I just completed my yearly patio cleanup and refresh for our side porch this past week. This year it seemed to be even dirtier and more full of leaves and debris than usual, so cleanup was not an easy task. In the process I updated my decor a bit because I like to add a few new things each year to make it feel new! This year I recovered my furniture cushions, added a new rug, as well as a few new pillows and accessories too. I still have a few more finishing touches to add but I wanted to go ahead and share my progress so far and some of my favorite patio pieces.
Summer is the perfect time for homemade pizza piled high with fresh produce from the garden! This summer pizza features fresh roasted vegetables on top of a garlic butter pesto sauce base and smothered with plenty of melty cheese. I also added some bits of fresh basil on top for extra flavor and color. Overall this pizza is super light, flavorful, and bright and so perfect for an easy summer dinner! We got all our vegetables and basil from the local farmer's market and I used Trader Joe's fresh garlic and herb pizza dough which makes at-home pizza making so easy and delicious!
Shorts that combine gingham AND lemon print?! Count me in! These Target shorts are too perfect, flattering, AND under $20! These fit true to size and I am wearing a medium. I also love this super soft top with adjustable ruched tie in front which is also under $20 and perfect for mixing + matching with summer shorts and skirts! I have linked all my outfit details for you to shop above + below!
Now that we know the gender of baby Riddle, I'm ready to start designing and decorating the nursery ASAP! I've been working over the past month to get my former office cleared out which we will be using as the nursery since it's right next to our bedroom and super convenient from all parts of the house. We will be moving my office to the bonus room space over our garage, so it will be bigger and more spacious (with room for a little play area for the baby too)! The future nursery is one of those spaces of our house that I have done absolutely nothing to since moving in, so it's really a blank slate.
The secret is out and on Monday we found out that baby Riddle is a boy! Alex called it from the beginning, and has been calling him "baby Woodford" for months now. I thought deep down it was a girl just because he was being way too overconfident! The ultrasound appointment was quite eventful because I woke up at 3 AM the night before with an awful stomach virus! I was still so sick when it was time to leave for our appointment but I was determined not to miss it, so we headed to the doctor with a barf bag in tow (not a joke!). I made it through the appointment and was so relieved to hear the baby's heartbeat again.