This weekend, my adorable husband Jim and I went to the Chicago area to visit Jim’s parents, sister and nephew for a BBQ (Leo stayed home, much to his dismay). Why did we make Leo stay home? We needed the space in the car for these:
We decided to get two more pieces for our “outdoor couch” at IKEA. It was a little hard to get both boxes in the car, but we managed to squeeze them in and now we have completed our dream outdoor couch! I doubt we’ll ever leave the Tiki Lounge again!
Last year, we picked up four of the AMMERO chairs to use as extra seating for our family’s first annual Christmas in July get together. Thanks to a new lower price on these pieces (saving $60 from last year’s price), we didn’t feel guilty adding them to our sofa.
Once I find a few more outdoor pillows, the Tiki Lounge will be complete!
The furniture fits perfectly in the front of our screened porch (With about 2 inches to spare). Now both Jim and I can lay back and relax…I think we’ll be enjoying many a morning cup of coffee out here as well as an evening cocktail under the lights…the Tiki Lounge has fast become our favorite relaxation spot in the house! Sitting out there listening to the birds and feeling the breeze is like being on vacation. It is also great to have the extra seating for when we have people over.
Besides our trip to Chicago and finishing off our oudoor couch, I checked in on the raised bed victory garden, which is really starting to grow!
The peas are about three inches tall already…
The corn (It’s our first attempt at growing corn this year) is poking through the soil…
Then there are the green beans…
…and the lettuce! I hope it doesn’t get too hot too early for the lettuce this year, as it was 90 all weekend…yikes!
It looks like the garden is off to a good start this year! I can almost taste the cherry tomatoes!