We have been unbelievably busy lately! Once spring hit, it was time to do a lot of work around the house! Things started getting finished up by the builders. And we finally got our sod and landscaping towards the beginning of June. Biggie was relieved to find that he now had grass to roam around in!
Most recently we have been working on our landscaping in the front of the house, planting flowers, shrubs, and trees by our porch. Aside from that, I have been slowly purchasing, creating, and refurbishing furnishings for the house. It's finally all coming together and really starting to feel like a cozy home! Tom and I just hung up our vertical blinds on our sliding door that leads out to the deck. I was skeptical at first that they would look totally 90's style, but so far I am pleased with how they look. They definitely block the light and offer privacy which were the two most important things. Also, they are just plain white so they blend pretty nicely with the walls in the dining room that we plan on keeping white so we can hopefully add some board and batten in there eventually!
On the agenda for today is putting together some faux wood adirondack chairs I got for a really good price about a month ago!
Here are some pictures of my knockout roses and hydrangea bush:
"Decorate Purposefully, DIY Frugally" is my motto for helping turn our newly constructed house into a home. This is where I document the home projects my fiance and I are tackling along with our fur-baby bulldog!