Monday, April 25, 2016

Working on our Home.

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- A tree in front of our house that I do not remember seeing last year. What a pleasant surprise.

Last weekend, we made it one of our goals to work on our front yard. Although it is not a fun project there's something really satisfying to me to work on our home. We bought the house in November 2014 and with all the stress of 2015 the upkeep of our house was not priority. Now that things have slowed down considerably we are making efforts to put time into the home we love.

For the past few weekends we've been working hard on both the back and front yard because it really, really needs the attention. We're not even close to done but it already looks so much better. I have plans to make the backyard a place that one wants to spend beautiful days in.

We put on our favorite tunes of all genres and just worked. I made sure to take frequent breaks (took pictures!) that way I could work longer. If I hadn't I wouldn't have been able to handle the work that it entailed. Granted, I didn't do nearly as much as Sean did but that was to be expected. I also made sure to pop some allergy medicine that way I didn't have the urge to pull my nose off or scratch my eyes out and it turned out to be a really productive weekend.

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It was also pretty neat to hear our neighbors all around us working hard on their homes too. It felt like a little community and I'm really enjoying it. If someone told me a few years ago that this is how I would enjoy a beautiful, sunny weekend I would have laughed. But here I am and I'm finding that I'm treasuring days like this so much more than before.

I hope you all had wonderful weekends! ♥

9 comments:

Nylse Esahc said...

It's the beauty of maturity! :)

Dani @ OKDani.com said...

Love it!! Your photos are so beautiful. Glad you're enjoying your home and community.
I had one of those moments, John was out back with the kids and i could hear them squealing laughing, and I was inside tidying up one Saturday morning and was like Ahhh this is the life. Then I was like OMG WHO AM I?!

Tomes Edition said...

Your home is beautiful and the flowers are blooming so nicely.

Kathy C said...

Is that a Japanese Maple in your front yard? It's gorgeous... love the contrast and love your house!! You guys have worked so hard! Can't wait to see what the season blooms!!

Joy B. E. said...

I LOVE your front yard! We've been procrastinating doing our own. It'll likely be late this year due to competing priorities.

Take it easy though. Don't push yourself too much. As women, we tend to do just that :-).

Desiree Macke said...

Your tree! Your yard! Gorgeous.
I used to despite yard work. But now that I don't have a yard I miss it so much.

Christelle said...

Can you send me postcards with those first three pics on them!?! ;) JUST GORGEOUS!!

Emily Jane said...

Beautiful tree and yard. I weirdly like working out in the yard too (usually). & I never thought about it before, but I do like being out there while my neighbors are too. Even though we aren't talking to eachother, we are doing the same things and feel community-ish.

Law_Fal said...

So beautiful!!!!