Happy Monday, fabulous friends!
A lot of you remember our backyard bliss redo from this fall… and today we wanted to give you a bit of an update.
In retrospect, hindsight and all that other fun stuff … We decided that the garden box we made against the side of our house, was a bit of a mistake.
After a kind reader pointed it out and we thought about it, we decided it was best to take it down. We realized later that we’d made a quick choice without thinking things through. A lot of that came with the pressure of a magazine shoot looming on us… sleep depravity… fun ideas that seemed like a good idea at the time… managing a family… it’s a balance, y’all. And all excuses aside, we certainly aren’t afraid to admit when we’ve made a mistake. ;} We’re only human, after all.
In the end, it was a lesson learned and we feel like we came up with a fun solution in the process.
We were excited to update you guys. I have to say, there have been quite a few repetitive cray cray messages sent to us about this one… And it’s all fun and games in blog land until you receive your first mcstalky pants death threat. We were all, Um, wow. It’s just a garden box. Let’s tone it down in the I-hope-you-sprout-a-third-ear-and-die-department. So we wanted to clear the air.
We stand corrected, and we’re not afraid to admit that. Thank you for being patient with us.
We also updated the rest of the yard with some rocks. As you can see, we’re still working on our grass. This yard has always been a challenge to grow because of Bertha the gargantuan man-eating pecan tree. But partitioning off parts of the yard like this now presents a do-able solution… and makes things a lot neater. Maybe now, our grass can grow.
These stones mark off parts of the yard and make a once impossible solution a new world of neater. We purchased them for cheap at a local quarry… (Sorry guys. No hand-chiseling a-la Fred Flinstone in the woods for us) but its truly amazing what a few rocks and a little paint can do!
Lining parts of the yard with pine straw makes a softer play area for the kids (For those of you not in the south, this is common in our neck of the woods for an affordable ground covering).
I am proudly proclaiming that I laid all these rocks. Me! And I totally did that flower bed. Who needs bootcamp when you have yard work? My thighs have never been so sore. Never. Like, I couldn’t sit down the next day, y’all.
This place has been a real work in progress over the years… and we’re so excited. There’s just something so rewarding about the basic process of yard work, ya know?
Now it’s time to move on to the sides… and front…
In the meantime, we’re super thrilled to announce that we have sprouts for our little veggie garden!
They shot up practically over night. We’re in the process of hardening them off/transplanting/getting them ready to grow outside… wish us luck! We sooo need it.
We also made a new network of super simple garden boxes, and we will be sharing more on that shortly.
It’s a better system that makes more sense for us this way.
We’re ready to enjoy spring, and the great outdoors! Bring on the friends and cookouts! (I have no idea what that child in the middle is doing…)
For the rest of the posts in this series, be sure to check them out, here!
Have an inspired day, lovely friends!