summer entertaining

Garden Preparation for A Golden Glowing Summer

Garden Preparation for A Golden Glowing Summer

Garden preparation will allow you to enjoy your garden all through the year. However, summer garden preparation is always a good idea. Garden preparation is crucial as the summer months come. You’re probably daydreaming of a time in which you can simply bask in the sunshine and enjoy the heat. Winter can wreak havoc causing your outdoor space to grow wild and damaged. So how do you prepare your garden before the warmth sets in? Luckily garden preparation doesn’t have to be difficult to completely transform your outdoor space ready for the summer. Here are a few tips and tricks…

Blissful Backyard Beautifications to Make This Summer

Blissful Backyard Beautifications to Make This Summer

Blissful backyard beautifications are here. When summer time falls in front of your feet, you always want to make the most of the warmer weather and longer days. Beautifying your garden couldn’t have come at a better time, but you need a little bit of inspiration to get you started. Whether you’re trying to create a family friendly garden or you want to add more color to your backyard, there are so many ways to give your outdoor space a spectacular spruce up! If you’re planning on having a family get together or a big celebration now is the ideal…

Yes, A Safe Stylish Pool Is Within Your Grasp

Yes, A Safe Stylish Pool Is Within Your Grasp

A safe stylish pool can be of great value if you want to keep fit, have a place to relax, or if you love to entertain lots of friends. So, can you have a pool that’s safe AND stylish? Safety doesn’t have to forgo style. Safe Stylish Pool: If you have a pool in your backyard, keeping it safe is essential. Even though safety is more important than aesthetics, you still want your pool to look stylish. Fortunately, making sure that it’s safe won’t stop you from designing a stylish pool that you love to use and show off to…

Style Ideas For The Perfect Garden Party

Style Ideas For The Perfect Garden Party

The perfect garden party is achievable by even the most inexperienced host. All you need are a few expert tips, a little energy and heaps of your own personality. Here’s how to style your own perfect garden party. When Summer is here it’s time for numerous fabulous garden parties. But is your garden underwhelming? Then it’s time you set about creating space for the perfect garden party to host the night time gatherings or daytime barbecues you desire. When it comes to improving your garden with a sense of style that all of your guests will be envious of, what…

Next Level Garden: Tips To Up The Awesome this Summer

Next Level Garden: Tips To Up The Awesome this Summer

Your next level garden is within reach with a little imagination, some planning and, of course, great style tips from Don’t Call Me Penny. You’re welcome 😉 Now, it’s not overly difficult to get a presentable garden or even a next level garden. Ensure the grass is green and trim, that the garden and patio areas are cleaned up, and you have a table and chairs. At this point you’re essentially ready to bask in the sunshine in a fairly acceptable way. But when it comes to loving summer the proper way, then who wants to settle for ‘acceptable’? Not…

Pergola Design Ideas to Enhance Your Outdoor Living Experience

Pergola Design Ideas to Enhance Your Outdoor Living Experience

Pergola design is the mainstay of liveable outdoor spaces. With so many options, how do you find the right pergola design for your lifestyle? Giving your outdoors a make-over isn’t always that easy. In fact, most homeowners tend to forget the outdoor living space when remodelling their home. Yet outdoor life and pergola design are vital components of our lifestyle. Redesigning outdoor spaces can enhance your lifestyle while promoting the aesthetics of your property. Pergolas are an important element but can seem pretty empty without the right decorative design. Taking care of this can boost a decorative look while adding…

A Perfect Poolside and How To Get It

A Perfect Poolside and How To Get It

What is your idea of the perfect poolside? The weather? The company? The drinks? Depending on your mood, budget, and garden there are some different ways to ensure you have the perfect poolside you crave. The Ancient Romans got it right, and in some places like Marrakesh, it’s still used as an iconic and necessary part of daily life. It’s a pool of glorious cool blue water in an outdoor space. It’s the perfect poolside around which to entertain and in which to cool off. In fact, this is a simple design that you can use for a relaxed outdoor…

Perfect Party Decorating Tips (six of them)

