First sign of Spring and I am outside. I decided the rest of the "indoor" projects can afford to wait for a rainy day, that includes the dishes, the vacuuming, and the laundry ☺
I was fortunate enough to get all the kids down for afternoon naps at the SAME TIME! It's a miracle.
Anyway this is what I did during nap time at the first sign of Spring:
My Seasons Bench
I started by changing the back on my Seasons Bench. My mother-in-law gave me this bench and this summer I'm thinking about making another one and seeing if I can't maybe sell them. The back of the bench is interchangeable, this is my summer/spring back. I also have winter snowmen and fall jack-o-lanterns.
Question for my readers: Would you buy a similar bench? and How much would you pay for it?
I went ahead and prepped my flowerbeds for spring as well. I trimmed back my rose bushes (never done that before! Hope I didn't screw it up!) and I also trimmed my perennials, weeded and tilled the beds with my ground weasel! ( I love doing that! ) I picked up about a million acorns and put everything I collected in my compost pile out back.
Next I put the first coat of stain on my wooden mailbox post. We're the only house in the whole neighborhood who went with wood instead of plastic, but I do not regret the decision at all! I think it looks stunning. I'll put another coat of stain on it during the next sunny day we get.
A couple weeks ago I cut these mailbox letters with my Silhouette.
My Front Door
I also made a "Welcome" for my front door, but it's very crooked and needs to be peeled and replaced. Waiting for a slightly warmer day so the vinyl doesn't peel the paint right off my door. I'm too lazy to get out the hair-dryer.
Seems we moved here so recently and my husband works a ridiculous schedule we have yet to landscape our backyard. Which means mud. Lots and lots of mud. I hate mud 99% of the time. We also have a puppy. Puppies and Mud do not mix well. I was so tired of looking at all the mud he tracked all over my patio. I got out my hose and my push brush and I cleaned it. Looks much better now.
I feel very productive!
I just love spring.