If you are anywhere near the St. Croix Valley area of MN or WI, check your local coffee shop, newsstand or hair salon for your FREE copy of Valley Women & Beyond magazine. This magazine is brand new, and covers local events, women of distinction, fashion, food – anything of interest to women! The Aug/Sept issue is out, and I have an article in the magazine on the topic of outdoor decorating. Following is an excerpt – you’ll have to get your copy of the magazine to see the rest (aren’t I mean??). Although it’s still under construction, you can also check out http://www.valleywomenandbeyond.com for more information on the magazine and drop locations. And, by all means, stop back here to leave your comments about the article – I would love to hear your favorite outdoor decorating tip or your thoughts on the article!
“In our neck of the woods, we want to soak up every minute of our short summer season. The best way to enjoy summer at home is on your deck or patio. But, how do you make your patio feel as homey and comfortable as your living room? The market has been flooded with some amazing outdoor products in recent years to help you do just that. You are just a weekend project away from enjoying the outdoors in style.
These days, the trend in outdoor living is to create a living room, or even an entire kitchen, outside. Gone are the days of simple patio furniture and a folding lawn chair or two. Today, there are a vast variety of products that can make your outdoor room as comfy as your interior space.”