How to celebrate life’s big moments during quarantine

We have reached unknown territory during these last few months as we all try to navigate life without in-person school, jobs and extra-curricular activities. It has been trying times for all of us, some more than others, but my heart goes out to those that should be celebrating life’s big moments but now have to either postpone them or figure out what that looks like with social distancing rules in place. If you or a loved one has a birthday, graduation or wedding in the near future, there are still ways to connect with them and create special memories that will last forever.

  1. DRIVE BY PARADE- take this opportunity to gather your closest friends/family and organize a parade. Ask everyone to decorate their vehicle as much as they’d like and to create personalized signs for your loved on to brighten their day.
  2. VIRTUAL PARTY- schedule a date/time for everyone to meet on Zoom (or another platform) to celebrate their loved ones together. Get creative! Set a theme or have everyone dress up like the guest of honor for some good laughs.
  3. Decorate your front yard/porch with signs and school colors as a tribute to your new graduate.
  4. Have friends and family send in video clips for you to edit together into a special tribute video that they can keep forever.
  5. Drop gifts off at their doorstep. Depending on the recipient- gift cards, outdoor toys/games, flowers or self care items are all good things to consider.


Backyard Inspiration

As we approach summertime, the days are getting warmer and longer. And with so much time now spent at home, it’s the perfect excuse to turn your backyard into one that you love. Here is some backyard inspiration to give you the boost you need.

This backyard makeover turned a drab yard into a dreamy Boho Modern Garden. The stenciled cement adds a pop to the neutral space and the adirondack chairs look like the perfect place to relax after a long day.

jennasuedesign.com
jennasuedesign.com

I love how this space works well for warmer months and also cooler months. The couch provides separation from the dining area, but is still close enough to engage with those still eating.

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Have a small yard? If done right, you can still get great use out of your space! Like this one- cozy but completely charming.

vegetarianventures.com

This dreamy space would be perfect to cozy up with your family and watch a movie on yet another night stuck at home.

thewonderforest.com

Love this little secluded spot set away from the house. Feels like an escape without actually leaving.

found at: Daisy Mae Belle

Do you have a big yard? Or something smaller? Regardless of size- comfort and functionality probably rank high on your priority list. I hope these images gave you some fun ideas to create the backyard oasis of your dreams!