Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Getting Ready for a Family Reunion

Apparently, having the girls home from school is crazy busy and I don't have time to blog as much, so I will try to get up earlier or get posts in when I can! :)

After only getting together for funerals, Mr. TSL's family is finally getting together for a family reunion that won't be centered around a loss.  I am hosting this bad dog!  I L-O-V-E hosting parties/get-togethers/anything really!

My parents came over yesterday and we got a ton of work done outside.  See, when we bought the house it had sat vacant for 5 years with the exception of some lake trips (yep, we live by the lake-be jealous!).  The previous owners were an elderly couple that were put in a care home and their family basically left all the stuff around the house they didn't want/need.  This meant A LOT of trash for us!   They were also glorious gardeners....I love this, because I suck at gardening and anything that comes back on it's own without any care for 5 years can survive me!

We have taken numerous loads of stuff to the recycler and also to the dump to alleviate the amount of crap they left/we have.  However, there are a lot of trees, bushes, gardens and such that had dead parts or were completely dead that we have to burn.  We have a giant bonfire-style pile of brush that we are slowly burning :)

This is the before pics taken by the previous owner.  It actually had more trash when we bought it!

That is the before pic of the areas that we are working on...the after's are going to take a little longer.  It looks A-MAZ-ING right now, but there are more things before I do the big reveal!

After all that rambling, I have some inspiration pics for you and me!!
via Pottery Barn
via Pottery Barn

I have tons of baby food jars right now!

Love the long sliced bananas!

How stinkin cute is this?!?!

I love the organic feeling in this space!

Pallet Seating Area-LOVE!  my mom said, "sure the pallets were free, but I bet the cushions were $10,000."  She is so funny!  I love you mom!

Oh patriotic tolix chairs, I love you!!

-Make your life beautiful!!

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