Hit me! I haven't posted to this blog in 3 months and I owe it (and you) 3 definitive posts. I'm behind on our board & batten post (pre-Thanksgiving), our new front door post (pre-Hanukkah) and Harrison's 21-month letter (pre-Christmas). Oops. Here's an update on our front door while I get the other two posts together. Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy 2016. There. All caught up.
We first looked at this house in April 2009 and since April 2009, I've been dreaming of a new front door.
Vandalism sucks. It just does. When it happens to someone you know, it really sucks. When it happens to you and you have an innocent sleeping child 100 yards from the act, it really, really sucks and it's making me see red all over.
I haven't posted in nearly a month and it's driving me crazy. Have you missed me? I have so much to say and so much to share. I haven't been sitting on my bottom around here, I assure you of that.
After moving on from the non-alcohol related hangover of Harrison's birthday week, Matt and I started to really enjoy some of the gorgeous weather Connecticut has been afforded of late. We spent a couple of nights eating dinner at the picnic table and walking the estate with a beer in hand. Sounds nice, right? It was lovely, but...
Apparently it's been three weeks since my last post (not counting the baby letter). Oops. We've been quite busy around here and I have about six posts in limbo, so as I warned, there should be a flurry of posts coming your way soon. This is the first.
When we bought the house five years ago, my aunt and uncle gave us a gift card to Home Depot as a housewarming present. We immediately spent it towards lanterns for either side of the garage.
In the Spring, one of my favorite things to do is stroll around my yard. I stroll in the early morning and I stroll at dusk. I stroll with the baby in tow and I stroll by myself. I stroll in quiet peace and I stroll while on the phone, catching up with family and friends. No matter how I stroll, the simple act of wandering my yard brings me a lot of joy and contentment.
A couple of years ago, Matt and I had a backyard bonfire at our house and our friend Stacey asked what plans we had for the space. I told her that along the stream, I envisioned tall grasses that would provide privacy for the backyard, as well as look pretty as they swayed with the wind. Something like this came to mind...
Even though painting over your head is the worst painting possible, I decided the porch ceiling was way overdue for some new paint. I even threw it on my 2013 House Goals. I'll try to revist those next week to check on the progress because we are nearly 75% done with 2013.
The porch ceiling was in really rough shape. The paint was chipping, there were mud dauber nests everywhere and an outdated, neglected light fixture was the cherry on top.
If you've been following this blog since the fall, you may remember an enthusiastic post about curb appeal. You can read about it here, but I'll give you the Cliffs Notes if you're in a time crunch.
Back in October, I planted over 150 (Yes, you read that right - I'm crazy.) bulbs around the yard in anticipation for beautiful spring flowers. Many came up, but many did not. Specifically, I planted a bunch of bulbs around the mailbox to give the curb some color.
Nearly three weeks ago, I posted a series of (very amateur) photographic shots of some plants around the yard. We had so much rain in May that I titled the post, "May Showers Bring June Flowers," because "April Showers Bring May Flowers" didn't really fit. That was three weeks ago, so here we are now, with some new blooms that have popped up around the ol' school house.