Sunday, June 8, 2014

Second House Anniversary

It's a gorgeous day in Minneapolis and we bought our house 2 years ago today! 
And unlike last year, I didn't procrastinate on getting an anniversary photo, so we actually have one this year...


And again, back to the morning we bought the house...


Lots of things left to do, of course...  But we have done quite a bit already!
Things we've done in the last couple years:
  • Removed the front awnings
  • Added edging around our sidewalk and along the front of the yard
  • Removed the 4 giant bushes from the front and side yards
  • Added flower beds on either side of the front window -- and I just put some rose bushes in there this week!  Finally!
  • Took down 2 sick elm trees and trimmed up all the other trees
  • Poured the concrete slab for the garage
  • Added a patio door to the back of the house
  • Replaced the front porch light
  • Built my little garden plot in the backyard
  • Fixed the drywall, painted and added flooring to the basement office
  • Painted and added flooring in the main basement room
  • Cleaned out, painted and added shelving to the storage room in the basement
  • Replaced the washer & dryer and painted the laundry room
  • Painted the ceiling in my office and added my "closet" hanging bar
  • Scraped the popcorn from the living room ceiling
  • Installed the refinished vintage chandelier to our bedroom

Exciting plans in the works for this month, too--  K has ordered her garage supplies and will be starting the garage in the next couple weeks.  When we realized yesterday that it's now been two years since we got the house, she said, "I can't believe I've been living without a garage for two years!"  And that's true!  Because she did have garages at our last couple rentals, but not at the home that we've actually owned.  Like I've said before, it will be a HUGE help to have the garage built and functional. 

My little garden is coming along nicely.  Started everything from seeds this year, so all the plants are a little small right now, but they look great...

Yummy lettuce and spinach

I also got an amazing present a few days ago from my bestie-- she made me an herb pot with all sorts of yummy things in it!  Basil, mint, lime thyme, parsley, oregano and sage...  YUM!  I have a couple of these growing in my garden, too, but the ones in the pot are fully grown and ready to be eaten...

Beautiful herb pot gift!

She also gave me a couple big clumps of chives from her garden.  She's had them growing in her garden for a few years and they've spread out a lot, so she had plenty to spare.  They smell amazing and they're so gorgeous!  I planted them in a big galvanized utility sink that I already had. I've had it for so long that I really don't remember where I got it!

Pretty chives...

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