I have never been one for sharing photos of my home, mostly because I am so intimidated by all of these wonderful bloggers whose houses look like they’re straight out of a magazine. So, when Taylor from Porch.com asked me to join in on their #loveyourhome movement and share my happy place, I was timid at first. However, I then realized that I have never actually let you all inside of my home before, and decided to walk out the door… out the back door, that is.
While most people might find their memories and happy places inside their home, I actually opted to share my backyard/yoga studio/creative spot/puppy park/family hangout space. My creativity and happiness happens out there – where I can breathe in the fresh air and find time to spend quality moments with my family and my art.
Last summer, our backyard underwent a gigantic renovation. While I always loved spending time outdoors, it didn’t feel like a creative space. The renovation lasted around three months, and we were finally able to enjoy our backyard by August. Now, the space is a mediative garden that I spend time in every day. Whether it’s for breakfast, yoga, or a s’mores date, my family and I love being together outdoors.
For those of you who know me, my family is extremely important to me. My favorite memories have been made sitting around the fire pit with my family, roasting marshmallows and singing 90’s tunes. In the summer we dedicate a few nights per month to fire pit bonding time.
While my backyard is pretty epic, what really makes me happy is my workspace. We installed a large shed in the backyard (which looks like a mini studio apartment, I’d totally live in there if I could) to store my tools and such. On gorgeous days I love to spring open the doors, drag the ol’ saw out onto the lawn, and build away.
P.S. This is my babe:
As for our trees, they haven’t bloomed yet. But I finally see flower buds! They’ll be bright pink a few weeks, and I can’t wait to share. It’s just one more thing to look forward to in my happy place.
I’m so glad that Porch asked me to love my home this week. We often get so comfortable in our spaces, that we forget to take time to remember why we love them so much. I couldn’t imagine being without my multi-use backyard. I mean, who wouldn’t want a workshop, yoga studio, puppy park, campsite, and outdoor eating space all in one?
P.S. If you are looking to renovate your backyard like we did. Please consider checking out Porch.com for creative ideas and referrals! They are an extremely caring community of professionals. Tell ’em I sent you!