Hi y'all, I'm Ashley and I blog over at Design Build Love! J and J Homes happens to be one of my favorite blogs, so I am super excited to be guest blogging over here!
my blog, you might notice that I often refer to my blog as "our" blog and that's because I have an amazing husband named Eric, who's always by my side to join in on each and every project I dream up! This is us:
Anywho... on to the outdoors! If you follow our blog, it's no secret that we've been feverishly working on our front and back yards for most of the spring and summer, but I just thought I'd give you guys a quick snapshot of our front yard.
We started with a fairly unattractive situation when we bought our house. Things were ugly, poorly groomed, and sparse. It's safe to say that little love when into this from the previous owners...
major tearing out and prepping of the planters, and ended up with this!
here and here, but our basic steps were tearing out everything, rototilling the dirt, laying a drip system, planting plants, placing weed cloth, and bringing in the rock to finish it off!
We even potted some flowers to make the front entry more inviting! (please ignore the unpainted strip on the door... it's temporary while we're refinishing our solid mahogany door) The pots were a sweet birthday score from my momma! Being the amazing shopper that she is, she snagged these heavy duty, painted pots at Ross for $12 and $15! Score!!! And they totally compliment the colors inside our home!
cruise on over to the blog for updates on the growth! Oh ya... and see that paver patio just behind the plants... that's new too and we'll hopefully be DIYing a bench for that spot in the near future!!! After that, the bench just might be our new favorite thing!
stop by our blog for a visit! We'd love to have you!
This reminds me that my house needs some major curb appeal. We lost a bunch of out trees when we had the house tented a year and half ago and...let's just leave it at that. I'm so glad you all got to meet Ashley here today. Go over there and say hi.