Sunday, April 7, 2013

~~~Freshening Up Outside!!!!!~~~

 Hello everyone! I hope YOU have had a beautiful Spring day as we have had today!!! Joe and I had to go to the old house this morning to see what paint we had that we can use and I did a LITTLE cleaning (cause I can't stand it). We were meeting the cleaning gal there to go over what we want her to do; but we are going to paint some and replace some carpeting then have her clean and then we stage and THEN get it on the market............AGAIN!!! I am trying VERY hard to be positive and upbeat about all this. Then we went and got some lunch then came home and I started planting!!!!! And putzing:):) I had gotten 4 hyacinths as gifts over Easter so decided to get them into the ground TODAY!!! I brought over one of my favorite pots that had been left at the old house so put 2 of the hyacinths in it. After they are done I will plant annnuals in this pot for the summer!

 I then put the other 2 hyacinths in the ground here in the front of the house. To do any additional planting we have to have everything "approved" and we haven't done that yet so I have to stay in these beds that were done with the house.....for now.
 I bought these 2 hydrangeas at Lowes the other day cause they were reduced to $5.00!!!!!!!!! They are beautiful lace capped hydrangeas. I put them in one of my copper pots by the front door for now. As soon as I can, they will go over on the side of the house, but I wanted to get them OUT of the tiny pots they were CRAMMED into and give them a little breathing room!!!!
 This is my little bunny that I got at Kirklands right after Easter for 1/2 price:) Joe asked me if he was supposed to be white. I told him, no, he is supposed to be just as he is!!!!
 This is my Asian man that I have had for MANY years.
 I still have this bunny on the front "porch" and will be bringing him in soon. I do miss my front porch!
 This wreath will get changed out soon too.
 We also moved a bush that was in this spot so we could place my FAVORITE bench here. The seat and back look like branches or twigs. I LOVE IT!!! We may put some bricks or stone here....maybe.
 I just grabbed these pillows for now but will repace them soon with some REALLY pretty ones I have for Summer!!! Stay tuned;)
 We also moved the pagoda out where you can see it and Joe electrified it for me and it is on a timer too so will come on with the outside lights at night:)
 I spotted a goldfinch on the feeder so got a couple of shots of him. SO pretty....and NOISY!!!!

Hope you like my new additions. They all sure lifted my spirits!!! We are supposed to have high 60's or 70's the next 3 days so I will be enjoying every minute....even though we may be painting:):) Thanks for your visit. XO, Pinky
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  1. I love that you got to get out and play today, Pinky! A sure sign that spring is here. You are going to have fun with those nice flower beds. I love hydrangeas, they are about $30.00 here at Home Depot. I've never planted any but I think this may be the year.

    Love your sweet bench and statues! Have a great week! :)


  2. It was nice today wasn't it? So glad to see spring here finally!
    I'm going to try to grow some Hydrangeas this year...saw this on Pinterest...Limelight Hydrangeas, can tolerate sun or shade and grow in dry soil:) Now to find them!

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  4. She is a young girl. Is that an offensive word to you???? I sure didn't mean it to be.

  5. Everything looks so nice! Love your bunnies and the bench is so pretty. The pillows add such a nice touch. I can't wait for warmer weather to get outside, hopefully this week!

  6. Pinky,
    I love the bench and will be following your progress there as you make decisions for the stone or other! Your outside decor is really shaping up, dear friend!!!
    Moving (for us re~moving shrubs and over~grown plantings) and planting always drains me as I have very limited landscaping skills!!! Trying to pick the correct plantings for this side of the Prairie has been one of my greatest challeneges!!! Hard to believe the difference in water levels, rain amounts and dry, arid, constant wind! Always looking for unique plants and staying within my color palette adds to indecision and empty shopping carts these days!
    You continually inspire me with your enthusiasm to be in the out~of~doors!!! Have a marvelous week!!!

  7. Pinky, everything looks so pretty! We have also been doing some yard work and cleaning up during the weekend. I am exhausted! LOL Have a great Monday!

  8. I love all of your outdoor touches, Pinky! Your new home is looking fabulous!
    ~ Wendi

  9. Your outdoor is looking really pretty, Pinky. Love the bench...Christine

  10. Aww Pinky, I am sorry you are going through with so many issues with your previous home. Let's hope and pray, you get the right buyer. YTour garden looks great. Spring touches always bring a smile. xo Linda

  11. I love your front porch decor...yes, flowers and decorating can lift the spirits...and I cannot believe that you got that hydrangea for $ scored Pinky!!
    Have a great week of beautiful weather!

  12. Everything looks so pretty! It looks like we skipped spring & went straight to summer. Temp right now is 83 degress & with the humidity the heat index is 87!

  13. Spring is my favorite time of year! I LOVE all of your additions. I am going to have to check my Lowes for $5 hydrangeas! Enjoy your beautiful weather! Life to the full! Melissa

  14. Love all of the Spring touches in the front of your house! The lace-capped hydrangea is such a delicate looking pretty! Happy planting!

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Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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