The Burlingames

Chronicling the adventures of the B's

Category: House Stuff

Almost Done…

by Megan

I am almost done with my landscaping work. I have one more flower garden to plant but otherwise my landscaping is done. Here are the final pictures.

Out off the end of the deck.


Behind the house.


The side of the house.


The front of the house.


I still need to plant my vegetable garden and I hope to get a good start on it this weekend. After 3-years I’m finally getting some stuff done around here. Yay!!

Landscaping Beauty

by Megan

We spent several hours getting some more yard work done today. Dave got the lawn mower up and running while I did some more planting. Here are some pictures. The hostas are from Mom’s flower garden.

I’m finally done digging under the apple tree and getting all the weeds pulled up.


I got a whole bunch of hostas planted under the tree as well. Yay!


I used what hostas I had left to start planting a row along the side of our house. As you can see, I need more plants but never fear, Dad has plenty more at his house.


I love having a small piece of my mom in my landscaping beauty.

Spring Yardwork

by Megan

I spent the day outside doing some planting and cleaning up of brush. Here are some pictures of the “fruits of my labor”.

These are hostas and daylilies from my mom’s flower garden. Dad dug them up for me and brought them to my house.


More hostas along the back of the house. We’ll see how well these grow. The soil is very clay-like.


I’m cleaning out underneath the apple tree to plant more hostas.


I spent an hour or so cleaning out some of the underbrush from the brush/trees in the back of the yard. I’m all scratched up on my arms and legs. But it looks so much better back there.


I managed to do some of the planting while having 4 kiddos ranging from 3.5 years to 17 months running around and causing a ruckus.

Spring is here!!!

by Megan

We have been so spoiled with such a mild winter and being even more spoiled by an early and warm spring. It has been so much fun to get outside to play, do yard work, go for walks, play at the playground and enjoy lots of bonfires with s’mores.

Dave has gotten most of the yard raked and ‘cleaned’ up. I’m ready to do some landscaping, planting and gardening. We bought some landscaping stones last fall to put in along the sidewalk and we put most of those stones in last week and hope to finish it up this week. It looks wonderful, certainly makes the front of the house much nicer looking. Below is a picture of it in the partial stages. I hope to get a picture up in its finished stage soon.

The garden location will be moving this year to a different location. We are moving it to the back, center of the yard. It will get more direct sunlight, which will hopefully help it to grow better this year. We also need to dig down into the ground to lay some netting under the soil to help prevent critters from eating the roots of my plants and killing them. Another garden biggie this year is going to be putting up a fence around it to keep out other critters. Not a whole lot survived in my garden last year due to critters. Hopefully this year will be more bountiful.

In other good news…we’ve made some major headway with Eli’s potty training success. He has very few accidents and is doing a good job of telling us when he has to go potty (and sometimes even poop). He has been getting A LOT of M&M’s. Each time Eli gets on the potty, Noah points to the M&M’s and says, “M”. Noah gets an M&M each time Eli gets 1 (sits on the potty), 2 (goes potty) or 3 (goes poop). Lots of M&M’s in our house right now. Speaking of…we need to buy more.

In some more other good news…Noah is almost completely OFF his need for his pacifier. Sometimes during the night we’ll give it to him to help him fall back asleep. Otherwise he doesn’t need it for falling asleep at nap time and bedtime any more. Whoohoo!!

These are two big praises to my prayer requests. :-)

New TV Stand

by Megan

This is not an exciting post, but it makes me happy. We got a new TV stand and I really like it. We sold our old TV stand and the shelves that went on either side of it. It was nice while it lasted but I quickly grew tired of it and was ready for a change. We found this ‘steal of a deal’ Kmart’s website. I just like how nice, neat and orderly it looks.