Patio: Our Big Little DYI Part 5.2

This post follows just three days after we had the professionals pour the concrete slab. We had a busy weekend (what else is new) and did not have time to do very much. This weekend Drew concentrated on the concrete caps for the retaining wall and that’s about all that was completed. Funny story, we... Continue Reading →

Patio: Our Big Little DYI Part 5.1

The nicest thing about last week’s progress is that most of it was done by hired professionals. Last Wednesday we were expecting the crew to arrive at 7am, though at 6:15am I heard the sweet sounds of Spanish floating around the yard and our dog started to go nuts. The workers were early! I shoved... Continue Reading →

Decorating The Screened In Porch

What can I say, I like to add a little flare to every corner of my house. The outside screened in porch started as an ugly box of brown wood with no color or welcoming flavor. I have slowly been making it into a space worth friendly conversation and entertaining. Mementos from places we travel,... Continue Reading →

Patio: Our Big Little DYI Part 4

This past weekend we had a few interruptions on our progress, as usual, though mostly fun disruptions like baseball games and cook outs. Did it rain again? Of course it did! Sunday I was outside with my husband and the two older kids (aged 3.5 and 6), digging trenches for the tiebacks. We get our... Continue Reading →

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