My In Progress Backyard Oasis

CIMG9045I have been spending A LOT of time in my yard lately.  Little did I realize how much work putting together a yard is but it has been worth it even if I have not time for anything else.  CIMG9022I hung up some shear curtains that were left over from our wedding (the same ones like I used in our bedroom—from Ikea).  I also hung up the fabric banner that I made for our wedding—bringing the shabby outside.  Last year I had different curtains up but due to a freak birthday piƱata accident, those dear curtains are no longer with us.CIMG9032 We were originally going to just hang up curtain rods but my wise and helpful husband suggested going to the hardware store to get rods that will be more permanent and weather resistant.  Plus he hung them up for me.  Because short girl on a tall ladder on unlevel grass is a scary thing…but I will do it if I have to.  :)CIMG9033 We also recently found a hammock on sale at Lowe’s and we purchased a stand from Target on clearance.  {Summer items are already on clearance???  I know!  Well at least you can buy it discounted and still have plenty of hot days to enjoy it!}CIMG9034 A couple of hand me down yard items from my parents…CIMG9037 And my fantastic mom recently came over and helped me all afternoon to weed and dig up a garden area around the fence line and start planting.CIMG9041Putting in a garden is a lot of work and we have a long way to still go.  But by having a defined garden space and spending time taking care of my little plants, it actually feels like we have a back yard to use and enjoy.  CIMG9050 And I love it.CIMG9053 CIMG9058 My gardening partner: weed killing on wheels: CIMG9063What outdoor projects have you been working on?



12 comments:

  1. I love your outdoor spot. I've been working on weeding. I have most of the front completed, but it has rained every evening this weekend so I have not finished.

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  2. It is beautiful! Very inspiring! I have a lot of work to do on our new yard, but you have given me some great ideas! Love it!! Enjoy all your hard work in your sanctuary!

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  3. So pretty and relaxing! I could definitely hang out there! :)

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  4. Oh I so love you pergola! Its looking really nice, I can see you on that hammock reading a book.
    Enjoy

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  5. Love the outdoor space--it is so attractive!

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  6. I love your little oasis! The curtains really do add something soft and inviting. What a great place to relax!

    I had hoped to get a vegetable garden in this year, but T's schedule didn't work out with that plan. I did some marigolds and wave petunias instead.

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  7. I just LOVE the curtains! The whole area looks so relaxing and fun. You did a great job!

    My back porch is a bit bare looking because our dog likes to drag things around and chew on them. :)

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  8. We've been doing a lot of work on our "oasis" too. It's great when it all comes together, isn't it?

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  9. This is absolutely fabulous!
    You have such talent there sista.

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  10. Magazine worthy sister! I know I'd be spending all my time outdoors if I had a space as pretty as that. For now it's a dining room chair plunked on our ugly little front porch. Our curb appeal desperetly needs worked on - and we are slowly trying. Someday we'll have a pretty space outdoors! :) In the meantime, I'll just soak up your pretty photos!

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  11. okay girl. your backyard looks like a resort! way to go! i love the dreamy curtains/fabric. one day i will copy that. :) i will not, however, be copying the gardening... i can kill a plant just by looking at it! :)

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  12. wow, so much work, but well worth it, this looks like such a lovely space to relax!

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