Thursday, April 22, 2010

Our Roses Are Blooming!

Look at our roses!

I learned from our neighbor that the previous homeowner took lots of pride in her rose bushes, and I'm not at all surprised because they are lovely. I was a little scared during snow season, because I know nothing about taking care of roses and thought they had all been doomed to a disastrous death.... but low and behold, the roses are all blooming and they are absolutely beautiful!

Come and see!

We have some teeny tiny pinkish orange ones...

And the peachy pinky yellowish ones (my favorite)...

And the yellow roses of Texas!

We have one more bush with gorgeous dark red roses, but the neighborhood kids came and picked them all off yesterday, to their parents horror. We got an apologetic visit from the 10 year old next door and her mother, who found all of our roses in their front yard.

Oh well. I'm sure more will bloom soon.

I've never been into gardening, as I have the blackest of black thumbs, but now that we have our own house, with our own yard, I can't wait to plant more. And I definitely want to hunt down a lavender rose bush because I love them.

And, of course, I'll have to buy myself a book on caring for roses so I don't kill any of them next year!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Family Room Furniture!

Hurray for our tax refund finally coming through! And what did we spend some of our money on?

FURNITURE! (obviously)

We aren't keen on the color I painted the family room walls, so they will most likely change this summer. But in the meantime, here is our current living room set up, with our new sofa, love seat, and new rug.

I love the color of the sofas. It is the same color as the flowers in my floral patterned couch in the living room, so it ties the rooms together.

The patterned pillows came with the couch, and they are okay... but they'll be leaving us soon, replaced with something much cooler (I have ideas... I will share later).

And next on my list of things to do: Something on the walls. In every room. Our walls are bare, despite having moved here back in October. Shameful, I know!