Archive - August 2010

Who Knew…

. . . that jumping off your front porch could be so entertaining? . . . that there could be so many people to see your brother open and read a letter? . . . that some one had to mow that whole stinkin lawn? . . . that the garden was...

Free Art

My house is very bland right now. I have lived in it over a year and only have a few pictures hung up. I love art, but right now most of it is just out of the budget so I finally decided to try my own hand at it. For a date one night, my...

The Bungalow Gets Grass: Part 4, Exhaustion

Exhaustion: Mix 5 parts helpful children, 2 parts crazy dogs, 1 part hot sun, and 1 part endless landscaping.  Hit “Frappe”. Fail to pose for the camera.  Serve. We’ve been steadily making progress on the front yard of...

Incorporating Family Photos and Hanging them Up

With five (soon to be six) children, six siblings, six siblings-in-law, nine nieces and nephews, forty-four aunts and uncles, and over 200 first cousins, between my husband and I, we have a lot of family.  Obviously with families that big...

Watermelon, Weeds, or Both?

This is my garden. . . of weeds. Yes I know, it’s pretty pathetic, but it is my garden that got started. . . and never finished. What you see here, are the weeds that planted themselves in the garden. I hate it when they just...

The Bungalow Gets Grass: Part 3 Leveling

Progress continues on the Bungalow’s front yard.  So far this week, Robear came over and helped move 22 wheel barrows of extra dirt, built up over 80 years, out of the front yard.  We raked, dug, and leveled.  It was long, hot day...

Never Ending Desires

While searching for porch inspiration I came across these pictures from The Bella Life blog.  It was chalk full of inspiration. However these especially caught my eye, perhaps because I am ready for fall, and cool weather. I have several...