Now that the warm weather is here (early!), Clint and I decided to get to work! We cleaned all the landscaping in the front yard and the back yard.

We are going to do rock in the front areas. We haven't decided about the back areas yet, if we want to put rock there too or just do mulch.

We opened up the pool cover because we have had temperatures in the 80s the whole week last week and we didn't want any mildew or algae to get out of control. And guess what? The pool already looks fairly good! If the weather keeps up like this, we might open it early May! Woohoo! Now we need to buy some plants and lay the mulch/rock.

We also are getting new sod to lay in Zoe's poop patch because the grass is looking sad.

We also decided to start painting the living room & dining room. We bought a color called perfect plum for the dining room and a light fray for the living room. In the dining room we are putting up a chair rail and painting white on the bottom half. We have the white started and we aren't quite sure if we like the white yet, so we'll see! 

The last thing we are going to start this month is the flooring for the screened in porch. We are going to tear up the nasty carpet and put down ceramic tile. We bought the tile on sale for 66 cents /square foot! Cheap!! 

Hopefully by the end of March we will have all three projects done!


  1. Whew, I'm tired just reading about your work. Can't wait to see it all finished and in person!

  2. Love that color - and it's fun to do yard work in spring (not so fun in August!) I wish we had a pool - some day!!