I wanted to take a step back and show you all the new improvements going on around the house.
Here is our yard mid-beautification. We re-seeded the lawn and put some straw over it which really takes away from the beautification process. 😦
But with some persistent watering, we had high hopes that the lawn would spring up in no time and that lovely yellowish brown straw would be but a memory.
Next on our list was flowers, and a lot of them. Rather than spending a boat load of cash on flowers at a nursery, we decided to take a morning trip up to Amish country and get our flowers there. The sky looked dark and gloomy but that wasn’t going to stop us. So I grabbed my camera and we headed out the door.
We stopped at a little (and I mean TINY) diner in heart of Penn Yann. after chowing down on blueberry pancakes, eggs, bacon and a cup of hot coffee we were good to go again.
Of course we had to weave superheros into this trip somehow. So as we waited for our bill, little man drew this portrait of Superman. I loved it so much I just had to take a pick and post it to Instagram.
Finally, we got to shop for flowers, and shop we did. We went a little overboard, but the price was just right and I couldn’t resist adding all this colour to our bare flowerbeds.
Now comes the fun part – planting!! You can click here to see my take on a ombre tipsy top planter. Stay tuned to see our next round off outdoor beautification.
The weather is BEAUTIFUL out and that means trees and flowers are starting to bloom. My mind is now reeling with all the outdoor beautification that I want to do; this is quite evident if you look at my outdoors page on Pinterest.
I’m thinking lots of beautiful purples to bring out the green siding. The one picture that I can’t seem to get out of my head is this lavender lined path….isn’t it stunning.
And since I am all about adding beauty at minimal cost, that means a lot of DIY projects – YEAH! This cute bird feeder is a delicate and easy add that I must try.
Along with all this beauty comes a part I absolutely hate: mosquitos – BOOOO!
I don’t know about you guys and gals but those nasty little buggers eat me alive. I swear, it’s like I can almost hear them yell “SWARM!!!!” and next thing I am hauling butt up the steps to seek shelter.
According to the article below, there are several different kinds of plant that repels mosquitos; lavender being one of them. Yet another good reason to add these beauties to our flower beds.
One last potential DIY project then I’ll stop dreaming about outdoor happenings (for now).
I just love this! It is so romantic looking and I can already picture myself sitting out on the front porch, sipping on a glass of wine and enjoying good conversation with my hunny.
Do you have any outdoor musings that you find yourself day dreaming about as of late?