Start on the inside, and you'll change on the outside? Bleh. That only works for heart stuff and self esteem. Here in our nest, one of the most important rooms to me isn't a room. Its where Husband goes to grill up his famous lemon pepper fish. Where I sit out on nice days to read a book, or do henna. Or pray. Sometimes I just sit, and marvel at the bees and birds and all of their efforts.
To put it simply, each time I looked outside to see an empty patio covered with weeds, I died a little inside. So finally, on a day when husband was busied with work stuff I began. I sprayed and pulled weeds for what seemed like a million hours. Then I spent
half all of our savings on materials and got to it. (Just kidding about the savings thing, mom.) I sanded, I painted, I collected, I re-potted. BAM. Instant-patio. Oh, but how all the labor was worth it.
Little diy project with a glade candle, twine + some driftwood I collected from the beach here.
I bought this beautiful 3-tiered flower hanger for $2. I am still on the search for the right flowers, but in the meantime, I'll allow this little guy to utilize my unused resources.
To make my Terra cotta pots look a little more unique I sprayed on a little white paint. It made all the difference, don't you think? The tall one's a wine cooler, which you can find anywhere.
....and we're out of birdseed already.
Husband's and I's new mantra. Thank you Julia Child, as always, for your infinite wisdom.
Hopefully this little update will allow Husband and I to enjoy our home a little more this summer. At least I wont be embarrassed to use the screen doors when it gets hot...
What have you been doing to enjoy the beautiful summer weather? Show me yo' garden + patio!