Ok, so I’ve said this before but photography is a hobby of mine. I don’t claim to know much about it, but I enjoy learning and shooting! Recently Jeff Borisen (a good family friend of the hubs) contacted to me be his assistant / be a 2nd shooter at a up coming wedding. I was FREAKED out , wasn’t sure if I was up to snuff with him. But after meeting a few times I was reassured this would be fun and a great learning experience for me. And damm he knows his stuff (cough BRIDES out there COUGH)! Like I said I still have lots to learn but after 8 hours of shooting I gained so MUCH!
Check out Jeffs site here:
Here are some of my favorite shots of the day and can’t wait to see what Jeff did!
Meet Jenny & Alex: They were so cute and fun to work with!
Thanks again Jeff 🙂
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!
DAY 1 ( rip em out)
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
I messed around a bit more with photoshop last night. What do you all think? YAY or NAY??
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! 🙂
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 🙂
Here is a look into the fathers day BBQ the hubs and I had this past Sunday. We had my parents, his, and our brother and sister in law and nephew. It was a very nice night of soccer, food, chatting and MORE FOOD! I went a little over kill on it oops, but I fear I won’t have enough so I always make way to much. I had fun with my centerpiece too super simple and cheap. I love to update the look on the table often. The candle holder was a wedding gift and ready to go. Next I laid a silver tray under it and added some flowers. BTW I buy most my flowers at the Grocery Store. I find them to be super cheap and last forever. These ones were only 5 bucks! I remembered I had a couple lemons in the fridge too and thought it would be a nice addition. I will have to tell you it kinda made me batty I only had 2 but I ran with it. And TA-DA centerpiece that pretty much cost me only 5 bucks and will last for awhile. Light, fresh and summery!
Here are some more pictures of all the food and fun we had, hope you all had a nice fathers day too!
For the past few weekends the weather man has called for rain…LIES all LIES! With that said I pretty much put off finishing up the backyard work that needed to be done. Until today, the day that happens to be 88 and humid. Smart thinking right? Well kinda I don’t feel bad for not going to the gym after all the heavy lifting and sweating. I went to my favorite place this afternoon HOMEDEPOT to pick up a few things for this project.
2 bags of mulch
4 bags of top soil
2 flats of flowers
$38.00 later I was on my way. I love their gardening center they have a great selection and it all very reasonably priced. Aren’t you just so excited I let you all know all that… I know I am… Any whoooo on to the after shots!
Lets move in a bit shall we
Well there ya have it! New flower bed and grass to come. Exciting stuff huh AND just when you thought it couldn’t get any better here is a sneak peak at tomorrow fun plans!
OH where WILL THEY GO!!! 🙂