Archive for the ‘Exterior’ Category

May 24, 2011 0

spring has sprung…

By in Exterior, Lawn & Garden, Life, Me

After what seemed like an absolutely endless winter to me, spring is finally here! To say I’m breathing a sigh of relief would be an understatement (although allergies are trying to get in the way). Winter does not have a very “uplifting” effect on me at all, hence the quiet on here throughout the winter […]

December 5, 2010 3

catching up…

By in Exterior, Lawn & Garden, Life

Where does the time go? I can’t believe we are in the last month of the year. I don’t really like how fast the time goes but there isn’t much I can go about except go with the flow and try to make the best of the time I have. I’ve been away from my […]

November 14, 2010 1

beautiful fall day…

By in Lawn & Garden, Life, Me

Today was a gorgeous day and I was able to utilize a couple of hours this afternoon to do some long overdue raking and yard-work. It was high 50’s and slightly cloudy and I raked out all but two of my flower beds and most of my property perimeter in preparation of having my leaves […]

August 20, 2010 5

front porch and patio…

By in Exterior, Front Porch, Patio

Thanks to Donald Murray II of Rockwalls & Creative Stonework in Hopkinton NY (315-842-6556) my front porch and patio has been completely rehabbed! Starting in November 2009 I had the bottom front steps rebuilt, then in April I had the top steps and railing supports redone and the patio cleaned and broken stones replaced. It […]

August 18, 2010 6

front patio…

By in Exterior, Patio

So last November I had my front steps redone. They were crumbling apart and very dangerous. A man named Donald Murray II who owns a business called Rockwalls & Creative Stonework in Hopkinton NY did the work for me and the results were excellent! His number is (315) 842-6556. You can see the results here! […]

November 12, 2009 5

front steps finished…

By in Exterior, Front Porch

My front steps are done and I am thrilled with how they came out! I’m no longer embarrassed by how the front of my house looks and I’m no longer worried someone will hurt themselves. I hired a man named Donald Murray II who owns a business called Rockwalls & Creative Stonework in Hopkinton NY. […]

November 11, 2009 2

more front steps…

By in Exterior, Front Porch

Here are some more in-progress shots of my front steps re-build. The project is done now and they came out beautiful! I’ll be posting the finished product pictures tomorrow!

November 5, 2009 0

there is always something to fix part 2…

By in Exterior, Front Porch

The reconstruction of my front steps began yesterday and I’m very excited to be getting this taken care of. The steps have slowly been deteriorating over the past several years, with crumbling mortar and more than a few pieces of sandstone that were deteriorating themselves! My Dad and I did a bunch of patching work […]

October 26, 2009 0

there is always something to fix…

By in Exterior, Front Porch

I had someone come today to look at my front steps and give me an estimate on fixing them. They are in a sorry state with loose mortar and some separating stones. I’m afraid they soon might become a hazard so I was planning on getting them fixed in the spring but the repair man […]

April 23, 2009 2


By in Exterior, Lawn & Garden

This fat and sassy squirrel was foraging around in my rose garden last weekend, so I snapped some pictures of him through my window. I love squirrels, they seem so crafty! However, like many other people worldwide, I’m not sure I’m a big fan of squirrel nudity. Perhaps I should buy him some of these. […]