Thursday, July 14, 2016

How to Create a Backyard Oasis

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Who doesn't want a little Aloha in their life? After recently visiting Maui in May [yes a recap is coming soon!] I love the idea of having a little island life at home. The ocean breeze and smell of tropical flowers, anyway.....

My mom, who's house is currently on the market, nailed the whole tropical oasis and since my DIY teepee and tropical doormat were epic fails I'm taking a page from my mamma. Plus her house is unreal. Set in North County San Diego, this 2 story 3,000+ square foot home is just a few miles off the coast. However, once you set sight on her tropical backyard you'll find yourself never wanting to leave.


Step One: Have a clear vision and draw it out. Whether you're channeling the Greek Islands, Mexico or Hawaii pick your vision and run with it. Bonus tip: It helps if you can start with a blank canvas, this backyard was straight dirt and a concrete slab.

Step Two: Create an outdoor BBQ/Bar area. Remember you're creating a tropical oasis which means tons of gatherings at your house with friends.

Step Three: Extend your house outside. Basically add a cover to you deck/patio area to create a bungalow like vibe.

Step Four: Create various seating options . Oh, and don't forget your outdoor gas fireplace. Cool beach nights call for a cozy fire.

Step Five: If you have the space, add a pool and don't forget the baja ledge. [Can you smell the ocean breeze yet?] BTW - it's salt water pool!

Step Six: Make sure said pool has a waterfall.

Step Seven: Plant lots of palm trees. What's a tropical oasis without palm trees!!

Okay, you're probably saying yeah that's a one amazing backyard oasis, but I don't have the time, space or money. Don't fret I've got your back. It might not be a oasis like my mom's, but it will do the trick in the interim, all® Fresh Tropical Mist™.

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Until my next trip to San Diego, between all® Fresh Tropical Mist™ and my mini potted garden I'm bring the tropics to the mountains. 

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  1. Wow this is really nice I would love to own a space like this to entertain guest.

  2. Wow, this looks amazing! I would love to have a little backyard oasis with a pool. I would sit out there and read all day!

    1. 100% agree! I probably won't get much work done ;)

  3. I would love to have a backyard oasis! Definitely a dream of mine!

  4. Beautiful house that is like paradise indeed #client

  5. Oh my goodness, that is an amazing backyard!! We have high hopes for ours, but the previous owners of our house didn't weed or do any type of gardening for several years before they sold it, sooooo we have a loooonnnnggg way to go!

  6. Your backyard is stunning! I know ours will never be that gorgeous, but we are working on it little by little.

  7. Ok I did not see the "All laundry detergent" thing coming but man it gave me a great laugh lol. Nicely done.

  8. Your backyard is #goals! Love what you did with your space :)