It’s our 7 year anniversary (woah) and we decided the best way to celebrate would be in our own backyard! But where to eat?Under the pergola, of course, which I have been itching to get spruced! All it took was some elbow grease, aka a power washer and pretty decor by way of an outdoor rug, potted plants, outdoor curtains, a table and chairs, globe string lights, hurricane lanterns, Buddha fountain, homemade sangria (recipe below) and a DIY outdoor fabric table runner to make our own little outdoor sanctuary! What do you think?

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Prep It:

  • roughly cut fresh fruits and berries (oranges, limes, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and peaches!)
  • 1 bottle of dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup tripple sec
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • a splash of sparkling water– to taste
  • agave syrup– to taste
  • cloves– a sprinkle of cloves

Do It!:

  1. Add all your ingredients to a decanter or pitcher and let sit for an hour or so to really let those juices mix and mingle.
  2. Serve.