Here is our adorable little craftsman house, built in 1921. I've just started to revamp the gardens, with help from my mom. In the back, we planted a huge vegetable garden. After trying to grow things in pots on my porch, this is pretty exciting. Herbs will still have a place, but that place is in pots on the deck off of the kitchen! We also planted a ton of flowers in the front yard to make the house more welcoming in our new neighborhood. Already I enjoy using the front door, and have made the front yard feel like an extension of our living space.
We bought a house! Half the fun in this is painting, decorating, and gardening. I've rented for ever, so being able to change whatever I want has been liberating and a little stressful, but in a good way. I decided I hated these bushes in the front of the house, so I got rid of them. I don't have to be stuck with sub par shrubs ever again! I have to say, I am actually getting into this. During my maternity leave, I would spend many nursing nights filling up online shopping carts (and then not buying stuff) of things to make our house ours.