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Patio Reveal

Today I would like to show you the transformation of our patio.  With a lot of work, it has come a long way since we moved here ten years ago. 

In the picture below you can see how it looked after we had replaced the ugly brown shingle siding on the house and added the patio doors. There was actually no direct access to the patio before this. The concrete blocks that made up the patio always looked dirty and they were uneven in many places.  They also went right up to the house so there was no space to plant anything between the patio and house.  

Do you see our kitty waiting to get back in the house?  I don't blame him for not wanting to spend too much time our there.  We didn't want to either! 
A few years ago, my son and hubby tore out the old concrete blocks and laid new pavers.  Such a huge improvement!

With some landscaping and pretty flowers, it has become a space we can really enjoy.  

It's been especially nice this summer. We have had a lot of really nice days fo…

PETER RABBIT & BEATRIX POTTER

I have always loved 
THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT . . .


 ~ he's such a cute bunny ~

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. . . but he's so naughty . . .

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Oh Peter, why can't you be a good little bunny
like Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail?

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~ always into mischief ~

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• • • never a moment's peace for poor Mr. McGregor • • •

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~ ♡ ~  but we love you anyway Peter  ~ ♡ ~


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Beatrix Potter wrote and illustrated The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
The book was first published in 1902.
It has certainly stood the test of time,
being a favorite of young children for decades.

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Did you know that you can tour
 Beatrix Potter's home, Hill Top, near Cumbria, England?
Beatrix left Hill Top to the National Trust
and it has been kept just as it was then.


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I wish you all the most happy and blessed Easter!

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Comments

  1. JoAnne, I agree with you that he is just the cutest rabbit! I loved the story as a child and still enjoy seeing the sweet illustrations even today. Have a wonderful weekend!------- Shannon

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  2. I remember being quite scared of the farmer when I was a tot - and now that we have a huge vegetable garden I can SEE why Farmer G chased that munching naughty bunny! Haha!

    Funny, growing up and seeing things completely different, yes?

    Cute post.

    There is a wonderful movie out about her life called Miss Potter done by Renee Zellweger I highly recommend if you haven't seen it.

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  3. MY FAVORITE TOO, I JUST LOVE BEATRIX POTTER AND PETER. I WOULD SO LOVE TO TOUR HER LITTLE COTTAGE...INDEED HE IS A NAUGHTY BUNNIE....I LOVE THE MOVIE BY RENEE ZELLWEGER I HAVE WATCHED IT OVER AND OVER...HAPPY EASTER..WITH LOVE JANICE

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  4. I love that story. :-) Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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  5. I've always loved the Beatrix Potter books. The illustrations are wonderful and the stories never get old!

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