Click to open pics: I got word from the newspaper that the Garden Redo feature would run on the Saturday we left for the beach, so I was so excited to check the paper that morning as we were leaving! Of course, I had to stop & buy extra papers to send my friends and family in Atlanta. I did take it with me to share with my 2 girlfriends that I caught up with at the beach & they thought it was very cool.
Here’s my original post on this garden bed, if you’d like to see more pics: Garden Redo
Oh, I have to tell you the story about my 10-year old neighbor, Grant. He was the very first person we met after we moved in here. We were out in the yard just after moving in and Grant from next door showed up and introduced himself. His dad came over and met us too and we eventually met both neighbors next door, who are really sweet people. Grant has helped me out numerous times in the yard. He really did help me pull out those boxwoods, dug holes, watered, and whatever else he can help me with. His dad says he’s not so good about helping him at home. He’s a sweet kid though & helped us out while we were on vacation by watering our plants. Everyone else I’ve met in the neighborhood who have moved in after us has already met Grant first. That guy gets around! If everyone were that friendly, all neighborhoods would be the better for it. He looks like Opie Taylor too.
I had several folks at church on Sunday tell me that they had seen the article. I’m honored to make the paper again and will definitely frame these features in my office and hopefully use them on my decorating resume. It’s just a fun little something to do! I don’t think we ever had anything like this feature in the Atlanta paper, so I had to move to Birmingham for this to happen. My hubby is teasing me about being famous now, so I’ll enjoy it and try to keep my head from swelling too much, LOL. 🙂
I was tagged by Pat at Back Porch Musings. I was to pick up the book nearest me and turn to page 28, find paragraph 3 and write about that paragraph here. The nearest book was a magazine, Traditional Home, September 2006. The third paragraph is a question from the editors…..If money were no object, how would you remodel your current dwelling? They go on to list reader’s comments on how they would remodel their homes. “Wish lists addressed both function & aesthetics, including everything from enlarging a ridiculously small pantry to designing a sublime gathering space for multitudes of friends & generations of family.”
So, how would YOU answer that question? I think for me, it would be getting our deck turned into a screened porch. I have all my wicker furniture stored in the garage from my old sunroom & porch & would love to have a nice screened porch to enjoy during Spring-Fall. I know I would use that space a lot if I could snuggle up on my wicker couch & be outdoors all at the same time.
Have a great week!
[email protected]'est Chouette says
How Wonderful! I love your gardens~ can I visit?
I picture builder’s boxwoods being ripped out all over Bama 😉 What a great article. Congratulations!
Hi there! I’m not sure how I found your blog but I just loved it!!! I love your home, it’s just beautiful…..I also LOVE looking for neat things at yard sales and bargain stores. Your house is decorated beautifully, you have done an amazing job!! Thanks for sharing this article, how exciting!! Have a blessed day!!