Around the House

Jorge and I have been spending the last few weeks trying to get the house together so we can finally actually USE the house instead of spending most of the time watching TV upstairs.

Currently our living room has our nice new sofas pushed face-forward against the wall because the dogs are home alone during the day and we don’t want them jumping on there. We also had our coffee table recently finished… it’s STUNNING! (and currently residing in our back room where all our storage stuff is) I’ll try to remember to post pictures of it soon.

In order to reclaim our living room from the dogs, we have to spruce up our backyard to make it liveable for them so they can stay there during the day. Luckily our backyard already has nice shade from a small tree whose branches spread out over most of the yard. Right now it’s half gravel, half dirt… we plan on changing it to half patio, half grass, with some nice plants thrown in there. We also desperately need to paint the walls.

As you can see, it needs work. Hopefully by the end of this weekend, it will be a miniature doggy paradise (or next weekend, depending on if we can find someone to lay the floor by… today)

So that’s the plan for the next few days: create incredible backyard for the dogs, reclaim living room, live happily ever after.

Oh, and my neighbor across the street gave us a plant in a hanging coconut. It’s the cutest thing ever! We hung it from the tree in our front patio and it’s started to bloom:

So that’s what’s going on around our house. Do you have any house projects right now?

11 thoughts on “Around the House

    • Haven’t decided yet. We’ll probably go with basic white to contrast with the tropical plants we’ll be putting in there. Then again, we did turquoise in the living room and loved it, so maybe we should rethink the white…

  1. Good luck with everything! Can’t wait to see the “after” pictures. That patio definitely has some potential and I can envision something amazing in there 🙂 Love the hanging plant, too- so pretty! My project for the last 6 months has been to buy a dining table and chairs…don’t think it’s gonna happen anytime soon!

  2. Yes, rethink white. WHAT?! I can’t believe I’m telling you that, I always revert to white. Saw some coconut plants at Trader Joe’s this weekend and thought of you!

  3. Ooh, update us on the doggy haven. 😀

    My house projects right now consist of selling everything I can’t fit on my back. I seriously thought I didn’t own much stuff – It turns out, I kind of do. :/

  4. Good luck on the backyard doggie paradise- can’t wait to see what you come up with! Speaking randomly of dog areas– Korea has dog cafes, where owners can gather, have coffee and let their dogs socialize. There’s mini dog playgrounds and restaurant booths set up.

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