Saturday, June 11, 2011

In honor of the Patio Deck and Porch party a Mojito for you

2 posts in one day...Whooo, hoo, I must of had too much sun down here in Florida today.
Ummmnnn but the beach was grand and the water was so warm. Now I am showered and dressed and waiting for the rest of em to get it together, we're heading to dinner and casino in Tampa. :))
so I thought in honor of the patio party that Donna is having at funky junk interiors, I just might try another post while I wittle away the half hour.

Let me take you back to the New Jersey Cottage for a minute. I understand the weather there today is totally crappy, so I'm glad I am here on the gulf coast of Fl.
But back in jersey a couple weeks ago hubbo was helping me bring furniture outside, and designed challenged that he is... this is how he left it...in a clump.
To me this seems like wasted energy... to just throw it down.. when you could set it right , right away....
 but no 2 birds tweet the same... do they?


This is how I wanted it.

Reminding of my momma's words .. "If you want something done right, do it yourself"
Which I went right ahead and did.


And then of course had my signature mojito. A girl has to have rewards.


and here is the recipe for ya'll...

This back porch is one of my favorite places to just sit with a cocktail and maybe have a nap

 after a hot day on the beach, and a cool shower just one step away.. 
This was a mess before..You can see how I fixed that here.

While my little palm rustles in the breeze.

And sometimes, if it is a quiet enough day you can hear the waves of the ocean roaring.
Because it lies just beyond that prominade in back.

I used to see it from my deck until they put that concrete on top of those rocks. :((
Or I can grab a sliver of it.. if I stand on a chair... like the pic below


But not to worry. Lets go upstairs for a much better view..to the sunroom. :))

And how lucky am I that it is only 100 steps to the beach?!

One of these days I will dig out some old pictures of when we had this sunroom built, and post em up.
 It had previously been a second story deck off the bedroom that was so darn hot we never used it. Plus the railings were a bit wobbly so I don't think it was super safe!
 Now of course it is the most favorite room in our little shore cottage.

 And another great spot for napping. Or for reading a good book..



..... It's a wonder I get anything done!

I will be posting at Savvy Southern Style-Summer Decks and Porches
for the  block 
blog  party***






Partying with donna at Funky Junk Interiors

8 comments:

  1. Now that's a relaxing environment! Beautiful! I love mojitos...now if my mint would just come up! ;)

    Have a lovely weekend! Wish I was on the gulf coast right about now!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful, thanxs for creating this awesome blog..
    Merbau Decking

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  3. Fabulous - leave the hauling to the hubs, the decorating to you!

    Let me guess - SeaBright? I'm a Jersey girl - and I could swear that looks like the seawall there!
    New follower.
    Kelly

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  4. I so very much miss the Jersey shore! Too bad they ruined the view ... and lucky for you that you have the second story porch too!

    :)

    Linda
    www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

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  5. Oh, your cottage is the perfect napping place. Everywhere I look, I can envision myself curling like a cat. Haha! Having a deck overlooking the sea and feeling the breeze on your skin is just what one needs to enjoy a quiet afternoon and a glass of Mojito on those soft cushions. It’s a good thing that it turned out great!

    Regards,
    Barrett Elmore

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