It’s so rare that we get snow in Georgia, that when it does happen it’s a huge deal! Everyone clears out the grocery store for bread, milk and eggs because in the South, snow means FRENCH TOAST! Since we bought our home, all the snow threats have never produced much. Of course, looking at Pinterest I see lots of cute Christmas card inspirations with a snow covered house. This was going to be my chance! I had bought a “Merry Christmas” banner a year ago just for this moment. After a whole night of snow, we hardly got anything. It was super disappointing waking up and the yard wasn’t even covered, but that morning the snow started picking up. By 11, everything was mostly covered! After eating brunch we got ready to take photos in the snow. We tried 😂
Our Home covered from the ‘blizzard’
We decided to have some photo fun anyways
We put up the tripod and took a walk in the park next to our neighborhood. At this point the snow was already starting to melt, but we wanted to enjoy it while it lasted.
Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. We love to go all out decorating. For me, it makes winter tolerable (although this year we had such a warm Christmas the only thing we missed was the sun)! When we came back from Augusta, we rested and opened up gifts. Stefanie ended up getting pretty sick over the Christmas break, but she got better for the New Year.
Check out the photos I took at my mothers place. Now you see where I get it from. Looks absolutely beautiful.
Christmas Eve, we ended up spending time with Adam’s parents, seeing Star Wars and opening gifts. We didn’t take photos but enjoyed ourselves. Christmas morning we opened gifts with Stefanie’s family. Antonio even got a Wii U!
After a few days at my parents, the budgies decided to check out the tree and started perching on it all on their own
Last month, we focused on some fun projects for the home. Almost a year ago we purchased a house together and have been working on multiple decorating and gardening projects to make it a home.
1. Propagating Roses from Cuttings
The roses I got for Easter ended up showing new growth, so we decided to try and propagate them. We coated the stems in rooting hormone and planted them. The new growth looked good for about 3 weeks and then sadly took a turn for the worst. Unfortunately this test failed 🙁
2. Shade Garden
We bought a shade garden. I had always seen the magazines they sent my parents and wanted to order something. With the sales they had going on, we got every plant for around a dollar. We are still in the process of filling the new extension to our front garden with the stones that match, since apparently 27 bags isn’t enough O.o
3. Bird Feeders
We bought this beautiful bird feeder hanger when visiting Augusta and got 4 bird feeders to hang from it. 2 include feeders with seeds, 1 has nuggets for insectivorous birds like Blue Jays and also a hummingbird feeder. I have been getting so many close shots of birds thanks to these feeders, they absolutely love them. Last year, we hardly had any birds visit our yard, and now so many of them are hanging out even when they aren’t visiting the feeders. Next month I want to get a bird bath for them since it will be warming up.
4. New Hutch for the Breakfast Nook
The newest big purchase we got for the house was this hutch for the breakfast nook. We also bought some Ikea baskets to store smaller cookware and other kitchen items. It really helped us with our storage issues with the kitchen. We absolutely love it!
5. Mama Bird and her Babies
Not really a house project, but a pair of eastern phoebes built a nest on our front patio. Mama bird would side eye us every time we walked out the door, but eventually she got use to us. Now the babies have hatched and are four little fluff balls!
Spring is starting up in Georgia. I am so happy to welcome the warm weather. Winter is by far my least favorite season, if it wasn’t for the Holidays I don’t know how I would survive the cold dark months. Ended up taking some shots of the flowering trees in my yard
We had a blast of some winter weather this week. Even though we didn’t get as much as expected, Georgia really prepared well. Luckily, I was able to telecommute, and enjoyed this rare snowfall from home. We had mostly sleet and icy rain, but it made for some nice photos. I’m glad we kept our power.
We got a new home and check out all the wild life that hangs out in our yard!