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A LITTLE PRESSURE GOES A LONG WAY

It’s HOT outside! Meaning today is the perfect day to pressure wash (or as I tend to call it, “power wash”) the outside of the house! We’ve been super anxious to get to this for months – actually, since we bought the house. Luckily, the weather is treating us well and we’ve got some time on our hands on this fine Memorial Day. With a small 1300 PSI pressure washer, a tad of vinegar (left over from our natural weed…

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Carport + Patio Exterior

SO… WE’RE TURNING THE CARPORT INTO A PATIO

carport before

The carport is where we go in and out everyday. Since we have ample driveway space behind the house for parking cars, we rarely park the car in there simply because it makes things feel more open and gives us a sense of an “outdoor entry” – even though it’s far from inviting or remotely pretty… Our “way-down-the-road plan” is to finish the carport and make it a bonus room. Until then, we want to make it as welcoming and…

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NATURAL WEED KILLER?

Spring is in full force… birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, the grass is green (and growing fast as ever) and, unfortunately, weeds are popping up left and right – particularly where the bricks meet the driveway and the carport floor meets the asphalt… Rather than going to the hardware store to buy weed killer, we opted to do a little research in hopes of finding a natural weed killer. After a bit of Google-ing, we found the most popular…

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SPRING IS SPRINGING

exterior dogwood frontyard

Here in Virginia, the weather has been crazy random so far this year. One day, it was 71 degrees outside, the next it plummeted to 38 degrees. Through all the craziness, it seems that Spring has finally sprung and is springing. We thought it would be fun to show you guys what Spring is looking like around here and familiarize everyone with the outside of our house since we’ve been mostly talking about the inside. Just bear in mind that…

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OUR GROOVY BACKYARD

fall tree

We Β haven’t talked much about the backyard yet, and with everything going on inside at the moment, we probably won’t until the Spring. Β For now, we are sticking to house projects (of which we have plenty) rather than yard beautification, but that doesn’t mean we won’t share some cool stuff from the yard every now and then! Speaking of cool stuff, check out what I like to call the “Tie Dye Tree” in our back yard. It’s dark green on…

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