Getting our backyard the way we envision has been 3 years in the making, and is still continuing. Weekends at home are sometimes few and far between and most of our savings goes towards retirement (boring) or travel (now we’re talkin!) so we’ve just been taking our time and not stressing about it.

    Recently we made a small update with a new umbrella that’s really elevated the space on our back porch- have a look!

    Shopped around the web for the perfect vibe and fell for this canvas bohemian umbrella from World Market. It ended up going so well with current pieces I had like these vintage chairs and Ikea rattan ottomans.

    Couldn’t wait for cooler temps so despite sweating our bums off, we set it up and popped open some bubbly with my bestie <3

    With all the rain we get here, I currently have it stored away and the rattan is inside, but this setup is perfect for hosting guests until we get the stone area finished. Speaking of, Dustins’ working on that today. Next up, we’ll be working on a little fire pit area to the right of the above photo. One step at a time!


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