INSTAPOST: Our Flooded Home

Well I have been absent from the blogging world this past week because of some crazy and unfortunate news! My brother had his lovely wedding in Annapolis, Maryland and while we were out of town our water heater broke and completely flooded the first floor of our house! The ironic (and frustrating!!) thing about this is that we had a NEW water heater in our garage that we had planned on installing when we got home!

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Before the carpet was taken out... it might not look like much but man that carpet was soaked!

Before the carpet was taken out… it might not look like much but man that carpet was soaked!

YUCK.

YUCK.

David enjoying the irony with our replacement water heater!

David enjoying the irony with our replacement water heater!

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My sweet man set up our living room again after the carpet was ripped out so it didn't look so sad!

My sweet man set up our living room again after the carpet was ripped out so it didn’t look so sad!

 

This was so not what we were expecting, but it may be a blessing in disguise. We are hoping to do a TON of DIY projects to really get this place the way we want it to be! Hopefully in a few months (yes I am being optimistic here!) we will have the renovated home of our dreams 🙂 Stay tuned!

 

REINCARNATION: Stone Firepit

David and I have been obsessing about getting back to Dallas and fixing up our patio! We both love the idea of sitting around a fire pit drinking a glass of wine on our patio. Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images of stone fire pits and a few of my favorite options for our home!

SEE! This is exactly how I picture David and I on our patio. Though ours is definitely not this big!

SEE! This is exactly how I picture David and I on our patio. Though ours is definitely not this big!

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Rustic and Romantic. Adore.

Rustic and Romantic. Adore.

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I LOVE the idea of a big concrete bowl as a fire pit. Easy to move and easy to maintain.

I LOVE the idea of a big concrete bowl as a fire pit. Easy to move and easy to maintain.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

S'mores, drinks, and friends. I love this.

S’mores, drinks, and friends. I love this.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME. LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

Here are some of my favorite fire pit options for our new patio space…

This is a great stone fire pit! Small and Easy to use. The Living Accents Stacked Stone Fire pit from Ace Hardware for only $179.99

This is a great stone fire pit! Small and Easy to use. The Living Accents Stacked Stone Fire pit from Ace Hardware for only $179.99

I know this isn't a stone fireplace but its a perfect option for our small patio! This is the Real Flame Lafayette Wood Burning Fire pit from Wayfair.com for only $224

I know this isn’t a stone fireplace but its a perfect option for our small patio! This is the Real Flame Lafayette Wood Burning Fire pit from Wayfair.com for only $224

This beauty is from a great little company called Concrete Creations. All their products are made in the US! This is their Ebony Asian Wok style Fire Pit Bowl.

This beauty is from a great little company called Concrete Creations. All their products are made in the US! This is their Ebony Asian Wok style Fire Pit Bowl.

Before starting this big project definitely do your research! Here are some of my

favorite sites and blogs to help you with your fire pit endeavors. Hopefully

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The Inspired Room: Easy DIY Fire Pit

Houzz: How to Make a Stacked Stone Fire Pit

DIY Network: Fire Pits