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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Falling Behind but For Good Reason

Whew, I feel like I'm caught in a whirlwind!  I have been trying to get my house ready for the company I am going to be having.  My MIL & SIL will be arriving tomorrow as their flight for today was cancelled....but that's ok, I still have a little bit more to work on.  Not that my house is dirty but with having four little ones there is always something to be picked up or put away, plus my MIL will be staying in my daughters room, so we had a lot to empty out.  We want her to feel as comfortable as possible because she doesn't usually travel this far from home.
One of the projects that we worked on this past weekend was a little area off of our back screen room.  It pretty much was a cement pad where we would sit and roast marshmallows over our fire pit.  Well, I really wanted to clean it up a bit and make it more homey!  So let me just show you with some photos:
Here is the before;
Hubby stained the cement, although it rained right after
so it really needs another coat. 
We'll just have to deal for now;
We also added some pretty fencing and a little mulch garden.  The kids and I painted some stones and placed them in the mulch.  Also planted some flowers and a couple of blueberry bushes....(you can see what the rain did to the cement);
After decorating and sweeping, here are the finished shots;

Oh I love it sooooo much more!  Now I can go out and have my coffee or a little bite at the bistro set!
I have so much more to share....decorated tree, a makeover, more goodies from Tuesday Morning, a cute win from Barefoot Primitives, etc.  but I have to get going, so much to do.  I will be back tomorrow morning to share with you!
Enjoy your day:)


Shirley said...

Good Morning Lori, Your patio looks so inviting. It makes me wish for a place like that I can sit and sew. I am looking forward to seeing your other pictures. Enjoy your visit with family and making memories. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

Cindi said...

Oh Lori that looks so good! It looks real homey now and I am sure you will use it a lot more too! Have a great time!
Be blessed,

Jessica said...

Hi Lori! Your patio looks wonderful and homey! What a great makeover. Have a great time with your in-laws!

Blessings, Jessica

Primitive Stars said...

Oh Lori, I love it, I could make myself really comfy there, wonderful decorating...Enjoy, Francine.

jennifer768 said...

Lori,it is beautiful!I would love to sit out there stitching or reading a book.Hope that your family enjoy their visit.Hugs,Jen

Carla TePaske said...

Very fun, I like the color.
Can't wait to see more :-)

Raggedy Creations said...

Love your makeover. What a difference.


Barefoot Primitives said...

Wow that's amazing! Enjoy!

~*~Harvest Moon by the Lake~*~ said...

Hi Lori,
I love how your patio turned out! It looks so inviting...your guests might never leave...lol.
Thanks for visiting my blog and posting my penny rug giveaway on your blog. I hope you win!

Enjoy your day,

bettyj said...

Love the patio. The rained on cement adds character. It all looks inviting. How sweet to want to make your Mil happy and comfortable. Can't wait to see more pictures.

Barb said...

Hi Lori,
This looks fabulous!! So friendly and inviting!
Enjoy your time with family,

Hollie said...

I love it too!! Y'all did a great job!! Thanks for your kind words! I really appreciate them! Have a blessed day!!

jody said...

gosh! need to catch up on all my blogging friends!! love love your patio i want to come for coffee! enjoy your evening!

Wicked Faerie Queen said...

What a fabulous makeover! Isn't it amazing what a little paint and time will do. I'll bet you sit there every morning just admiring your work.