So first, the backyard... We put a lot of pine straw down along the back border of fence and grass. It helps clean the area up and it is a huge improvement over what it was. Sorry, there's not really a good before pic. And then there's a picture of what the rosemary bush looks like AFTER pruning and attacking it. It's still unruly and kind of ugly, but at least it's not as crazy as it was. I haven't really figured out what to do with it. I have another normal sized rosemary plant that I use for cooking because this one is really woody, but it seams like it'd be a shame to cut down a 10+ year old gigantic rosemary bush. So, it stays for now. And yes, we have really bad grass aka weeds/mint/raspberry... boo. We'll hopefully be tackling this in the fall or next spring.
|the rosemary bush|
Back inside, I finished painting the guest room last night and hung the curtains. This room still has a long way to go, but here are some pictures. The comforter/set on the bed is from the guest room in our last apartment. It will stay for now, but i think it might be too busy and overwhelm the curtains. I'll probably switch it out eventually for something a little more simple. But before then, I need to figure out a headboard and other decorations in the room. In these pictures you can also see the dresser that we're redoing. We're updating a dresser and night stand by painting them white for some more contrast in this room. I love the way the wall color(SW Oyster Bay) looks against the white trim and furniture.