OMG We Bought A House! Episode 12: Anniversary Al Fresco!


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 curtainsa table and chairs, globe string lightshurricane 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?

See all of the OMG We Bought A House series here!




Getting mic-ed up!


Red Clove Summer Sangria 

Prep it:

  • roughly cut fresh fruit and berries (oranges, limes, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries 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 sploosh of sparkling water – to taste
  • agave syrup – to taste
  • cloves – a sprinkle of cloves


  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!





Our director and videographer Brad Etter, working hard to get the perrrrfect shot!




All finished!  And now, it’s time to eat! Love you Joey!

Please comment and let us know what you think and if you have any questions! xo


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Where are the curtains from? Looking for something similar...


I have a pergola and want to do something with curtains also. How

I have a pergola also and wanting to decorate with curtains. How did you go about hanging your curtains? What did you use for support
I have a pergola also and want to decorate with curtains. How did you go about hanging them? I love the way you have everything set up and your accessories! Awesome job!


Hi, I love your pergola. Do you happen to know the size of the boards used on it? I would love to make one with a similar style. I am thinking the posts might be 2x6 or 2x8? What about the ones above?



What brand are the string lights?


Can you do a full house tour before and after when the whole house is done and decorated? Congrats on 7 years!


I'm so inspired....again! Thank you Kate & Joey, such a fab team!!


Congrats on 7 years! One of my favorite episodes to date!


Wow 7 years! Can remember having a conversation with Joey previous to him doing Taking Five at Umass Lowell. He was telling us that they were going to make a movie. There were some fans there who thought it was not a good idea and told him not to do it. Imagine if he listened to them? Clearly it was destiny! Congratulations on 7 years! Wishing you many more! Enjoy every minute. ❤️


Beautiful as always 🙂 <3


Wow 7 years! Congrats guys. I love what you did with the lights and the candles. I want my own outdoor dining now. It looks magical in the morning and all the more at night. Good job everyone. PS: I went all mushy when Joey said I love you Kate! I immediately remembered the movie Taking Five where I first saw you two.