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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The grass is never greener on the other side!

So we've been told many times!
However, if you are patient, hand drill thousands of holes in your lawn,
plant zoysia plugs...(info here)
you too will have green grass.
It has taken 5 years to finally take off, and this year, the reward was worth the wait.

As Summer is coming to end, it is bitter sweet.
As hot as it was, and as busy as we were,
 all the fun we had...
I will miss certain aspects of the Summer Season.
I enjoyed my boys being home this summer...and believe it or not, there are parts of the day when I miss their little chatter, bickering and in and out of the pantry runs.

I enjoyed summer projects, and all the  fun,bright colors of Summer...

Our back yard dream is almost complete...
we are just waiting on a few more things, and Mike can complete the 
Pizza oven.  It has been quite the job I tell ya...

Pretty much everything that could go wrong, did go wrong...but in the end, it will all work out, and soon enough we will be cooking up some pizza's!
 The boys can't wait!

The leaves are starting to change ever so slightly...
Our back yard is so gorgeous when in peak.

Today the high is around 70 degrees...not an ounce of sun in the sky...
However, we sure have some green YES,
the grass is sometimes greener on the other side!
Have a great day!

NEWBIE party still going on 

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

your boys will be even more popular when the pizza ovens are up and running.You will be able to make bread and slow cooked meats in that oven as well right.You home is lovely and its been so good to meet and get to know you this summer,

September 7, 2011 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoos said...

aww...thanks Laurie, I feel the same way about you! You have been a wonderful blogging friend. XO

September 7, 2011 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

We are so jealous of your Zoysia grass. Tim really is so tired of trying to keep up with the weeds and watering of a non Southern grass and wants to install Zoysia, but I'm hoping we aren't here in 5 years! Your grass and yard look wonderful. The last few weeks of summer are my favorite, in terms of weather...not too hot and not cold yet!

September 7, 2011 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Kellee the Caffeinated said...

Wow that is gorgeous!!! I love it!

September 7, 2011 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

Look at all that green and such great grass it!

Liesl :)

September 7, 2011 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

looks great Deb and it'll be back next year. By then all the projets will have been completes and you'll be enjoying every moment in your beautiful yard.. Just think of the parties ya'll will have AND that you can photograph and blog all about..
now we're talkin' :)

September 7, 2011 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Donnie said...

That was a nice recap of some of your summer and the grass really is green. That is quite ambitious to build a pizza oven in the backyard.

September 7, 2011 at 2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pizza oven what fun yall are about to enjoy,shucks you'll be able to take the cast iron skillet out there and cook upside down pineapple cakes,or pear(I just cooked an upside down pear cake in my skillet).Debbie your back and front yards are wonderful.And yalls home is probable the envy on yall's street.Thank you for sharing these great photo's.
Pop over for this great recipe,you might want dessert with those pizza's.

September 7, 2011 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Your green grass is beautiful! Love your entire yard and the pizza oven! You'll be the hit of the neighborhood with that! Your home is just lovely!

September 7, 2011 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

You have had such a great summer to look back on! How nice this fall will be to sit outdoors by that oven, happy in knowing that you have accomplished so much. Your grass looks wonderful...I was wondering what sort of mulch you have under your trees. Your house looks really beautiful from the front!

Hope you are having a great week!


September 7, 2011 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I guess having green grass in the South is really a big challenge, but yours looks beautiful!
I can't wait until your yard is finished. I'm going to be very jealous of that pizza oven. ;D

September 7, 2011 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your yard is definitely stunning. The pizza oven is going to be fabulous and all of your trees and plantings are beautiful. Such a lovely home. Hugs, Marty

September 7, 2011 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Debbie

I'd love to have a pizza oven-- what fun that will be for you all!
Even though I've been an empty nester for awhile I still get nostalgic about "back to school" time. I spent 10 days with my daughter in Colorado to help her buy her wedding dress, and I also had lots of fun with my grandboys who live there. Now I am back in rainy NY ready for the autumn season to arrive. It is my favorite time of the year :)
Hugs, Pat

September 7, 2011 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your front yard looks so pretty Debbie! Your house is going to be the place to be once that pizza oven is finished, wish I lived closer LOL! Martina

September 7, 2011 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger  Always Nesting said...

