Grass, Grass, Baby!

Alright, here’s what I know about grass: I don’t prefer Bermuda. Why? No good reason. It’s just so annoying with its crazy root system. In fact, it’s actually a weed. It’s wonderful for Oklahoma. It does well in heat, drought, and sandy or clay soil. I have it at every home I own and probably …

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Flower Bed

Once the retaining wall was clad with cedar, we could build a flower bed in front of it. We used a cedar fence post (cut into ~ 18″ sections) in the ground, and attached cedar boards to the posts horizontally. We didn’t use fence pickets for this because they weren’t tall enough to go into …

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First-World Problems

I want to start this post by saying that the two most infuriating things in the world (or at least the suburban, middle-class, first-world) are car problems and computer problems! Am I right? I locked my keys in the van this week. Well, actually, I tossed my keys in the console for a second (that’s …

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Back-Breaking Work

I showed you this pic before the weekend. I didn’t actually explain how much work it took to get to that point. A ton! Like, hurts-to-move-the-next-day work. A neighbor who attends our church stopped me last Sunday morning and said, “I’m surprised to see you out of bed today.” I’m telling you, people are noticing. …

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I Kinda Forgot

So, um, I was kinda planning on getting several posts out over our Spring Break. But then I didn’t. And then I don’t even know what happened. Sometimes I honestly forget all about this blog. Or I go to the other extreme and think about it way too much (in a hanging-over-my-head kinda way), but …

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Rain, Rain, Go Away!

First, an update on how the boys are managing with their super easy toilet paper roll. Yeah. That’s what I figured. When does a kid’s ability to see an empty roll kick in? Teen years? College? I don’t do everything for my children. I’d like to, because I’m very particular and highly opinionated, but I …

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An Outdoor Kinda Weekend

It was an outdoor kinda weekend. Aren’t they all this time of year? For us, yes! The hubs and boys started their Saturday at Lowe’s Build and Grow while I slept late. A large majority of our Saturdays start this way. Then we went to a car show where my first car was on display. …

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Boring Maintenance

We do a lot of tedious maintenance-type work around here that never makes it to the blog. Like cleaning out the gutters. After all the flash flooding and wind, we apparently had trees sprouting in our gutters. Stupid acorns and leaves and seedlings. Constant work. You know. You have a house. When we bought this …

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The Thorn in My Flesh

This post has been a long time coming. It has been over a year in the making. Doesn’t that sound like it’s going to be something amazing? It’s not. It’s just yard work. Y’know, that thorn in the side of home ownership. Get it? Thorn? Yard work? It’s like a literal metaphor. When you paint …

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Oh yeah, I blog.

I nearly forgot that I blog. Did you? It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, and of course the next few will only be crazier. We’re finishing the semester strong, celebrating the child who made me a mother (He’ll be TWELVE right before Christmas! How did this happen?!), the hubs’ youngest brother is graduating from …

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