Patio Theme Spotlight: Fiesta

It’s about time to get ready for spring, and nothing says fun in the sun like throwing a fiesta. But what if you could keep the party going all summer long? With our Fiesta Themed Patio Collection, you can do just that and so much more. Here’s a look at the pieces that make up this festive set.

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The Perfect Gift for Everyone on Your List

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Nothing feels better than giving a loved one the perfect gift. Spark a smile this holiday season with any of the six gift baskets we’ve created to make your holiday shopping that much easier, or use them as inspiration and create your own.

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    Chef'n Mini Magnetic PepperBall & SaltBall Set
    hef'n Mini Magnetic PepperBall & SaltBall Set
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    12-IN Color Works Silicone Cook Spoon - Red
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    11-IN Color Works Silicone Large Spatula - Red
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    Rabbit Wine Pourer with Rubber Stopper
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    Table De Paris Beverage Napkins
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    Mud Pie Circa Dip Set
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    Small Galvanized Planter
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    Ball & McCormick Salsa Mix
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    Ball & McCormick Pickle Mix
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    Recipes from a Kitchen Garden Cookbook
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    Mini 4-in-1 Soil Tester
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    Orchard 7-IN Bypass Pruner
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    Orchard Stainless Steel Wool Hand Transplanter
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    Laura Ashley Hat - Kimono
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    Laura Ashley All-Weather Garden Gloves - Daisy
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    Laura Ashley Garden Bag - Daisy
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    0.14-L Really Useful Box 6-CT
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    12-OZ Krylon Stained Glass Spray Paint - Cranberry Red
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    4-OZ Krylon Spray Glitter - Glistening Gold
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    Krylon Short Cuts Paint Pen - Chrome
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    Krylon Short Cuts Paint Pen - Gloss White
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    Krylon Short Cuts Paint Pen - Gloss Black
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    3-OZ Krylon Short Cuts Spray Paint - Leaf Green
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    1-OZ Krylon Short Cuts Brush on Paint - Ocean Blue
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    Aleene's Tacky Glue Pens 2-PK
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    4-PC General Purpose Artist Brush Set
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    9-L Really Useful Box Clear
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    Surebonder High Temp Full Size Glue Gun
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    Elmer's Craftbond Spray Adhesive
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    12-OZ Krylon Sea Glass Spray Paint - Sea Foam
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    20-YD Scotch Expressions Masking Tape - Chalkboard
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    Chalkboard Fancy Stickers 6-CT
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    Chalkboard Tags and Twine
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    Fiskars Folding Traveling Scissors (TSA Compliant!)
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    10-YD Scotch Duct Tape - Dottie
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    Washi Glitter Tape - Gold
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    Traeger'Que BBQ Sauce
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    Traeger Bamboo Cutting Board
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    Mission Grill Company Stainless Steel Bacon Grilling Rack​​​​
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    Mission Grill Company Deluxe Spatula Tongs
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    Mission Grill Company Reversible Rib and Roast Rack
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    Mission Grill Company Cast Iron Basting Set
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    Wildwood Grilling Cedar Grill Plank 2-PK
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    Flambeau Tote with Drawer
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    Zircon StudSensor SL
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    WD-40 8-OZ Lubricant with Smart Straw
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    6-IN Crescent Adjustable Wrench
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    25-FT Stanley LeverLock Measuring Tape
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    DEWALT® 6-IN Magnetic Drive Guide
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    Craftsman 22-PC Impact Drill and Driver Set
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    Johnson Powerful GripTight 9-IN Torpedo Level
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    Klein Tools 5-in-1 Screwdriver/Nut Driver
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    Vaughan Straight Claw Double Duty 10-OZ Rip Hammer
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    64-OZ Brilliant Finish Car Wash
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    Wash Boss Bucket Organizer
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    Detailer's Choice Microfiber 11-PC Car Wash in a Box
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    Enviroscent Autostyx Airfresh 2-PC
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    23-OZ Rain-X Glass Cleaner
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    23-OZ Black Magic No Scrub Wheel Cleaner
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    Rubbermaid Pop Up Trash Can
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    22-OZ Griot's Garage Interior Detailer
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    5-GAL Orchard Heavy Duty White Bucket
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Nothing feels better than giving a loved one the perfect gift. Spark a smile this holiday season with any of the six gift baskets we’ve created to make your holiday shopping that much easier, or use them as inspiration and create your own.  

