I seriously LOVE fall! I love everything about it. from the leaves changing colors and hearing them scratch across the street in a breeze, to the chill in the air or even the smells that come with the season. I love dressing up at Halloween, helping the teachers with the classroom parties, taking the kids trick or treating, and having friends over after for an adult treat! But the other day, my pre-winter freak out started coming on.
Since buying the house in November of last year, we haven't had a whole lot of time to make the yard and house what I see in my mind. You know, those little updates that you put on a list and know it will look so awesome! When we bought the house the flower beds were all overgrown with weeds, some taller than my husband or I and just a mess. But the yard has really started to transform. We have taken out 4 of those Christmas looking trees with 3 bushes in between, my husband has worked his tail off aerating, fertilizing, perfecting water schedules, etc. He seriously hates for me to mow because he says my lines aren't straight enough, so he would rather I don't. This works for me because I hate that chore and it frees me up for other things. Where the 4 trees and bushes once were, there are now Azalea bushes. The flower bed around the mail box was planted by our son with pretty purple and yellow flowers he picked, the one on the corner that surrounds the biggest landscaping rock I have ever seen has the prettiest sundrop flowers, the daylilies on the side bloomed beautifully and I believe I will be dropping in some Peonies along the fence. To soften everything up in front with the cement from the driveway, I have planters leading up to the house, and baskets hanging on each side of the garage door. The back yard has flower beds around the deck that we cleaned up and planted hydrangeas around, more along the fence line with different levels that come out further to incorporate the fountain which I have no idea what to do with at this point, and a huge area towards the street that I used as a garden this year. The mature trees that bloom in spring with the prettiest most fragrant yellow flowers finish the front and back yard.
It really is impossible for me to be in a bad mood out there so that's where I headed. While I was out front watering a gentleman pulled up next to me and said that he loves the yard. It's a small compliment, but it changed my mood. First because my husband and I enjoy having a great yard. One you can walk in without shoes so no stickers, one kids can roll around in and play, and just the way you can make it anything you want. Second I guess it's just a pride factor to know people are watching and like what's being done. This gentleman now every time he sees us outside working yells how much he loves it.
So now I am starting to think about the blog. If you can't tell, I am seriously struggling. With what little info there is out there, I am running out of subjects fast and I can't just detail the same problems all day every day. So I am going to start utilizing the "what we're up to" tag more and documenting some of the projects I do around the house or other things. This is after all how I keep myself sane during the winter when we can't leave and why my husband can't mention Pinterest without cussing :)
I hope you don't mind and if you have suggestions for topics regarding CU for the blog, please let me know!