The Backyard

Jenny Michal Tamplin | College Station, Tx

I’ve spent so much time on the construction of the inside of the Jenny-Mike house, but let’s not forget the backyard!  I’m originally from the desert so I love all the trees in College Station!  I fully intend on having my share of backyard soirees!

Jenny Michal Tamplin | Backyard party | College Station, Tx

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Outdoor Party

Pinterest is full of excellent pins on backyard parties!  It’s a great place to go to escape a mundane weekday.

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So many fabulous ideas to bring people together and enjoy nature!

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There are even a few choices from different cool blogs on how to build your own outdoor movie screen!  I LOVE this idea!  I hosted a Christmas party one year and everyone watched “Elf” outside under big cozy blankets!  So much fun!  I wish I had pics of that!

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And of course, where there is a movie there is POPCORN!  This is so cute!  A popcorn bar!!

Jenny Michal Tamplin | Backyard party | College Station, Tx

LayBabyLay

This little party is adorable!  I bet these kids had the time of their life!  So precious! And inspiring!

 

Jenny Michal Tamplin | Backyard party | College Station, Tx

And with an outdoor movie (especially in the colder months) comes a fire of some sort, and with a fire comes S’MORES!!  Love this S’mores bar!

R & R

It doesn’t always have to be party time though!  Or so they say.  Haha!  A backyard also needs a few little corners to unwind from this busy life…

Jenny Michal Tamplin | Backyard party | College Station, Tx

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Isn’t this little spot just calling your name!  I love the lights strung across the top!

Jenny Michal Tamplin | Backyard party | College Station, Tx

BetterHomes

A stone fire pit with stone benches, would make you forget you were in a backyard!  Reminds of Texas campgrounds.

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This backyard is so beautiful with the lights wrapping the trees.  I also love the gilded bamboo stools, but that’s neither here nor there. 🙂

Swimming Hole

For my family, a swimming pool is almost more important than the house.  So we’ve spent some time researching different pools.

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What else could you ask for, right?  A pool/movie combo!  Imagine watching Jaws while floating in a dark pool at night!?  We’ve actually done that too!

Jenny Michal Tamplin | Backyard party | College Station, Tx

ElleDecor

Although, the pool is a simple design, in combination with that gazebo/outdoor living room, it is stunning!

Jenny Michal Tamplin | Backyard party | College Station, Tx

I love the beach entry on this one!  

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What’s not to love about this one?  Your own lazy river??  Yes, please!!

Jenny Michal Tamplin | Backyard party | College Station, Tx

I’m always drawn to this one!  It looks like a lake at the bottom of a mountain in Wyoming!  So gorgeous!

Jenny Michal Tamplin | Backyard party | College Station, Tx

Every time I’m at a resort, I always take note of my favorite things!  A swim-up bar is always at the top of that list!  Except I need the bar tender to come with it!

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This one is great and reminds me of a Texas Hill Country pool design (It may be).  The fire pit next to the hot tub is a draw for lots of relaxation and conversation!

Jenny-Mike Backyard

For this Teaser Tuesday I’m revealing the very beginning stages of the Jenny-Mike backyard design…

Jenny Michal Tamplin | Backyard party | College Station, Tx

I’m really excited about the pool design!  Brannon Wright of Clear Water Pools is awesome to work with!  I highly recommend him if you’re in my neck of the woods.

Jenny Michal Tamplin | Backyard party | College Station, Tx

He’s put together a beautiful design and he is on-the-ball!  Can’t wait to show you the finished product!  

What do you think?  What’s your favorite backyard inspiration?

 
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