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The Blizzard of 2016

I LOVE SNOW. SNOWY SNOWY SNOW. SO MUCH SNOW. DOWN IN MY YARD. LOVE IT SO MUCH.

The East Coast got SLAMMED with a blizzard this past weekend and Brian, Remmy and I LOVED IT. Yes, we love snow. Maybe a little too much. Blizzard, oh heck yes — bring it on!

We were prepared. We set up our tape measure, ran to the store for a few essentials and hunkered down.

Measuring-Tape

One of our favorite things to do in a blizzard is to go out and walk through the snow as it is coming down. We took the pup out on Saturday to see the state of the roads and how much snow we’d gotten — it was an adventure. We walked maybe 1/4 mile total, and it was exhausting!

Brian-and-Remmy

The roads = terrible! And the snow banks were crazy.

Brian was able to stand on the snow and poke his head over the safety fence overlooking the highway. It was incredible.

Highway2

The highway was crazy, and our neighborhood was crazy. IT WAS CRAZY.

Our-street

We even snuck down onto the highway since no one was on it.

Highway

How often can you stand in the middle of a busy road with not a soul in sight? Crazy and oddly peaceful.

All in all, we got about 2 feet of snow, three days off work, one craft completed and one project underway! That was a productive weekend.

Snow bunnies

Brian and I have enjoyed being snow bunnies and Remmy has enjoyed rocketing through the snow at breakneck speeds. The shoveling was rough (especially when your shovel breaks), but hey, good exercise! The roads are still a little rocky, but that’s to be expected when a blizzard hits a region that some winters doesn’t get any snow at all.¬†Fingers crossed and pajamas on backward that we get at least one more good snow this winter!

Did you have fun during the East Coast Blizzard of 2016?

 

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Garden

So much landscaping

Saturday was a day filled with dirt, dirt, dirt and more dirt. With the awesome help of my dad (he did most of the work), the hubby and I spent all day Saturday landscaping the front of our house. The weather was fantastic — not too hot, a little muggy, and it even rained to cool us off! Thank goodness it wasn’t too hot.

We started bright and early at 8 a.m. and finished mid-afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Then, I went to bed at 8 p.m. because I was too tired to do much of anything else.

It. Was. Exhausting.

But it was all worth it.

Here’s our house before the landscaping overhaul:

These are the goodies we planted:

And, on top of what we bought at Home Depot, we were able to replant the bushes from one side of the house in another location! Because of that, we took out the rose bushes and moves the spaced out bushes on the right side of the house to the left side of the house. We planted them way better than they were before — you’d never know they are the same plants!

After hours of intense manual labor, here’s how the house turned out!

So much nicer than before and so much more well thought out. The black mulch also makes a world of difference!

I love the new plants, especially my liriope and speedwell (thanks, Ann!).

Once all of the excess dirt washes away the whole front of the house will look even better…. Now, we just need some shutters :p

So pretty. It’s nice that you can actually see our house, now that the rose bushes are gone. Our bay window lets in a lot more light now and looks even bigger than before. I’m really glad we put in all of the hard work to make the front of the house look as nice as the inside.

Happy Monday!