Hello everyone! I haven’t blogged in forever! The weather has been gorgeous and unseasonably warm, so we are spending as much time outside as possible. This time of year my focus usually switches from the inside to the outside as far as projects go.
Every year we use a portion of our tax return to tackle a project around our house. Last year’s project was our massive remodel (you can read about that here) and this year we took on a playhouse, sunken trampoline, sod removal/ landscaping and a shed. Next year’s project?? Disneyland!!!!
This past June marks 2 years since we moved into our house. When we first moved in I wasn’t actively blogging, so I don’t have a ton of “before” pictures of just the yard or the exterior of the house. It’s been fun to go through the pictures and see how far it has come. I warn you, there are going to be a ton of pictures in this post! Later I’ll break down some of the projects that we did, but for now, just a ton of before and after pictures!
When we moved in, our yard was completely bare. Except for one hideous, poorly placed juniper tree, the entire half-acre was grass. Here are a few pics of the yard and the hideous tree (that we quickly removed).
Here’s that hideous juniper being yanked out:
And here are a few of the backyard now:
Here are a few of the front yard. When we first moved in, the only thing in the front yard were some overgrown shrubs and a couple of small evergreens that badly needed to be reshaped. We knew we wanted to put in a water feature, so I found a pond form on Craigslist and we put in a pond.
Last year it looked like this:
So that’s what we’ve been up to this spring. I will do some posts on the individual projects in the near future. The playhouse/swing set, the sunken trampoline, the sod removal/ back landscaping and the shed, are all things I will blog about individually. Here’s a little peak at the process:
Now things just need to start growing and filling in! It has been a ton of work, but slowly we are making our yard the backyard getaway we’ve been dreaming of!
Thanks for coming by!