Landscaping Love: Part 1

I feel like I have a lot of posts that begin with “Part”. Perhaps that’s because we have so many projects going on, or so many different things to get done before something is considered complete. In a way, it’s a beautiful thing. It means that we’re making progress and I love progress.

Today’s topic is something that the hubby and I have REALLY wanted to get started. In every way, this is part of a new series.


It makes such a huge difference to a home and it’s something that we have ZERO of. Well, if you consider random rock landscaping then we have boat loads! Seriously.

The whole rock thing is a little annoying to us, because, well, we don’t have enough dirt to start a lawn. Which means we’ve hired someone to bring in 8 truck loads of dirt. It looks so much better around here!!! They’ve spread the dirt, with still more to come, and are getting ready to install sprinklers. We are beyond excited!

In just a few short weeks we could possibly have grass! WHAT??? My happy heart is singing!

Here’s what we’ve got:

Oh the joys of having dirt!

More dirt! You can see all our rocks in the background. That’s everywhere, which is why we’re to excited to see a yard forming!

It’s looking lovely! The rectangle area will be sprinklers and grass. Everything else is to be determined.

Now for the front:

The area on the left is more sprinklers and grass. The right side will be a berm with trees, bushes, flowers and rock. And maybe boulders. We haven’t gotten that far yet.

It may not look like much yet, but it’s a major improvement from what we had!

Here’s to grass!


Style Board Series: Master Patio

I can honestly say that the master patio style board has been one of the funnest to create thus far. I’ve had a difficult time choosing a couple of the items, just because there are so many awesome things to pick from. Luckily, our patio is quite large and because of that I am able to divide it into two different sections, if you will. On the side of the master bedroom I am planning on expanding the stamped concrete with stone pavers. As an added bonus to the property that we bought, the previous owner left behind a ton of stone pavers, which threw me for a loop in the beginning. I had no clue how we could reuse them, but I was adamant that we keep them. I have found a new place for several of them and I can’t wait to see how they look and “divide” the space from the rest of the patio.

Here’s what I’ve come up with:

See that gorgeous pergola included in my style board? Isn’t it beautiful? I can’t wait to have the hubby start on that project! It will totally make this space. Because the master patio will be connected to the rest of the back patio, as well as the back yard and landscaping, these projects will take the longest since we are starting from the ground up. Talk about a blank slate!

Remember this:

Can you see all of that potential? It’s definitely there!

Wanna see my inspiration? Sure thing!




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Source Information:

Fabric- Calico Corners

Aqua Fabric- Calico Corners

Rock Paver- Home Depot

Outdoor Furniture- Home Depot

Green Garden Stool- Pier One

Glass Lantern- Cost Plus World Market

Arches Lantern- Pottery Barn


Who’s ready to see this space come together? Me too! Me too! But patience is the name of the game in this situation! Completely blank slate, remember?

Up next is the living room! Woot Woot!