Thursday, July 02, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Friday - Yards and Garages


Our yard is really nothing to write home about. We have a fairly good sized back yard but it's just grass - we haven't put any work into landscaping it. Our front is pretty normal landscaping but we did add two things I love. I have always loved big, huge magnolia trees. But you don't find a lot of those in subdivisions.
But I did get a dwarf magnolia tree to plant a few years ago and I love it. You can see in that first picture some of my blooms.
Last year we planted a crepe myrtle tree. I love crepe myrtles. We had a Japanese maple that I loved but it got killed by a late freeze and never recovered. Actually it was a snow in April.
And I think I shared how we recently converted our garage into a gym. Scott has gotten a lot of use out of it. Me - not so much. But maybe when it's not so hot. Or I get some time. Or energy. ha!
I know there are a lot of green thumbs out let's see those yards/garages!
Show us Where You Live Friday Participants
1. Ashley at Johnson & Johnson
2. Kristin
3. Family American Style
4. Family American Style
5. Cody Jean
6. hey there maria
7. There's No Place Like Home
8. And they lived happily ever after
9. The Starr Family
10. Amanda - And Neely Makes Three
11. Heather
12. Lisa S.
13. Whitney @ Treasures from our Family
14. A Refocused Life
15. sharae
16. edie @ lifeingrace
17. Emily of Timeless Paper
18. Oh Pickles
19. Amanda @ morethanthestarsinthesky
20. My Monkey Face
21. Angie @ baseball and ballet
22. Sonya @Ladybugs, Butterflies, & Boxing
23. ln the Warm Hold of Your Loving Mind
24. A Beach Cottage Camelia Tree
25. Maggie Elizabeth
26. Scrambled Eggs
27. Details from the Dechiros
28. Jo@2nd ACT
29. Shaila @ Sweetly Southern
30. Emily @ The Pilot's Wife
31. Tiffany
32. laura beth @ high on life
33. Christy @ Embellished Bayou
34. CaseyLew
35. The Ebright Family
36. Kari ~ ps
37. Jennie
38. SARA
39. Tiaras & Tantrums
40. Jaime
41. Katie in VA
42. Ashley :)
43. Bobbie Jo
44. Cheri Quite Contrary
45. Kimmie @ Full Circle
46. Katie @ The Adventures of Katie and Josh
47. Renovated Deck-Outdoor Living
48. Outdoor Living "room"
49. mistie
50. Kassie's Beach
51. Susan @ Whoopsie Daisy Diaries
52. New Family News
53. The Gava Gang
54. Be Thou a Knight
55. Shelby - Bringing Up Madison
56. Joan@anythinggoeshere: garden junk
57. Cece
58. Christy Stewart
59. Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out
60. Aishlea
61. karen@a time for everything
62. Another Day in Paradise
63. Stephanie @ Abundant Joy
64. The Wilson Family
65. Erinn- Chateau Buteau
66. bowquet
67. Amanda Hayden
68. Lovin' Every Sec'd
69. Jennifer
70. Tyler & Julie
71. Michelle @ Pink and Blue Times Two
72. Angie
73. Mandy @ Little Precious Boutique
74. Patio Magic (Patio Makeover)
75. Snarky Mom
76. Newlyweds Next Door
77. Ginny
78. Holly Mathis-shabbymama
79. Megan- Sunshine in the Rain
80. Terena @ The busy Blaine's
81. Melissa Stafford
82. Heidi
83. Enchantresses 3
84. Beth Haley at Adventures of Life
85. Shelley@Seriously,Simply,Shelley
86. Andrea@diamonds and pearls and little girls
87. Auntie D
88. Sarah
89. Heather Fox
90. King J's Queen
91. Amanda Rick
92. Sandi @ La Dolce Vita
93. Amanda @ Our Life
94. Newlyweds Next Door
95. The Daily Sweatpants
96. melissa ~afamiliarpath
97. Emily @ The Fishbowl
98. Jessica Leigh- future yard. . .just strawed!
99. Laura
100. Rose
101. Molly @ The Hall Monitor
102. Amanda @ Raising Royalty
103. Keely
104. Caroline
105. Grace Between the Lines
106. Sonya
107. Lindsey @ Keeping Up With The Spences
108. Renda Olson
109. Heersink Happenings
111. Cali Girl xo.
112. work in progress :o)
113. Broken
114. Annie @ Its My Life
115. Melanie Elissa
116. Bethany and crew
117. Elizabeth @ Historical Landmark
118. Betsy Maddox
119. Garson
120. Kimbrough
121. ****Life is Glamorous and Fabulous!***
122. Amanda in PA
123. Kether
124. Betty Cummings
125. Mrs Darling
126. the Stegent fam ;)
127. Ashleigh
128. Little Blue Bungalow
129. Nancy P
130. Julie @ Angry Julie Monday
131. edie@lifeingrace (painted patio furniture)
132. Holly
133. Christy-Omaha, TX
134. Emily
135. Mrs. Williams & Family
136. Elisha
137. Bronwen
138. Jennifer
139. Rebecca
140. Everything Else Thrown In
141. Carolina Girl
142. Jeri G
143. chandelier magic - beach house
144. Elaine's Semi-Homemade Outdoor Living Space
145. Cena @ Unexpected Necessities
146. Sarah Robbins- Wanna See What our Yard Looks Like Flooded?!
147. Stephanie ~ A Blue-eyed Boy Met A Brown-eyed Girl
148. Josclyn ***** TIckled Pink 2 B Me *****
149. Reid -a fellow GRITS
150. Humphreys House
151. Jenn
152. Katie Sundseth
153. Lin
155. Colleen
156. Adam, April & Aidan
157. Be Thou a Knight
158. Rachel at Home Sweet Home
159. My Three Bubs
160. Creative Minds
161. debby
162. mamamagonlia

