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Perhaps a Patio...

My birthday month is July (I say month because I like to be treated special the entire month and hubs especially loves to give me a hard time about it) and I've decided to gift myself a patio this year.

I have a space behind the house, beside the deck that NEVER grows grass because the soil is so dry there, so I built a sandbox there last year. Well, the little guy has pretty much never played in it, so this year, I'm moving out the sandbox and moving in a flagstone patio (which hubs has agreed to help with). I've been doing research online how to lay flagstone and I think I'm just about ready.

So, that just leaves the fun part - decorating the patio! I spent some time last night picking out these items online (trying to stay affordable) and this is what I came up with. So, if you're reading this (mom, sis, Anne) all I want for my birthday this year is some cold hard cash to do my patio up - and then you can all come over and relax with me (that is, if I can trust Sheri over at The Young House that citronella candles actually work :-)).



  1. My birthday month is also in July! I love the patio idea. One of my favorite things to do is sit on our deck outside, grill out and enjoy the nice weather.

  2. This is exciting...but I thought you wanted a vacuum for your birthday...

  3. My bday month is July too!! And yes, I also celebrate all month long too!! :)

    And I am loving your patio inspiration - I think that would be a great idea for your bday gift!!

  4. i love flag stone patios! take pictures once you do it!

  5. My birthday month is July too!! I love the patio idea. Have fun doing it. It sounds like a great project.

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  8. Happy upcoming birthday month!

    I see you have a garden stool on your mood board - which I love these!

    In fact, I'm not sure if you have a Costco or Sam's around you, but I saw them for about $30 a piece there on my last trip.

    Sorry I can't remember which one!?!? I'm not sure how great the quality is & I don't remember the exact design, but if I come across them on my upcoming trips, I will let you know!


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