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Neutral Patio Decor

I have really enjoyed decorating the patio area. I have a few things for spring and summer and I went all out for fall, purchasing pillow covers, signs, a floral arrangement, and lighted ceramic pumpkins. Since I decided to move away from the burlap and farmhouse style Christmas decor, I decided to use all of it on the patio. I just purchased a Christmas garden flag and two pillow covers. After Christmas I realized that I did not have any decor for winter. My spring and fall decor coordinates with Colter’s sofa cushions but when purchasing Christmas decor, I just ignored the brightly colored fabric and found pillow covers in red and green. I continued ignoring the bright fabric when searching for the winter decor. My mom purchased the cream and black “Just Chillin” pillow for me when we first moved in so I brought it back out and decided to carry the black and cream to the rest of the patio. I found the inexpensive cream and black pillow covers on Amazon. They would …

Makeover Update: Den

Well, I knew it. I knew if I did not paint the den right when we moved in, it would not get done. I lied to myself prior to getting the sofa, thinking I would paint before it was delivered. I didn’t paint. I’m pretty sure I’m not going to anytime soon or ever. I just don’t feel like. It’s just too messy. The walls do not look as warm in person. They are warmer than I would like, but they aren’t lime green so I don’t feel like if I do not paint, I will go crazy. The space has turned into an eclectic mix of Asian, traditional, and rustic decor. Most everything is from family members or homemade. The sofa turned out great. It is aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. We have spent a lot of time in the den watching TV and taking naps (well, Matt takes naps). If the decor wasn’t given to me by a family member, it most likely came from TJMaxx or Homegoods. The media cabinet, floor lamp, and …

Summer Updates

Time really does fly. We have lived in the house now for almost 9 months. We have a few more projects planned for this year, which include replacing the light on the front porch and finishing the backyard drainage project. I would also like to replace the backdoor and door frame. It has become clear that Colter has no interest in the swimming pool. We decided to take down the black mesh fence left by the previous owners and the wooden fence Matt built that surrounded the pool. Colter got his own pool. We had all three of the tall palm trees removed. Matt also completed phase one and two of the drainage project. In addition to installing pipes and drains that that tie into the French drain and remove rainwater from the backyard, he also repaired the sprinkler system, moved and replaced all the rock on the other side of the pool with sod, and removed the metal fence blocking off the left side of the house. The backyard looks much better. Phase three …