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My New Baby!

The nursery is not the only new thing in our house. For the past 4/5 months we have been on the search for a new couch. They were either to expensive or to big, so on.  We finally found one where the price was right! We were able to pick a fabric we loved and have it custom built. They said 8 to 10 week wahhh wahhh. Well thanks to a christmas miracle it showed up in a months time!

Here is what our living room looked before

And here is what it looks like now! It’s going to take some getting use to, but I LOVE IT!!

The rocking chair will go where the tree is now.

 

 

That back left corner is kinda bugging me, but what can I do? I’m also not crazy about the couch not being centered under the window but again it fits better this way. SO welcome to the world my new baby… couch!

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Details… Shmetails…

I think I’m falling in love with this room It’s not like any room I’ve ever put together. And can I say I’m even shocked on how girly it’s looking and I don’t hate it!! This weekend I wanted to start hanging a few items I’ve had tucked away. A mirror I bought MONTHS ago, curtains, and wall shelves. We only got the curtains up and mirror, which is fine by me (trying to take my time).

Funny story about the mirror, I saw something like it on one of my favorite blogs younghouselove awhile back. After my 1st doctors appointment (8weeks along) I hit up the homegoods right down the road. While wondering around I saw a mirror very similar to the one Sherry and John used in their nursery.  I thought “well if we have a girl this would be super cute over the crib”. Glad that all worked out 😉

I also bought crib bedding, I’ll be honest I’m sure I spent to much for it but I LOVE IT!! It came in a cute bedding bag which got me thinking. I could use it and make a pillow for the rocking chair. And wah-la PILLOW.

The curtains were from Ikea, just like all the curtains in our house. So easy to put up and hem. My kinda project!

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Rip Em Out!

Well I did it… well not all of it, but most of it. One second I was just weeding and doing normal yard work, and the next I was chopping down the large pricker bushes.  I didn’t do as much as I originally planned on doing, but I’m very happy with the outcome!

BEFORE:

DAY 1 ( rip em out)

DAY 2

I wanted to transplant all the pachysandra to the side of the house but it was just to hard to dig it all up. So I ripped it out, I know, I know lame. I’m paying for it though, my arms are killing me!

I bought 5 new bushes to plant as well. They are tiny right now but next summer they will look great. Girls on a budget but at 6 bucks a pop not to shabby. Here is what they will look like one day

 

 

 

 

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Spring Clean Up – .5

I messed around a bit more with photoshop last night. What do you all think? YAY or NAY??

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Spring Clean Up

With it being spring and all, I LOVE working in the yard! So far I’ve just been cleaning up this winters mess.  Take a looksy to what I’ve been up too.

I have a few ideas up my sleeves too, here is what I’m thinking about…

Take a peek above to see what it looks like now. I want to take out the two big pickery bushes on either sides of the windows. They are to big and a pain in the butt to trim up. I’d also like to paint the siding on the peak of the house a light grey, to jazz the house up.  This might just be a memorial day project! 🙂

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R.I.P

As in ripping out the weeds…

Take a look at our backyard a few years back (sorry crappy picture). This was taken the day we closed on the house. It was also one of the 1st things that had to go. I grew up with an apple tree and know how high maintenance they can be.

Once the tree was gone I went around and ripped pretty much everything else out. The pervious owner once had what I can only imagine was once a beautiful garden. By the time we bought the house it was so over grown and just ugly, it all had to go bye bye.

I’ve spent the past two summers ripping out flower beds and planting grass. This is what we had last summer.

Notice the Bush like thing in the back right of these pictures??

It never really bugged me, it helped block the view of the apartment buildings  (YUCK). But by the end of last summer they were so over grown and heavy looking they had to go. Last weekend I let the ripping start, OUT they came!  Now keep in mind its just the beginning of Spring here so nothing has bloomed.

Btw check out the new patio set! and the rest of the yard so far!

I would like to plant some cheap but tall tree/ bushes along the fence but thats down the road…

isn’t photoshop fun 🙂

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Summer Dreaming

Near the end of summer last year we had a VERY windy day. I came home to find this…

I took that a sign…SUMMER WAS OVER. Pretty much from that day on I’ve been on a quest for new patio furniture.  Yes I’m aware it’s 20 degrees outside, and there is snow on the ground. But I think it’s cheaper to buy things like this off season. I would love to have something like this option (see below) but I just couldn’t justify spending a grand on outdoor furniture.

Sears

Ummmm I’m not paying over 2k for that!! Don’t get me wrong it would be awesome, and if I could I WOULD 🙂

So I kept looking and looking. I really wanted more seating then last time. The option to seat my whole family down for a nice summer bbq. Randomly I checked Walmart.com, I don’t normally shop there, I’m a Target kinda girl. Until I saw this pretty set, and its friend cheap price tag!

I can’t wait for my Friday evening happy hours with my ladies! Eating dinner with the hubs and just lounging.

BT-W’s did you notice I match my patio set to the hubs grill 🙂 yep a color coordinated patio…

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