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Here in Phoenix we spend most of our time outdoors in the fall and winter. So when the boys and I were checking out Holiday decor at Big Lots we wondered why we had never decorated our backyard for the holidays. We spend so many nights out there eating dinner or entertaining friends, it would be the perfect spot to add more than just a few lights! So we set to work on adding some outdoor holiday decor to our backyard to create a fun, bright, holiday space!
We’ve only strung a few lights here and there so we didn’t have any decorations to begin with. I let the boys do all the choosing since the years of them being excited to decorate for the holidays could be coming to an end (but I hope not)!
We had so much fun finding and imaging how things would work in our backyard. Big Lots has a great selection of holiday decor at great prices so that made it even harder to decide (styles and assortment vary by store)! We were looking for outdoor decor but still couldn’t help but add some new pieces for inside to our cart. We always find fun “extras” at Big Lots too – toys for the dogs, gluten free snacks for me and all kinds of other things we can’t live without. 😉
Didn’t they do a great job?! All of these outdoor decorations is all we need for lights outside so we can entertain or just eat a family dinner by these lights without turning on the big flood lights. It’s such a great ambiance!
We are so excited to have it all done and ready for the next 2 months because having that out of the way means more time for family and friends. Plus, we can have them all over here since we’re ready to go!
Big Lots has declared National Decorate Your Home for the Holidays Week as the week of Nov. 16th- 22nd. Since they have everything you need – for inside and outside your home, to get a start on the holiday season you can make it a one stop shop and get ready like we did!
You can Join in National Decorate Your Home for the holidays week and transform your home into a Winter Wonderland. Visit Big Lots online to view the Christmas catalog and for ideas, tips, and inspiration. You can also get more inspiration on their Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram.
So join me next week November 16th – 22nd for National Decorate Your Home for the Holidays Week and get your home ready so you’ll have more time to spend with the ones you love! We’ll be tackling the inside then, there were some great rustic pieces at Big Lots that I had my eye on!
Author: Allison Waken
Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!