I have been working on lots of home projects this summer.
One project in need of some serious love was my outdoor patio.
I have neglected it for far too long. This wasn't the worst of it. I wish I had remembered to take a better 'before picture' before I started cleaning it up. The whole porch was covered in a big pile of dead leaves and my succulents were so unruly, one of them came up to my knees.
With the help of a friend who is succulent savvy, I replanted and spruced up my husband's mini succulent garden.
After cleaning up the gigantic pile of leaves, countless cobwebs,
and giving my bistro set a wash-down, I bought a bright bougainvillea plant, which reminds me of my favorite place, Southern California.
I hope it survives! I don't exactly have a green thumb, and my porch doesn't get lots of direct sun.
I ordered these custom cushions on Etsy from the U.K. to brighten up the brown space and add a Frenchy feel.
And now I can relax and enjoy my clean and restored outdoor area.