Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Welcome to our crazy home...where projects seem endless! Today is Outdoor Wednesday and I think we're all ready for Spring! I'm just betting if you go visit Sweet Susan at a Southern Daydreamer, you will see more flowers than you ever dreamed!
We are still working on the arbor outside. It is built and has been primed. We still need to paint it.
The sidewalk is finished! Yea! I'm so proud of Mr. Dumpling. He has done a great job...with proper supervision of course! OnlySon said he's just becoming Bob Vila isn't he?...and Mr. Dumpling asked "Who's Bob Vila?". We've got to get him out more don't we?
After much deliberation and many phone calls to Lowe's, Home Depot, Stine's and local stores, we settled on PaveStone. I couldn't get the exact one I wanted but I love the Flagstone look.
We mixed the light and dark Flagstone to get a more weathered look. We used River Rock on the outside and sand on the inside of the stones. Interesting note...we still have the sandbags from when Hurricane Rita came thru in 2005. Talk about re-using things eh?
Yes, Boo Boo is tied to the fence while we work. He is an notorious car chaser!
We still have the landscaping to finish, paint the arbor, etc. Shhhh, I already have another itsy bitsy project in mind. Don't you think I need a little patio to come off the sidewalk and go in front of the fence? We won't tell him just yet.
And this is our sidewalk finished!
The flowerbed needs a little more prep. We just got back from the nursery and bought two full size yew and some abelia. We will add some knock-out roses and then work on the arbor planting
This week is hectic. We're hosting a 90th birthday party for my sweet MIL here Sunday. She is the last surviving sibling out of 13 children. We have invited ALL of her nieces and nephews (and many of their children). I'll post pictures of the decoration next week.
Anyone have a great non-alcoholic punch recipe you want to share? I have an email link on the side if you prefer to use that. It can be pink, lavender or yellow.