Moroccan Backyard Getaway

Moroccan Backyard Getaway

Hello Lovelies! It’s been a bit of a slow process and now this project has turned out to be sort of at a standstill. 😦 Since we haven’t had visitors or thrown a bbq this summer, my husband isn’t in any rush to put the canopy up (its such a pain in the you know what, and last year he pulled his back putting it up). 😦 We had his parents help take it down, but I don’t blame him for not wanting to have to deal with it if we aren’t using it. Needless to say I hope to get my vision for this project finalized eventually but money is always tight, so the major things like furniture and cushions will be bought in bits when on sale and such. I still have lots of missing pieces and (being the Gemini that I am) I’ll probably keep changing my mind on them until I get it right, but here is what I’ve gotten so far.


I bought this one last summer at Pier 1 when they had the Outdoor Furniture Sale (which I believe is still going on), so this summer a bought another piece here to go with it but I’m waiting to pick it up at my local store. And yes my puppy’s tail wanted to get in on the picture….haha

Don’t mind my pantry in the background!!

I love the vibrancy of Pier 1 but it can be too much $ on a budget like ours, luckily I have a wonderful husband who had gotten me a gift card there for Christmas (knowing how much I love the place).  So I waited until some of these items were on sale and bought most of these lanterns and the storage bin with that gift card 🙂 the tea cups and rest of the lanterns were bought there last summer. Though the blue candle holders were from Target but I’m still unsure about using them for this project.

I will keep you all posted on my journey with this since the summer is nearly over and hope to have something final by next summer!!

Do you have any outdoor projects you’d like to share or that have inspired you to try??

Inspiration Wednesday – Moroccan Outdoor Project

Inspiration Wednesday – Moroccan Outdoor Project

Summer is FINALLY approaching us in New England…….. WOOHOO!!.…………..and I’m looking at my backyard and seeing how much still needs to get done (enter sigh emoji face here). Our spring seemed extremely short (or maybe it was just me) and I haven’t had any time for spring cleaning in the front or back yard. Mulching and planting still needs to happen this weekend, but I’m thinking a little more into the near future with my backyard entertaining area.

I’ve loved the jeweled tone colors and prints of Morocco for quite some time and have felt inspired to make one of my rooms that Moroccan/Bohemian theme. The best place I figured to do this for a feeling of warmth and relaxation was outdoors since my bedroom already has a beach theme.

So here are some pictures of inspiration for my project this month.

Fairy Lights
DIY Tinted Moroccan Jars from Sauce/Food jars


I’ll have future posts on my progress, so stay tuned!! What has YOU inspired??



Hi Everyone & Welcome to Jewels by Mia!

Thanks a BUNCH for taking a minute to check out my new blog, and learn about my revelation to start one. A little tidbit about me is that I love practically Everything. I Especially love glittery, shiny things too! “The more BLING the better” I always say.

I was really hesitant to start a blog, since I’m not much of an over-sharer especially when it comes to my personal life, but the “Gemini” in me does need to ask everyone’s opinion whether its on life decisions, styles/fashion, pros & cons of ideas (like this one) and whatnot before I can decide what to do. And yes I did asked all my close friends & family if I should ‘start a blog’ and came to the decision to give it a try.

I figured Bloggin’ would be just another way for me to do what I already do with my friends, to broaden my ‘horizons’ of opinions. What do I got to lose? Maybe a few hours of writing about something I love?! Doesn’t seem so bad…..right?

So here I go with my first post EVER……. and I would like to tell you what you will find on this blog.

DIY Jewelry & Crafts

Home Decor, Tips & Styles

Fashion & Beauty Tips & Styles


Well I hope you enjoyed it, and please feel free to let me know of any blogging tips that maybe useful to a ‘newbie’ like me!