Photo of the Day: The Next Home Project

Last weekend we took on another fairly large home project – staining our deck. The previous homeowners had neglected it – the stain had wore off on the horizontal surfaces, and the wood was peeling horribly. After several hours of cleaning, power washing, and sanding, we were finally ready. It was pushing 100 degrees last weekend, so we got up early and spent both Saturday and Sunday morning staining. The finished product – Redwood Natural semi-transparent – turned out quite nice, if you ask me.

Photo of the Day: I Hope the First is the Last

This is the first snowstorm in our new home. I was hoping it wouldn’t come until next winter; now I just hope it’s the last one until next winter. The funny thing is that we never owned a snow shovel at our apartment, and since all the hardware and garden stores are prepped for spring, no one has them for sale. We’re now proud owners of a “manure shovel,” which will hopefully work great for snow removal and never manure removal.

The beginnings of a late March snowstorm in Kansas City

Days 99-100: A warm, relaxing weekend

I think we jumped straight from winter to summer in the last few days. I absolutely loved spending so much time outside this weekend. We rode bikes, grilled, enjoyed a couple meals on the patio, and hung out with friends – all outdoors!

A perfect combination for our enchiladas Saturday evening

Canon 60d
1/250 sec., f/4.5, ISO 100
18-200 mm lens (50 mm), natural light

Starting up our mini grill for hamburgers on Sunday

Canon 60d
1/250 sec., f/4.0, ISO 100
18-200 mm lens (35 mm)