Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring Cleaning...or Is It Spring Painting?

Just wanted to let everyone know that I will be on a reduced posting schedule on my blog for the next few weeks.  I will still be posting some things here and there, but not as frequent as I have been.  Hubby and I are preparing for some large house projects, and I'll be up to my eyeballs in paint and plants.  I'm planning to do some before and after photos, too, which are always exciting.  :o) 

Right now, our agenda includes painting the entire kitchen (including the cabinets, which will have to be sanded first--so not looking forward to that), painting the living room, and re-painting our master bedroom + new paint in our master bath.  Can you imagine all that blue tape?

Not only are we doing ALL of that, we are also considering building a new shed (ahem....*hiring* someone to build a new shed).  :o)  Our poor shed now is literally on it's last leg, in addition to being a total eyesore.  I think it's been there since our house was built 20 years ago.  AND it's so old that one of the doors fell off last fall.  Embarrassment much?

It's also time to get some flowers planted.  I'm slowly, but surely, working toward having perennials planted in all my flowerbeds, but I'm still a long ways away.  Thankfully, I have one flowerbed full of perennials which have already started to bloom beautifully (yay!), and another bed that just needs to be weeded so the vincas there can start bursting with blooms.  For those of you that garden, did you know that vincas (also known as periwinkles) are sold as annuals but they come back year after year?  I discovered this last year when these itty-bitty tiny sprouts started to cover my flowerbed.  Lo and behold, I had a bed full of them by summertime!  Vincas thrive in full sun, which is great because my front yard gets full sun from sunup to sundown.  There aren't too many plants that can survive that much heat, but vincas are practically indestructible when it comes to hot weather in the South.

So, um...I'll be busy.  :o)  I've been able to do a LOT of reading lately, which has resulted in a LOT of reviews in the past few weeks (which I've really enjoyed).  But during all this home decor drama, I think I'll be lucky to accomplish one book/review per week!  So, stay with me...I promise I won't desert you.  :o)


  1. Wow! Sounds like you will be busy. I hope you'll share some pictures when you get done. :o)

  2. Oh you will be busy huh? Have fun with the painting and sanding. My mom redid her kitchen cabinets last year they were ugly brown and now they're a pretty mint green which goes nice with the light woodgrain countertops. She also went to Lowe's a brought cute new hardware for the doors. They look great, I'm sure yours will too when you're finished!

    XOXO~ Renee


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