Well, guys, it’s almost that time!

SUMMER!!! We are so close I can feel it!

Today, I am honored to join Shauna and friends in the OUTDOOR EXTRAVAGANZA!


Satori Design for Living | Craftberry Bush | Finding Silver Pennies | So Much Better with Age

Zevy Joy | Amber Tysl | Postcards from the Ridge | The Happy Housie

Casa Watkins Living | City Farmhouse | Clean and Scentsible | Vinyet Etc.

Maison de Pax | A Pretty Life | Life on Virginia Street | On Sutton Place | The DIY Mommy

Except if you follow me on Instagram, you know our deck became rotten in the middle so we had to replace the boards!

BUT, in true South Carolina fashion, it started raining Tuesday and hasn’t stopped so my plans of sharing that space with you today backfired!

Instead, I’m going to re-share our little patio we made over a few years ago because it is absolutely one of our favorite areas STILL!

When we moved in almost four years ago, this space was just grass and we never really used it.

My husband and I talked over and over about what to do with the space because the landscaping around it was so perfect (not by my own accord–thanks to the people that lived here before us!).

We had a LOT of leftover bricks from tearing down our chimney so we decided what better way to use them than a patio!

Russ worked and worked two summers ago to level the ground and lay the brick in a herringbone pattern and it was worth every minute.

We sit out by the fire.

We make s’mores.

We enjoy dinner and dessert here!

It is the perfect size for our family and I cannot wait for the days of summer to just linger.

No bedtime.


No plans for the next day.

Just being able to be.

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