>backyard maintenance for the winter….

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image i saw on remodelista.com- beautiful!

well, like everything else in our life, the back deck is unfinished.  

pokes, with the help of our sweet exchange student steve, built out the frame and steps.  that happened in spurts over the course of a few months…yes, it does take us a while to get to and finish projects around the house.  

now time to order the wood decking and we’ve settled on ipe, well, i decided on ipe.  love the look, love that it’s sustainable, love that it ages to a beautiful grey, love that it’s virtually maintenance-free.  it’s pricey though.  yup, pricey.  but i tend to lean towards the pricey.  so pokes didn’t even bother contesting this decision.  

hopefully it’ll be in soon and we can have the deck ready to enjoy when it’s uber freezing outside.  

now what to do with the worn out path from the driveway to the backyard? i kinda like the look of the stepping stones above, modern and functional.
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