Monday, June 20, 2011

what we did

contrary to popular belief, we were not building a giant outdoor kitty litter box in our backyard:


we built a patio!
i've wanted this patio/yard setup since we moved in the house 12 some years ago...and after 2 attempts at grass in a backyard with negligible sunlight...we gave up and finally just went with it

 here's a picture montage of the finished patio and surrounding area:
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i'll show the step by step process of how we built this patio later this week...it only took us 5 days to achieve this and 2 of those days we only worked for 2 hours!  

half of the backyard still looks like afghanistan (thanks for that description, sandy!)...so i'm dreaming up more ideas...and thinking firepit and fountain and parisian cafe lights strung in the trees...

tomorrow kicks off my birthday week and a giveaway extravaganza!  
i'd come back if i were you...

~k

6 comments:

D said...

Love it! You guys did a great job and I know it must have been hard work.

Emily said...

I am loving the new patio. You guys did an amazing job!!!

Sandy said...

It looks wonderful and a place where anyone would want to spend time. Love all the plants and pots. Your husband looks very relaxed out there. I think cafe lights would be great.

AM said...

Looks great! haha, never thought about you building a giant kitty litter box!

Stefanie said...

The patio looks great! Enjoy it!

"M" said...

It looks really nice! :-)