Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My Dream Patio

The hubby and I have been doing some serious planning for our walk out patio to the lake. We've been playing around with this cool landscape drawing program called Smart Draw - they let you use it for free for 7 days. The main thing we envision is having a bonfire / entertainment area.

We hit Barnes & Nobles yesterday, pouring through magazines. And Greg poured his coffee accidentally on a few of them! Ha, that's what he gets for making me eat that raspberry chocolate cheesecake. I dislike that combo and wanted something else, but he insisted and said just try it. I did....YUCK!

Anyways, I digress. We've decided we are going to do compacted stone for our patio and will have a paver walkway to it from the doorwall of our walk-out basement. Here's my inspiration...

Who wants to sit with me in these chairs and talk about solving the BP oil gusher?

Something about this crazy frog appeals to me!

A solar water fountain feature....how eco friendly can I get?!

A girl can never have too many bird houses!

Oh...must not forget the margarita machine! Ha!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Things with wings

When I was a little girl, dragonflies used to scare me. If they landed on me, I would go screaming bloody murder to my mother. Now I pursue them and try to examine all their detail....go figure!