Tuesday, March 27, 2012


I am loving this Spring weather, but with that comes early yard work.

I have never been one for yard work, mostly because I am allergic to grass and most outside things.  But I like the way a nice yard looks with well-kept flower beds with pretty flowers and plants.  I want that, so I have to work for it. I have never been one to work on pulling weeds, collecting leaves or putting down mulch, but that is exactly what I did all weekend.  It was hard work and I filled several refuse bags with leaves and weeds. I love the results.

I should have taken before photos but that would have been too embarrassing.

I was under the impression that much cost a lot of money.  And it doesn't really.  I got 10 bags of much which did 3 of my flower beds for around $30.  I probably need 8-10 more bags to finish the one large bed left.  So really all the mulching for $60, not bad.  I thought it would cost hundreds the way my husband talks about the expense of mulch.  We never mulched our house in Tennessee because I thought it would cost a butt load (due to my husband's talking) and we finally did mulch to sell the house but my husband did all that, so I did not know how much it cost.  We did not mulch last year at this house because I though cost prevented it.  Long story short...I am mulching for life!!!!!  It is affordable and easy (after pulling all the weeds, which is not easy, but will be easier now with mulch).  I can't believe I am 28 years old and finally learning this.

This is our new garden friend in the newly mulched front bed.  D picked her out. I am not sure what type of bird she is supposed to resemble.  I will have to see if d has come up with a good name for her.  I assume she is a "her" because she is brown and less flashy than the other bird ornaments available.

We also hung up Easter eggs on our front tree.  Do you do this?  It is something my mom always did when I was little (and she still does) and it is something I feel compelled to do for my daughter.  I like that they look cheery and I love to look out an see my front tree in bloom with plastic Easter eggs dangling in the wind.  It is always a bit of a pick-me-up and reminiscent of my childhood.

What have you been working on around the house?


  1. Everything looks so pretty! I think your bird is kind of like a peacock, so you better keep watch, in case Bri takes her for a wedding decoration. Look the eggs in the tree. I do that too, except my tree is a dogwood bush so they hang lower to the ground. Easter is going to be here before we know it. Happy Spring and Easter to all of you!

  2. We did an egg tree (a dogwood) in our front yard for a few years when I was little. Yard work, like baking, is one of those things I pretend I am interested in, but really I only like to look at pretty pictures.

    1. I've never been interested in doing it before. Now it doesn't seem so bad.

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    1. I guess I am not familiar with the peahen, but I think you are right.