House & HomeApril 22, 2013

My Parent’s House a.k.a. The Ranch

My parent’s house (designed by ) and more so my Mom’s gardens were featured yesterday in .  So great seeing as my dad designed a gorgeous house (on a not to shabby plot of land) and my mom works her butt off on the gardens all by herself! They deserve a little attention for it! shot so many good pics I wanted to share more than was published!

The front patio and porch where we hang a lot.

 

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When I sit here it feels like I’m at a resort.

 

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Back of the house. What a dump.

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Back garden.  This area is amazing.

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My mom makes those birdhouses out of dried gourds her friend grows. So crafty.

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We have a thing for stars. You can see them all over in

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More details. I did not inherit Mom’s green thumb, not even close.

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Roses. Roses. Roses.

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So lovely, no?

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Prime wine time spot.

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The back gate, complete with heart shaped stone they found and put at the entrance.

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A flower the size of a dinner plate (no joke) and my dad’s vintage “accessory tractor”.  They have real tractors for use, and this one for decoration (you wonder where I got it from…. ??)

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Front of the house and garage.

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Even the driveway is gorgeous.  I had some of my engagement shots taken under those trees and my brother (who just got married here) had some wedding pics taken too. Dramatic and lovely.

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The stone bridge, naturally.

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This is Bax and Ollie’s favorite place to come for a swim in the summer (along with my Mom’s three- soon to be FOUR- dogs.)  This is why when I say the phrase “wanna go to Nana’s house?” they FREAK. OUT.

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Can’t post without this shot.  I came home one day and saw this in the middle of the driveway.  I figured my mom had also read the (READ IT!) about a giant metal chicken named Beyonce. She had not. She just likes big metal chickens (and yes, we now call her Beyonce and she looks over the house.)

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And no, they are not looking to adopt any more children. :)

 

 

 

 

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