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Flowers in our front garden

Flowers in our front garden

What a busy weekend. Josh and I have spent a lot of time working on our yard this weekend. We haven’t done anything for the yard since we bought the house with the exception of the flower bulbs I planted last fall. Therefore our yard needed a little TLC and still does. On Saturday I spent a good portion of the afternoon removing weeds and cleaning debris out of the landscaped corner of our yard. Josh spent time removing branches and mowing the lawn. I learned that leaves that aren’t raked in the fall do not disappear on their own. Rather, they wait for Spring and are even harder to be removed :-(.

Flower garden from the sidewalk

Flower garden from the sidewalk

On Sunday, we went to Natorp, Home Depot and Lowes to pick out Mulch. We settled on Scotts Dark Brown with Color Protection as the color lasts a whole year and should be fade resistant. After mulching a good part of Sunday afternoon we discovered the colors of the different bags did not match 100%…very disappointing. We noticed a little as we went but thought it was a moisture variation so we went on, after all some of the mulch was even frozen. Josh ended up calling Scott’s to complain and they are giving us a full refund! So we will re-mulch to make it all match.As far as the outdoors goes, we also purchased a grill this past week and we’ve been looking at patio sets. The problem is, every set we see we like only seats 4 and we want something for at least 8 people. Guess we’ll have to keep on looking.

My birthday is this week! I went to Hofrahaus to celebrate Jordan’s bithray (he shares my birthday) but we didn’t do an official dual celebration as I am having a birthday party at our house on Wednesday. We will be grilling kabobs and gourmet burgers. Even though it’s going to be frigid, I can’t wait!

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