Weekend Warriors

Jason and I have worked our butts OFF this weekend!

And we've gotten tons done and tons planted!

Last weekend we grabbed a few bags of mulch from Walmart and dug up the old mulch and grass from the flower beds out front.  Put some fabric weed blocker down and then remulched those beds.

We had such a blast spending time outside together that we thought we'd just outdo ourselves this weekend.

Starting with a $3 sample of paint from Lowes to repaint the front door.

The previous color was a peach color.  It matched the brick but certainly did not pop.

But by golly it pops now!

I decided to paint some cement pots the same color to match the door.  Since I thought I had enough color in that area I just put some green plants in those pots (which will eventually grow bigger, I promise!)

Today I ended up adding the other plants which only cost me for the plants in the left pot.

I already had the pot, the holder, and the plant on the right.  I just gave them all a facelift via spray paint I already had in the garage.

This was actually a plant I was going to get rid of just a few days ago.  This morning I decided I'd chop about 3 feet of height off of it and see if I liked it any better.  Then when I decided to put it on the front porch I spray painted the scuffed up pot, topped it with leftover mulch and voila!

After the door and pots, we did what Jason has been aching to do since we first bought this house, we planted a tree!

On my lunch break one day this week I ran to Lowes and to a local Nursery and scouted out the trees and narrowed it down to 5 types of Maple trees, a weeping willow and a weeping cherry.

In the end, this little beauty came home with us.

But not before everyone in Lowes had to stop and admire her and find out what kind of tree she was.

Here's what she'll look like when she's grown.

Did I mention that the lot our house was built on is built up on a lot of rock and rocky fill?

So digging a hole for that tree was quite strenuous.

As well as the 10 holes for the little $2 azaleas we got to line the side of the garage and the 4 little gardenia bushes out back.

Thankfully those holes didn't need to be nearly as big.

After all the planting was done I decided that my little Walmart table set that I got two years ago was in sad shape.  Especially compared to the beautiful faux-wood finish metal table that Lowes had.

But a couple cans of Rustoleum Black Hammered spraypaint later and the faded, sad looking table jumped back to life!

So how's that for a productive weekend!

Guess I'll have to suck it up later and actually come inside to do some laundry!


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Ashley Wife & Mom

Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a teenager, and a pre-schooler.