**Before I get to the post, I want to warn you that I have a slew of decor projects coming to the blog in the next couple of weeks–including a desk transformation later this week. We have been busy, and my decoration posts have been coming along slower than usual. Thanks for being patient, and keep coming back for some more fun before & afters soon.
Jeremy and I transitioned from having absolutely no yard at all in our little apartment to a half acre of land. We are still adjusting to the upkeep of a yard, but we feel blessed to have a yard to keep up.

Here is what it looks like now. I spared you from what it looked like right before it was mowed…it was bordering on wilderness.

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Here is the view from the left side of the house by the kitchen door.
And the view of the back of the house from the back of the yard
The grilling patio on the side of the house & the kitchen door.
Here is the jungle on the other side of our fence.
And there are two raised garden beds that have fallen to disrepair.

Now dream with me…

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One of our first goals is to have a fire pit by the autumn. Don’t you just love s’mores and late night fireside chats while the leaves turn colors? We are inspired by this one and this one.
Jeremy loves cafe lights, so we have to find a place for those somewhere.
At the side patio where the grill currently is, I would love to plant some flowers along the fence like this.
And plant a lovely garden filled with vegetables after we bring life back to the raised beds.
We also plan on building a deck over the carport for lots of outdoor dining.
Finally, I have no idea where I would create a space like this, but I cannot help but be inspired by Kristin from The Hunted Interior and her incredible outdoor entertaining space. I will take one order of that kind of style, please.

This lovely Spring weather just makes me want to be outside, and I know with time, we will create just the right outdoor entertaining space. Many of these plans probably will not come to fruition until next year, but it is fun to dream in the mean time.