I hope you didn't think I'd forgotten or abandoned this little blog. I didn't...life got a little complicated beginning in early December. I got a severe lung infection that left me with three broken ribs. I got better for a bit, then, BAM, I got another lung infection that collapsed a lobe of my lung. Getting better and praying that viruses stay at bay. During all of my problems, wonderful news came too. Our daughter got engaged and is getting married this Saturday! Then, our son got accepted into Vanderbilt's MBA program an is moving to Nashville in a month! Good news on some major life events!
So, now I'm back to blogging. Needless to say, the projects have been limited. BUT our latest housing addition is a new deck to replace our rotting 23 year old deck. Our new and improved version is in process. So I'll just share the demolition for now...
This is the framework of the old deck looking out my kitchen.
This was the framework of the old deck out the living room window.
And this is the the view from the yard with the walkout basement showing.
The new deck will have a roof and a louvered partial wall on one side for some privacy. The side-load stairs will be moved and a beadboard ceiling with a fan will be added. The dirt work and concrete work are underway now. Can't wait to sit in the shade of my deck in the mornings and drink hot tea...hopefully soon.
Now, because you know I like to show you a tip or two, I thought I'd share an inexpensive pillow I bought and changed...
This is a $17 pillow cover I picked up at Target.
It matched my decor, but had no "pop".
A friend suggested I color it with a sharpie!
I did and now it "pops".
Thanks for sticking with me through my absence and checking to see it I'd come back. I appreciate it so much! Thanks for reading...