Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Porch

This is my
when we moved in
there was nothing back here
this is my
I thunk it up all by myself

 was just a little pink pad...
with all the rain in Seattle
and liking to entertain outside
we needed a covered porch

with a BBQ kitchen

The beautiful view
while enjoying the porch

or we can sit by the fire...
too early to put the TV out
darn this NW moisture

The little Japanese maples are in full bloom finally

Can you spot our new little
solar powered lantern?

We so love entertaining out here
We have some guests that come every night...
and they are so loud we can hardly hear ourselves

I am linking to Kim's Big

I almost didn't make this party
as I had one going on into the wee hours
~last night~
right here at my place..
my high school buds

if you want to see some great
porches you have to go
after checking out Kim's I can see that I have
a lot of work to do with

If you want to see more of the before & afters on this project

for the porch start to finish click here

for the pond start to finish

Today was in the high 70's
The warmest day of the year...
we are all rejoicing


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Kathy and that waterfall is stunning!! Martina

  2. Kathy, I am so jealous of your whole outside area. I love to listen to waterfalls and you have some beauties. Thanks for joining the party.

  3. WOW!!! Your backyard is gorgeous. I love listening to waterfalls.

  4. What a beautiful job you did on your patio. You have created a wonderful retreat ~ I'll bet you use it all the time!

  5. You did a beautiful job designing your outdoor space! The view of the waterfall is gorgeous! I'd spend every minute out there. Just love it!

  6. Gorgeous backyard! You thunk good girl!

  7. Wow, sweetie!

    This is so FUN! Where are you inviting me over for some BBQ? :-) Now, seriously, this is looking amazing. I love the peaceful waterfall.

    I'm also glad you built this and are actually enjoying it. This is the best part, right?

    Have a gorgeous day!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  8. your backyard is beyond wonderful! thanks for your lovely comment today, Kathy! virtual hugs to you


  9. I love your porch! It is what I'm hoping for here, but probably never happen. I have a spot for my pond to be placed but need people with good backs to put it into motion. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Wow, thanks for sending me over here. I've been slowly trying to take peeks at all the wonderfulness of this huge block party & hadn't gotten to yours yet. It is so gorgeous! Well, your house--how do I put this? It is huge and BEAUTIFUL! I took a peek at your bathroom, too. Again, gorgeous! Your backyard is incredible, though, but you definitely need that lovely fireplace in that climate. The Man worked for the Navy in Bremerton when we were first married, so I do know what the lack of sun can do to you. Working for the Navy in the middle of the desert is much better -- at least we think so!

  11. Popping over to say hello for the "Blog Party"! this is a gorgeous setting - i host a garden party on Thursday's & would love to have you come by to peek around or even link up?!? hope to see you sometime! xoox, tracie

  12. Gorgeous! visiting from blog party. Our garden is only a year old. Seeing how lush yours is reminds me of our home we moved from. Working on getting it cozy. Just put in a pergola. Wish I had that fantastic fireplace! You did a great job of designing.

  13. Beautiful-good job! I have frogs in my small pond and I am surprised the neighbors haven't turned me in to the noise police-they are some loud little fellows!

  14. Hi Kathy! Thanks for your comment on Yummy Mummy this morning. Your porch is AMAZING! I am in love with your BBQ area. Great job. Love your blog. And I'm excited to hear you went to the Grand Wailea! We did the luau there and it was fantastic. Those water slides are so fun.

  15. WOW is all I have to say! Oh and I am your newest follower!