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A New Patio Bistro Set and Date Night with My Hubby

We’ve been in our brand new home for about three months now and it still looks like no one lives here (well besides the toys thrown all around.)  We have furniture throughout our house, but we have yet to put up a personal effect that makes this “our home.”  No pictures, no paintings, nothing.  Just sandy brown walls that are screaming for some color.

I keep saying I’ll get to it tomorrow, but it seems like tomorrow never comes.

But just because the inside of my house lacks color and personality, doesn’t mean my back porch does.  I recently had the opportunity to go to Sears and purchase a patio set of my choice.  I wasn’t really sure what I wanted, I just knew I wanted a space that actually had some color and pizazz.

sears style hubSince I knew I would be purchasing our new patio set at Sears, I went online to see all the styles they had available.  While browsing the selection in the Sears Style Hub, I found some that I really loved.  But as you know, there is nothing like seeing it and touching it in person.

sears outdoor catalog

In addition to the Style Hub, you can get inspiration and design ideas (like I did) with the Sears Outdoor Catalog. Since I don’t have an ounce of creativity, it helps being able to see how it could look in my own space.

After getting a good idea of what to expect when we arrived at Sears, the kids and I loaded up in the car and headed that way.  We went on a Thursday around lunch time and the store wasn’t all that busy so we were able to stroll and look at our leisure.  We looked at every single set they had available in the store, which is much less than what is available online.  We also looked at accessories to compliment our new outdoor space.

sears patio bistro set

The bistro set pictured above, is the set that I decided to go with.  While it isn’t big enough for our whole family, the truth is, the children don’t ever stop to actually sit down.  When we are outside, they are running, playing and acting like children.  And even if they do slow down, we have a large wooden swing that is big enough for them all.

sears bistro patio set

While I was there, I also purchased two sets of outdoor LED bulb lights to hang around our covered back porch and I also purchased two three-tiered plant holders to help accentuate the already colorful set.  With everything that I bought, I spent right at $400 and because I’m a member of the Shop Your Way Rewards Program, I earned $4 from my purchases.

Now that I had everything to create a special place for my husband and I to have a “backyard date night,” courtesy of #SearsPatio, I headed home to start making dinner.  Once my husband arrived home from work, he assembled the patio set while I finished up inside.  I couldn’t wait to sit out back, just my husband and I, to enjoy a quite dinner.

sears patio bistro set

Once dinner was complete and the patio set was assembled, it was time for date night.  We had roast with carrots and potatoes with a nice cold glass of sweet tea.

backyard date night

Just the two us, talking without being interrupted.  We need to have date night more often.

sears patio bistro set

The bulb LED lights were a nice touch because as the sun started to go down, the lights gave off a nice ambient light that set the mood. I’m glad I bought another set to string along the top of the porch. They will be great for any type of outdoor entertaining.

We are so excited about our new outdoor space and the serenity that it brings when we are outside, listening to the birds sings, gently gliding back and forth.  With the sale on all patio sets, I highly recommend you check out your local ad and see what is available in your area.  If you’d like to see my whole experience in pictures, take a look at my Google+ story.

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About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    What a cute bistro set! The red definitely adds a fun touch of color to your back patio, I love it. 🙂

  2. 2

    So sweet! I need to do that with my hubs when he gets home! I love the color in the set you picked out!

  3. 3

    You picked a darling set, and I’m glad the two of you had a little date night together. 🙂

  4. 4

    I love the set, it looks like the perfect area for the two of you to relax!!

  5. 5

    It’s a nice set. I need to clean mine up and do more meals outside.

  6. 6

    Guess what color I’m going to spray paint my bistro set? Yup, red! Love the pop of color it brings to your space.

  7. 7

    That black set on the cover is EXACTLY what I’m looking for for our new home, but since we aren’t moving for a few months yet I have some time. I absolutely love the look of black wrought iron (for gates, patio furniture).

  8. 8

    I love the idea of a backyard date night! Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. 9

    Very nice! Now you can have regular date nights.

  10. 10

    I really like the set you chose, especially since my kitchen (near the back door to the patio/backyard) is accented in red. I’m so glad you two had a nice evening!

  11. 11

    Love that little red set! So perfect for a date night.

  12. 12

    I love the colors of that set. What a simple way to reconnect with your spouse too. What was for dinner?

  13. 13

    That’s great. What a nice set and I love sweet tea. Enjoy!

  14. 14

    Cute patio set and I love the idea of a little date outside

  15. 15

    We are in the market for a patio set. Love this one!

  16. 16

    Yay for date night, looks like a lot of fun.

  17. 17

    I love date nights at home… I’d also love for OUR new place to look a little more like a home! Moving is such a crazy mess.

  18. 18

    LOVE that shade of red! It’s feels as though it has been forever since we had a date night… I need to follow your lead and plan one at home!

  19. 19

    Very cute! We have a small outdoor patio but I would love to add some color with a new set!

  20. 20

    I was just looking at that bistro set on the Sears website yesterday. Now I can see what it really looks like – thank you! Super cute and romantic!

  21. 21

    I love that set and the color is beautiful. Looks like you and hubby had a great dinner alone. I’m with you, need date nights more often!

  22. 22

    Beautiful bistro set!

  23. 23

    That’s a very pretty set, I love the red. And it looks like you had an incredibly enjoyable evening with just you and your hubby! Nice!

  24. 24

    Sounds like you had a wonderful date night 🙂

  25. 25

    What a pretty bistro set!

  26. 26

    You are too cute together! Love your patio set too!! 🙂

  27. 27

    That is a nice set! We just got our set from JC Penny’s and love it, but Sears has some adorable sets too.

  28. 28

    That is such a cute set. We have some plastic chairs and that is about it. I have been wanting one of those sofa swings for the front. One day!

  29. 29

    I like that set! My hubby and I had a date night last night… they’re so far and few between. sigh.

  30. 30

    Looks so cute on the front porch I love the red too

  31. 31

    I need to get a new patio set, because my son took ours. It was too small for the large space we have out back and as I look over your pictures, I fell in love with the one with the yellow cushions.

  32. 32

    What a perfect backyard retreat! It’s so important to have one-on-one time with your spouse.

  33. 33

    Oh, that’s adorable! Love it!

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