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

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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!

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Getting mic-ed up!

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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

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!

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

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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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1

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

2

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!

3

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?

Thanks!

4

What brand are the string lights?

5

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

6

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

7

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

8

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. ❤️

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Beautiful as always 🙂 <3

10

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.