I've surprised myself since moving out to suburbia. When I was living in the city, I had no desire to own plants, work on a garden... heck, I didn't even want people to give me flowers because I just didn't like having plants or flowers in my house because they'd just die! But now I have a house, and I'm all grown up because I have PLANTS! I bought 4 gorgeous boston ferns for the front porch this weekend to give our house a traditional southern look. I am obsessed with them.... I constantly gaze at them, willing them to survive despite my "black thumb". They better live, since I spent quite a bit of time at Lowe's picking out just the right ones.... that's time I can't get back!
I also spent a hot minute at Home Depot this weekend buying some herbs. They had a fabulous BOGO-free deal on their peat pot (say what?) herb and veggies, so I took some time to find just the right rosemary and oregano plants. Ryan and I want to have a nice little herb garden established, so we still need to get more.... but for now, I'll keep my nose glued to the rosemary.... how I love the smell of rosemary! Saturday, we're working on getting the azaleas and shrubbery planted, and hopefully we'll add some color with some other flowers, too!
And speaking of the great outdoors, Ryan bought a grill on Friday and we spent Saturday AND Sunday grilling with friends and family. Ryan is becoming quite the grill master, and I'm craving food off the grill constantly.
The only thing I'm craving more than grilled food is a patio. Our deck is nice, but small.... so I'm hoping that we can put in a stone patio. Not sure of the timeline on that quite yet, though.... I doubt it will happen before Campbell's birthday party at the end of May, but that's just fine since our grass is quite green and lush thanks to Ryan's awesome fertilizing job Easter weekend!
Now, I'm in need of ideas (and I'm probably just talking to myself here, but whatev...)... what, oh what, can I do with my front door??? It has a big oval shaped window on it. I am NOT a country girl who likes curtains on it. I'd love to have leaded glass or something along those lines, but that's a pretty penny that we just don't have to spend on something like that, SO..... I've been looking at vinyl options. Either I can do a vinyl cover on the entire window (similar to privacy adhesive stuff ), OR I've seen some great stuff on etsy to maybe do a vinyl monogram that has an etched look to it.... something kind of like this (but of course, much larger, and just the letter "N"):