Current Obsession- Drought Tolerant Landscaping

Before the home renovation we had a large grassy area in the front yard with a walkway and river rock beds. Unfortunately our beautiful lawn was compromised during the renovation because we had a PODS storage unit sitting on top of it for months.

After the renovation we decided against the grass and went for full on drought-tolerant landscaping that we did ourselves.

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Realities of Renovating

The process of a complete home renovation is always bittersweet. On one hand it is exciting to plan and visualize what the new space is going to look like, on the other hand you are faced with the reality that is it not all smooth sailing. In fact, most phases of the process are rough (especially if you are living on site while major renovations are taking place). Fortunately, it becomes well worth it when you get to enjoy and live in the finished result!

I have compiled a list of the realities we encountered during our renovation so that you all can be better prepared than we were:

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Living & Dining Room Tour

It took a while, but I am happy to share that the living room is finally all put together! The sectional was custom ordered from La-Z Boy and it is a dream! I usually go for fabric sofas, but this sectional is sooo comfy. The coffee table, rug, and dog bed were all purchased from the Pottery Barn Outlet in Alameda, so we got really lucky with that. The marled cream and white throw blanket is from Pier 1 and the couch pillows are from TJ Maxx.

Next up is the dining room, which is freshly decorated for spring! The Lorraine dining table and Ashton tufted chairs are from the Pottery Barn outlet. The paisley table runner and napkins are from Pottery Barn.

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