Thursday, 8 November 2012

A work in progress

So the side yard has been the biggest work in progress for us...... for years. You can see it from all the windows in the main living area of the house and when I gave up work to be home with our baby full time, I started to really obsess over fixing it up. We have always tried to make it look somewhat nice, but failed miserably due to dogs peeing on or pulling out trees.

After 6 months of living in our home Mr. It went about to make the yard look nice with some buffalo grass.

Finally installed.

Australia was going through a drought so most of the grass died, however it's self repairing so not all hope was lost. The trees also got pee'd on by our beloved fur children and we went about replacing them every 2 years.

 In an attempt to give the grass and the plants a chance to live we had a dog fence installed, which was also going to be the pool fence as we always planned a pool for the backyard. smart thinking right? 
wrong! (we'll get to that)

Our side yard by April 2012, better I know and much nicer to look at from inside.

AND then this happened in June 2012

It's ok, the backyard was finally being fixed up and all the machines kind of ripped up the grass and other nice things to look at. Plus this yard is going to have a large water feature installed here soon, so all hope is not lost yet.

More soon.


Backyard overhall

10 years ago we bought our block because it is the biggest in the court, right down the end where it's quiet and private and of course lots of room for that large pool and beautiful green grass and play equipment for our future kids.

That was in 2002.

We have lived in our home for 8 years this December, we had high hopes and dreams for our future in our new home when we first moved in, you think our yard would be wonderful after 8 years right? That's what we thought to our selves too.

The way our house sits on our block we kind of had 2 backyards. We have a side yard and then we have a backyard, which as the name may suggest, it's behind the house.

Lets take a look a the side yard first.

Not long after we moved in

After 6 months of living in our home

And this is the backyard......

About 3 years of living in our home

After 5 years living in our home... our yard was still terrible

Hideous.I. know! What can I say, our eyes were bigger then our bank account.

So what happened next?

LOTS! and I finally have some fun and much nicer pictures for you to all look at over the coming days.
I'll give you a little hint, the yard doesn't look anything like it does in these pictures, you may even think it's a different yard.

I hope my interior design style has oozed outside and you all enjoy the next few weeks of updates.


Sunday, 22 April 2012

The Joys

In the few blogs posts I have made, I don't think I've ever made one dedicated to the 2 most special 'little' people in my life. Master 1 and Miss 4.

They're now at this age where Master 1 destroys everything in sight and path and Miss 4 yells out "Mummy, he's in my room, get him out, he's making a mess again".

But every so often, usually when we put on Alvin and the Chipmunks on, I see this:

Two little heads sitting on the couch, quietly one moment and then bursting into giggles together like they love each other.

It's what makes every day worth it, I truly love being a mummy.