Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Has Sprung Around the Mailbox!

Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes. Carl Friedrich Gauss

Happy Spring! Yes, I'm aware that the first official day of Spring was days ago. Just call me a late bloomer. Bah-dum-bum! Yeah, I couldn't resist. Anywho...

After spending Spring Break at Children's Hospital last week, all 4 of us were eager to get our hands dirty and work in the yard. Our first project: a mailbox overhaul. Thank you young hoodlum, whoever you are, who thought that hitting our mailbox with some blunt object would be a riot. I'm sure that was the climax of your weekend. Loser... No worries, though. We are resilient. And so is our new plastic mailbox. ;)

Here's a pic of the Diva washing bird poop off the pole. Look, she volunteered for that job. Far be it for me to stand in the way of a willing worker! LOL! After it was dry, I gave it a fresh coat of black paint.

Here is the remains of the old one. May it rest in pieces, um, I mean peace. :D

We brought a quilt outside for Anna to sit on. She loved it! Daddy is taking a break from mailbox duty. When I say stuff like, "Honey, will you cut the bottom out of that fake whiskey barrel planter so I can put it around the mailbox?" he's always game. After 10 plus years, he trusts my vision (even when he can't see it for himself, right away!).

And there she is... ain't she purty?! It was getting dark, so the picture is not the greatest. We are going to fill in the bare spots with Lantana later on so it can spill over the sides. I'm pretty proud of our work. :) Adding little touches like this really makes a big difference to your curb appeal. What are you waiting for?! Get out there and show your mailbox some love!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Lindsey! I'm loving your blog so far. The new mailbox looks great! :) Makes me want to re-do mine. I look forward to more of your posts!

    Have a great day!