Sunday, May 17, 2009

Goin' Green

Even though it's been rainy lately, it's time to get back out in the yard and get everything cleaned up.
We started our veggie garden this weekend and I can't wait to have tasty, fresh peas, beans, tomatoes, peppers, cukes, scallions and hopefully more! I might be a little ambitious, with this being my first garden ever, but we'll see how it goes.We are also planning to add another bed that will be terraced behind this one to fit all the plants.

Justin also scored a sweet, collapsible rain barrel that will keep our veggies from getting too thirsty.

For my birthday, Justin surprised me with a potting bench that he built which fits perfectly in a nook in the garage. Also got lots of garden related gifts, so the pressure is on to prove my green thumb!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Hard as a Rock

The quartz countertops were installed today! The are Silestone in Mont Blanc (it's a white with speckels). I loved the IceStone, concrete and recycled glass countertops, but these ones fit in the budget and are just as pretty.

We still have a lot to do, but all of the big stuff is IN and I love it!

What do you think - a colored backsplash tile? I still can't decide and now am hesitant about committing to a color in the tile because then the kitchen ALWAYS has to be that color. Leaning towards white tile now... then I can change the paint color when I want a new look...