A picture from today
What a perfect time to show off our new home!
Our new home is in Gilbert, Arizona. Look at how large that window is! That is one of two kitchen windows, making the front of our house explode with light in the morning. The other window is around the corner. Between that one and the front door is another, smaller window, that is above the sink. I have all the natural light I've ever dreamed of. I love sitting at my dining room table and watching the neighborhood.
For years the girls and I have wanted to get yard decorations, but Daniel (correctly) kept telling us that it was a waste of money because they would just get destroyed or stolen. Last year our decorated pumpkins (using a Mr. Potato Head kit) had many pieces stolen. This year I can comfortably decorate. Each holiday I'm going to add one piece to my collection. This year I found this cool yard cat.
It's hard to see, but there really is a purple Lantana planted here. We went in search of a bush for the backyard and found this little guy for only $2.50. I had to try it! I love lantana, and the purple ones aren't seen around here too often. I hope it survives, though my landscaper husband did say he has had a harder time keeping them alive compared to the other colors.
Daniel has become obsessed with urban birds after seeing a special on TV about crows and how smart they are. I told him not to spend money on a bird feeder, so he build this out of a post and a piece of board he found in the discount bin. Total cost $4. Now we just need to buy some bird seed so he'll quit throwing all my bread out there.
This was the plant we were going to Home Depot to find. Honeysuckle attracts Humming Birds, so we wanted to get one planted before it gets too cold outside. We're going to be at 103 degrees tomorrow, so this guy should do well.
When we rented this home from my in-laws they said to make it our own. I am so thankful for that, because we really do get to enjoy our living space. Slowly but surely we are making little improvements that make this house reflect our personalities. That is one benefit over the townhouse. There every unit looked the same. Though we do have HOA rules here, they offer more flexibility. I love these pictures! I hope you enjoyed them, too.