Hi friends!! It sure has been sad not touching base with you guys on a daily basis since posting my March Madness, 31 Posts in 31 Days Recap. I’ve been working like crazy on my ceiling and it is looking SO good ya’ll!! I can’t wait to share!
Many of you follow along for my thrifty makeovers and budget redos. Ha ha those two things are actually the same, but you know what goes on around here, and that’s why you come back. (Thank you!!) Today I am bringing something out of my archives that you might not know about. My gardens! You’ll see them in the background of my pictures a lot when the nicer weather moves in. If gardens aren’t your thing, don’t run yet, because I have some great before and afters of my landscapes that anyone will be able to appreciate. I mean you do want to see what happens to this back yard, right?
This! This is what we did to this barren wasteland of a back yard:
Not too shabby eh?
You can read about my whole back yard makeover with befores and afters here:
For some reason we thought it would be a good idea to tackle our front yard at the same time. That was a little ambitious of us. It took us six months. Of course this was before my blogging days.
Here is my front yard before:
And a year after our makeover…
You can see my whole front and side yard with befores and afters (taken a year after the makeover) here:
In that post, you’ll also see the sad before of my favorite spot for taking photos. Here it is at it’s best.
I built that circular stone patio out of old landscaping stones. It’s my favorite feature!
If you are thinking about starting a landscaping project, I put everything I learned into one complete post to help get you started:
And when you get things going, here is the easiest way I’ve found to water my gardens:
I figured sharing these pretty posts from the past are not only perfect for Spring, but they are much more interesting than sharing ceiling progress shots!
Hope you enjoyed a little something different from me. I was finally able to get outside this weekend and get it ready for Spring. I love seeing everything waking up again!
Hope it’s finally warming up where you are too!
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