Monday, April 20, 2009

Summer is Here!

It's going to be 95 degrees in Long Beach today -- shattering heat records for late April in Southern California!

Thanks goodness I just invested in these:


Last week I picked up this great patio furniture set from Bed, Bath, and Beyond for our balcony deck! It's really comfy, looks chic, and it was all 20% off.
(On a side note: those 20% off coupons for BB&B that you get in the mail/in magazines never expire and you can use them in combination, even though they say you can't do that! Isn't that cool?)

Can you believe I fit all that furniture in my tiny Toyota Solara? I was quite the sight, driving down the 405 freeway with the chaise lounge sticking out of the truck and the deck chairs hanging out the passenger window. I can't tell if the Mr. was impressed or scared when he saw me pull up to the condo. Ha!

I want to pick up a planter box to go on the window that opens onto the balcony (see below). Any ideas of where to get a good planter box? Also do you have any ideas for some pretty and heat-resistant plants to plant in it?

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I love summer!

18 comments:

Cristina said...

Lucky! It's still FREEZING in Toronto :(

Anonymous said...

I LOVE summer also. I put a couple of plants on my balcony over the weekend and need to pull them in -- it's darn cold here in Boston!

Gretchen and Jimmy said...

Wow 95?!?! I cant wait to get some patio furniture for our new house!

d.a.r. said...

So pretty!! I like it so much. I just wish those dumb coupons didn't disqualify Dyson products, I'd love to save 20% off a new vacuum!!

Katie said...

I love the furniture! Very cute, and the BBB coupons are always great to stockpile!

Cari said...

I can't wait until it gets warm here! I didn't know that about the BBB coupons, thanks for the tip! I need to find a patio set for my new deck so I will check them out first.

The Balancing Act said...

I know! Can you believe its 95 degrees in mid-April? What happened to Spring?!

Miss Adventure said...

Oh I am SO jealous of your weather! Its suppose to be in the 80's in NorCal right now and I wish I was there instead of here where its only 49! Summer, come on already!

recipes for the life said...

Wow cool furniture!!your patio looks great!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Love that! It's so stylish!!

lauren said...

Is it scary to anyone else that it is April and "summer is here!?"

Angela Darling said...

Love the furniture! I'm impressed you fit all that in your car. My mom has that same car, (Love it, btw.) and I'm just trying to picture all of that fitting in there. hehe

MG said...

I wish I had known that about the BB&B coupons! I'm going to stop throwing all of the expired ones away from now on!

Mrs. M said...

I love those chairs!

Emily said...

I love your new patio furntiure.. adorable and yeah for wonderful weather.. id go to the beach.. no work for me.. beach:) ha!
Love the Easter pics.. looks like you guys had a blast... I sometimes worry about blogging too.. like do I tell too much info etc... How did you activate google anayltics??

Lindsey said...

LOVE the chairs!

Tara Gibson said...

wow 95! so jealous! I cant wait for summer weather here! but I am likin the 70's! Chairs are so cute!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Cute furniture :) I love the summer as well.. bring on the heat! I live in Florida.

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