Happy Monday, friends!
Hope you had a great weekend! If you are on the east coast, I know you have been battered with a ton a rain. I am praying for your safety.
It has been dry and sunny over here on the west coast, and I have to admit that I am missing the cooler temps and the feeling of “fall.” My time here is half way over, and guess what?!!! I get to see Cy and my boys this week!!!! They are flying over here on Wednesday night!!! YAY! Please pray for their travel safety.
I cannot wait to hug their necks!!!
And I have got some more good news!!!! Things are moving quickly on our adoption. Yesterday, our sweet girl’s foster family got a visit from a lady from the government and found out that we are officially wanting to adopt her! We didn’t expect this to happen so soon, so we are hoping this means that we may be flying over there to get her in November!! Again, there are no guarantees because sometimes things get tied up in the court system, but so far, we are excited about how quickly things are going. :)
Here is a fun collage of her visit with us this summer. I did it in pencil sketch since I can’t show her true picture yet online. :)
Now to today’s post!
I have a deep love for older homes. Especially farmhouse style homes. Something about them just warms my soul. :) So when adding on our new front porch, I wanted to give it an “old” farmhouse feel. I started looking on pinterest, and I started noticing that many of the pictures I was drawn to had one thing in common….
Many of them had gravel walkways leading up to the front porch…
There is something so simplistic and rustic about a gravel walkway. It seems that you usually find them in gardens, and they seem to always lead to somewhere magical.
I have always loved the crunchy sound that gravel makes beneath my feet.
The more I looked at these pictures online, the more I knew I wanted a gravel walkway leading to our front porch. I showed Cy some of my inspiration pictures, and he loved the idea too.
There are many different types of gravel walkways that you can create, and I think they even look beautiful on newer homes too…
My favorite look is light gray gravel lined with pavers, so this was the route we decided to go. Something similar to this pic….
Before I left town a couple of weeks ago, we finished our front walkway (sort of.) We have filled our walkway with a layer of very fine crushed run to give our gravel a good sturdy base. When I get back, we will be getting a little larger gravel to layer on top of our crushed run.
Tomorrow, I will share with you what it looks like so far! I am very happy with how it has turned out.
So! What do you think about gravel walkways for a front porch? Yay? Nay?