Monday, August 12, 2013

Life This Summer…

This summer has flown by!  What’s new for this family?  We finally finished our back yard!  It’s been a long process since we were doing it all ourselves.

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Last spring my husband built a paver patio.  The ground here in Nevada can be very hard so the excavation was very back breaking.  He did a great job, being that it was his first time doing it!  This spring he laid a sprinkler system and laid the sod.  It is so nice for the kids to be able to go out and play in the backyard.  I can also say that my floors have looked much better without the dog trailing in so much dirt.

My contribution to the backyard was two garden boxes I built with my parents help.  They were very easy to build.  We made them out of 2 x 6 planks.  They are 4’ x 6’ in size and have been perfect for starting my first garden.  We also extended the drip line to keep them watered. 

Here are a few pictures of my first bounty!



The zucchini took over the garden! I am having a major problem with squash bugs so I have taken out two of the zucchini plants. 


The kids and I found this little guy hanging out in the zucchini plants.  We’ve found him a couple more times throughout the summer. 



Besides our completion of the backyard, I have finished refurbishing some Goodwill finds (pictures to follow), celebrated Aiden’s 5th birthday, my hubby’s birthday, and my BIG 3-0!  I’m not exactly thrilled yet.  I took 3 weeks of work off to adjust!  I’m working on a list of personal goals for my thirties and am trying to decide on a one word theme to represent my goals.  I’ll get back to you on that one…

Tune back in for my furniture reveals!


Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!


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