How Thoughts on a Home Improvement Project Took Over My Pinterest Post

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February 9, 2013 by Dragonfly Diva

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Do you do Pinterest?  If so do you click through to the actual websites where the pin originated?  I consider myself a semi-addicted pinner.  When I just need a moment to chill, I’ll pull up Pinterest and spend some time seeing what my friends have pinned, and maybe jump over to the “everything” category to grab some new pins.  Since I have the app on my phone, I’ll scroll through pins if I have to wait in line at the grocery store for a long time.  It’s not a constant thing, I can go a week or more without even thinking about it.  I’m chuckling now as I re-read what I’ve written.  Our world is so full of addictive things these days.  Maybe it always was, and always will be.  Is there truly anyone out there who isn’t addicted to something?  But, I digress.  This post was supposed to be about my Pinterest habit, and the fact that I’ve got hundreds of pins and so little time to actually follow through on the recipes I want to try, crafts I want to attempt, home improvements I’m planning for, but it is turning into being today’s foray into ideas for landscaping.

The link above is for a site that I actually clicked through Pinterest to take a look at.  I’m planning on some landscaping in our back yard this summer.  After 15 years in our house, most of which has included little to no landscaping in back, its time.  About two years after we bought our house, we yanked the overgrown plantings in the front out and redid that area.  At the time, a row of shrubs along the back was also removed, leaving the backside looking bare and uncovering ugly hoses that run along the brick from the air conditioner into the house about 20 feet down the wall.  While we’ve done things like put in a garden, and change some ornamental grass to a big patch of wild tiger lilies, nothing else has been done.  Mostly do to lack of time and a bad economy which left luxury funds almost non-existent.

Well this summer is the summer!  No matter what my final budget ends up being we are going to begin making the area look better.  Neater.  Planned.  Pretty.  Yes, my husband will cringe at that one.  After 20 years together we’ve learned that his mental images of what he wants things to look like is different than mine, or at least we express those images differently, to the point that we often think we are talking about something totally different.  Do you do that with your significant other?  Or do you share like visions?  We’re learning how to ask one another questions to help flush out what the other person is thinking and envisioning.  And like any couple there has to be a give and take.  It will be interesting to see how our give and take turns out this summer.  And stay tuned…I’m sure I’ll have a post or two that talks about our teenage son and his friend’s help with this project.  Wonder how much physical labor we will actually get out of them?  Now, back to Pinterest to find more ideas… 🙂


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