We got these Jones Sodas for the kids’ birthdays. They thought it was so cool that it had their very own picture on the front. They begged to drink their special pop on the new patio. 



For those of you who participated in our Summer Mini Sessions ~ If you receive the Master Blaster Package, you will get a free 6 pack of Jones Soda with your image on the front! A personal message can be placed on the bottle like you see above. Be thinking of what message you would like on yours. 🙂



At the beginning of the summer, I had asked Tater to help fix our deck. With 3 little kids at home, I knew I probably wouldn’t be getting out much, so I wanted a little area that I could take the kids out to play. Our old deck was a splintery mess, so we really never used it. The front yard was also a problem. I would get the kids all situated with their toys… before I knew it, I had to run in quick for a kleenex, run in to help somebody go potty, run in to grab a burp rag, run in to… you get the picture. Well, when I needed one little thing, we ALL would come in (so no one would wonder off or go in the street). As you can imagine, we were in and out a lot.

Well, our summer project is now complete! What you see below is the finished product of our new outdoor space. I love it! Tater not only built me a new deck (splinter free!), but we also added on a patio by Concrete Evolutions and window well screens (so the kids don’t fall in) with a stone wall. We also decided at the end to add a bamboo fence for privacy and wind control. 



The kids are enjoying our new outdoor living space too. We put up baby gates on the deck for the times that I do need to go in and out, in and out, and in and out… But this time I don’t have to take everyone in and out with me – AAH! 😀



The party lights that hang above add a special mood to our area in the evenings. We are so thankful, and truly have been enjoying these beautiful summer nights. God is so good!



In fact, we aren’t the only ones enjoying this new space… We got some little feathered friends who are also taking advantage of it. Notice our new little friend “Mr. Owl” (whom I’m bound to get rid of one of these days). He is out there to scare the birds away. 😉

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  1. Denise August 15th, 2009 4:59 pm

    Oh, so beautiful.
    Makes me want to have an outdoor meal and party!
    It looks great!! I am not surprised.
    You are both so creative and productive.
    When you have a project – you do it – to the max!!
    Love it!!

  2. Heather Bookout August 15th, 2009 5:02 pm

    Love the deck and the soda! I have some of Gabriella and I gave some away to clients for gifts (of their kids of course). They seemed to like it. 🙂 We want a fire pit coffee table to put in the back yard for making smores this fall. 🙂 LOVE the pic with the sunflare.

  3. D. August 16th, 2009 9:41 pm

    Looks great! Love the pops. And that bamboo fence looks so tall. I have never seen a bamboo fence before, but I love it. Bamboo must not grow in IN. 🙂

  4. Marie August 17th, 2009 5:27 pm

    What a fun ideas you always have!

  5. Jill Tucci August 21st, 2009 9:41 pm

    Great job on the new deck! I love it – so cozy for these beautiful summer nights! Enjoy!

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