{the Deck}

Good Monday Morning to you!!!
And just like that we have a deck:) :)
Amazing what you can accomplish in a weekend! Oh....Ok....I admit...I had nothing to do with this project except the idea:)
We borrowed a brother and a husband and Friday night they set the main posts.......

So lucky to have such strong friends and family:) :)
I don't think i've ever seen such hard workers before!
Everyone came over early Saturday morning and worked the whole entire day!
While the guys were working .... here's what L.C. & Ruby were doing.........

maxin' & chillaxin'

I have to admit......that's what my friend and I were doing on Saturday....
I did feel a little guilty....since you know I usually have my hand in ....if i'm not totally doing it myself....everything that goes on around here.
But I tried to lift one of those darn boards and I couldn't do it! I know my limits.
But here's what I could lift.....

No....it's not wine:)
It's Sprite Zero...fresh mint...fresh lime.....and a little bit of vodka!
I worked on saving calories on Saturday....heeehee:)
It was actually pretty good!!! Not as good as vino....but i'll take it!
Here I am supervisingg.....
Notice....no one was looking at me!!!
I think they did their best to try and ignore us all day long!

So we just focused on having fun!
Thanks Michelle for letting us borrow your husband for the whole entire weekend:)

I am amazed at how fast it came together....

and just like that we have ourselves a happy little deck with an arbor!! It looks just like the one we have over the hoot tub:) Can't wait until it fades like that one!
I couldn't be any happier! Our pool area was just so crunched up and now we have more room!
I still have to work my magic on the space.....but I think it looks pretty good!!! We still have to put the railing up......but
What do you think???
Here's some of the plans I have to get working on.....

I just love it!!!!!! I can't wait to see it with the grape vines growing all over it:)

Not too bad for a weekend!!!! I think the guys should be pretty darn proud of their handiwork!
Hope you had a productive happy weekend:) :)

“Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people” Nido Qubein


  1. yep, perfection! Even without being all "decked" out...but I can't wait to see what it looks like with your personal touch on it!
    Have a great week!

  2. Those guys did a really fantastic job in such a short time period. I'm sure with your magic touch it will look even better. :)

  3. The deck looks amazing! I love when projects come together in just a weekend. It will be perfect for outdoor entertaining this summer. :)

  4. what a beautiful transformation - love the "going up" pictures. Youare going to LOVE that deck!


  5. Nice! I love how you have the rest of it planned out and pointed out for us. I can only imagine how gorgeous it'll be!

  6. They must have worked really hard to do that in a weekend. It is really cool and just needs a girls touch to pretty it up.

  7. It looks GREAT!!
    The men did a wonderful job!

    I dig the idea of the vines and lights along the top!!

  8. That is fabulous!!! And the sprite zero and vodka does not sound too bad either : )

  9. Your deck looks amazing! I just found your blog. Can't wait to read through it all.
    Peace and Raw Health!

  10. looks beautiful! We have one of those too!! :) and I love my twinkle lights on them!! :)

  11. Wow!!! Nice work!!! (guys) Nice idea, Heather...we'll totally love seeing what you do to this bit of architecture. :)

  12. Love me a good, handsome, STRONG man who can swing a hammer while his wife chillaxes with a bit of vodka.

    Ya done good Guys!!


  13. Boogieboard CottageJuly 12, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    Wow, they did a fantistic job on the deck! And the decorating options are endless, fun! Mary

  14. you lucky girl, what a great job those boys did. can't wait to see all the touches you add to it. Oh and that picture of LC is so cute, I love her (and Ruby too!). I'll have to try that drink concotion you mentioned, sounds refreshing. I bet you will be out by that shiny new deck all week. have fun!

  15. I love it! We just added a deck to our pool this year and I don't know how we lived without it.

    I'm looking forward to seeing your deck after you've "touched" it!

  16. What a great outdoor space!!! Can't wait to see..., and that drink sounds really good, haha!!

  17. I lOvE iT tOO!!!!! It is a great space. You really do have an amazing backyard...they are so much bigger in the midwest than here in Cali. We miss that! But my hubby is drawing up our plans for a patio cover and window trellis' and he will enjoy seeing you cute deck with pergola built in a weekend. Being a carpenter he likes this kind of stuff!

    One more thing...you and your friend are too cute drinking your sprite zero's.

  18. Wow - what a productive weekend you had! Well....the guys at least. lol! I can hardly wait to see how you make that deck all warm and cozy with the lights and plants. Oh, and where in the world did you get those great "Life is Good" glasses? Love'em!!!

    Looking forward to more pics from you soon!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

  19. great weekend project!
    love the drink idea too..being a vodka girl myself :)

  20. wow! that's quite a weekend project! looks great! it'll be fun fixing it all up.

    btw....i drank a bottle of wine this weekend after all of your talk about vino. i forgot how good wine could be! it's was a peach apricot from a winery in homer, ak.

    have a fab weekend, heather!

  21. Love the deck!! Great idea - can't wait to see all the little touches you will do.

    Does it need a railing?

  22. cool beans!! looks really neat and how cool that you can grow real live grapes where you live!!
    I think the pet babies had the best plan for how they spent their time during the process....and you with your vodka spritzer...one of my faves!!
    How nice to have your friends help you with your project!!!

  23. Amazing! I can't believe it's done already and it looks fantastic! Of course, I know it will be even better once you get your hands of it.

    A weekend, they did this in a weekend? I still can't get over that.

  24. I am loving this!!!!!!!!!!! Kudos to all ya'll, for coming up with the idea and then getting it done. Outstanding. Does it really need a railing? Maybe more open without it? Just my 2 cents :)

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  26. How fab! Love the photos of LC and Ruby also supervising.

  27. Wow-I am impressed.

    PS. I used lactose free milk in the baking I cannot tolerate milk.

    I think you could also use water.

  28. It looks fabulous now! When you work your special MOJO on it .... it will be spectacular!! VERY cool lookin' yard!! Great Job!!

  29. How lucky you are to have such great family and friends to lend you a hand on your project. It looks great! You should have had them do it for one of those transform your backyard in a day shows. Love how the dog made a little nest on the lounge chair. Mine does that too. Have a happy weekend under your arbor.


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