Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

It's funny how trimming up the trees in the yard has made them look so much taller...

So, we've spent a ton of time cleaning out the yard and trying to turn it into a place where we can actually start spending time (as opposed to just an over-grown dog run).  With the trees finally dealt with, we decided that maybe we could try one of  these...

It has some really pretty side panels, but we thought those might need to wait for a while.  The plan over the next month or so will be to tackle the pavers on the lower patio and expand that seating area. (i.e. get the table off the dirt)  I may not get all the big-picture outdoor plans done this year, but I think we'll definitely be able to have a decent outdoor living area sooner rather than later.

And just for my mom, check out the idea below that I came up with for "fencing" along that drop-off.  I found these massive ceramic pots for a steal - figured we could plant something pseudo-tall in them and that should give us a perfect temporary solution.


  1. Thank you for getting the pots! The gazebo is awesome. Looks so different with the trees trimed up!! Wish I could be there!

  2. I cannot wait to see your addition of pavers! I really need to see this place in person. It looks amazing. =)