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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I had a "dream"

Actually I have had more of a vision, than a dream~.
Our back yard area has always been a bit of confusion as to what to do near our firepit area.
We love to entertain, and often wind up on our upper deck. Which is great, however, when you start getting into more people, let's say more than 8, we are kinda clustered on the deck.
When we go near the firepit area, there is very little comfort and seating for everyone.

I can't tell you how many times one of us have slipped on the pine needles. Although, cozy, and have served the purpose for the 5 years we have lived here, it is time to step it up a notch.


This morning at 7:00 they started...

Here is a little of what I envision...


This looks dreamy!~
and a nice hard decorative surface would be nice too...

Wish us luck!~
Sometimes my visions turn out, and sometimes NOT!~
This is a BIG project. I was surprised Mike was on board right away.
Since we have lived in our home, we have made very little improvements, as the home was new and we have not had to, which is a blessing. I shopped around, did my homework, and knew what costs should be for a project like this, ie...price per square foot etc. I checked out the business with the BBB, got permits, etc.
ALWAYS, check out the BBB before you sign on with a company. I can't tell you how many people I know, have gotten taken, or a bad job done because they did not do their homework.


Have a wonderful day.

NEWBIE party still going on

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50 Comments:

Blogger Hope Filled Living said...

Good luck on your backyard reno, Deb! Can't wait to see the pictures when it's done. Have a beautiful day!
Hugs,
Mary

August 10, 2011 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Can't wait to see what you are doing and how it all turns out!

August 10, 2011 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I can't wait to see the finished project, Debbie. I know it will be stunning! :D

August 10, 2011 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger ☆☆Mumsy said...

With your personal creative touch, your fire-pit area would turn out better than great, Debbie!

August 10, 2011 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

Hey Debbie! I cannot wait to see the completed project! Our backyard is soooooo in need of one. I am hoping for some inspiration soon.
Thanks for all of your help!

August 10, 2011 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

How exciting!...we are getting ready to break ground this October,can't hardly wait to finally get started on our landscaping!
~JO

August 10, 2011 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger laurie said...

wow this is going to be something, I liked what you had before but this looks really fancy smancy, beautiful

August 10, 2011 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger The Garden Bell said...

Totally, absolutely, fantastic, that is just what I would do. I can't wait to see the finished splendor. I think it's going to have a very Napa-ie feel to it out there. What time should we be there? And, What can we bring....chuckling all the way to the market with a smile on my face.

kate

August 10, 2011 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Debbie, I am so excited for you. The only downfall is that now I will have to wait patiently for the reveal. ...Can't wait! XO ~Liz

August 10, 2011 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger ReFresh ReStyle said...

I love your dream! Can't wait to see the reveal!! Good Luck, Debbie

August 10, 2011 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Tess Maxey said...

Can't wait to see!!!! I love yard projects!

August 10, 2011 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Traci said...

How long is it going to take? I'm dying to see the reveal. I know it's going to be amazing. I love outdoor projects!

August 10, 2011 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

I'm sure it's going to look great and be a great place for you to hang out! Can't wait to see it when it's finished!

August 10, 2011 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

GOOD LUCK!! Can't wait to see the finished space!

August 10, 2011 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Daniella said...

Oh my HECK Debbie!! That looks fabulous! How awesome is this space going to be now!!!
I can't wait to see it all finished!
xxDaniella

August 10, 2011 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Nichol said...

I cannot wait to see the finished project! How exciting, and good luck:)

August 10, 2011 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger stephanie said...

Exciting!! I love a good project and always like to have one in the works!! Not sure the husband would agree with that!

August 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

You go girl!!! I am so excited for you! I know you have designed something fabulous!!!

August 10, 2011 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

Wow! That is a really big undertaking but I know it will be just fantastic! When do we get to come over and roast marshmallows? :-)
Vanessa

August 10, 2011 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Yeehaw!! How fun will this be for all of you!! You should see our firepit area!! It is an old washer tub out in the grove. The kids all used it like crazy when growing up to have parties out there with their friends. We have a sport court and they all had a ball. Closely supervised by me of course. And then we have a chimneya out on the back patio too. But we long for a pizza oven and real fireplace some day! Have fun planning. Also...wish I had joined the rooster party. I have them all over too!!!!

August 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Dreamy indeed!! I can't wait to see it all finished! That pizza oven is going to be amazing!

August 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger linda said...

omg i cant beleive it so this is what you have been up to icant wait to see it it will be amazing :)

August 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How exciting. I can't wait to see what you are doing. Hugs, Marty

August 10, 2011 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looking forward to seeing the finish project.

