Thursday, August 7, 2008

Front Yard Update and One U.G.L.Y. Layout

The next step in Project Curb Appeal has happened. I GOT GRASS. OK...I am sorry, but I am excited. Finally, I am seeing an end to the project and no more mud in the house. Woo hoo! The rock next to the expanse of black mud and patches of dusty desert looked great, but the rock next to the grass is landscaping eye candy. OK...I admit it I am weird and proud of it.

Before I go any further I have to say it is wonderful having friends and neighbors that have skills. Thank you, Reece and Jon! Without them I would still have the front yard of my nightmares. Well...it wasn't that bad, but I say that because what I have now is the front yard of my dreams.

Had to include this angle just for Laura. See the rock standing vertical in the lower left of the photo above? That rock is taunting Laura. Hello Laura...don't you want me back? That rock used to be hers, but was stolen to add more creativity to my yard. OK...I am a rock thief. I kind of like that title. LOL!

The neighborhood kids have decided that the rock around my front yard is pretty cool. I cringe in apprehension as I know someone is going to get hurt, but what fun is it stopping them. Kids get bumps and cuts, so let them go or be labeled the "Cranky Stay Off My Rocks" Lady. Yikes!

And below is another layout I did. Trust me...it is uglier up close. Nick's cute though. :o)

11 comments:

Greta said...

Your yard look great! And your house is so cute! When can I move in?

Oh, and the layout...far from ugly my friend. I kinda like it, if I do say so myself. But, you're entitled to your opinion I guess. Just know that your opinion is wrong!

2H Design said...

that layout is NOT ugly! i think it's great~!

Lauren said...

Your yard is looking so pretty! Great Job! That layout is so not ugly, by the way.....

Davinie said...

Your house is so cute and those rocks are fabulous. You would be SO disappointed in me and my yard. I need you to come over and help me, lol.

Jenn said...

I need you to come to my house and landscape our backyard! Your layout is not ugly, I like it!

Kimber-Leigh said...

your front yard looks fabulous...i know exactly what you mean when you say you're excited about grass :)

laverneboese said...

Your front yard looks amazing!!! And STOP, your layout is NOT ugly!!!! I happen to like it...LOTS :)

It's Me SW said...

I love your yard. I wish I had one......

Kristii said...

Love your yard!! There is nothing like green grass under your feet!! No more mud, hooray!!! I love your layout, btw, don't you be so hard on yourself girl!!!

vtpuggirl said...

LOL, cute layout, not ugly!
I love grass, I'm a grass snob actually. You have great grass. Love, love it!

Rita said...

Love your yard!! I have a black thumb, so I've never even attempted anything in that arena. Luckily we live on 13 acres next door to MIL/FIL and MIL has a green thumb and loves yard decor!

Really like the buttons on your layout! Cute pic!