Tuesday, June 7, 2016
This & That: Start of Summer
It took a while for the summer weather to hit our area, but now that it's here, we are loving it and now that Memorial Day weekend has hit and much of the area is on a "summer hours" schedule so we are trying to eliminate house work/to do lists after work and enjoy the season.
A few happenings from the start of the season...
We've really been working on our landscaping. Derek pulled up a bunch of the plain, old bushes out front and we went to a couple local nurseries to get some flowers to plant along our walkway as well as some potted items for out front, the deck and our lower patio area. We got most of the walkway area done over the weekend (we finished mulching last night), got the new potted plants setup on the deck and are working on the lower area this week.
Before, during and almost finished (we're finishing mulching tonight) photos below...
Our deck area is our favorite place to be once the summer months hit - we've had it uncovered since early spring but just recently got around to getting the cushions/pillows out, the flowers mentioned above and our table setup. The table is perfect for us because it's setup for us to eat outside each night but if we have people over we can quickly get it folded up and put away for more space.
To kick off the new season we wanted to have a nice deck night for just the two of us and now that we've done that we are hooked - I see many more nights "in" on the deck this year as opposed to going out as much. We opted for a shrimp broil - new to both of us and it was delicious - definitely a new favorite around here and we're already hoping to do it again soon. At Wegman's we picked up a pre packaged set with shrimp, sausage, corn and mini potatoes - we opted to save the potatoes for another dinner this week and splurged on some potato skins.