Sunday, February 27, 2011

Weekend shopping

How was your weekend?  I got some light shopping done to restock on the beauty materials.  
Aquage straightening ultragel

Also picked up some tools from Homedepot.  While I was there it reminded me that my backyard needed some work too.  

My backyard needs some serious help.  We recently had the fence installed and now I want to get to work on the rest of it.  I spent a lot of time just staring at it for awhile trying to figure out what to do with it.  Any ideas?  I don't have $20k to put in a pool and even if I did my house would probably end up sinking when they started digging.  Does anyone have any landscape design tips?  Behind the fence which is still our property has two giant oak trees that shade most of the yard for the majority of the day so keep that in mind.  


12 comments:

  1. If it wasn't for the huge trees I'd say build a pagoda/gazebo/arch and plant vines on it. It would be a pretty seating area and would look good too. I don't know if you would want that much shade in your yard though.

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  2. I love your yard! I would do a patio, maybe stone or brick, and large colorful pots of plants. Maybe a fire pit? Can't wait to see what you decide to do!

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  3. Great yard space! Try a seating area with a fire pit, maybe a tikibar?
    Found you through FTLOB! new follower :)

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  4. I'd lay some pavers and make a cute little patio with a firepit and comfy chairs to lounge around on ♥

    PS Yay for shopping! :)

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  5. You know I love a good shopping day.

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  6. Sodding, new patio furniture, patio lights, fire pit.

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  7. It looks a lovely space - perhaps some fragrant creepers - honeysuckle, jasmine, roses, etc - up and along the fence?
    Perhaps a small maple in a corner - we used to have a lovely one which changed from green to pink and orange, it was a dwarf one so was perfect size.
    And a small patio area by the house, or in the corner? x

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  8. Ok, I don't have any great ideas . . . my backyard needs a lot of help too. Is it completely awkward to ask how much your fencing cost? Because that's the number one thing on our list at the moment.

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  9. get a caravan!!

    You may think im mental... but look at these...

    http://pinterest.com/hearthandmade/caravans/

    i want to get one and decorate it and turn it into a little garden retreat like Happy Loves Rosie!

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  10. we're going outa town this weekend but next weekend let's craft! Or shop lol
    I have no advice for the yard - ours is crappy :( plus Eli is scared to go back there bc there's a baby gator - I don't blame him! He's bit size! So the yard gets neglected

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  11. What about a little rock garden with many varieties of shade-loving plants like hostas to keep it pretty but low-maintenance? There are some lovely shrubs like some camellia that are shade-loving and would provide a nice backdrop to whatever you decide to put in front of them, or even gardenias, which give off a gorgeous scent. Good luck!

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  12. How about adding a little bed of Butterfly Ginger as a little nod to HI? My mom has it growing in her yard down there and I brought some back to Oklahoma after my last visit last month. That stuff is wonderfully intoxicating.

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