That being said, you can only imagine my disappointment coming home to grass that needs mowing, weeds that need pulling, and wallpaper that needs stripping. And so life continues, along with all the projects we have on our to-do list. But if I'm honest, these projects are what make me happy. I feel the most like myself when I am outside working in the yard, doing home improvement projects, or creating new things. It's all that other stuff that gets in the way...you know, like having a job and making money and stuff like that. Le sigh.
Despite all that, we are full steam ahead with our spring outdoor projects.
The most obvious change we have made to our house so far was painting the front door. One other change that may not be as noticeable was that I painted the shutters a glossy black. They needed a little facelift, as the color was definitely showing age. This After picture was taken last summer, and believe me when I say it looks even better now! Especially since there isn't a weird smoke cloud looming over the city (this picture was taken when half of Washington and Oregon were on fire).
I planted dozens upon dozens of bulbs last fall, and those gave us a great show this spring. My mother-in-law helped me add some hydrangeas last summer, and those survived the winter. We have also transplanted quite a few hostas from our backyard to the front, and some hellebore I brought from the old house is thriving.
Finally, I spray painted a few pots I had on hand and put them on our front porch. The picture of the pots was taken over two weeks ago. Much of what is in there was grown from seed in our house, so they started off small. They look even better today with everything blossoming and spilling over the sides.
That's all for the front yard now. We have done a lot of work in the back as well, so maybe I'll remember to share that one of these days. In the meantime, send all #goodvibes our way. I'm hoping that vacation ended our streak of bad luck, but it can't hurt to keep praying!