Gardening 101

I’m trying to learn how to garden.

Last weekend, we bought a ton of new flowers including hydrangeas, pansies, impatiens, petunias, begonias, flox, and azaleas. There might be more that I’m forgetting about!

I began planting them in our front yard, by the house. I’ll call this step 1…out of probably 20 steps? Maybe more?

Planting the flowers was a bit harder than expected! I actually got my heartrate up digging those holes and broke a sweat LOL! We’ve had some heavy rains this week so I’m hoping my poor flowers don’t get drowned.

I have big plans for the yard, including building a stone patio area off of porch, and creating a rocky/stone area around our fire pit. I’d like to do as much of the work as possible ourselves.  Which is FUNNY because neither of us know much about building patios, planting, etc…. AND we have very little time on our hands. Needless to say, this is a long term goal. And as far as the short term, we’ll be lucky if I get the chance to finish planting the flowers I bought by the end of May.

I’ll keep updating as we go!

Antiquing

Ryan and I are in the process of looking for a house to buy, and I thought it would be fun to start looking at some furniture and get a feel for how we might want to decorate our future house. I’m also always looking for cool accents, especially something that you can’t find in mass retail.

When I was a kid, we had a country house in the Poconos, and my parents would drag me around for hours of antiquing (and here I am, years later wanting to do the same thing! I NEVER WOULD’VE THOUGHT!), so I suggested going there as a good start.

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It was a nice drive, and we went to the very quaint town of Milford, PA. We didn’t buy anything, but the experience definitely gave us some good ideas for the future.  IMG_6083.JPG

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It’s also a cute town to stop in for lunch.

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I think one of my favorite things to do over the weekend is to explore – drive around, go to places we haven’t been (or return to places we haven’t been in a while), walk around, take pictures, get coffee, and feel like we had a little mini getaway. Looking at antiques gives these road trips more of a scavenger hunt/quest type feel.

It was a fun way to spend the day. We’re talking about trying out some auctions houses soon, which I’m VERY excited for. I’ll keep you posted.