Solar-Powered Globe String Lights for Outdoor Entertaining

Solar-Powered Globe String Lights for Outdoor Entertaining

They are back!!!! Two years ago, we ordered five sets of these solar-powered globe string lights to criss-cross our patio. We were hosting Thanksgiving and the solar powered patio lights would add a canopy effect plus when combined with lots of candles, provide enough light even after sunset. We could not have been more pleased with the entire look and decided to keep the lights up year round.

The fact that these globe string lights are solar-powered was absolutely essential to my purchase decision making process. We do not have an outdoor outlet nearby so we would have had to either spend lots of money on an electrician or run the lights under the french doors into the living room. Neither of those solutions were acceptable. Instead, we were able to attach the lights' solar panels to the roof. I won't lie, you can see them but they are not a distraction or an eyesore.  All was good.

That is until about a month ago when a wind storm hit the patio. The tape I used to attach the lights to the wire infrastructure I had created, was old and cracked and basically gave out. The lights fell and that was that. Ever since, I have been searching for a comparable product. After weeks and weeks of research we had an aha moment and finally checked Amazon and of course Amazon offers a large selection of solar powered globe string lights!

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Easy Home Updates for Outdoor Entertaining

Easy Updates for Outdoor Entertaining

Easy Home Updates for Outdoor Entertaining >> Afternoon in the Orchard | Patio LoungingBBQPatio Seating | Outdoor Dining

Easy Home Updates for Outdoor Entertaining

Guest Post by Amy Spagnola for LuxeDecor

Summertime is the season for spending hours lazily lounging and socializing outside with friends and family. Warm temperatures and long light encourage conversations and cocktails porch-side. From a fresh patio set to glamorous garden accessories, there are endless options for adding fresh ambiance to your yard and outdoor spaces.

If you are seeking to bring excitement and energy to your outdoor nook, here are some especially relevant tips and tricks for creating the ultimate oasis fit for endless outdoor entertaining. Continue Reading →

Gifts for the Frog Lover

Gifts for the Frog Lover

Fabulous Gifts for the Frog Lover!

I was just going through my inbox when an email from Plow & Earth caught my attention.  They are offering 15% off gifts for mom with code LSMOMPH.  I know, I know lots of merchants are offering great Mothers Day deals but Plow & Earth is one of the few companies whose products are perfect for my mother-in-law so I started to explore the site. Lo and behold, much to my delight, I found that Plow & Earth has a fabulous selection of delightful frogs engaged in activities from sipping coffee in the garden to canoeing.  Not exactly my mother-in-law's cup of tea but my dear friend Jean, is smiling from above.

This is for you Jean!

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One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen

One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen Sale

Shop everything you need from kitchen tools to cookbooks to furnishing to help create both the perfect meal and perfect ambiance.for enjoying a simple or special meal. Eating has never been this easy or fun!

One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen

The One Kings Lane Day of Kitchen is here just in time for summer entertaining! This is one of the best sales because of the variety of high quality kitchen items One Kings Lane offers! Below are some of my favorite sales they are hosting. Let me know what you wind up getting to make your space ready for spring and summer. Continue Reading →

Day Of Outdoor Sale at One Kings Lane!

Outdoor Sale at One Kings Lane!

Day Of Outdoor Sale at One Kings Lane!

Earlier today we announced we were finally finished with our Spring Home Spruce-Up.  Sorry – we lied!  Actually, we really did think were were finished, that is until we received this email announcing the Day Of Outdoor Sale at One Kings Lane

Like you, all we have seen is this sneak peek of a few of the many products offered but based on these sale page links there is no doubt we will find at least a few items we can't resist especially since we have updated our porch seating and now need the little things that transform a house into a home!  If you see something fabulous, be sure to email us – there will be so much to look at we sometimes miss the one item that would be perfect and by the time we go back and check again it is already in another members cart.

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Royal Empress Tree

  …Royal Empress Tree

Royal Empress Tree

World's fastest growing tree with year-round appeal

As I sit here on my porch on this glorious August  evening in Southern California (Planting Zone 9, to be exact), I happened to open my latest email from Nature Hills Nursery.  Generally, I skim most of my emails, but for some reason TJ's blurb about The Royal Empress Tree grabbed my attention so I actually clicked the link and now I am obsessed!  I not only want a Royal Empress Tree, I actually ordered one!

The Royal Empress Tree is the world’s fastest growing hardwood tree. It’s actually listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. How cool is that.  Check out the product page at: Royal Empress Tree

I love the Royal Empress Tree's majestic shape.  I love its spectacular display of bell shaped, deep lavender flowers that burst into bloom on cascading clusters of blossoms and its wonderful light jasmine / gardenia scent.  I love its uniquely fuzzy huge heart-shaped emerald leaves.  And I love that it is super hardy,tolerant of almost any soil type and very fast growing (I am very impatient).  According to the literature this miracle of nature can grow up to 15 feet in its first season, and at maturity reach heights of over 50 feet in less than five years!

   Royal Empress Tree

Quantities are limited. Order now to avoid disappointment!

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