Poolside Gossip

Every summer I spend way too much time scheming ways to get a backyard pool. Like a real one. I’m not one to splurge on big ticket items and prefer travel to most “stuff”, but one day I see myself blowing all our money on a professional huge personal body of water. (And, no, I haven’t … More Poolside Gossip

Patio Shenanigans

Totally unintentionally, the patio has been all switched up! It all started with a hosing off and snowballed into a full rearrange where furniture was pulled from inside, impulse rugs were purchased, and plants planted. I have so many other things I should be working on, but once I got started I couldn’t stop. I caught … More Patio Shenanigans

The Backyard Turns One

Last summer/fall, not unlike this summer/fall, was a time of big yard work. But instead of front yard redoes, it was backyard redoes, and it was the first yard we ever really landscaped, if you can call our very minimal application landscaping. We did a lot of winging it when it came to our plants and hoped for the best. … More The Backyard Turns One

Modern Screen Door

I’ve wanted a screen door on our bedroom/backyard door since we moved in. It’s been one of those little projects that we just never get to. I’m not a screen door fan. They totally scream Southern/country to me and I would usually steer way clear of them. But in this instance it seemed like the … More Modern Screen Door

Drought Tolerant Plants in the Backyard

Update: See the backyard 1 year in here. Following up on my long backyard post from a couple weeks ago, I’m here today with another too long post on the specifics of what we planted and why. Ripping out a fine enough yard and starting over from scratch, and doing it all yourself on a budget without any landscape experience, sounds … More Drought Tolerant Plants in the Backyard

Backyard Progress

Update: See the backyard 1 year in here. Ridiculously long post alert! Yes, I know it’s time for Christmas trees not yucca trees. But I wanted to slip some backyard progress in before the new year arrives and our slow crawl becomes massively pathetic! We still have some small tweaks to make out here, but the gist of everything … More Backyard Progress

Around the Yards

Heeeey! We lack focus so ten projects are simultaneously happening in all four corners of the property and I have nothing complete to share. But, instead, a look at some ugly pics of the total chaos going on around us. Enjoy!The biggest progress has been the addition of a giant trampoline eyesore. I tried to semi-hide it on … More Around the Yards

Sideyard Before

Hey there! Somehow I got suckered into working on the sideyard, which is technically part of the backyard but totally its own thing, in tandem with the actual backyard. I’d sum this place up by calling it a stressyard and saying that it’s too much. When pressed, I’m thankful for the space and the possibilities it affords, … More Sideyard Before

Tulip Table Refurbish

Backyard projects continue with some patio furniture fixing and it’s super fun/nauseating. Most mornings this week have been spent getting high off of spray paint fumes while my kids are at school. I live a pretty clean life otherwise so when my husband commented that I could have just started drinking with the amount of damage … More Tulip Table Refurbish

DIY Yard Curbs

Hi guys! Question: will you still read this blog if I say ‘balls deep’ right now? I know it verges on vulgar, but in the interest of transparency I feel like we should go there. That’s how I talk to myself in my head, and outloud too, and it’s really the only accurate way to express … More DIY Yard Curbs