Tearing it up....

The heat makes me crazy mad.... I hate it..... so whats a girl to do? Why, tear up her yard of course. I decided that I wanted a lagoon in my backyard. Yep, a lagoon. We tore out some of our deck so that I can create a step down lagoon... its going to look fabulous once I'm finished with it. Here you can see the beginning of it.... what a mess. The right side with the retaining stones is all that I've accomplished so far....

I am putting in weed barrier and a drip system before laying down some black wood chips. Slow going, but well worth the end result of not having to weed the planters and water daily with a hose.

One of my friends recently gave me the green locker/trunk pictured below. I love the distressed look it has...
My co-shared cat Puss-Puss enjoys hanging out on a pirate chest I've stuck in the yard. Below this chest I'm going to have a small rock fountain.
 I bought this fountain at the Depot.... $200 bucks.... eh gawds, is that what these things cost these days? sheesh..... I am hoping I can get it to look at least somewhat semi natural in the lagoon area.

I have been looking online at different paving ideas. I have decided to stick with using bricks, this serves two purposes... it will match what I have in my yard already, and I can use all the bricks I have stacked on my side yard. I also want to make a large compass in the center of the bricks in this area... it is nothing but an idea at this point, but its on my list!
big hugs,


  1. I will be staying tuned to see your progress on this lagoon. Your commitment to such hard work is going to pay off hugely when you are finished. We have a pond and I absolutely LOVE it!!! Best thing my husband ever built. Great beginning...

  2. You are always up to something over there! I'm sure it will turn out great. Best wishes, Tammy

  3. Wow! What an exciting project. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

  4. Cheryl...if anyone can make this happen it's you! Can't wait to see what you do...

  5. You are so creative! I can't wait to see the finished project.

    Kathy M.


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