I had a lot going on today so needed to come up with a quick/easy/inexpensive, but inspirational project.
It all started a with rusted vintage flag pole stand a friend gave me years ago.
Then of course I needed a branch...And I should mention it was FREE! LOL!
I spent a total of $2 on silk flowers at the dollar store and came up with this:
I'm thinking I spent a lot less for this than I would have had I purchased something similar from Pottery Barn. I am assuming most of you don't have rusted vintage flag stands laying around, so use large vase or a galvanized container instead. This project was so cheap and makes a huge impact.
Now, onto the next topic. If you are like me, you start one project and it spirals into 10 more. The snow is finally just about melted here and some warm 50's weather came our way today. RJ and Reece have been dying all winter to be able to get outside and skateboard. With just a tiny bit of snow left on the driveway, Reece grabbed a shovel and removed the rest.
Two very happy campers :)
Now onto the real topic...this spiraled into me deciding I am going to chip away at major yard work this week. I am hoping I can inspire all of you to join me in my quest. We live in the middle of 3 acres of woods, so it is a never ending all year battle around here, but knowing all of you are reading up on my progress will help me truck along. Would love for all of you to comment daily and let me know what you have accomplished around your yard. Even if you only put in two hours a day.
So, here is what Reece's shoveling led me to today....
They needed me to blow the leaves and sticks off the driveway. Of course it led me to start on surrounding areas too.
Unfortunately leaf blowing around our yard entails blowing leaves, sticks, acorns, and rocks. Plus everything had been blown in the fall, but once spring comes around there is ton all over again. Today I tackled the driveway, part of the side yard, and Randy and I got the wood pile cleaned up. Tarps are still frozen to the ground, but we did what we could. Here are the before photos:
And for the afters:
I know, it doesn't look like much, but up close you'd see how much I got done.
So, join me everyday this week and be sure to get some spring cleaning done.
And to complete the day, I finally sold the blue hutch. Randy and RJ delivered to a couple in a neighboring town. RJ was paid $7 for his assistance. More than I ever made when I was 15!
Have you joined my CSN GIVEAWAY yet?