Create a Backyard Oasis with Sears {giveaway}

Living in Las Vegas has been so interesting for me. Recently changing from the Midwest where a backyard is a complete with a large area of grass and trees to the desert where the average backyard here is no bigger than a 10×30 plot of rocks or turf has made me yearn for a nice and lush backyard. When we moved into our current home we inherited an old table and that was redone quickly so that my kids could eat lunch, color, paint and play on it in the backyard…just not in the summer! This is one of their favorite places to be in the backyard:

You see, here we are outside from October-May because the summer is just too hot. A few weeks ago, though, we had a rare day when we were at a friends house to play, so outside we went..and although it was still warm I found that if the kids had a yummy treat:

and a few friends:

that even in the heat..the backyard can be an oasis! Back to my dream of a lush backyard with trees and grass..if I could fill it with this:

or this from the new Sears Outdoor Living collection:

…could life be any better than that? Friends, food, and a nice place to sit..I think not!

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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