Tuesday, June 10, 2014

our outdoor space

Today I’m linking up with Andrea to share our yard and outdoor space. I have really come to look forward to these posts on our house. Not only do I find it fun to share with you, it really pushes us to finish a lot of our projects. For those of you who are new, we are renting this house, we have the freedom to upgrade it, and we’re approaching living here for a year in July. 

I just posted about our garden a couple of weeks ago, so this is a little bit of a recap. In May, our garden looked like this:

Steve and I worked really hard to pull tons of weeds, plant new seeds, and Steve bolstered up the falling planter-beds. It turns out that some of the wood was rotting (and had a few ant hills inside), so he even added a little bit of new wood to fix that issue.

What our garden looks like as of yesterday.

Our sunflowers (a dollar-bin Target purchase) are growing beautifully!

I planted some Cosmos (a pretty wildflower) and I cannot wait until it blooms.

The pumpkin that I composted after Halloween is growing sprouts!

We’ve planted tomato seeds, but a friend from church gave us six already growing tomato plants.

The rest of our yard is pretty basic. I just love having a space where Ivy and Nolan can run and play because we didn’t have that before as apartment dwellers.

Our gorgeously green maple tree in the front yard. Unfortunately it is not healthy and may have to come down at the end of the summer.

Nolan decided to help me sweep before I took the pictures of our front porch :)

It was providential that I was able to captures this shot. This is Nolan’s “at rest” pose. Oh two year-olds . . .

I am so looking forward to spending my summer nights out here with these guys. We are so blessed to have this wrap-around porch. Never in a million years did I think that I would have one!

I just got the blue pillows from Target.com. I am in love with them!

Thanks so much for visiting today and taking a peek at our outdoor space!!

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  1. LOVE that porch! And I am totally jealous of your weather for growing strawberries - those would literally fry down here :) Thanks so much for linking up!!!
    :) Andrea

  2. Your garden is amazing! And that wrap around porch is beautiful.

  3. So jealous of your wrap around porch!! That is something I've always dreamed of :)

  4. Of that porch! With the swing! Swoon.

  5. I love the wrap-around porch! It's been a dream of mine to have one too. And congrats on the garden, it's already looking great. I can tell you put a lot of hard work into making it look so good.

  6. I love your porch and garden!...and the swing! The pillows are a great added touch :)

  7. I love your porch! I've always wanted a wrap-around one too :) I love the pillows you chose too! Your family is so darling!

  8. Love the wrap around porch! Wanted one when we built, but the contractor nixed the idea! The swing seems like an awesome spot to snuggle with the kids or the hubs!!! <3

  9. That picture of E looking at the camera! Ohhhh my goodness. Amazing capture.

  10. Love your porch and your back yard what an adorable place to relax!

  11. I'm having major porch envy. That swing???? Love!

  12. Your porch is so pretty!!! I also love how lush your yard is. Living in Texas, I have never thought about planting a garden. It's just so hot!!!


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