It may rain a lot in Portland but when it is nice outside it's simply beyond-words lovely. That was the day we had yesterday (and I think there's a bit more to come too!). With that I did a some more manual labor done outside in my garden area, pulling periwinkle (never plant that stuff it's evil!) and digging more dirt in an effort to level it all out to make way for the fence that will soon be going in (cross fingers / knock on wood!!). We also went for a long walk with a certain dog that pulls and pulls and digs her heels in when we go in any direction other than her "safe zone," so today my arms and back are sore and tired from all the pulling and digging. But it's worth it. For days like we had yesterday, it's very worth it.
You may remember at the beginning of the year I said one of my goals was to prettify my garden/patio space, this lovely outdoor area from, from JL Design, has been floating around in my head since I first saw it a couple years back. I love the simplicity, the earthy tones, and those tea light on the fence are so pretty.