorado so I can sit out back with you can enjoy the gorgeous view!

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