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 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 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


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

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

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

  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.

  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!



  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!

    Barrett Elmore

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