Friday, July 26, 2013

Outdoor Livingroom Set

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This seems like it was long time coming, but honestly, it went by pretty fast.  I made these based off of the chairs from the book 2x4 outdoor living. The same book I used to make our porch swing that you can see here. I like the swing so much that I just basically did the same design as the swing but added legs and the bench/coffee table was just what I had in my simple.

If you want the measurements of the the bench/coffee table leave me a message and I will get that to you.

This was so fun and well worth the time and effort....the wood was FREE!!  Gotta love neighbors!

UPDATE: Just moved the furniture into position and built a firepit for them.  So excited for the fall s'mores parties!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Linguine w/ Buttered Almonds & Sage & Bacon ( in pictures)

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Thanks for havin' dinner with me!

NOTE: Cook your pasta according to the directions on the box.  I used a reg. sized box of Whole Wheat Great Value Linguine from Walmart. And it fed my family of 4 with leftovers.

Finally!!! A Porch Swing

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Ironically, Lemonade and Porch Swings, has neither a porch or a swing!!!  Up until NOW!!!!!
Funny as that sounds it is true.  I have what some call a "stoop." At least that is what I call the little landing in front of my front door.  I wish I had a wrap-around  porch, but I have am making due with the blessing I have.
Now with all that being said, I do have an arbor my gorgeous husband built for me.....about 10 years ago.  Under it sit an over sized picnic table, we inherited from an neighbor before they moved that needed some TLC and we have enjoyed it ever since.  But the space has needed something else and finally this is what we've decided on.
Most recently, I had the blessed opportunity to walk into my neighbors Eden.  It was the most wonderful, peaceful place I had been in a long time....and it was next door!!! I wanted it and I wanted it bad, but I knew I would not be able to go out and buy all or any of what he has.  Prayer came into play and wouldn't you know it....another neighbor was getting rid of about 30  8-foot pieces of lumber he had left over from a project he used them for.  He offered them for anyone to take... and immediately took Handsome (that's what I call the hubby) over and we took all he had.
Later I learned about this book call 2x4 Projects for Outdoor Living. I picked it up from my local library. It has great ideas and the one I settled on was the swing.  Handsome didn't think I could do it, but when he woke up this morning, well, he was pleasantly surprised and I was proud.
Now I am going to venture into  making an entire sitting set, with two chairs, and a loveseat.  

I think I am going to paint it all red!!

So what do you think?

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