Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Cleaning The Porch And The Patio!!

St. John has been working hard on the backyard and I wanted to brag on him for a minute!  I really wish I had a before picture for you so you could see the old plantings that were there when we bought the house.  But, of course I do not, so here's what my husband has been doing at night for the past couple of days!


John ripped out all of the plantings 
and put in English laurels
K's sandbox play area! 

This is where we watch the sunset 
and look at the Tennessee hills!
It's a great wine spot!

Jasmine!  My FAV fragrant plant!


I washed all of the slip covers for the screened in porch and washed all of the accessories to get ready for lounging this spring!!!

My personal favorite spot at our house!


Everything is clean and spring ready!
Today it is 80 degrees and my mom and I are taking K to the zoo to see all of the 'raffes'- that's what K calls the giraffes!
Happy Wednesday!!!

22 comments:

  1. woohoo! i've been cleaning off our patio too. it's the best time of year!

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  2. I've been reading your blog for a while, but I'm just now getting around to commenting. I'm in Nashville area too! Brentwood to be exact...small world! :)

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  3. I love your outdoor furniture especially the white sofa! What a great spot to lounge!

    P/S: Come by and enter my pillow giveaway, if you like, Shelli!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  4. Oh my goodness. I am so envious of your backyard. It's amazing. What a great entertaining space. And watching sunsets with a glass of vino. . .does it get any better?!

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  5. Where did you find the adorable sandbox?
    Lisa in AL

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  6. Oh it looks gorgeous. I would love to be there and just enjoy. Hugs, Marty

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  7. I've been working on cleaning out our closets, garage, cabinets, etc... to reduce clutter. Our backyard is terrible and that is a big project we need to tackle. I love your outdoor spaces! They look incredibly cozy. I'll just come watch the sunset and drink wine at your place, sound okay to you? ;)

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  8. These pictures make me miss living in Nashville so much!! Love Brentwood - it is so so pretty! Your yard and screened in porch look so ready for Spring! Love your decor choices. Those lounge chairs are great!

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  9. Your porch is perfect, like the rest of your home. I love your taste and style.

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  10. Love your backyard and porch!! What a perfect place to spend time and watch sunsets!

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  11. OK, I'm on the next flight to your house! That is so gorgeous, Shelli. What a beautiful spot to sit, relax, watch the sunset and smell that yummy jasmine.

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  12. Looks like the perfect hanging spot. Enjoyed time on our screen porch yesterday - the weather is crazy good!

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  13. What a beautiful view! So need to get out and clean our porch as well, but the pollen will be here soon enough and everything will be yellow! We usually wait until after, otherwise we get to do everything twice.

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  14. Wow, I love where you watch the sunset in that part of your house. :) Your personal favorite spot in your house will be my personal favorite spot, too if I am living in your house! :D That area would be really nice for reading some books or some nap time. :D

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  15. You are way ahead of me! Everything looks great!

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  16. What a gorgeous outdoor space you have! Jasmine are my favorite too : )

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  17. Wow!!! So jealous of your outdoor space and screened in porch!! Also loved your outdoor space from your Atlanta home - you are one lucky lady! Love reading your blog!

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  18. The laurels are a great choice. I need to get to planting some myself since this weather is giving me spring fever! It was so good catching up last night. You're the best and I'm so glad your back in Nashville!
    www.winetastegirl.com

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  19. Can you tell me where your patio furniture is from...specifically the couch? I love it!

    Thanks,
    Kim

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  20. I love your outdoor furniture especially the white sofa!

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  21. I loved each and every picture that you have posted....in this post ..... i must say you have maintained your house really well...

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  22. Wow, good job! The photos look amazing. Well done!

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