Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Screen house all lit up and ready for summer!

Here is the Screen house all set up on the deck and ready for warm nights and sunny days! All I need is the temps to warm up--and a pitcher of homemade Sangria--some good appetizers and I'll be a happy girl. Funny thing is,,right after we put it up--it got cold outside and we've had rain and high winds for the last 2 days. I told Baldyman I think this exact thing happenned last year also when he put it up. Next year I think I will "feel" like putting it up and then wait a week or two--maybe we can bypass the nasty weather! Its still up though..and looking good. I had to do alot of little repairs on it from the winds of the last 3 seasons. It really enhances us being able to be outside--keeps us dry from light rain--and blocks the sun when its very hot out. We also have screens we attach to keep the pesty mosquitoes out. Next up will be gardening time! I have tons of ideas for that this year and cant wait to share them with you. I'm going with several themes this year. I want to have cozy places to sit and just enjoy the scents, sounds and colors of the mini gardens.

18 Thanks for your comments!:

Lori said...

Ooooh, that looks so cozy! I am stopping over for some Sangria or maybe some hot cocoa if it doesn't warm up soon :)

Vodka Mom said...

That looks so fantastic! I am coming right over.

Ginger said...

It looks great. We turned cold again too, with snow Sunday night.
Now it's melted off and sunny, but still cold. I guess in a few months I will be complaining about the heat.
Ginger

Lady of the Mote said...

That is LOVELY!!!I'll be around for a glass of Sangria,if only over the web!

Shellmo said...

I love this screen house and the lights you put up! I can imagine sitting here on a warm summers night! I'll make the sangrias and tapas!!

Tootsie said...

I'm on my way.....get the lemonade ready!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a wonderful spot! Is this a kit you bought? Where did you get it? How big is it? Can you tell I like it. laurie

Kristens Creations said...

Looks great! Love all the lights, I hope it warms up soon in your neck of the woods! The weather here is just plain crazy.

The Titanic IS really sad. That's one reason I didn't want to go back. Chase is facinated with it. He loves history and wants to know why and how things happen. He loved the cave and loved learning how it was formed.

I hope your having a wonderful week! Kristen

Lilly said...

That looks beautiful with the lights. Great area for entertaining too. I love being outdoors. Bring on the warmer weather Dawnie as I am coming by for some Sangria and nibblies if its ok.

JyLnC said...

It looks great! I hope you aren't having the high winds that we're having in NW Illinois tonight.

rosemarie said...

dawnie it looks awsome,save some sangria for when i come to visit.i hope to get my stuff out soon...

Nina Diane said...

looks so warm and inviting.....and we too had some great temps and now it's cold today!! like winter is back. We bought new chairs for the deck last night and I can't wait to hang out on the deck! C'mon spring.......

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Oh this looks so pretty, I'm completely envious!
Sit out there and have a glass of wine for me will ya!

grammy said...

If you put up your screen house and lights...spring will come(o: Here it would blow away because the winds are not done with us yet.

Sassy said...

That is so wonderful for you guys...I'm sorry the weather hasn't been very inviting. It looks like a ton of work every year..I'm impressed! That salad looks de-lish...have to give it a try! Your little granddaughter is very cute...and I think it's funny she asks what happened to the chewed up toys...you're a good Grandma! There is something magical about an outside room with little twinkling lights...I ♥ it!

debbie said...

HELLO DAWNIE,
JUST DROPPED BY TO SAY HELLO AND TELL YOU THE SCREEN HOUSE LOOKS SO FESTIVE....IT JUST LOOKS LIKE A LOT OF LAUGHTER WILL FLOW FROM OUT OF THERE.
WE ARE SUPPOSE TO GET UP TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW IN MY PART OF OKLAHOMA FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...BUT WE WILL SEE...
BLESSINGS DEAR ONE
debbie

Cynthia said...

Dawnie,
That looks beautiful! Now, if the weather would cooperate. I was in Neenah for a couple of days for a social work people type of conference and it wasn't any better on the Eastern part of the state. Come on Spring!! Cindy

Dawn said...

it looks like the perfect place for an evening with friends :)