Outdoor

Category

shrimp boil

Shrimp Boil with Friends

I have always wanted to host a shrimp boil and this summer I had an opportunity to do it.  It was super casual and when I came across Edie's post (Shrimp Boil at the Lake) I realized it would be really easy and cheap (winning!) I didn't really fray from the recipe except I served the meal with homemade garlic bread and instead of homemade cocktail sauce I used store bought.  The homemade garlic mayo is to die for so…

inspired by nature

Inspired by Nature

Although I don't have much to share lately it doesn't mean that I haven't been inspired and what has inspired me most lately is plants, landscaping and flowers.  There is no doubt about it, I'm completely inspired by nature. The weather was so mild in Indianapolis that I don't think the city has ever been so green.  I tend to love simple landscaping and I love the hostas in front of this restaurant in Broadripple. I gather inspiration everywhere and…

whiskey barrels

Whiskey Barrels

Every year we add something new to our backyard.  Last year we added the bocce ball court and this year we added a few whiskey barrels near the court in order for players to put their drinks on while they play. We discovered a great nursery this summer in Indianapolis.  It's called Paradise Landscape & Nursery.  We got a really good deal on 2 of them and my husband and I joked on our way home that if we got…

backyard decorating

Yard Work

This past Sunday I spent all day working in the yard and quite frankly I loved it.  I didn't always love yard work but once I decided to not think so much about what to plant or if the plant would survive or where should I plant it and take more of a decorating approach to it, things started happening and our yard really started to come together. Here's a little area with my bowling ball I found at a…

Back to the Basics

I know it's been a few months of silence but after a whirlwind summer I decided to pop in and say hello.  I have missed blogging tremendously but for the reasons why I originally started blogging.  I did not miss worrying about my page views or advertising or throwing out posts just for the sake of posting.  I just missed it and although I don't plan on posting everyday I do plan on posting a bit more.  I'm just going…