May rolled in like a hero and brought some fantastic weather. Off went the pants and on went the shorts! The city was flooded last weekend with legs and arms and all sorts of skin that had not seen the light of day since September. Not to be outdone by the short wearing masses, I dragged out...Read More
The backyard project is coming to a close, I promise! If I get some decent weather and daylight, I will take some pics of the daybed to share with you guys. As the big stuff is checked off the list, we are now working on all the little stuff. The last 10% that always seems...Read More
I did a whole hell of a lot of sewing last weekend. A marathon of sorts. I was adamant about getting the pergola and daybed finished by the end of the weekend. To accomplish this, I spent 13 hours sewing on Saturday. For realsies. El Granto helped too, measuring, cutting and installing grommets. What do...Read More
Our weekend pergola build is finished! AND it only took us a month.Well technically it took us two afternoons, they just happened to be a month apart. Why did a weekend project turn into a month long ordeal? Life. Weather. Summer. Family. Motorcycles. Friends. Birthdays. Fun. Oh and new tools. Life took over as a...
As we continue to push ahead with the backyard reno, I am starting to think about the smaller details. Accessories, lighting, flowers, furniture etc. We are currently happy with our outdoor chairs, but the rest of our outdoor furniture leaves a lot to be desired. We were using a old chipped green table with a...Read More
Not quite sure where this week went. Last time I checked it was somewhere around Tuesday, and then BAM! Friday!Hey, I'm not complaining, but I sure do wish I got more accomplished around the house this week. Here is what we've been up to. The pergola started creeping off paper and into fruition. We made a stop...
The pathway & lawn are done. I may have killed El Granto in the process, but they're done. No really, El Granto is a wreck. I think the sheer amount of sunlight, heat & heavy lifting was too much for the poor Englishman. He's got a bit of heat exhaustion, and is spending the day in...Read More