I’ve been in go mode for the last month, doing projects that I’ve put off for way too long. It all began with our decision to replant grass in an area that was once used as a garden. Thankfully the weather last month was wonderful and made being outside a treat.
Project 1 : Plant flowers in back corner
Project 2: Plant Grass seed and continue to water
Project 3: Put up fence around sheds
Mitch and I moved chain link fence around the yard a couple times trying to figure out what would work best.
We decided that blocking off the sheds not only keeps the dogs from getting out when we park in the back, but no longer can they go into the one place of the yard that gets them super dirty and bring it into the house.
Project 4: Stop and smell the flowers
Project 5: Chandelier Planter
My friend Karen gave me the chandelier last year, and it sat in the yard all year, empty, unused and lonely. Finally with the help of Mitch, pops and the dollar store we were in business to accomplish the mission.
Project 6: Flowers in old tool box / flower box below
Project 7: Take a break
Project 8: Put up shelves in laundry room
This was our laundry room, so much wasted space on the walls, and jammed with stuff on the sides. It was making me completely insane ( quote from the movie French Kiss). Mitch and I had a talk about putting up shelves, maybe even cabinets, but he requested that we put it off until this winter. His reasoning made sense, we had so many other things outside to do, why not put this off till things slowed down. I reluctantly agreed that evening, understanding that he works so hard every day and I shouldn’t add everything to his plate at once. The next morning, it was a new beginning, and a new way of thinking. Why couldn’t I do it by myself and surprise him! We already had some of those white shelves in the shed, all I needed were the brackets and the standards (long vertical slotted strips that fasten to the wall). I was ready to make it happen…now where is our stud finder? I searched for a while before calling the hubby to find out where it might be and of course giving away my secret plans. He laughed at my overly excited attitude and how impatient I was, and then wished me luck. The stud finder was no where to be found, he thought he’d taken it to work, or it broke, either way, I was out of luck. I make my way to our local hardware store and buy everything i need, including a stud finder. As I’m reading the instructions it pops into my head, Mitch had mentioned using a magnet to find the stud, because it will stick to the nails in the studs! Wahoo I just saved us $12.oo by not opening the plastic wrapping on the device and remembering that wonderful bit of information.
I decided to draw out my idea to share with pops.
Pops and I got the whole thing finished in a day! It was a great father-daughter project, I felt so blessed to have him with me and made sure to really be in the moment. I just pray that there are many more to come and to never take any for granted. I hope that all of you are creating special memories with your loved ones too, no matter what it is that you do.