Love your grass. It's gorgeous - along with all your other yard jewelry. Yep, it's almost time for a season change but you wouldn't know it here since we have a heat wave this week.

September 7, 2011 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

We're having cooler weather here too but unfortunately it's not here to stay.

September 7, 2011 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

How wonderful to be wrapping up that back yard project. We better have pictures of that first pizza party. Your GREEN lawn looks great too! xo Diana

September 7, 2011 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

Your lawn is lovely!!
Ours is green this year, too! A timer on the sprinklers helped :)
A pizza oven? Too cool!
I miss Summer only a tad bit. I want Fall!!
Hope you are having a blessed day!

September 7, 2011 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

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September 7, 2011 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger The Barnett Family said...

Your yard is beautiful.....I have been bitten by the ol' green jealous bug!!! Your backyard project is looking great! I know you will spend many many hours of enjoyment out there! Once again....bitten by the ol' jealous bug! Thanks for sharing!

September 7, 2011 at 5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely post, Debbie Dear! Oh, the pizza oven sounds like so much fun. I know your boys will love it! You're very fortunate to have green grass. So many yards around where we live are just burned up because of the heat and water bans. Because of our big trees and shade and an occasional water sprinkling at night, our lawn is still green too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

September 7, 2011 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Ricki Treleaven said...

Debbie, your lawn is very pretty! It was worth the wait!

September 7, 2011 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

I can't wait to see you pizza oven done. You are the only other person I know that will have a pizza oven. We will have to have a blog pizza party together.

September 7, 2011 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

I love zoysia grass! My aunt has it and so does my dad and it is like walking on carpet! Your yard is just gorgeous and I can't wait to see this pizza oven! Today was awesome down here. 87, sunny and perfect!

September 7, 2011 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Your yard looks terrific! Can't wait for the final reveal of the pizza oven. Thanks for sharing.

September 7, 2011 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Your yard is beautiful Debbie, and I will take a slice of pizza when the oven is done:)

September 7, 2011 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your grass looks sooooooo good. I am jealous. I could just get down and roll in it. Same weather here. Gloomy and cool. I was gone all day with my mom and sister then came home and went off with the Mr. Now I am pooped.

September 7, 2011 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your lawn is just gorgeous! Pioneer Woman put up a steak pizza recipe today that I bet the boys would love!

September 7, 2011 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Love your gold pot with the white impatiens. Your area must not have suffered as much heat as mine. Glad we have had the rain for the past few days, for it has been greatly needed. Let's just say the yards have been brown, not green.

Sounds like your whole family will be popular once the pizza oven is installed. I bet that will be a lot of fun to use for entertaining.

September 7, 2011 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Isn't it great that in September the grass is GREEN. So often our hot and dry July & August months leave it brown and crackling under foot! Your yard is beautiful Debbie!

September 7, 2011 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh 70 sounds so great, we are still in the 90's bring it on!! Somewhere I missed the building of a pizza oven, oh that sounds like fun!


September 8, 2011 at 12:18 AM  
Blogger Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

How fun to have a pizza oven! Your yard is so pretty!


September 8, 2011 at 12:29 AM  
Blogger Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My poor yard is scorched..burn holes in the lawn from having things sat on it with temps of's a mess...and just look at yours! NOT fair! :)
Everything looks wonderful..just wonderful.

September 8, 2011 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger savvycityfarmer said...

greener grass needs mowing too ... haha

yours is lovely
we're stuck in the 70's too bu with some sun ... finally

September 8, 2011 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

We can't put in a pizza oven.......I would be 500 lbs! seriously! Your yard is amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us. 8^)

September 8, 2011 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

That oven is going to be fab! So much you can do with it and lots of entertaining out there.

I have to tell you, I couldn't be happier that this summer is over! I know we'll have more heat but not 68 days worth of triple digits again. These cooler nights and days have just been heaven! I know when you have kids, it's difficult to see the warm weather end.

Love your home ~ such green foliage everywhere! We're not accustomed to seeing that around here. Have fun!


September 8, 2011 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger Val said...

AMAZING....everything you touch is amazing!!

September 8, 2011 at 2:14 PM  

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