Create A Backyard Oasis and Enter to Win #SummerWithSears

One of the most important features on our must-have list for this home was a great back yard.  It didn’t have to be huge, but we wanted it to be shaded and private.  Our last house was in an amazing, very popular area of the city, but the yards were so tiny you could sit on your back deck and watch the neighbors behind you while they ate dinner. We wanted something very different with this house.

We ended up building at the end of a cul-de-sac in a wooded area. Our lot is triangle-shaped and although the front yard is a bit of a joke, the back yard is awesome. It backs up to a huge area of woods complete with a stream running through and even a small pond with a little sandy beach. The entire area is protected land too, so it won’t ever be developed in the future.

We have our favorite spots on the porch and out in the yard, but there are still a few areas of the yard that we’d love to furnish.  I’d like to have a little backyard oasis one day, with a cozy spot for the grown ups to hang out by a fire at night or to relax in the shade during the day with a good book.

Here is a pretty part of the yard where I’d love to add a sitting area:


I’ve been browsing online to see what might work in the area and have found some great options in the Sears online catalog.


Here is one of my absolute favorites. I love the style of the set, the colors and how well it fits with the outdoor surroundings.


Isn’t it gorgeous?  I also love this set:


I’ve seen so many pretty pieces and even entire sets that I would love to have for our yard. It’s easy to shop with the Sears online catalog – I can see the set, individual pieces and even jump right to the product page for specific information.  Sears even has a planner on the website where you can create a virtual version your own yard or deck and see how the different furniture pieces and accessories would look. 


It’s really easy to use.  Here’s the look I created and would love to have one day in the backyard:


If you don’t really know what pieces you might want, you can even take the Sears Style Quiz and see what the Sears Design Team recommends for you!



I’ve had so much fun shopping the Sears catalog and can’t wait to make my dream oasis a reality. Here is my final group of choices:


What about you?

Answer this question and you’ll have the chance to win a $25 Sears card:

What are your must-haves for the perfect backyard oasis?


Now that I have shared what turns my backyard into my perfect summer oasis, I want to know what you’ve done to transform your backyard into your oasis. One of my lucky readers will win a $25 Sears gift card!

Need help finding your own pieces for your backyard? Sears is bringing the ease of searching for those perfect pieces with their recently launched iPad digital catalog. On your computer? Don’t fear, Sears has an amazing digital catalog built just for you.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sears. The opinions and text are all mine. Official Sweepstakes Rules.


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