Evening Summer Patio + 4th of July Food Ideas

Goooooood morning and happy Monday!! Sorry I’m getting this post up a bit late today. I actually meant to finish it last night, but I was so dang tired I could barely keep my eyes open after we got the kids to bed. But here we are! Better late than never, right!? I think so. Anyway, today I wanted to share our back patio seating area. I took a few photos the other night just as the sun was starting to go down and it was so cozy. I also have a few fun and festive 4th of July food ideas for you guys too!

If you were around last summer you might remember when we did a makeover on this area. Before it was just an empty dirt pit, but last year we did a total overhaul back here and now it’s one of our favorite places to hang out on a summer night.

Our furniture is all from Joss & Main, but I can’t seem to find it anymore. However, the fire pit is still online and you can see it here. We got this last year and we LOVE it. The outer frame doesn’t get hot when it’s on and I love the rustic look. Highly recommend if you looking for a good propane fire pit.


This is such a cozy spot to hang out with the kids and make s’mores. It’s basically like another living room out here and I’m so glad we decided to invest in this space. It was well worth it! PS: Can you believe we’re only a few days away from the 4th of July?? I usually don’t decorate much for the 4th, but I do enjoy some festive red, white, and blue food! Here’s a few easy and fun recipes I found:

4th of July Firecracker Dogs

Red, White and Blue Chocolate Cookies

Patriotic Yogurt Bites

4th of July Caprese Salad

American Flag Vegetable Tray

4th of July Fruit Kabobs

Grilled Chipotle Lime Corn

4th of July Mini Cheesecakes

Festive Strawberry Trifle

Sparkling Red, White and Blue Sangria

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!! Also be sure to check out this post if you’re looking for some easy 4th of July decor ideas. Ok, that’s it for me today. See you back here soooooooon. xo

Simple 4th of July Decor Ideas with Farmhouse Style

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  1. Hi Sarah! I love love your fun seating area! What a great place to hang out and make memories. Di you guys build your split rail fence that’s around your property? It looks so great!

    Posted 7.1.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Joanne! That fence was actually there when we moved in.

      Posted 7.2.19 Reply
  2. Melanie wrote:

    You’re back patio spot looks amazing! I love how you have decorated.

    Posted 7.1.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Melanie!

      Posted 7.2.19 Reply
  3. Brenda wrote:

    Thank-you for brightening my day. Happy July 4th!!

    Posted 7.1.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      aw thank you Brenda!

      Posted 7.2.19 Reply
  4. Amy wrote:

    Your back patio looks so cozy and inviting. You’ve done a great job mixing beauty, comfort, and functionality. Great recipes too!

    Posted 7.1.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Amy, it’s definitely a good mix!

      Posted 7.2.19 Reply
  5. What a great area for family and friends! Love the simple but oh so pretty. Decor! Happy 4th girl!πŸ’•

    Posted 7.2.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you sweet Becky!

      Posted 7.2.19 Reply

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