My Gardens

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 … [Read more...]

Not Your Grandma’s Lawn Mower!

I'm about to show you something embarrassing...take a look at the photo below. That's our lawn mower. Besides the fact that it looks like a dinosaur, what else do you notice? See that plug just a danglin in the breeze? It's electric! Have you ever tried mowing while dragging a power cord around the yard with you? Very embarrassing, especially because we are the second house in on a very long street, so everyone on our street drives past our house! It used to belong to my hubby's … [Read more...]

Back Yard Makeover…One Year Later

  Hello my beautiful friends! After many many days of rainy,  gloomy weather, I was finally able to get outside this week and take some pictures of my back yard in the sunshine! We completed our back yard makeover in July of last year. I shared it this Spring and got a ton of positive feedback, which was awesome after all our hard work!  I think that's probably due in part, to the hideous before comparison. What a difference!! Today I'm going to show you the "before", then … [Read more...]

Back Yard Makeover

This is where our entire landscape transformation began. My husband came home one frosty January day and said, "I hear if you want trees removed, this is the time to do it."  I think he barely  got the words out of his mouth before I was on the phone setting up estimates.  We had thirteen trees removed from our itty bitty back yard. Most of them were gumballs. We had always dreamed of having a yard where our kids could run and play in the grass; laughing as they hurdled the sprinkler.  … [Read more...]