This past weekend however was one of the first weekends we were both in town since we moved so it was nice to have a full weekend to work on the house.
Our friend LES was so kind to come over and help us rip down wallpaper. All day Saturday was spent tearing down this very 90's floral print in one of the bedrooms.
While LES and I tackled the bedroom DFH was hard at work on the landscaping. I don't have a before picture, but I will say that I am sure our house was the embarrassment of the neighborhood before DFH cleaned up the yard and added fresh mulch and planted flowers. The front yard was completely overgrown with tall grass and leaves and three foot weeds, it needed a major makeover. We finally purchased a lawnmower this weekend and I am sure our neighbors are grateful. Luckily our next door neighbor had been kind enough to mow our lawn while we got situated in the house, I am sure he didn't enjoy looking at weeds and overgrown grass either.
Please ignore the porch and the stairs that is a whole other project.
LES was so sweet and brought us some craft beer and champagne as a house warming gift. Saturday also happened to be our nine month wedding anniversary so Saturday night we popped the bubbly and sat on our back deck enjoying each other's company and our new home.
On Sunday we ran errands to get some things for the house. We also found some new couches which I am super psyched about.
I have had plaid hand me down couches from my parents since law school, and have never wanted to invest in new ones until we had a house and knew what type of space we would have for furniture so we could buy a complete set. If you have been following the blog for awhile or follow me on Instagram I am sure you have seen them, you can't miss the outdated green and maroon plaid.
Although I have been ready for new couches for years, I am going to miss these just a bit. I have so many memories on these couches studying for law school, late night convos drinking wine with friends, friends from out of town sleeping over and lazy weekends watching movies and eating in front of the TV. The stains of highlighter, pen, wine, and body indents show that they were well loved and used.