Sunday, April 10, 2011

Busy Weekend!

We made lots of progress this weekend on our little landscaping project in the front yard. We put in a few railroad ties around the stump that remained after removing a very large and ugly bush. We then filled in the bed with dirt from a dirt pile that was left at the side of our driveway by the previous owners. We rescued some very large rocks from our back yard, which we arranged in the bed to cover the remainder of the stubborn stump. We still have to buy some rock or mulch to finish off the bed, but it looks so much better! I can't wait to show off the before and after pictures.

We also made a few changes in our living room. We have had our sofa/chaise for almost 8 years and were ready for a change. We have been looking for living room furniture and found something last week that we could not get out of our heads. I listed our couch on craigslist to see if there was any interest and it sold the same day! I was ecstatic that we did not have to worry about what to do with the old couch, but then had a bit of panic that we did not have anything to replace it with. The sofa that we found that we could not get out of our heads was a sofa sleeper and they did not have any of the coordinating pieces available. We were unsure whether we could live with a sofa because we have always had sectionals. Also we were unsure whether we could find something to coordinate with the sofa to fill in the seating in our living room. After looking at a few more stores, we always came back to the sofa and we knew it was meant to be. Fortunately, one of the main benefits of the sofa is that it is a Flexsteel. My mom works for Flexsteel and we know that the quality and durability is some of the highest in the industry. The sofa was offered at an unbelievable price for the brand and the fact that it is also a sleeper (contains a queen sized bed)! Finally, because my mom works for Flexsteel we are hoping to be able to either order a matching piece or find a coordinating piece that will fit our needs of giving us ample seating.

With the addition of the new sofa, I have some plans to make some other changes in the room, including painting the walls and a cabinet we use for toy storage. I am so excited to get to work on these changes and even more excited that in just a few short weeks, I will be home full time for the summer to spend time with my kids and to work on these and many other projects. I have so many projects that I want to
get started on, I hope you will stick around to see some of these transformations!

What did you do this weekend?

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