Outdoorsy (kinda).

Wow…has it really been almost 3 weeks since we last made a blog post?! Sure has. We can’t lie; we’re not as on top of this whole blogging thing as we were in the beginning. Truth is, we don’t have much going on at the house right now. We’re still replacing all of our interior doors (long process) and Andrew should have an update on that in a bit. We’re getting an estimate for re-finishing our hardwood floors, but we don’t know if we will be moving forward with that project right away. Needless to say, things have been a bit “boring” in our (not-so Fresh) Nest.

However (BIG however), we’re enjoying our house and we’re working on turning our backyard into a little sanctuary. Every time I see these colorful Adirondack chairs, I ask if we can get them, so we finally DID! Of course we picked green (my fave, one of Andrew’s faves). We wanted to create a little impromptu lounge area with a place to set a drink or a snack and relax. We knew our current patio area would be the perfect place for this little setup, so here it is…

Backyard Green Adirondack Chairs

As for our canopy –

Backyard Canopy

We’re at a loss…for now! We toyed with the idea of trying to grow the grass there, but decided that was a lost cause. We also seriously looked into doing a little paver patio setup. I thought, “oh what do we need like 50 of these big pavers?” WRONG! They are mega expensive and we would need way more than I thought, running that project upwards of $1,000 real quick! Now, we’re thinking we can make a little gravel pit sort of setup. We knew we had seen this type of setup in the past, but we just weren’t sure about it, so we did a little research and found that TONS of people have “gravel patios.”

Backyard Canopy Open

It’s a project that will be much more our speed and probably way less expensive. We also realized that a paver patio is probably a little too classy for us. We don’t plan on dining outside; we just want a little seating area and a fire pit, so gravel is the way to go! Not sure if this project will make the cut this year, but if it does, you’ll be sure to read about it here! For now here’s a delicious snack we enjoyed outside with our new chairs.

Delicious Tuna Salad in a Pita

Stay tuned for more updates from us and, in the meantime, follow us on Twitter and follow me on Pinterest! I’m constantly (and I mean constantly pinning tons of inspiration for our house, so follow me to see what I’m dreaming up and get a feel for our upcoming project ideas!

A Coupla’ Things

Long time no post! Well, not really, but it feels like it anyway. We’ve been super busy since our bathroom project was completed! We had a hectic work week leading up to Thanksgiving, then, of course, we had Thanksgiving! Now we’re just enjoying our bathroom and tackling the next big project; Christmas lights!

Christmas LightsIt’s not that big of a project, but since this is our new house, we’re making it a big deal. We’ve been to Target and Lowe’s several times so far, planning our lights and we’re still not as impressive as the neighbors, but we figure we’ll build up to it over the years.

We used some clips we picked up that hook directly along the roof line. We chose these multi-colored “icicle” lights (I say “icicle because they don’t really look like icicle lights, but we like ’em anyway).

Hanging Christmas lightsHanging Christmas lightsWe’ll have more on this once we get a picture with everything lit up at night. Maybe we’ll use our brand, new…CAMERA! Introducing the newest member of our family, the Canon EOS T2i.

Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Being the photography and film geeks we are, we knew we needed a Digital SLR that could should quality video. We also love Canon, so it was a fairly easy decisions. These are some of the last photos you will see from the old Canon Powershot A610! A great camera, but we’re running with the big dogs now. Stay tuned for some more updates on our Christmas lights and look out for some lovely new photos from our new camera!