Pergola Part I

Pergola | Part 1

April 8, 2014 0 Comments
We took our first steps this weekend building the pergola.
We needed some deep holes.. and the Mister was just the right man for the task.
We went about 3 feet down, set a concrete base,
then placed about 4 inches of gravel down there for drainage.
Which is very necessary in that very soggy part of our yard.
We managed to set 3 out of 4 of our posts.
Unfortunately the 4th post in the corner of our house will need to be mounted to a concrete base.
While digging we hit some solid concrete…not quite foundation, but more like extra random concrete.
Not too big of a deal, but just one more thing to figure out.
We have definitely learned that projects are always a problem to solve!


I'm Rose. Nice to meet you! :) I'm a Southern transplant from the Northeast. I have two fur baby pups, Pippa and Watson, and the best partner a girl could ever ask for, Paul. I'm a believer of making the most of every moment. As much as I might try to slow down, busy seems to me my word. I'm a busy person, with a busy mind, and a ever growing list of things to do, places to go, books to read, recipes to make, and things to learn! I started this blog in the winter of 2013 as a way to allow family and friends {800+ miles away} to be a part of our lives. It's also served as a creative outlet for me to share projects, photos, travel, passions, thoughts, and a couple recipes. Being a first time home owner, we've been on a quest to transform our cookie cutter house into a home. ❤ I hope you enjoy this creative space.