Eventually! Last week I mentioned my mom was coming to visit and bringing her truck. Well, we got some good use out of that truck! We hauled away the old, rotten fence planks from where Nick fixed our fence. (The neighbors only had to look at them piled in our driveway for a week!) We picked up a cubic yard of shredded cedar mulch (my … Continue reading Slow and Steady Wins the Race
Hello blog buddies! I thought it was about time for a quick update post. I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, it’s just been a slow couple of weeks for projects. Namely, I’ve started quite a few….and finished none. Sad, I know. Nick finished one though! We’ve had three terrible windstorms, and one panel of our yucky old fence decided it had enough. … Continue reading All Quiet on the Western Front
Hiya peeps! (Or should I say “Peeps”, since we’re getting closer to Easter?) I thought I’d show you how I put together very simple trellises for my climbing plants. The benefits of these are: You can make them any size/height They virtually disappear with a green plant on them They’re freestanding, so you can access fence panels, decks etc without having to rip your vine … Continue reading Make Your Own Trellis
One flower bed next to our deck gets zero-zilch-nada water from our sprinkler system. It’s also a very hot area in the summer, where the sun bounces off the side of the house. But luckily, there IS a downspout that drains right into this bed, so to put this downspout to better use, I decided I needed a rain barrel. Like this one for $175:Or … Continue reading How to Make a Rain Barrel
It is SO NICE outside! The sun feels glorious! The wind is starting to pick up a little, but that’s ok. Sunny and warm are all that’s required. It’s so nice out, I can do this: That’s right – nothing to look at outside FOR SURE, but a nice spring breeze feels great in the house. I also took another stroll through the front … Continue reading Weekday Rambles
Well, hello Lovely Readers! As I’ve mentioned a few times in the past, there’s an interesting, and rather unbelievable, story behind the furniture in our house. It’s one of the luckiest things I’ve experienced, so to tell it in the lucky month o’ March (when project motivation is low anyway) seems fitting. So today, the tale is told. Hold onto your seats…! The summer after … Continue reading Lamps and Couches and Rugs, Oh My!
I had high hopes for the weather this past weekend. Instead, it was chilly and grey. (Still is.) All outside projects were pushed aside in favor of staying inside where it was warm. I did finally get out yesterday to trim the remaining untrimmed plants down to the ground, with help from our 7 year old neighbor and her dog. She wanted to try out … Continue reading Drat. Foiled Again.