Spring Cleaning

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Hope the Easter bunny made it to your house before stopping by our place…


I’ve come to realize one truth about homeownership:  There are no short chores.  Everything you think will be over with quickly takes three times as long and involves a trip to Home Depot.


Case in point:



What I thought would be a simple task ended up being a long, sweaty workout of epic gardening portions.  We removed old mulch and pine needles, tore up a lot of monkey grass (I loathe monkey grass), laid down weed barrier, and re-mulched.  And then the Husband mowed and fertilized the grass while I drank pink lemonadeWinking smile 


Needless to say, I didn’t make it to the gym to give it a test-run today.  I got my workout in the front yard.  And walking the aisle of Home Depot.


Refueled with a Think Thin protein bar and watermelon:


Late lunch:


Is there anything better than a warm spring day, melty cheese sandwiches, and a sunny deck?  I think not.


Thought of the Day:


“Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.”



  • Laura @ She Eats Well April 8, 2012, 4:26 pm

    Your yard looks great! And hopefully you enjoyed the sun beaming down on ya…it feels so good to have Spring sunshine! Plus pink lemonade is an extra bonus in my book. Tastes like Spring!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie April 8, 2012, 4:54 pm

    Now I want watermelon!!! Sounds like a lovely day to me. I really enjoy yard work, melty cheese and pink lemonade. hehe

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 8, 2012, 4:57 pm

    your lunch looks so good, especially those potato wedges!

  • Katie April 8, 2012, 4:58 pm

    Your yard looks beautiful–as does that pink lemonade. Happy Sunday!

  • Allison K April 8, 2012, 5:31 pm

    Truth. Home ownership is awesome, but much harder and more expensive than one realizes! My husband and I did lots of projects around our first home, the hardest being tiling our bonus room. Totally worth it in the end…but it def stretched our DIY muscles. Most thankless task? Painting wooden fences. Blech. But looks so good afterwards!

  • Anne Marie April 8, 2012, 7:51 pm

    That is definitely some hard work! Looks gorgeous though 🙂

  • Earthy Nicole April 8, 2012, 8:15 pm

    Oh man, I don’t even own a house and I feel the same way… but I don’t have plans on buying anytime soon. I tend to move from one thing to another without a clear stopping point so I feel like I spend a long time doing things around the house but maybe it’s because I set out to do one thing, like mop the floors and wind up re-organizing kitchen cabinets and moving furniture, lol.
    Happy Easter!

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb April 8, 2012, 9:04 pm

    mmmm i love melty cheese!

    your house is coming along beautifully 🙂

  • Lauren April 9, 2012, 1:31 pm

    LOVE that closing quote 🙂

  • Lisa April 9, 2012, 1:32 pm

    I have a humongous yard. Insanely huge. The bf and I have started our spring yard work to get it ready for summer. And soon we’ll be planting our veggie garden! Yardwork is so satisfying.

  • Julie April 10, 2012, 12:32 pm

    I love spending these first warm April days outside the house, taking care of my little front garden and enjoying the smell of fresh cut grass, which my hubby cut earlier. But this is the more pleasant part of our spring cleaning chores. Then there is the garage that none of us wants take care of, because it hasn’t been cleaned for like ages! 🙂

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) April 14, 2012, 11:17 am

    I totally need to do some spring cleaning … I don’t like doing it, but it is a necessary evil.

    I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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