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!!