Sunday, June 10, 2012

OUR YARD {part one}

I consider myself a city-girl at heart, but when I wake up to this adorable yard in the morning, I'm thankful to have a private space to sip my coffee, read a book or just sit in silence watching my animals bask in the sun. 

I'm even getting used to the fact that we have three sheds in the back yard...yes, three!...but they are there to make up for the lack of a basement. 

This is the exterior of what we call "the porch". Right now the interior is a disaster of miscellaneous furniture and tools, but eventually this will be a dining room with an extra seating area around a {hopefully new} gas stove. Needless to say the exterior of this space was begging for a makeover...

So we started painting and it instantly transformed the feel of our yard. 

The next step to making our backyard more attractive involved professionals as this was not one of my little DIY projects. 

Yesterday morning as I was leaving for work, I snapped a quick photo of our cement steps being removed, and 6 hours later I returned home to a new deck!

It's not quite finished as we still have to decide where we want a railing and steps, but for now it's completely functional and gorgeous! I may even start my day with a little yoga out here. More pictures soon to follow.  

Quiz: How many times do my animals show up in these pictures? 


  1. OMG! I love it! Can't wait to see it in person!!

    1. You'll have to come over soon to check it out! I absolutely love it!