Perfect Party Decorating Tips (six of them)

Expert party decorating tips can add to your own imagination when you are planing the perfect special event. Your role as host doesn’t begin and end with supplying drinks and food. The décor is important in order to get everyone in the right vibe. So regardless of who you are inviting to your home, you’ll need some party decorating tips and tricks for hosting the perfect special event this season. Party Decorating Tips #1: Blow Out on Balloons No party is complete without a few balloons. You can buy standard balloons, or get creative such as going with a colour…

Party Ready Gardens For Hot Summer Nights

Party Ready Gardens For Hot Summer Nights

Party ready gardens will be on the minds of home lovers everywhere who want to entertain friends over summer. Socializing outdoors is what we all love so get party planning. You may already be planning to host lots of barbecues or parties this year. So, it makes sense to improve the outdoor area or garden well ahead of time. As the good weather has already arrived in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, those living there will want to get started as soon as possible. Not only are these three ideas great ways to create party ready gardens but they’ll…

Living An Outdoor Life With Gorgeous Design Ideas

Living An Outdoor Life With Gorgeous Design Ideas

In Australia, we love living an outdoor life; it’s in our DNA. Parts of the country provide the opportunity to entertain and enjoy the outdoors in all months of the year; other areas are seasonal. But you can bet most Australians will want to spend as much time as possible communing with the outdoors. For some, this means a balcony in an apartment building. For others, it’s a patio, courtyard or small garden. Australians love their gardens so whether it’s a small garden or a large garden, like mine, the entertaining areas, the plants, the lawn, the pots, the pool…it’s…

Fun Outdoor Activities To Do This Summer

Fun Outdoor Activities To Do This Summer

Our friends in the northern hemisphere might be shivering their way through a freezing cold January, but here in Australia, it’s the best time of year – right in the middle of a scorching summer!

Which can only mean one thing; getting in touch with nature and making the most of outdoor activities. With Christmas and the New Year done and dusted, it’s time to start planning some fun activities. Meeting up with friends, visiting new places, and generally having an awesome time. If you’re looking to make the most of summer, here are a few outdoor activities you should have on your bucket list.

How to Decorate Your Home for Christmas

How to Decorate Your Home for Christmas

It’s that time of the year and Christmas is getting near. Some of you may have started decorating your homes early, but there are still some people who didn’t have the time. If you still haven’t put up your festive decorations, don’t panic, because you can do it fast. You just need to know a few tricks in order to decorate your home quickly and with taste.

How To Be The Perfect Party Host

How To Be The Perfect Party Host

It’s the time of year when you want to be the perfect party host. Friends, family, and perhaps co-workers will be celebrating and you want to make it an occasion to remember. You’re throwing a party and opening up your house to a whole bunch of people, and this can be incredibly daunting! Or perhaps you’re hiring a venue and making it a big affair. It doesn’t matter the size of the party; there are a few things that you should do to remain aware and vigilant. The better prepared you are, the more likely you are to be the perfect party host AND have fun too.

The Secrets To Getting Your Home Party Ready In A Flash

The Secrets To Getting Your Home Party Ready In A Flash

Getting your home party ready can be a great source of stress. Whether it’s for the holidays or birthdays, we all love having an excuse to celebrate and enjoy ourselves. However, as much as you might love parties, getting your home party ready can be a nightmare. From putting up decorations to cleaning, there’s a lot to be done before your guests arrive. This can lead to tremendous amounts of stress, particularly if you haven’t had much time to prepare in advance. But believe or not, you don’t have to go through this stressful process each time you host a…

Decking Options for Outdoor Living

Decking Options for Outdoor Living

Decking options offer as many visual treats for the outdoors as there are homes. And you know Aussies swarm to the outdoors like seagulls on a hot chip! So being having a great useable deck is highly popular and a great way to expand your outdoor living areas. As an extension of your living space, you will want to use your decking options to include everything from reading a good book to family gatherings. Decking needs to cope with variant weather, heavy traffic, furniture and often BBQ spills and food getting dropped; nothing worse than oil-stained decking when it’s not…