Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Our Home ... Celebration Week!

Happy to announce we made it through a week's worth of celebrating ... family and friends in town to visit and share in the excitement of Callie's graduation!!

Last week I shared a piece of my backyard and announced I had two days to get this looking pretty.  Two days? I was asked several times.  Yes, two days.  My own timeline because I knew the rain was coming and I just wanted the area to look a little prettier. The lower patio was where I wanted Callie and her friends to be able to have their own party within the party!

A few flowers and plants for pots I already had ... and a quilt for my hammock ...

I have used the kids' graduations as an excuse to spruce up and splurge on a couple of items ... I bought four of these huge lanterns from PB 3 years ago for Erin's party.  I have used the hell out of them!!

This year I had electricity run down to the patio ... you can see the lights wrapped around the trees holding the hammock.  They look so pretty at night!  

You will notice another reason I don't have Charlotte's backyard ... there is a trampoline back there (do you spy the legs in the photo above?) and it has to stay for a while longer!!

A view from our deck ... things set up for Callie and her friends ... 

That is Don's bamboo shooting up in the background ... he is on a mission to create a Bamboo wall.  It has been a slow process, we don't think there is quite enough sunshine back there, but it is coming along!

Later this week I'll bring you the "Adult" party and my Splurge on the Upper Deck!!

Making the world more Beautiful.  One Room at a time!




  1. Looks so lovely, Kim, Im sure Callie loved it. Congratulations to the graduate! You did a fantastic job. Can't wait to see your deck.
    xo Nancy

  2. Congratulations to Callie! Your backyard looks beautiful. What a special time -- we have three more years. I'd love to hear about the bamboo wall. My husband is wanting to do that in our yard.

  3. Congrats! It looks gorgeous! I bet the hammock will be one popular spot, at our house it's the first thing the kids head for, no matter their age!

  4. Kim I love this idea for the kids (of any age) to hang out! The colored glass with daisies is very fun!
    Excited to see The Adult party deck!

    Art by Karena
    Giveaway from Splendid Sass.

  5. Everything looks beautiful and inviting. Lovethat you gave the kids their own space. That PM candle holder is da bomb! Congrats on Callie's graduation--a big milestone for YOU as well!

  6. What a beautiful yard! Love the candle holders. I can see why you splurged on them;)

  7. Kim - looks so pretty. What a smart splurge .. the PB lantern makes such a statement. looks beautiful!

  8. Congratulations to all! Your nest is emptying, but getting prettier and prettier. The better to welcome everyone back.

  9. Congratulations to Callie!!! Love your outdoor set-up Kim, soo inviting!!!! Of course, nothing but the best from you! ChEERS!

  10. Kim...you did it! congrats....it looks amazing!

  11. What a wonderful area to celebrate in. I thought bamboo would grow almost anywhere. Your table setting is lovely, too.

  12. ~Congratulations to Callie and your family! Lovely celebration too!That hammock is calling my name!


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