weekend scenes memorial day

monday-archer-rugSomehow, even days that you do nothing at all seem to fly by in a flash. We spent the weekend not doing a whole lot and I have to say it was our best one yet, with little A. We stared at, sang to, and giggled with Archer…had a few friends over, started working on the laundry room, and had a picnic in the park.

exterior house, patio // sarah sherman samuelpark-evening-picnicI also realized I never did share our finished deck. We still have to figure out the furniture situation but there’s a glimpse of it… looking forward to spending a lot more time out there this summer.

Hope you guys had a beautiful long weekend. xo

Images by me via iPhone & Instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)


cabin deck inspiration

cabin-post-deck-inspirationNow, this is more like it! Here are a few outdoor spaces that are really working for me.

A few things that are on my must-have list for the deck are: Some custom built-in benches like in Images 1 & 2, a long dining table with ample seating like in 2 & 3, and a place to just lounge… a hammock like in image 4 would be preferable.

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cabin deck before

cabin-deck-beforeSomehow while sharing the cabin before tour I overlooked the best space of all… the deck! Right now the outdoor room is pretty bare. The table and chairs above aren’t actually patio furniture and are quite small for the large space but on a nice day and when it is just the two of us, they do the job for now. You may think “oh, this isn’t such a bad before photo” but then when you turn around and look at the deck from the opposite end you had this…

deck-before2Remember that? Fortunately, we have made progress since then but the deck space has remained sadly the same with the exception of a wash down and the addition of a big pile of construction garbage that I am trying and failing to cover by that big black circle (below).

deck-cleanishI look forward to the day that we no longer have to drag the dining room furniture out onto the deck every time we want to seat more then two people.