Hard to believe that tomorrow marks the end of the Summer for the V household. Is it me or did this Summer just fly by?! Thinking the unusually mild weather had something to do with that sentiment but you won’t find me complaining about it. I’ll take the mild weather any day. We were able to spend a lot of time on our patio this Summer as a result. As my IG feed indicates, major patio perching happened filled with loads of simple, seasonal fare and plenty o' wine.
I hold a soft spot in my heart for the patio/pond sitch as it was one of my first DIY projects. Long and short of it is that I got a quote for it and the pond alone was in the $20K range. Um, no. I can’t afford to pay attention let alone pay that kind of money for a water feature. So, my mother-in-law and I tackled it ourselves. I spoke about the project here and here way back when. I also planted every tree and shrub (almost 60) on my property with the exception of the 3 huge trees in back and a few big pines in front. I was a busy gal but I saved a ton by doing it myself and now am thoroughly enjoying the fruits of my labor.
It's back to school this week for P so that means more time for me to dream up the next project 'round these parts.
All photos and styling by Emily Vanderputten
kisses, mrs. V