Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tax Return 2010: New Patio

Our new home thankfully has a three-car garage. We've been using the 3rd bay as storage for our bubbly tub for almost a year now.

When we received our tax return, we did what every hard-working, red-blooded American did. We put it in savings. We spent every last penny. Not only did we build a massive concrete patio, we also got the hot tub out of the garage!

We had outdoor furniture everywhere: cramped onto our 10x10 concrete slab, in the grass, in the garden and even some in the garage. Now, everything has a home and Drew has his garage back.

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17 comments:

Andrea said...

This looks amazing! I am sooo jealous right now! I need to get my rear in gear on my patio! hope you're having a great weekend! ~andrea

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

OHHHH WOW. This is an amazing job! So pretty! Enjoy it for me :)
I have dirt and woods.
Frenchy

Kristi said...

It looks great! I bet you'll be hanging out there all summer.

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Gina F said...

WOW I love it. What a nice place to unwind and read a good book in that nice hot tub. I love the backyard and how peaceful it looks too. HAVE A BLESS WEEK!!!

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Infarrantly Creative said...

How serene and gorgeous. You are going to love that. We did a deck and love hanging out on breezy summer nights.

Becca said...

Beautiful! I'm so jealous. I'd love to have you link up at my linky party, Home and Family Friday.
http://becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com

Mama Thompson said...

Wow...can I come over:)

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

That looks soooo good! I love the bright pink plants on the edge of the patio. It looks like you are ready for some BBQs! You must be so proud of it.

Becca said...

Thanks for linking up today! I hope to see you next Friday too!

Becca

Rachelle said...

It looks amazing! I love the stone work, the bushes.. oh, just everything. Want to come over to MI and do my yard? :)

Sailing Simply said...

That looks fabulous! Now you can enjoy your hot tub. Love your furniture too. You did a fantastic job!

Nichole@40daysof said...

It looks great! I love how home builders think it's sufficient to put a tiny concrete square in the yard and call it a patio.

http://40daysof.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/my-stairway-got-hit-with-the-ugly-stick/

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Oh wow! What a beautiful space!

Anonymous said...

It looks great.

What are the flowering bushes? TIA

Reenie

reenielou@hotmail.com

Sunshine and Shadows said...

You did a super job. I love your flowering bushes.

Jenn said...

The flowering shrubs are azaleas. They only bloom for about 3-4 weeks in the spring before the flower start falling off (as you can see in the pics). Ours were actually in another spot in our yard and they weren't thriving - so we moved them once we finished the concrete.