Monday, April 26, 2010

Creating Curb Appeal

This weekend we spent all day Sunday outside working in the garden. We pulled weeds, added bushes, flowers, and mulch. It was a gorgeous day.  This is what our house looked like last summer when we decided to try selling it, then took it off the market after a few weeks because I was very overwhelmed with keeping it clean with 3 boys, plus keeping two extra boys for the summer.

It really doesn't look THAT much different, but I've been wanting to add to the flower bed and a new bench.

So, here is the flower bed with some new bushes, mulch, and some flowers.

Notice the snail climbing up the wall? Oh and I have GOT to fix those shutters...
There he is.
And here is our littlest man talking to the snail. He killed a baby one earlier that morning by just stomping on it with his foot. Right in front of Tibby (his big brother) and it DEVASTATED Tibby. Poor snail.
Here is a close up of my potted geraniums. I added the iron stakes (well my boys did) I saw someone in blogworld do that and I can't find the blog now. But I got the idea from her. We got the stakes at Hobby Lobby.

Oh and look at my green bench! I just adore it! My sweet man got ot for me for my birthday, even though it's next week. We found it and the cushion at TJMaxx and it was love at first sight.
Then I added this wreath to my front door. It was about $3 to make and so lovely!
I'm linking up to:
Anti Procrastination Tuesdays at New Nostalgia

8 comments: said...

it looks great! I love the bench, your flowers and the wreath.
great job
happy belated birthday

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

PRETTY curb appeal...luv that b'day gift! Luv the color of your bench...looks great in your yard! Hope you have a FUN week:)


shannon said...

Love the curb appeal. The bench is darling. Your blog name is so cute! I would love for you to stop by my blog for my Bring In The Spring party- it goes all week, and you can link anything Spring related (this post would work).

Wendy said...

It looks great. Amazing what all the little things can add up to. And I love that bench ~ great color!

Julie said...

Great job. And I love the bench, too!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Great job!!

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Great curb appeal, love the color on the bench.

Nikki said...

looks great!! way to go!!


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