Wedding Mode: Activated

Avatar Katelyn | September 10, 2013 32 Views 0 Likes 0 Ratings

I’ve been a terrible blog-mother. I have shoved our little creation into the closet under the stairs and neglected it for almost two weeks!

Things have been 100% wedding and work over here. I’m almost at my 6-months-til-the-wedding mark so I am getting. sh*t. done. Unfortunately, that means house projects have been put on hold for a while until I feel like I get a handle on things.


After all the vendors and logistics are in order, I’ll be tackling lots and lots of wedding DIY projects. But I’ve decided not to share a most of them on the blog until after the wedding because I realized I don’t want to give all the surprises away before the big day. But after the I do’s are exchanged, get ready for an all out wedding project EXPLOSION.

Also we decided to use this time to get stuff done on the house that we were planning to hire out anyway. So it’s still productive, just not 100% DIY. First on the list is… our patio!!!

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We are thinking about going with concrete for a more modern and geometric feel, kinda like this. Also, we thought pavers would be more expensive and time consuming. You guys have any thoughts on the concrete vs pavers debate? Most of what I’ve found online compares pavers to stamped concrete, which isn’t what we want, but it’s hard to find opinions on straight up concrete. Thanks!!


This post currently has 3 responses.

  1. Yvonne @ Sunnyside Up-Stairs

    September 10, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Concrete with expansion gaps will work like your inspiration pictures. Years ago, our entire property was concreted (no grass or “yard” spared), but no expansion gaps were troweled in, so our concrete is a craggy mess with all the nature trying to pop through. Expansion gaps may not prevent cracks, but they will prevent a crack from travelling beyond the gap line.

  2. Katelyn

    September 10, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Ahhh good to know. We are definitely a little worried about cracks, but we are hoping to make the expansion gaps sort of like they’re part of the design like in the inspiration picture. Thanks!

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