If you follow my Instagram, you'd see that B and I spent the entire weekend finishing up the front walkway. I'm SO proud of how well it came out. Here are some photos of the process.
And here are some closer pics of the finished product.
The blue stuff is grass seed. The construction that we were doing sure did a number on the grass on our front lawn so we have a lot of replanting to do. And then here it is at dusk with the lights!
B says we may have overdone it on the lights, but I like the way it looks. What about you guys?
What you don't see to the right of the house is a final flower bed that is now the home to two bushes and an azalea bush. We
have had ivy on the side of the house that I always loved. It ran along the base of the house and made it look so green there.
Well, I tried to trim the ivy back because it was killing my azalea bushes. Every time I'd pull a vine it would go in a completely different direction, which made it apparent that the ivy was taking over the side flower bed and making it's way INTO the house!
Yes, into the house. It was running underneath the siding and climbing into the basement window. So, it had to go.
I went to town ripping all of the ivy out. It took me close to an hour easily. And with one big bunch of vines and leaves picked up and thrown to the pile of plants we need to bring to the dump, I turned to see a single, shiny, red leaf.
But that ONE leaf sure did a number on my tank top, capri pants, sandal-wearing self who hadn't thought to change after Barre3 because "the flower beds are safe and don't have poison ivy."
HA! I pity the fool.
I'm back on a 10-day dose of prednisone, covered in anti-itch cream, and enjoy my sleepless nights filled with itching and tears.
I have a meal plan for the week (which I'll share below), but lord knows this girl does NOT want to cook dinner in the heat to itch like crazy.
How was YOUR weekend?
Monday: B had kickball, so I made myself pesto shrimp with brown rice
Tuesday: Thai spiced turkey burgers (didn't make them this weekend, as we were SLAMMED with work and ended up going out)
Wednesday: Jerk pork chops (again with Tuesday's recipe) and asparagus
Thursday: Lemon & Rosemary chicken w/ brussels sprouts
Friday: Mahi Mahi w/ basil butter over quinoa
Saturday: Having a gal party, so probably will just have apps. Menu still TBD
Sunday: Mango salsa chicken tacos
Thanks for stopping by! Hope to be back to regular soon.