Relaxing Outdoors #SummerWithSears

I live in North Carolina so exercising outside during the summer is almost a sure fire way to get heat stroke. I spend most of my day inside. But after the sun starts to go down, I love to relax outside.

The problem with relaxing outside earlier this summer was that I had no patio furniture. I can’t have a backyard oasis without somewhere to sit! We had a swingset for the kids but that slide just wasn’t cutting it for relaxation.

I love the look of wood and the nature aspect of furniture made of wood. I decided against the patio furniture with cusions because I hate bugs and I believe bugs would flourish there. Instead, I went with these pieces:

Easy to clean and best of all, it created an area for me to relax on those summer late afternoons. I also love these pieces for entertaining. We love to grill out and these benches provide enough space for several guests to relax.

Now that I have shared what turns my backyard into my perfect summer oasis, I want to know what you’ve done to transform your backyard into your oasis. One of my lucky readers will win a $25 Sears gift card!

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