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Our New Pool: Start to Finish!

18 Nov

When we were looking for our new house, we knew we wanted it to have a pool. When we searched the market, turned out many houses with our must haves did not have a pool… Bummer. We then looked for houses with a big enough backyard to be able to put in our own pool. Our house had just that. It’s not by any means a BIG backyard but it’s not teeny tiny like some in Orlando. We still have enough grass space for the doggies and Kyler to play.

Here is the pool building process in photos step by step:

Pool in the design stage:


Last day of having a grassy backyard:

Sod is cut & frame for the pool is done:

Time to dig a pool!

Steel is next!

Gunite! Actually looks like a pool.

Plumbing… yikes!

We have tile!!

Let’s add some pavers….

and the baby fence!

Almost done…. shooting the finish, Grey Harbor Mini Pebble.

Last step… add the water!

That’s our new pool!!

Next is Phase 2: Pergola and summer kitchen. Here is a sneak peak!

Stay tuned!!

Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

28 Jul

The pool is one step closer to getting done!!! The pavers were installed! What a difference!!


Last weekend, we got a really good deal on a nice outdoor dining set from Home Depot. They came with these cute lumbar pillows, however, they weren’t in the color scheme I was doing out there so I made some covers for them. Piping, zippers and all 🙂


Kyler “getting” her daddy.


Kyler came to visit me at work the other day!!! She had fun walking around those big concourses of the arena 🙂

Friday night, we did a movie night over at our house with the Gilbertson’s. The girls started to get sleepy ❤


Cupig Shuffle Dance Party

Sleepy head with Ammo (she reminds me A LOT of my brother Craig here).


We had a really nice weekend spending time together and with good friends. I had lunch with my bestie Jen today (she is due this Wednesday, eek!) and it was nice to just to spend time with her! Maybe by the next update I will be posting pictures of her sweet little man 🙂 Fingers are crossed for her!

Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

14 Jul

I am back!!! I know I took a week off but a) I warned you and b) I don’t care because my butt was on a beach!

Kyler loves a good game of peek-a-boo

Before the holiday, a few of our friends came over for dinner & wine.

We celebrated the 4th of July downtown Avalon Park. We walked around with The Gilbertson’s then hit Sweet Frog for some frozen yogurt.

The next morning, we were on our way to the airport to spend a week in the Turks and Caicos!!!

More to come on this trip later….

Kyler missed her toys.

When we left, our backyard looked like this…..

When we got home, it looked like this!

I will post a separate post on the trip later! Hope everyone had a great week!

Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

19 May

A pretty dress for a pretty lady!

Kyler ended up getting an ear infection so we stayed home on Wednesday. While she napped, I made this for my newest little nephew Baby Basso! She is doing a New York Giants themed nursery (booo to the Giants but yay for doing it super cute and trendy!)

Since she was still not feeling 100%, she stayed home with me on Friday. Thankfully she was feeling a little bit better but she still had a fever 😦

Such a cute dress!

We ran out of gas this weekend… who does that?!?! Apparently, we do!

Thankfully we were really close to home and our good friend/neighbor was nearby so we didn’t have to wait long. Kyler didn’t seem to mind.

We set up Kyler’s pools and water toys on Saturday for some water fun!

Kenley joined in the fun!

Backyard Water Park!

Thankfully, we won’t have to do this too much longer because…..


This is a rough design but it will look somewhat similar to this when it’s all said and done.


We have been wanting one for SO long and when we bought this house, we made sure we would have a big enough backyard for a pool and some grass. We are hoping it will be done by August sometime as long as the weather isn’t too bad and the permits get done in time!

This also means lots of projects for Chris and I. We found these plans on Ana-White and are going to attempt to make our own furniture since everything else is so expensive!!

I have a lot of time off around Memorial Day so we are going to get the garage in order so we can start tackling some home projects. We have 4 projects on the list:

1. Pool (duh, I just told you). That also includes the couch, a few Adirondacks chairs, and some refreshers to some existing furniture we have.

2. Laundy room! I think we finally have a plan for this and can’t wait to get going on it!

3. Master bath. We are painting the cabinets and adding some beadboard to make it seem a little more like a “Master” bath.

4. Kyler’s big girl room. We bought a bed we need to refinish and I am on the hunt for a dresser to do the same!

We will be very busy this summer but I am SO excited to get started!

I will leave you with another shot of Kyler just because she is too cute not too.

Another great week with my little family ❤

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