05.08.2015

High Five For Friday + Time For A Catch-up

Happy Friday, everyone!  Whew!  What a week!  I am a tad behind as have not been able to get even one post up this week.  Score: Crazy Life – 1,  Blog – 0.  What have I been up to you ask?  Well…

H54F + Time for a Catch-up www.jilliandanielle.wordpress.com

1.  Remember that flip house I was telling you about?  Well, landscaping has begun!  The house originally had a pool and the previous owner had it filled in.  An old pool filled with dirt isn’t exactly a selling point, so we were on the hunt for something cost effective to do with the space.  We decide to make it a fire pit/seating area.  It’s looking pretty good, but so far we have hauled and unloaded one truckful of mulch, two truckfuls of river pebbles (because the first one was the wrong color… yay), and one stone fire pit.  We have been working every night trying to beat the rain that is coming!  We are sore and tired, but it is starting to look pretty good!

The before... after the landscaping fabric...waiting for more rock... more to come later, we will be adding stepping stones and painting the edge.

The before.  After the landscaping fabric.  Waiting for more rock.  (Clockwise) More to come later, we will be adding stepping stones and painting the edge as well.

 

2. We have also been trying to make our garden beautiful!  We have gotten two beautiful hanging baskets for our porch and lots of plants for our garden, so we have been attempting to get everything in the ground this week.  We also planted a few bulbs of onion and garlic.  The only area we had to plant them was formerly a parking spot and has a lot of gravel.  I guess we will see how onions and garlic feel about dirt that is half gravel, but they are sprouting none the less and I am so excited!

Really.  It like growing a garden in a parking lot.  Maybe onions will just love all these rocks!

Really. It like growing a garden in a parking lot. Maybe onions will just love all these rocks!

 

3. My sis-in-law Angie really brightened my week by bringing a huge bouquet of yellow peonies!  I had never seen yellow peonies before… the color was stunning and they smelled so amazing!  I am definitely planning on planting some peony bushes of my own when we have a more “permanent” home.

yellow peony www.jilliandanielle.wordpress.com

 

4.  Nate and I have been glued to Secrets and Lies on ABC since the first episode!  This Sunday was the series finale and we had Angie over for a viewing party.  We barbequed and had tons of yummy food… I ate myself silly!  Nate and I were also correct in our pick of who Tom’s killer was!  Have any of you watched Secrets and Lies?

5.  Nate and I LOVE Greek food… especially gyros.  There is a small local diner near our home that Nate swears have the best gyros of life.  Last weekend we stopped at a Mr. Gyros in Overland Park, Kansas.  I don’t know if this is a chain or if it is local to the area, but the gyros were amazing!  I especially love it when they include feta with the gyros.  I definitely recommend it if you are in the Kansas City area!

Mr Gyros www.jilliandanielle.wordpress.com
It was good to post today, I have definitely missed it this week.  I hope you all have a great weekend, and check back next week for the next installment of Oregon Honeymoon Diaries!

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Comments

  1. Great idea with the fire pit! And I love those peonies!

    Thanks for linking up with us for H54F!
    Tif
    http://www.brightonabudget.com

  2. Great idea with the fire pit! And I love those peonies!

    Thanks for linking up with us for H54F!
    Tif
    http://www.brightonabudget.com

  3. I’d love to have a bush with those yellow peonies!

  4. I’d love to have a bush with those yellow peonies!

  5. I love the idea of turning it into a fire pit area! Can’t wait to see what it looks like all finished 🙂 Have a great weekend

    Justine@ Charm City Ciemny’s
    http://www.lifeasabaltimoregirl.blogspot.com

  6. I love the idea of turning it into a fire pit area! Can’t wait to see what it looks like all finished 🙂 Have a great weekend

    Justine@ Charm City Ciemny’s
    http://www.lifeasabaltimoregirl.blogspot.com

  7. I like your idea of making it into a fire pit area. Nice.

  8. I like your idea of making it into a fire pit area. Nice.

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