Wow, last week is just one big blur. Time sure flies when you are busy. It seems like I blinked and the entire week and Easter just disappeared. Happy Easter by the way. I hope yours was a ‘hoppy’ one.
The weather has been nothing short of absurd around here. Are you experiencing the same thing in your area? I don’t do well with inconstancy and this weather is just a mess. I mean take a look at next week….
Yes, that’s snow they are forecasting. Then a fews days later it’s forecasted to be 81 degrees. Brother! I seriously think the weather impacts my mood and life much more than I want it too.
Anyway, in between the especially cold temperates and ‘Wizard of Oz’ winds I’ve managed to make some progress outside.
My porch posts are completely painted. I’m honestly loving the white.
Installing the railing will be the next step and that should really finishing things off. Last week my Dad and I also replaced the outdoor carpeting on both of my porches.
Its looking much better than before. As I mentioned before, outdoor carpeting wouldn’t have been my first choice. I’d much rather have a wood surface, but the previous owners really left me know choice with the way they ‘fixed’ the porch previously. It could be fixed and I could have my wood porch, but it wasn’t in the budget. And to be honest this tan color doesn’t look all that bad.
I’m also progressing on my patio furniture painting. Doesn’t the white look great!? Once the weather is a little more under control, I’ll be able to finish up the chairs, then the cushions can go on, and then I’m hoping its time for flowers!
I also need to make a decision on what to do about the front steps. I had originally planned to replace the boards with that new fancy ‘faux/plastic’ wood, but the current wood is in pretty good shape so I may just paint them.
I haven’t decided yet. Any thoughts?
This weekend I also picked up four scoops of mulch and scattered that around the house. What a difference! I just wish mulch would stay this deep, rich color forever.
I also picked up a few pansies to brighten up my empty pots. It’s a amazing what a difference a few plants can make.
And while I don’t go crazy lawn and garden ornaments, I do have a couple strategically placed pieces to add a little interest and whimsy. The creatures above I ordered through one of the companies I work with for my gift shoppe merchandise.
The mushrooms below are from Pier1 last year. Too cute!
Have you had a chance to play in the dirt yet? What projects are you working on?
And you MUST check out the recipe for these delicious Neapolitan Rice Krispie Treats.
They are from the deliciously fabulous blog Erin Cooks. Love it!
You can click here for the recipe.
They kind of remind me of my cake!