Monday, May 3, 2010

Productive Weekend

Sean and I were contemplating whether we should paint the guest room or do the front lawn. Sean wanted to paint and I wanted to do the front lawn. I figured we were just going to paint (no biggie) but Sean surprised me when we walked into Lowes and he went to the gardening section. YAY!

Anywho, we picked up mulch, shears, grass seed, top soil and two plants. We had to pick up two plants because my mother in law was sure that two of the plants that the previous owner planted was "dead, dead, dead." Well, when Sean pulled it up it was alive, alive, alive. AHHHHH!!! I wasn't very happy. I was sure to tell Sean's mom too! :) She took it well.

I took some before and after pictures that way you can see what we did. This is the first home we have ever owned so we aren't exactly experts in the area. We just kinda went with the flow so if something we did isn't quite right just (lightly and kindly) tell me. Seriously, I am the girl who never raked in her whole life until she bought this house in March! I am new to all of this and am kinda liking it.

Before:






This is the area that my MIL told us that the plants were dead. This is how it looked after we pulled the "dead" plants out.





After:





Our new tiny plants. I can't wait for them to grow!





And here's a sneak peek of what our burnt orange walls look like in our living room! After the fact, I realized that my dress actually matched our walls.





Disclaimer: I promise that, that is not what I was wearing the day we were doing the lawn! (check out my new shoes!)

We are so excited to have our starter home. Since we both have never owned homes before this, we wanted something small that would be easy to maintain and definately not a fixer upper. I am not handy and Sean isn't either, lol. I am looking forward to decorating and sharing pics as we get done!

5 comments:

Melissa said...

Everything looks great!

Our starter house is a condo, so we don't have to do the landscaping since the association hires someone to do it. I wouldn't know where to begin with something like that!

Faith said...
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Ebonee Monique said...

Faith-

EVerything looks AMAZING! I'm so happy for you and Sean! You all did great on the lawn & I can't wait to see more pictures of the painting!

Faith said...

Thanks Ebonee!! I will be sure to share more pictures as we get stuff done! :)

So sucky that my above post was removed by ME?! Huh?!

Melissa, all I was saying is that I am super jealous of you and wish I could afford to have someone do it all for us!!! LOL.

Lovelace Files said...

Love you new shoes!! Definitely worth waiting for the sale price! :)

Your yard is going to look amazing! Keep up the good work!!