Now that the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, it’s time to get outside! Whether it be outside your home or office (the two places we spend most of our time) getting outside and staying there can sometimes be hard.  Let’s face it, we have busy lives and even busier schedules.  Today I am going to give you some fantastic reasons to make time to take time to relax and enjoy being outdoors.

The age old saying “take time to smell the roses” is something far too few of us actually do. Since moving into my new home I have taken pleasure in the previous owner’s roses by smelling them and watching them bloom. Every time I take a sniff I think why don’t I do this more often? Then I rush into the house to do laundry or into the car to run errands. I long for an outside oasis to escape all the frenzied activity of my crazy days. My perfect vacation is lying on a beach somewhere soaking in all the sights and sounds of nature, with a Pina Colada in my hand of course. But I digress, my oasis at home would consist of developing my extremely underutilized back yard. A private, family-friendly outdoor space that can incorporate fun activities mixed with quiet, comfortable spaces to relax and unwind after a long day would be the perfect way to get me and my recluse inclined family outside and want to stay there. I have been searching the web for ideas and have come up with some super easy and inexpensive ways to add some fun and comfort to my back yard which you can see on the Ezmod Pinterest board “Outdoor Ideas”. These ideas include; outdoor movie theaters (my family’s favorite) , chalkboard fences, rustic fire pits, star gazing nests, cool BBQ areas, easy flower gardens and of course, some amazing furniture to go with it. Ezmod Furniture has some beautiful pieces that will transform a dull and boring patio, pool area or deck to Ahhh-mazingly relaxing and pampering. The Colva Canopy Bed is perfect for comfort and sunshade while giving you room to snuggle up with a good book or a loved one. For entertaining the Negril Bar or Corona Bar Chair and Corona Bar Table can make your party a hit.  My personal fun favorite is the Rattan Hanging Chair where comfort meets mod style.

 I know with my family just being together and being outside is a perfect combination that can’t be beat, but having a few extra perks like comfy seating, beautiful flowers, a nice place to grill doesn’t hurt. While making my big plans I have to remember to follow my own advice and keep it EZ! What is your favorite outside activity?

Truly, Kristin M