Monday, May 31, 2010

Outdoor Living Inspiration

This time of year (especially with the weather we have had) always starts me thinking about my outdoor spaces and what I could do with them this year. Here are some inspirational pics I came across.

I love outdoor pillows...

... and outdoor dining areas...

...and outdoor lounging areas...

...and everything else you can come up with.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

New Dock

My husband Stuart and I have spent our long weekend (and the better part of our vacation) building a new dock. Here are the pictures documenting our progress.

First- The before picture...

Day 1- Today we built the platform frame which was more work then we imagined...

Day 2- Today we (well Stuart) began by hand mixing 12 bags of concrete for the slab at the shore where the ramp will be attached. The rest of the day was spent bracing the platform and building the ramp.

Day 3- Today we hinged the ramp to the platform, put the ramp in the water and put the deck boards on and finished the day by using two lawn tractors (ours and our neighbors) to drag the platform down to the water.

Day 4- After a good nights sleep Stuart came up with a plan to get the platform in the water using just the two of us and a winch. Finished finally!!!

Well worth the work... now onto rocking the shore.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Kimberly Seldon's Designer Market

Jenn and I recently attended the Designer Market at the Distillery Historic District. Here are some of the pictures I took of the event. FYI- Well worth a girls weekend in T.O.