Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Our Backyard

This area needs a lot of work but for now this is on the back burner. We need to finish the tenants apartment before finishing our patio. 

The view of our backyard and patio from our backdoor
 our new backdoor!
 Tenants kitchen... before
We have a lot of work ahead of us, wish us luck!


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I had lots to be thankful for. This was Little R's first Thanksgiving and it was a perfect day. We stayed home most of the day chasing around
Little R and then went to dinner at my in laws house. He behaved amazing during dinner, and was a happy little camper all through out the night. I was in charge of the sweet potato casserole for diner  this year and let me say, next year... I'm buying the canned yams. They come peeled  already peeled, cut and steamed... oh yes. Did you have to cook or prep anything? How was your day? I also spent most of my weekend looking these these outdoor beauties...

love the sofa L set up with the privacy white drapes

gorgeous pendants

pop of color cushions

great dining and living area

Ha! These are our outdoor dining table chairs, they are wicker with a khakis cushion. I am thinking of re-upholstering them this spring into a white canvas fabric. Right now I am working on the table. 

Unfortunately my table is no where near this condition, instead mine is bad, real bad. I already started working on the first coat of paint yesterday morning and just finished the second coat this morning. I originally bought it 3 years ago when Target was having the outdoor clearance event, and picked it up for $29.99. It was a black iron and has the opening for am umbrella pole. This is my weekend project... 

Hopefully the patio will be ready by spring. Here is my checklist for the outdoor project:
remove old roof and aluminum roof
remove chain link fence
level the ground and mark area to lay cement
lay cement
install lighting
paint dining table
re-upholster chair cushions

due - spring/summer 2012. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!