I am sitting for a few minutes with a cup of coffee looking at the birds flock to my freshly mulched and manicured back yard lawn.
It has been a “BLAST” of a weekend in more ways than one.
As I shared in my last post, I decided last week that my schedule of travel over the next few weekends was going to make it very challenging to get my Spring yard refreshing done before the weather turned too hot for me to tolerate! Many of you have emailed and blog commented since then, about your snow, rain and generally yucky weather.
I am so sorry about your luck, but, hope you can live vicariously through my Florida weather for a few sunny moments.
My makeover has taken 3 days but actually only about 12 total hours, including shopping!
It started on Friday afternoon when I picked my oldest G-girl up from school and took her with me to the garden shop after a quick stop at Mickey D’s.
We bought too many flowers then headed home to get to work, THIS was waiting!
We “worked” a little however we had a few– swim, Popsicle, potty and “I want to plant something G”, diversions. All well worth the delays!
It was AWESOME!!! Nothing like stopping for a God break with a few sisters!!
The team of speakers and the worship team brought it!!! God’s Word was pouring out like rain on a dry ground. Us girls were hungry and did not leave disappointed. I especially enjoyed a visit with my sweet friend Angela Thomas. She physically and spiritually “SHINED” during her session as she encouraged us to Surrender All for our Worthy and Able God! Angela truly delivers God’s redeeming love at a sweeter and deeper level every time I have the privilege of hearing her.
After I returned home on Saturday afternoon I got right to work and worked until 9 pm!!
One of my NEW adventures was a special mulch I had ordered at the advice of one of my dearest and oldest friends (time–not age), gardener extraordinaire, who shares her dream garden at Hoe and Shovel. The problem is that Meems does this stuff full time and I do this 2 or 3 times a year. Regardless of the “wonders” of this mulch…..wonder woman I am not.
I thought it was WAY too Messy and WAY too Much WORK!!
It comes in “blocks” that have to be soaked in water before spreading. I had NO IDEA!! I had mulch in my ears, nose and hair—not to mention my G-Girls mess!
It does look pretty though.
At the end of the day, it was all worth it!
After my mulching meltdown, I began to pop some plants into pots.
Sunny Daisy’s by the goldfish pond….
A few hanging pots in the front…..
some pool color………..
a few of the broken pieces even made it into my house to perk up the inside!
The Family Room
The Living/Dining Room
Of course, after all the fun, I ended the day with washing down decks and picking up trash.
I fell into bed at midnight, my feet and legs hurt so badly I was moaning!
However, I woke up to this!!!
View from the kitchen table! This is my posting position complete with a cup of hot coffee, tinkling wind chimes and cardinals who have told me that LOVE THE NEW SPRING GARDEN!!
PS….The furniture is courtesy of my number one son (age!) . You can check out his amazing talent at Remodeling Guy!!
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