Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Keep In Touch #123

Welcome to Keep In Touch. 
 How are you? I hope you are all doing well.
I'm so happy that you are here. 
We managed to keep busy over the weekend even though it was ridiculously hot. 
We finally got a bit of a breather on Sunday night and Monday. I'm not a fan of August in Texas. 
In spite of the heat, Bill worked on our new arbor early Saturday and Sunday morning. 
My nagging finally got him to call it quits. 
We used to have a very simple arbor here years ago until it disintegrated where the post met the concrete. Bill's design is much more substantial. We still have to design the sides. This was definitely a Pinterest assisted DIY. We referred to arbor designs many times throughout each step of the build. 

It leads out to the Woodland Realm. 
I need to change the name to The Armadillo Playland because he or she is having a grand old time digging up grubs. The soil is certainly aerating. 

I did some deep cleaning upstairs while he worked on that. 

The rug in the gameroom is by Magnolia Home. 
It is the Red/Blue Lucca Rug. We've been so impressed with it that I finally got online with Living Spaces and ordered a rug for the living room. We've lived with the dining room rug in the living room for a year. 

It is the James Rug in Natural/Fog. I love it. It is so soft. 
Shhh. The cat hasn't discovered it yet. As soon as he finds a new rug, it gets barfed on.  

I feel like such a grown up. 
That is about it for us. 
Now for the features. 

I love this armoire makeover by Kris of Junk Chic Cottage. 
Wow. What a great idea. 
Her husband, Terry is a wiz with a power tool and Kris has the best ideas. 

Here is a little fall inspiration for you from CoCo at The Crowned Goat. 

I can't wait for mums! 
Have a wonderful week. 
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  1. Love your new rugs Katie, I'm embarrassed that somehow I've missed your game room. It looks wonderful!! Same here with the new rugs; total hairball city in the Spring and early Summer. cats, gotta love em. thanks for having us over. I always look forward to KIT!

  2. p.s. that arbor is wonderful!! your woodland realm is so wonderful.

  3. Your arbor looks wonderful, Katie, and your new rugs look beautiful. Thanks so much for hosting and have a great week.

  4. Hi Katie,

    Your Woodland Realm is getting really pretty. Must be great to have a gameroom!

    Thanks for hosting as always!


  5. Thanks for the party. I love your arbor. We have to build one too so this is great inspiration.

    XO- MaryJo

  6. Your rugs are beautiful. I always love seeing photos of your home. I love the vignette on the trunk especially.

    Thanks for hosting!

  7. Katie,
    Love the arbor and the new rug!!
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  8. Hi, Katie -- thanks for hosting. Loving the arbor and admiring all you do in that heat!

  9. Beautiful arbor - looks like a cool, shady retreat! Beautiful rug and love your little boxes. Thanks for hosting. x K

  10. Your new arbor is looking great and I love your new rugs.

  11. Your arbor looks SO good, Katie! Each week I love coming over to see what you guys have been working on. It's been so much fun to follow along. Thanks so much for featuring my Fall home tour. Fall is my favorite season so I am definitely excited for the upcoming transition. Hugs and thank yous, CoCo

  12. OK, Katie, I think I figured out this new blogger for linking up, at least for this week..Thanks for hosting..xxoJudy

  13. Th arbor and the new rug look nice! It is a struggle to keep things ship-shape. Have a great week!