Tag: Outdoor

Green Grass in the Front Yard


And the Green Grass Grows All Around

At 7am this morning our sod was delivered and installed! Hard to believe our yard started out with dead grass, a funky brick pattern and a cement horseshoe-type thing. We pulled all that up, redid the irrigation, and added new soil. Our yard looked like this for a couple of months. Today it’s finally green… Read more »

Front Yard Work in Progress


Almost Green

Joshua and I have made some major progress with the yard these past couple of weekends. To start, last weekend Joshua’s adopted father in-law came over and helped us remove both the random brick patterns and the cement horseshoe. It went from looking like this: To looking like this: We removed the brick from the… Read more »

Stained Deck


Fall Projects

Happy Fall! Joshua and I have been busy this month getting the outside of the house ready for winter. Three things we want to accomplish before we get into rainy weather are: 1. Staining and sealing the deck. The previous homeowners never did this when they originally built the deck. 2. Landscape the front yard… Read more »

The backyard at my Nana's house


Cleaning up the Patio

About a year ago Joshua and I began working on clearing out the house. Now that the house is 100% done, we’re tackling the yard so we can actually enjoy the patio. We weren’t able to enjoy our patio much last year because we worked on the house well through the summer and most of… Read more »

Back patio


Friday Achievements

Today I got the back patio 100% cleaned! The last time this happened was back in June right before the garage sale. After that more of my uncle’s stuff accumulated back on the patio, and the patio became a massive dump pile. Plus the weather has been way too hot to do anything outside, so… Read more »

Visit to the Duplex


A Visit to the Duplex

I had been itching to go to the bay area with my mom but plans kept getting changed throughout the week. It wasn’t until the very last moment I ended up going to my grandparents Friday evening and coming home Saturday evening. During my stay we (my mom and I) went with my grandparents to… Read more »


Cena Moves Dirt. Great Success.

This past weekend I was finally able to work on the yard. For the past few months it has either been too hot or too busy to work. I was able to make a dent in my Project Nice Yard on Sunday. Well, I started on Saturday, but Joshua being on roadside cut that task… Read more »

Backyard at The Duplex


Project Nice Yard

This past weekend Joshua and I began what I call Project Nice Yard. The inside of the house is done, for the most part, with just a few touch-ups here and there; therefore this summer is all about the outside of the house. We started out on Saturday by taking down the crappy white fence… Read more »