August 10, 2011 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger SavannahGranny said...

Fantastic! Enjoy the adventure. It will be an adventure. I can't wait to see what you have designed. I know it will be inspiring.
Great timing. I can see you and friends enjoying the crisp fall weather around a beautiful back yard.
Hugs, Ginger

August 10, 2011 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Oh Deb, this is going to be cool, I can't wait to follow along step by step on this...I'm sure it will turn out perfect!

August 10, 2011 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

How exciting! That would be so awesome and so much fun. Good luck! I can't wait to see it finished....Christine

August 10, 2011 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

Love your firepit area ... and, while pretty, yay(!) for you for retiring the pinestraw ... SUPER fire hazard! I can't wait to see what you guys do ... it'll be fun and fabulous, for sure!!

August 10, 2011 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Great ideas! I would not expect anything less from you, the Queen of Creativity. Can't wait to see what it looks like. I can dream of fall and sitting outside by the fire and having a glass of wine. Oh, that's heaven to me right now!

xo
Pat

August 10, 2011 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Great ideas! I would not expect anything less from you, the Queen of Creativity. Can't wait to see what it looks like. I can dream of fall and sitting outside by the fire and having a glass of wine. Oh, that's heaven to me right now!

xo
Pat

August 10, 2011 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Wow! You are pulling out the big guns with heavy equipment!! ha ha I can't wait to see what you come up with.... I'm sure it will be fabulous :D

August 10, 2011 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Michele Smith said...

oohhh Its going to look fabulous! I can't wait to see how it turns out.
Have a great day!

August 10, 2011 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger ❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

I call those visions "Brilliant Ideas" can't wait to see what you have planned. Exciting!!

August 10, 2011 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

How exciting Deb, I love that last photo! Can't wait to see what you have planned, I know it's going to be fabulous! Martina

August 10, 2011 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Designs By Pinky said...

Oh, it is going to be SOOOO NICE!!!! I can't wait to see the finished product!!!! XO, Pinky

August 10, 2011 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

How exciting!! Can't wait to see the reveal.

August 10, 2011 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

You will love it- I can't wait to see it all done! I think visions are the best design tools available to us! xo Diana

August 10, 2011 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Debbie, good advice! It looks like a big project. Good luck! I'll be eager to see what you do. I know it will be a special spot.

August 10, 2011 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I love it! It looks amazing. Don't you love watching your vision come true! Can't wait to see more!
Wendy

August 10, 2011 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger 1 Funky Woman said...

How exciting that your husband was on board. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Love the oven idea...grilled pizzas, yum!

Megan

August 10, 2011 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Marla said...

That's going to be so nice! I love firepits but they are illegal where I live :(

August 10, 2011 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

This will be fabulous! I can't wait to see what you do. Funny you should mention the BBB I was hiring a yard spraying company last week and it came down to 2 different companies and I went with the one with the better BBB rating! Glad I checked, because one company turned out had a horrid rating

Carol

August 11, 2011 at 12:47 AM  
Blogger Randi said...

Isn't it fun to watch dreams come to life? I love to see photos of the amazing things people have done with their backyards, so keep us posted! My dream backyard has the stonework that you showed in the picture--drool!

August 11, 2011 at 1:10 AM  
Blogger Val said...

I love this we are putting a firepit in our yard right now and we are excited. Great minds : )

August 11, 2011 at 6:53 AM  
Blogger Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

your home is soooo beautiful, a home like that here in Los Angeles would go for close to a million!! so, theoretically, you live in a million dollar home!

You are very smart to do your homework with the BBB, we had a lot of work done in our little home but we hired people we knew, and even then we had problems....mainly the work not getting done in the amount of time quoted. We saved a lot of money in the long run but projects just seemed to take for ever. I guess that would be the downside to hiring friends and relatives.

August 11, 2011 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger Liesl said...

I think your vision for the backyard is just lovely, and I don't think you will need any luck! I just know it is going to turn out fabulous...can't wait to see it!

Liesl :)

August 11, 2011 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

How exciting! I love projects like this. I'm sure it will be gorgeous with you overseeing it all. I can't wait to see the afters.

August 11, 2011 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Your new backyard is going to look great. You have great visions. Maybe you should come talk my husband into a new patio for us. He thinks the grass is just fine.

August 12, 2011 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Oh boy! I can't wait to see this.

August 12, 2011 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Can't wait to see how your vision pans out. I'm sure it'll be beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

August 13, 2011 at 8:33 AM  

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