Front Landscaping Reveal!

Awesome friends, I am SO excited to share how our front landscaping turned out!! I just love landscaping projects! You can see great results in a short amount of time. (Unlike a certain kitchen project ahem...can you tell I am so glad that one is done??) Remember what it looked like when we moved in last August: It hadn't been loved in a very long time. I passed by this house before it was even for sale after leaving another house that we were interested in. The windows were all … [Read more...]

Front Landscaping Progress

Hello lovelies! I'm back today to share some progress on our landscaping! Here is a reminder of what our house looked like the day we closed on it: Everything was overgrown. See more in my previous post HERE if you missed it. Unfortunately we were unable to keep most of the existing landscape because some things had become so overgrown that it caused the smaller bushes beside them (Yes there are many small bushes in there that you can't even see!) to die off in places from lack of … [Read more...]

Our Next Big Project: Front Landscaping

Hey there dear friends! Would you believe we have already started on our next project? We are finally tackling our front landscaping!! Can I get an Amen?? That's what my neighbors are saying I'm sure! This house had been a rental for several years before we bought it last August, and the landscaping had become quite overgrown: The grass was a weedy mess as well. Those photos were taken just after we closed on it. This project was actually at the top of our list for the … [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...]

Front Yard Makeover One Year Later

It's been a little over a year since we completely overhauled our front yard.   I found that nature can be a fickle thing. As much detail as I put into selecting  just the right plants for just the right spot... ... and made sure that I had odd numbers for aesthetic value,   Nature took it's own course... ...and  I'm ok with it.  Instead of the expected 24" in diameter, I got 36". Instead of my original perfect grouping of three, I now have  many pairs, with one being … [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...]