the outside

 I hope all you Mamas had a great day yesterday!  
I know I did.  I spent it laying pea-stone...

 Our backyard has been a dirt pile since we ripped the old sunroom off and I was fed up with how much sand and filth was being tracked in.  I told my husband we have to finish the patio and put some stone down ASAP.  Well it turns out if wanted it done I would have to do it myself.  So I grabbed a pick axe and hummed "Hi-Ho" and leveled the area last week
 It took 3 days, totally sucked, but I tried to think of all the calories I burned.
My husband finished it up by making sure it was graded level and I planted some shrubs...
 Then for Mother's Day I got just what I wanted.
10 tons of pea-stone!

 And the party started...
Landscaping fabric was laid down to keep the weeds out, and stone was dumped.
 It was hard, I am pooped, but it is shaping up...

 Kid's even helped...

 Still have the area around the beds to finish and some edging to do, as well as trying to decide how I am gonna layout out the furniture and plants...
 but I already christened it last night with a bottle of wine.
Be back with some real "done" pictures at the end of the week!
(I also have some garden magic I am working on along the fence)
Right now I need to let my arms recover.

6 comments:

casey at loft and cottage said...

Your hard work's paying off. Looks amazing, and I would love to have a similar dining/wining area in my yard!

Little Bitty Damn Houze said...

WOW! Looks great! I know you are proud!!!

Jane Craske said...

Wow! Love the finished space-we've one ugly, dirt spot outside that hopefully will have a happy ending very soon too.

Nancy said...

It looks fantastic! I love that stone and your plantings! What an inviting chill space that you will enjoy so much more now!
xo Nancy
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it is looking really good

Rita from Design Megillah said...

I'm so inspired...I need this in my yard. Also, what did you make the mirror out of? Is it glass? Looks fabulous!

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