Tuesday, May 11, 2010

feels like a new yard

I am really enjoying our "new" yard. Amazing what some new sod, new flowers and, oh, about 1300 patio pavers can do for your yard :)
I still have to fill in those red spots with grass seed but I can't tell you how nice it is to have actual grass for my kids to play on. And they looove having the grass under their feet when they swing on the swings. So much better than hard clay!
I've added a few flower pots around. 
That cute little bicycle I found at Tuesday morning. Of course, the flower in the pot isn't blooming at the moment for my pics. Oh well. And I found this pot at Hobby Lobby for 1/2 off:
My favorite kind of pot are the wooden ones. Found this cutie at Target:
I normally don't spend much on pots but I really wanted this one. Somehow my other dahlia in that pot got snapped in half at Olivia's first communion party but it's growing back, slowly but surely!

And then, of course, I scrapped about my new yard :)
Used more of the Noel Mignon Playdate kit. 
I had a lot of photos and journaling so I grabbed some shipping tags I had and tucked them under the photos. I added the flowers to the top of the tags to keep them from sinking into the back of the photo collage.
Case in point for making mistakes on your pages ~ when I make a mistake I do not redo the page. I go with it and make it work. When I used to teach classes I would have a few people that would want their pages perfect. And they would redo the same thing over and over and over until it was just right. And if that's how you scrap, more power to ya. But I'm not perfect and I don't have time to try.  And to be honest, I kinda like the messy look!

You may notice a journaling goof up I did on the Olivia page in the last post. If not, I'm not going to tell you where it is! hehe Anyway, I forgot I wanted to make the photo collage a pocket and put adhesive along the top. So I simply took a leftover strip of patterned paper and put it across my line of adhesive so it wouldn't stick to the page. No one's gonna see it, right? Problem solved!

I'm off to play with some new fabric that just came in the mail :)


Mara... said...

Your yard is beautiful! The grass looks great and I love those planters. I bet it's nice to have a cold drink at that table on the patio. And great LO, the colors are perfect for a garden layout!

Cheryl B. said...

Very nice yard, glad the kid are loving it, ours is kind of destroyed due to the 4-wheelers but that's ok, that's whay backyards are for right? Having fun. Love all the flowers, you hard work has paid off and a great place to enjoy dinner. Also love the layout. Very nice.

Tami said...

I love your yard,it's so big!! All of your pots looks great. I planted my pots of my front porch this past weekend and had to bring them in last night because of a freeze warning. Woke up to 4 inches of snow, it's a good thing I brough them in!!

Mom said...

The yard looks beautiful. I love the short pot cuz it's so different - kinda looks like a casserole pan.

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

Your yard looks great!! I haven't heard/seen anything regarding the sewing marathon. Where/When did you hear about it??

I am taking a quilting class at Sew Much Fun. Its a little intimidating, but, nice.

Talk to you soon.

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