Good morning from BEAUTIFUL Seattle. Contrary to what everyone thinks, it does not rain here all the time. The summers after 4th of July are so gorgeous.
We haven’t had a drop of rain since I arrived and there is no rain in the forecast for the entire length of my trip. A high of 73, a slight chill in the morning for all 11 days. It is glorious.
I forgot just how tranquil it is here. They live in a little town on Puget Sound and it is SO pretty.
Have you ever been here? If not, I highly recommend coming in the summertime or it will live up to its reputation of being cold and damp and raining all the time.
ICYMI, I am visiting my parents to rebuild their deck for them. The contractors gave them a quote that made me choke on my coffee and I couldn’t imagine letting them pay that much for something that I know I can do.
Have I ever done it? NOPE!
Do I know I can? YEP!
So, here I am. You can follow along @aprilcolleenblog for all the daily deets!
I haven’t been here for 9 years. My youngest was 8 the last time we visited and she is now a Senior in highschool.
I brought that Senior in highschool along to help me with this project, but right before we left she broke her toe so there hasn’t been a whole lot of it. We will see how this plays out. Keep in mind, she is the baby of four siblings and a teenage girl with a broken toe.
Not sure this is going to go well with her.
Once demo was complete it turns out that the structure of the deck is in great shape! So really all I have to do is install the floorboards and railing. I am using Trex Decking and I haven’t ever worked with it before, so it will be a fun challenge!
Here is where we are starting.
My most recent post:
Summer Wreath Project:
When I get home I will be swapping out my little 4th of July basket for this adorable Lemon Wreath DIY I made last summer. See my step-by-step instructions to make this one. I opted to copy the $200 wreath I saw in a magazine and dupe it for $40 instead! I LOVE IT!
On the side:
Sherwin Williams paint still 30% off- limited time. I mentioned this last week- buy it now, tint it with color later.
I hope you have the best week ahead!