Detangling Holiday Light Hanging

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The holiday season is a magical time of year but it can also be full of questions when it comes to lighting. How many lights do you need for your Christmas tree? Do you need any special equipment to hang lights on your house? How many extension cords do you really need?

The holiday season is a magical time of year but it can also be full of questions when it comes to lighting. How many lights do you need for your Christmas tree? Do you need any special equipment to hang lights on your house? How many extension cords do you really need?

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Of course the magic all starts with the perfect Christmas tree. If you need a hand in that department, visit our Holiday Tree Wonderland at your neighborhood Orchard. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to assist you in picking out the perfect tree. Once you’ve got that covered, it’s time for lights, right? Hold on, first you have to choose a holiday theme!

Your theme will give your decorating direction and can help you create a cohesive look – you know, if that’s what you’re going for. Are you more traditional? Eclectic? Or maybe a little eccentric even? There’s no wrong answer. And if you need ideas, check out our five themes here.

Okay, now it’s time for lights. Here’s our recommendation for how many lights you need based on the size of your tree (keep in mind the amount of lights can vary by box):

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Finally, plug your lights in (to check if all the bulbs are working and see how they look as you go) and make sure the plug reaches a power strip near the base of your tree.

Finally, plug your lights in (to check if all the bulbs are working and see how they look as

you go) and make sure the plug reaches a power strip near the base of your tree. 

According to our lighting tree experts, simply start at the bottom and string your lights around and through your tree in a random fashion, placing some lights deeper into the tree and come closer to create depth. If your lights aren’t cooperating, you can always use little green zip ties around the cord and branch to hold it in place. Once you’ve finished, take a step back and look at your tree through squinted eyes. Do you see anywhere that isn’t as bright? This is a good test to check for any bare spots. If you do, adjust as needed then sit back and enjoy your handiwork!

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Move Outside

Once you’ve got your décor set up indoors, it’s time to tackle the outside of your house. First, decide if you’re sticking with the same theme or if you want to change it up outside. Sticking with the same theme is simpler, but changing it up can be more fun….decisions, decisions.

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Once you’ve decided on your theme, it’s time to gather those lights and hang ‘em. Don’t forget to stock up on replacement bulbs and fuses, as it’s common for a few lights to go out or break along the way. Grab your ladder and Command™ Outdoor Light Clips and get hanging. (Speaking of light clips – these babies allow you to string lights around a door, window or anywhere really without nails or screws. In other words, they leave no holes or marks – perfect for apartment dwellers!)

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Now you know the basics of holiday lighting, with a few extra tips along the way. And remember, don’t hesitate to get creative. Orchard has a ton of holiday lights and decorations that will let your artistic side shine bright. Still have questions? Stop by your neighborhood Orchard, we’re happy to help.

Once you’ve got your décor set up indoors, it’s time to tackle the outside of your house. First, decide if you’re sticking with the same theme or if you want to change it up outside. Sticking with the same theme is simpler, but changing it up can be more fun….decisions, decisions.

According to our lighting tree experts, simply start at the bottom and string your lights around and through your tree in a random fashion, placing some lights deeper into the tree and come closer to create depth. If your lights aren’t cooperating, you can always use little green zip ties around the cord and branch to hold it in place. Once you’ve finished, take a step back and look at your tree through squinted eyes. Do you see anywhere that isn’t as bright? This is a good test to check for any bare spots. If you do, adjust as needed then sit back and enjoy your handiwork! 

Start Inside

Of course the magic all starts with the perfect Christmas tree. If you need a hand in that department, visit our Holiday Tree Wonderland at your neighborhood Orchard. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to assist you in picking out the perfect tree. Once you’ve got that covered, it’s time for lights, right? Hold on, first you have to choose a holiday theme!

 

Your theme will give your decorating direction and can help you create a cohesive look – you know, if that’s what you’re going for. Are you more traditional? Eclectic? Or maybe a little eccentric even? There’s no wrong answer. And if you need ideas, check out our five themes here.

