My hubby and I have been wanting to build a large pergola that would cover the whole backyard patio for the pat 7 years. Unfortunately, it is quite a bit of mula. We have resorted to looking for a nice, durable gazebo that was less than $300. Several years later, we found one for $100!!!

We love to sit outside on those cool summer nights so it has been fun to finally enjoy the backyard during the day.

I know, I know it needs a rug. I’m having a hard time convincing my husband. One day…..

The sofa cushion I made with fabric glue because my sewing machine was giving me a hard time. The glue is really great to use. The cushion corners were hard to do and now that I like the cushions I just bought for the chairs more (pictured above), I may just buy the sofa cushion as well.

Love the corner shelves! I just brought items from inside to the outside.


One day I hope to have a chandelier in here, but until then, the kissing ball I made for Susie’s 15th birthday party will have to do.

Party at my house! Any takers?


Patriotic July Entryway

Happy July! I spruced up my entryway table with celebrating our patriotism this month of July. Here in Utah, we have double celebrations- Independence Day and Pioneer Day on the 24th.

Excuse the blurriness but here is my little sign and colored rocks inside square vases. I put them on top of the candleholders to add height.

These are blocks I bought quite awhile ago. I brought my plant I had in the kitchen in here to add to the red colors.

My candlesticks and “balls” as my Susie calls them!

Have a happy and safe celebration!