DIY Project Parade {and FL vacation pictures}

Helloooo, DIY friends! We’ve just returned from vacation and I’m freezing! Going from sunny days in the 80s at beautiful Fort Myers Beach, Florida, arriving home to PA and 48 degrees with rain. Brrrr! Time to bundle up and prep for Frankenstorm by clearing the patio and winterizing home. It’s a good thing I’m all rested {if I wasn’t feeling so lazy…how is it that I feel the need to ‘recover’ from a relaxing vacation?!}.

Since we only arrived home yesterday, we have no DIY personally to share this week and I hope to get caught up in the next few days. In the meantime, here are some of my favorite pics from vacation. We spent a week in a private beach cottage on Fort Myers Beach, FL. IT.WAS.HEAVEN!

Fort Myers Beach Florida

Sunsets were stunning…


Fort Myers Beach wildlife

We ate the best seafood, rented bicycles for the week, collected seashells, soaked up the sun (plenty of sunblock), visited the pier/boardwalk but mostly, we relaxed. The beach cottage was beautiful outside. Nice enough inside. Clean, modern, comfortable and with everything one needs to feel at home. {Just one of those places where I walked around dreaming of how I would decorate and re-arrange…do you do that too? There were a few pieces I loved but mostly, it was decorated with a “Florida beach”/rental vibe…know what I mean?}

Vacation cons: SO many mosquitoes and sand fleas. Crappy wi-fi connection.

BUT, this more than made up for where the cottage fell short: the ‘back yard’ which sits right on the gulf, was breathtaking. The owner put a lot of thought, a lot of time {a lot of maintenance} and a lot of money into making this gorgeous garden oasis with paths and secret gardens, beautiful flower covered pergolas, lounge chairs in several different locations, several different private areas for patio furniture, landscaping, even key lime trees and orchids, umbrellas, a swing, hammock, the prettiest solar lighting I’ve ever seen and lots of privacy. This is only a small peek…

Florida fall

secret garden

Florida beach house

flower arbor

red swing

Florida garden


red cat statue

Now, let’s get this party started! Inspire me to get back into a DIY routine with your latest DIY projects. 🙂

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