I have a secret to share. I have a new love for gardening. In fact, it kind of seems like I am currently into all things gardening.
To be honest, in the past I haven’t been that great at gardening. But here’s the thing. We are hosting a wedding in our backyard in less than two months and I decided it was time to focus on all things gardening and make our backyard beautiful again.
So I have done a lot of reading and learning and I can’t wait to have you join me on my gardening journey. Grab a cup, join me for Sunday Morning Coffee, and let’s have some fun.
Season 2 Volume 12
All Things Gardening
Wait, did I say we are hosting a wedding? Don’t get any ideas. I still have two very eligible bachelor sons. My youngest son Michael’s teammate from college is getting married here and we are all very excited.
But the yard does not look like this (this photo was taken last summer). It’s tired from our long winter (which lasted about two weeks) and needs some love.
And I am on it.
My first task is to clean out the yard and some of the flower beds. Next, I am going to plant a cutting garden in our four raised beds. And then I will tackle our garden next to the Carriage House. I am also going to replant one of the long flower beds along the east side of our backyard and then replant the front flower beds.
It is going to look amazing and I am so excited.
Some Good News About My Health
Some of you might remember that I had surgery in November for a minor heart condition I have had for years, Atrial Fibrillation.
My doctor did a procedure called Atrial Ablation which was very minor. After the surgery, he told me that I had to wait three months before we could call the surgery a success.
The first two months were tough. I had a lot of Afib (which is a crazy irregular heartbeat) and even though he told me it was normal, I was very unsettled. As he told me, “we just burnt portions of your heart so your heart might be a bit angry for a few weeks”. I was also taking medication during this time to help offset the Afib.
About a month ago, the afib stopped. I went off the medication and have been Afib-free for about five weeks. Plus, I have also been working out five days a week and it hasn’t caused any issues.
I saw my doctor last week and he said it appears the surgery was a success.
Wow. Can I just say how happy I am! Fingers crossed that it stays this way.
The Beach House Remodel
We started renovation on the beach house on Monday and this week has been all about demo!
I drove up to the house and I can’t even begin to tell you how much they have done! I am in the process of writing my first Beach House Remodel post and it will be on my blog tomorrow.
It’s so crazy!
I know the demolition phase always goes fast but they have gotten so much done! Be sure and check back tomorrow for the first update. I have lots of before and after photos.
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Our Spring Inspired Family Room
I am so in love with our family room. the longer light during the day is amazing and the melon-colored accents make it so inviting.
I love all of the faux flowers because they are going to last all spring (and more)! Click here to see more.
I had to share the article that appeared on Apartment Therapy naming the Happiest Cities in America. Especially since four of the top five are in California!
My friend Janine from Happy Happy Nester was at it again and made this amazing Rosette Cake. Be sure to see how she made it.
KariAnne at Thistlewood made this gorgeous Spring Wreath. Check out her DIY here.
This savvy furniture hunter and DIYer proves the power of digging through the trash. Click here.
As a mother of three boys, I love articles like this. I think you will enjoy 25 Bedroom Ideas Little Girls Will Absolutely Love.
We had another wonderful week at My 100 Year Old Home. The Lemon Cream Pie was to die for and my St. Patrick’s Day recipes were very fun. I shared some spring decor ideas, Easter egg decorations, and paper daffodils. And my egg recipe is a must-read for you all!
This Is What Martha Does Every Morning for Better Brain Health. It’s a great idea.
Spring is here and I’m excited to share some of my favorite things to help you enjoy the season!
The week starts with my first beach house remodel update, a fun family dinner, and one of my favorite pillow DIY’s. Then I am sharing a fun spring wreath, some kitchen tips, and my gardening progress. It’s going to be a very fun week.
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