That being said, Mojo and I have a lot of work ahead of us this year. After my accident, for obvious reasons, most of our "house to-do" list didn't get done. So this year, we've set aside funds and time to finish everything we were hoping to do last year (and then some). For the next week I'm going to go through each of the rooms in our house and set a few goals for 2013. I'm hoping that this time next year I'll be able to see that we checked everything off.
We're starting outside and working our way in, up today is the back yard. We don't have a huge backyard and to be honest, it's really kind of plain. We can't afford something elaborate, but I do want to do a couple of things to dress it up and a bit, and make it a place we would want to entertain in.
First up plants, I love these trees. the shape is fantastic, and I like the idea of using them to help give a little more privacy.
Right now, we don' have any bricks or stones surrounding our plants, but I would like to-as well as having these awesome rope lights. I think they would look beautiful in the back yard.
I absolutely love EVERYTHING about this backyard. But what I really love is the painted cement. We already have a cement slab in our backyard-and while I would love to rip out the cement and extend the wooden porch into a full fledged deck. But it's just not in the cards for this year. So, I'm loving what they did to help make the cement look so much better.
This one currently isn't available, but I would love to have a sink in the backyard. I think it would make life so much easier, besides it's cute.
And finally, something that both Mojo and I agree on (I've had to talk him into a few of the other ones) a fire pit. We both have wanted one since we started even thinking about getting a house.
So to recap, our to-do list for the back yard in 2013 is-
1-Re-plant the flower beds
2-Create a stone border for the flower beds
3-Build a fire pit
4-Paint the cement for our patio
5-Find/build patio furniture
6-Set up lighting in the backyard
7-Plant a garden-not sure about this one. I have what some people refer to as a "black-thumb"
What about you? Do you have any plans you want to incorporate into your backyard/garden space when the weather gets warmer?
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