Okay, now it’s time for lights. Here’s our recommendation for how many lights you need based on the size of your tree (keep in mind the amount of lights can vary by box):

How I Created a Boho-Chic Balcony

​Keyma is a lifestyle-blogger and full-time educator living in LA. She writes about fashion, beauty, health, and travel on her blog Style Weekender.

Hello there, Loves.

For today's post, I'm sharing with you my newly decorated balcony, in partnership with Orchard Supply Hardware. I have been itching to decorate my balcony and since summer is in full effect, I knew I had to do it now. I just returned from my vacation (Tulum) two days ago and I was so inspired by all the textures, fabrics, and contrast I saw in Tulum. Immediately upon returning I went directly to my local Orchard store to shop the items I knew would be perfect for my balcony decor.

I started off my week one happy gal, skipping the vacation blues, and enjoying my newly decorated space. Nothing serves more bliss to my life than the comfort and chicness of my home, my happy space. Walk with me as I share how I decorated this chic, mexican-moroccan-boho vibe city balcony.

My balcony was pretty much an empty space with a few plants I tried to keep alive but sadly failed. My guy and I did not spend much time out there. Actually our dog Marley (see his little self below) spends most of his time out there. He had the whole space to himself and he frolics around with his toys and owned that space. But oh, no more. It's now a cozy and chic spot ready for entertaining and relaxing.

One of my top priorities for my balcony was to bring life to the space. This meant, adding green plants or flowers. I opted for these thin leaves palms because they are low maintenance, gives a lot of greenery, will grow overtime and provide me with a beautiful privacy screen. I learned so much about my plant selection from the helpful member of Orchard Supply Hardware in the Nursery department. He was so informed, excited about plants, and really helped me to pick out plants that will serve my lifestyle, purpose, and taste. He took his time to find out what I liked, what I was looking for and realistically what will grow and give my space what it needed. The best part, there is a lifetime warranty on my plants. If they die for some reason, I can easily return them.

Just look at the instant life of that area (north end) once I added those palms; I also got all four pots. I went with two round green ones and two square brown ones for contrast. Love them!!!

On the south end of my balcony I decided on this beautiful and durable Westport Oversize Chair. It can easily sit one or two people. It goes with this gorgeous and functional Westport Ottoman with tray. I love that is serves as a table and an ottoman for additional seating when we do have a lot of guests. The cushions are very durable and I was informed by the excellent staff at Orchard Supply Hardware that it's easy to clean and the material on the chair is also great quality. I was contented to be affirmed about the quality and durability of what I was purchasing.

Next up, I got these two chic Barrel Strap Wicker Chairs in brown. Again, these are extremely high quality, wrapped in aluminum frame and coated with wicker, which will withstand all weather conditions. I added these Home is Where the Heart Is statement cushions and I think they look fabulous.

Orchard Supply Hardware has a wide variety of cushions to please all tastes. It was so hard to choose, but I ended up falling in love with these.

To add some texture to the space I went with these Tag Braided Jute Rugs in Natural. I bought two of them since I figured I could move them around later. They feel so great under my feet and I know my guests will be comfortable too.

At the west-side of my balcony, I really wanted to infuse a Morrocan vibe and create a space where I could really relax on the floor to a good book, a glass of wine, or playing a game of cards with friends. I was so inspired on my trip to Tulum and I brought this serape blanket back along with a dream catcher and a hammock just for my balcony.

I've always wanted to add string lights to my space. Maybe it's because I love Christmas and it's the best supplement to actual Christmas lights, or maybe it is the romantic vibe it gives. 

I figured my balcony would not be complete without string lights and best decision ever!

I also added these two cute stools I found while on my way to check out and had to have them. Do you know why? They were also on sale and your girl cannot pass up a sale. I told you, Orchard Supply Hardware was going to be my perfect one-stop-shop. I didn't want to cram my space and I had thoughts of returning them, but decided to keep them because I can easily stack them on top of each other to store and create more space. I absolutely love them.

I really hope this post has inspired you to create a warm, cozy, chic, or lavish balcony or patio. It truly will help you to fall in love with your home all over again. You'll also spend much more quality time with yourself and your family. If you have kids, it's also a great way to spruce up your space and encourage them to spend time outside. As the weather changes and summer goes, you can easily add a mini heater (they have them at Orchard Supply) and still be able to enjoy your space all year round.

Read Keyma's full article here.