Happy Tuesday, friends!
Well, as you know, we’ve been slowly putting our house back together over the last year and one of our favorite spots officially feels “finished”…
…our patio and yard!
Woohoo! We really, really, really love being outside in our yard and on our patio and missed it so much last summer and fall. The patio was gutted and then the yard was pretty torn up just with all of the construction equipment that was needed to fix the interior damage. So, our favorite little spot was a mess for a long while. Over the last few weeks, as the grass as really started to grow back, it’s all felt normal again. I thought it was high time to do a post, share a gazillion pics and enjoy the yard with you!
A reminder about what it used to look like…
…when we built the house, we built it with one window and then French doors…
…(yes, in hindsight, we should have had the big sliding door from the beginning). We also had…
…two big pretty arches across the patio.
I still love the arches, but they had to come down due to the damage, and while they were down, I realized that I LOVED the bigger view!
So, once more…before…
…and now, after…
Ohhhhhhh! The big door makes me so happy!! Whether it’s open or closed, it just gives us so much light and makes the inside feel like outside and vice versa.
And now, without the arches, we get an even bigger view too.
So yeah, I’m diggin’ it right now. If you follow along on Stories, you see me talking about it all the time, but for someone who LOVES being outside as much as I do, this big door is just rockin’ my world!
We don’t leave the door open all the time, but we do open it just about every night right now. Soon, it will be too hot outside to open it, but this time of year (and then again in the fall), the weather is just right for some indoor/outdoor living where we are .
So, the patio is back, the yard is back, the pool (which unfortunately froze during February’s snowmageddon) is back…and the Shulls are back to living outside 🙂 .
I took a bunch of pics just because it’s May, and yard stuff makes my heart happy…
I love my new office balcony 🙂 .
See the batting cage back there?
And the cozy fire pit back there too!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Slowly but surely, we finally got the house back to normal after the flood last June.
You can check out the GUEST BATH.
Then, I shared our new and improved GREAT ROOM.
After that, it was time to share our MASTER BATHROOM.
After that, MY NEW OFFICE!
And then, our MASTER BEDROOM.
Next week, we’re covering outdoor organization on Let’s Look, so if you have any specific questions about that, please leave them in the comment section here today!
I hope you all have a fantastic Tuesday! xx