June 17, 2014


Posted by Lori~

This is the before shot of the back of our house...not too bad.  Major burn marks on the lawn (thank you dogs) and honestly a super small concrete slab (that came with the house).

Enough of this....

This is another view of the side of the house....

 And...this is where we are going!

Here is the plan:

We are removing the concrete slab, installing an egress window, re-pouring a much larger concrete slab, and adding a large pergola!  I CAN'T WAIT! 

We also have a large shed being built (Thank you Hutterites!) and delivered next week.  It will be installed next to the fence (where the shrubs were removed). It will be the most beautiful shed with windows, window boxes, a barn door, and so much more!

Enjoy the before...I can't wait to show you the after (and I can't wait for it to be done)!

June 5, 2014


Posted by Lori~

Yes, I have been MIA from the blog recently and I want to apologize. I promise to get in the daily weekday posts soon.  I am currently busy cramming for the LSAT.  I take the exam on Monday, so please wish me luck!


I hope to be back on Tuesday with an update on the LSAT!

June 3, 2014


Posted by Lori~

I have been spending LOTS of time in the yard recently and I have to say it is looking pretty!  However, there is an infestation of dandelions in my little city, ND town, and my yard is seeing a few pop up.

I could get down on my hands and knees and pull them by hand!  BOO--THAT DOES NOT SOUND FUN!

But, I have discovered the most AMAZING YARD TOOL!  I first read about it here.

I NEEDED THE WEED ROCKET and sent Steve an email!  He ordered it as a surprise to me.  How romantic!

And...I LOVE IT!

You simply poke the rocket into the center of the weed  and step down on the lever.

Check it out...it even pulls out the root!

Now you can push down on the handle lever to release the weed!  AMAZING!