Outdoor Living and a totally random story

A few weeks ago my husband, who is always taking steps of “preventative maintenance” with EVERYTHING, ran over our outdoor rug with our lawnmower. I actually found this to be rather funny because, clearly, I don’t need to be schooled in this department ; ). Ahem.

Anyway, this was our back porch last summer:

And here it is with our new rug:

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Basically exactly the same, but now with more color. I do have to say I like it, though!

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Carter’s not so sure.

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The rug came from my favorite store – Target, of course.

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Later this week I will bring you my new front porch patio set!  (Target really loves me after this weekend.)

Now, for my random story. I hadn’t thought of this in awhile, but it is just kind of weird (serendipitous?), so I thought I would share.

Next week Tommy and I will be celebrating our five-year anniversary and when we got married I sent invitations to the parents of all of my bridesmaids, one being to the parents of my friend Mindy

Mindy and I have been friends since 9th grade, so by the time I got married we had known each other for 12 years.  Even though Mindy lived in Chicago, she would come here to visit and Tommy and I had been up there a few times as well. Tommy had even met her parents.

When our wedding invitations went out they said something like:

Mrs. My Dad’s Name and Mr. and Mrs. Tommy’s Parents’ Names request the honor of your presence at the marriage of ...

Well, Mindy’s parents get the invite and call her right away and ask if Tommy’s dad is from Sand Springs (right outside of Tulsa). It ends up that Tommy’s dad was in Mindy’s parents’ wedding! They had lost touch over the years and even though they lived less than 9 miles from each other had never run into each other.

Isn’t that just the craziest? 

Okay, I told you, totally random, but I thought it about it tonight and I wanted to write it down.

More soon!


  1. Ohmygosh that's a crazy story! Love things like that! How fun! And 5 years?! Congrats! That is so freaking awesome, friend! :) Loving the new rug. :) The lawnmower thing made me laugh... Hilarious. :) I thought of you this weekend when I went to the new Dust Bowl b/c the little details are SO awesome! I was like "Katie would so dig this stuff!" :)

  2. I love the new rug! Target is my fave! I hope you have a Red Card after buying outdoor furniture! That story is crazy! I really can't believe what a small world it is!

  3. Small world! Love the new rug and Tommy's "preventative maintenance"!! :) especially if it means you get to go shopping at target!

  4. Love the outdoor rug! Target has the best patio stuff! Crazy story too...it is such a small world!

  5. LOVE the new rug. That color is fantastic and really changes the space. Great choice!

  6. Is that not the craziest! I love when things like that happen. My brother was in medical school with this guy named Ryan. Come to find out Ryan had gone to school with my husband (a year older than David). Well, when it came time to match for residencies, Ryan got the one my brother wanted. Funny part of the story...Ryan just moved next door to my in-laws. Small, small world. BTW...LOVE THE RUG!!

  7. Love the new outdoor rug... Must take a little trip to Target for our outdoor space ;)

  8. Your new rug totally brightens up the patio! Love it!


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