Happy Monday! How was your weekend? I hope it was wonderful, especially for the moms out there. Happy (belated) Mother’s Day!
My weekend was really nice. I mostly hung out around the house””cleaned, had some friends over for a barbecue, did yard work with Mal””but I also got to spend some time with my family and celebrate Mother’s Day with my mom and sister. Here’s a recap of my weekend!
On Saturday morning, Mal and I both did the Filthy 50 at CrossFit. After that, we came home, showered, ate something, and then headed to a local garden center to pick out flowers for our yard.
We sort of had a game plan going there, but we must have looked like we were totally lost because an employee came over and asked us if we needed any help. Haha!
We took her up on her offer and the three of us planned out a flower bed for our backyard with a bunch of different perennials. Mal and I originally planned to buy a bunch of annuals to plant in it, but I am so glad the woman pushed us toward perennials. They’re more expensive up front, but in the long run, they’re a lot less maintenance.
What we planted (left to right): Walker’s Low Catmint (bigger plant with light purple flowers), Caradonna Sage (medium size plant with dark purple flowers), Moonbeam Threadleaf Coreopsis (bigger plant with yellow flowers), and Silver Carpet Lambs’ Ears in the front, which will supposedly spread a little and have blue flowers.
Mal offered to plant everything.
So Murphy and I supervised.
From above”¦ the plant on the far left is a blue hydrangea bush (my favorite flower), which we planted last year.
Please ignore the lack of grass in our backyard. Mal is very upset about this. We’ve had a couple of landscapers come out recently to give us quotes (one more is coming tomorrow) on hydroseed and sod since nothing else seems to work (and it’s driving Mal crazy). What is it with guys a lawns? Haha!
While Mal was busy outside, I was busy inside cleaning our house from top to bottom.
Here is a little photo tour of our house (since it was clean and all). Just click on the link for a full recap with details of the specific room!
There’s not much decor happening in our bedroom, but at least we finally got curtains up! It only took us 3.5 years. Haha!
Our bathroom is off the bedroom.
On Saturday night, we had some friends over for a barbeque and then watched the Bruins game.
These fried tortilla chips (like fried wontons) from Whole Foods are INCREDIBLE! I ate a zillion of them with guacamole. HOLY YUM!
On Sunday morning, we took my nephew, Matthew, to the zoo! He’s getting so big, isn’t he?
Moms (and mom-to-be) on Mother’s Day!
When I got home from hanging out with family, I helped Mal plant some flowers around the house.
Now we have flowers everywhere! So pretty!
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Questions of the Day
How was your weekend?
How was Mother’s Day?
Yard work? Love it or hate it?