Late Summer Update

September 14, 2011

As we wind down in to fall, Katie and I are finally getting back to our plan of working on the yard. Earlier in the year we had a decent wind storm that took a big branch out of our cotton tree.

So we did what any rational person would do, and ignored it for the next several months while we worked on other projects. The yard got bumped this year after our vegetable garden went in, and really, who wants to take apart a giant branch when it’s 104 degrees out.

So as it has cooled down, we decided to attend to the most neglected part of our yard, including taking the branch apart, weeding the gravel pit, as we so fondly call it, and “recreationally burn” our firepit. With kindling. From our yard. Yeah.

So we broke the branch down

And we burned.

And weeded

It’s nice to get our yard and our space back. We’ve also been tucking in our plants and preparing for cold weather, harvesting in our garden (home grown tomatoes are the BEST), and we’re hoping to squeeze out one garden before the end of the season. Of course we’ll keep you posted about that.

Finally, Katie is hard at work on the little table, which is coming along nicely.

Happy fall!

 

 

 

 

 

A Weekend Project

September 5, 2011

We’re all about the quick and dirty projects that beautify your home. We found this little stereo cabinet for $5 at our local Habitat for Humanity Re-Store. We use it to store overflow cookbooks and other small objects, to reduce the clutter in our dining room and kitchen. We bought a $4 piece of art paper at our local art store, a little spray adhesive, and voila!