Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ready for Spring: Part 2

Update: I added a pic of the patio furniture that I am thinking about getting. I found it at Wal Mart last night.

Now that I have a few minutes since the kids are down for a nap I can finish my thoughts from earlier.

With the weather around here warming up quickly and it reaching almost 90* on most day it has me thinking of spring. I love the spring becuase the flowers bloom and we usually get rain which is a welcome site in these parts. It also means that it is time for my bi-annual cleaning mission. Every spring (and fall) I go through all the closets and cupboards and clean out the stuff we havn't used or don't need to make way for all the things that I will end up buying and to hold a yardsale to make a few extra bucks.

This year my #1 main goal is to make my backyard beautiful! We have always had dogs and our backyard has always looked like poop. So since we don't have any dogs anymore I have decided that this is the year to have a beautiful yard (front and back). We laid sod last year so now all I have to do is get it to grow back and the grass situation will be good. We have a few trumpet vines that I am going to cut down so I can plant a garden where they are. I think this we are going to plant blackberry and raspberry bushes. I absolutly love fresh berries! We also have this monstosity of a dog house that I can't wait to get rid of...then I will have a patio again (it's small, but better than nothing) that I can put a sitting area so we can enjoy being outside too.. I would like to get the boys a sandbox this year. I know they would love to have a place to play that is not indoors. There is so much I could just go on and I will just post pictures as I go!

This year my other main goal it to finish my kitchen. Since we painted the walls red I am wanting to do a whole country type theme. I love idea of having fresh flowers and fresh baked pies and lemonade all around. I've always wanted to live in the country, but for now this is the closest i'm going to get. I want to trade in my square kitchen table in for a round one. We always have friends over and it would be nice for us all to be able to sit at the same table and eat. A round table just makes everything flow better. I found an idea in Better Homes and Gardens and fell in love with it. I also want to hang up some shelves to put little nick-nacks on, I would like to get pretty window treatments bacuse I don't have any at the moment and lastly I really want to get a microwave that goes above the stove...but that will take some work. I will post pictures of this project in the making as well...

Well I am going to get off of here now so I can get started cleaning my house today before my dear hubby gets home from work.


  1. Girl, you've got some serious goals for this spring. I can't believe it's 90 degrees there already. It's in the 20's here today, but at least the sun is out.

  2. I am so jealous that it's so warm by you, well to be honest I'm not ready for 90 degree weather but reaching the sixties would be nice:) You have a lot planned, be sure to take before and after pictures! Can't wait to see them!

  3. That is beautiful furniture, your lucky it was only 400 bucks! Patio furniture can be very expensive!

  4. I am so jealous that it's warm there, we got teased with 73 degree weather yesterday and today. That never happens here in March!