July 1st was my baby shower, and I wanted to share with you the pretty photos that were taken by the lovely Michele Beckwith
I absolutely loved how everything turned out and I definitely couldn’t have done it without my sister in law and besties!
My gorgeous besties!
My beautiful sister in law with her custom onesie for baby girl.
Seriously obsessed with the cake topper.
Just some of the amazing ladies that attended the shower.
My mommy and mommy in law
Presents for baby girl!
Oh and not shower related but I love this shot she got of the living room, makes me seriously want the entire house professionally photographed!
Happy Memorial Day!!
This is what I woke up to on Friday. Yay!
I couldn’t wait to get home from work, the anticipation was killing me.
So without further ado, here is a our beautiful backyard
Along the fence line we planted screen trees, that will eventually grow higher than the fence to provide more privacy and block out the view of other houses.
Such a huge transformation from when we first moved in.
I was pretty nervous to let the doggies out, but I knew they were dying to explore their new space.
They felt right at home, so cute.
And yes, we’ve been busy!
Currently our backyard is getting a major overhaul! I seriously can not wait for the final reveal!
On Thursday the husband and I tackled this horrific scene:
Wow this is actually pretty embarrassing, and I can’t believe I’m allowing people to see our neglected backyard. I’ve always been more of an interior girl not so much exterior, as you can see.
I think one of my favorite things to do is throw crap away!
Here’s a nice little after picture, ahhh feels good. But still not done.
Yesterday our amazing landscaper started and it already looks so good without the weeds and some fresh dirt.
BTW, did you notice the posts on the pergola? We finally got them wrapped, so they are much beefier now and have the added detail as oppose to the metal lameness.
Our gorgeous new sprinkler head, our house has never had irrigation so after 5 years of living here I’m pretty damn excited.
Our landscaper was so sweet he even cleaned up the side yard! For FREE! Can’t beat that. Scroll up to see the before picture it was disgustingly bad. Ryan and I are planning to add some bark back here too.
Anyway, that’s the latest on our backyard progress. I really hope to see the sod in by today or tomorrow, so look out for another post to come soon.
Now that we are door painting pros! (well actually my husband really is.)
I want to tackle our french door in the kitchen, the one we use to access the backyard.
Right now it looks like shit, I’m sorry it just does.
You can’t really tell from the photos but Sarge has once again decided to destroy a door and this one was his main target.
I was thinking a glossy black would look stunning, especially from the view outside.
White could be pretty too, but it seems like all you see these days are white french doors. I really like the boldness that comes with black, very chic.
I’m pretty sure it’ll look fabulous. What do you think? Have you painted any of your doors black?
Call me crazy but I’m loving this for the backyard, but picture a more rustic table.
I love modern mixed with rustic.
And this is what I hope to accomplish in our backyard.
Love the two seating areas, along with the fire pit and vines surrounding the pergola.
When we first laid eyes on our little house in 2006, we knew it had huge potential and the best part was it was affordable. I know there are people that like a new remodeled house, but we were not one of them. We love a good challenge and really loved the idea of putting our love, sweat and tears into this house and so we did!!
Sorry for the poor photo, this is the only picture I could find of our house when we moved in. It’s a picture of the CD that we got from our Realtor, unfortunately there were no pictures on the CD, just documents.
Here is the peak above our garage being built, we also upgraded our garage doors and got a new roof.
Oh the joys of having a porta potty in your driveway.
After about a year of living in our little yellow house, we finally painted it! I love the colors we chose, classic gray with a hint of green, bright white trim and a light blue porch.
In 2008 we decided to add 200 square feet to the back of the house, for a master bathroom and larger kitchen.
The addition took over a year to complete! That’s what happens when you do it all yourself at night!
Anyway, here is what our little house looks like now in 2011, we’ve come a long way baby!