The Taming of the Yard

July 6, 2017 | Curb Appeal, Outdoors, Tools

This post is sponsored by Toro, but all content and opinions are solely my own.


My yard is approximately the size of a postage stamp.  A 3,000sf postage stamp.  That includes the house, shed, driveway, brick patio, 1 tree, 170sf of grass, and gardens around every corner- literally.  It’s my little garden oasis.  At the beginning of every summer, it’s a process to get it season-ready, though.  Between cleaning up leaves, weeding, trimming the bushes. and spreading what seems like a million bags of mulch (ok closer to 30), I always spend more of my free time doing yard work in June than I ever anticipate.  Luckily once the bulk of work is done, the daily and weekly maintenance is a breeze for the rest of the summer and we get to sit back, relax, and enjoy our little yard.

Prior to it’s yearly taming each spring, the yard starts getting a little wild and with it’s minuscule size, a little wild feels a lot wild.

Copper Dot Baby

May 16, 2017 | Family

Somehow I blinked and I already have a 6 week old baby!  It was a race to the finish line in April with Shorty, and we’ve been trying to find our new ‘normal’ ever since.  […]