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Laurie said...

Yes, I love your Magnolia tree. Very fitting for you and Scott!!!!!

Heather said...

I love your yard and the things that you have planted!! It looks so pretty! And you garage is so nice! You and Scott did a great job!

Grasso10 said...

How nice to have a gym! I have to admit, I don't use our gym (in our development) either...It's enough of a workout being a Mommy! Thanks for hosting once again! :)


Caroline said...

I LOVE LOVE magnolias. We don't have many here because they can't keep with the weather.


Brian and Ashley said...

Your gym must be amazing! What a great place to work out!

The Whites said...

Love magnolias!! & crepe myrtles. Don't see many of those around here, ha.

Amanda (McNeely) Vestal said...

I wish our garage looked like that. You think you can send Scott over to my house?

Sonya said...

I really like all your plants. I need to do some major landscaping so I am stoked about seeing everyones yards!!

Jenna said...

Gorgeous, dahlin! And not a weed to be seen in that pretty yard. Somebody has been working hard all those Friday nights! ;-)

Kari said...

Love the magnolia tree! Beautiful addition.

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Katie said...

The trees were a pretty addition to the front yard! Have a Happy 4th of July!!

Immeasurably More Mama said...

Beautiful magnolia tree. I couldn't work out in our garage right now's like over 100 degrees in there!!!!

Rachel H. said...

I love your garage gym....Grant would love it!

Katie said...

I LOOOOOVE magnolias! Perfect! (I never knew there were dwarf ones...)

BOWquet said...

I love Fridays! :) I've enjoyed these tours!

wilson said...

love your magnolias! don't beat yourself up about not working out. It is hard to find the time and energy that is for sure. Don't even attempt to try to get in a routine until Harper is 1. That is when most babies start sleeping all night!

Holly Mathis Interiors said...

so impressed with yalls garage..very nice! thanks kelly for all you glad you are enjoying staying at home...

love, Holly

Mandy said...

What a beautiful yard!

I love your magnolias, I would love to have some in our yard.

Heidi said...

This is just such a fun idea!! I love seeing all the fun ideas for our yards!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the link.

I love the garage space as a workout room. Wish I could do that with mine. It would be nice to have that at home.


mother of three fellas said...

Love the magnolias, That is a great idea to turn the garage into a workout room.

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

I want a Magnolia tree and more Crepe Myrtles. I love your yard. I love seeing how others landscape. We just pulled up 6 boxwoods and I am looking for ideas for those spaces.

Melissa Stover said...

before you know it you'll have a swing set and an adorable playhouse. i can just see your daddy adding the stuff for harper.

Jennie said...

I love your landscaping and your work out area in the garage! Very nice!

Donna said...

Kelly, the yard looks good! Next summer Harper will want to help you. Ha! Wish you could see Macon, Ga right now, full of big magnolias in bloom and crepe myrtle trees in every color. Love crepe myrtle and would like more in my yard. Maybe next year.....
Keeping you in my heart in Ga.

Renae said...

I have been following this blog for about a year or so now. I'm going to give it a go on the next 'Showing'.

Beach House 27 said...

Hi Kelly - This is my 1st time doing this and I hope I did it right. I lost it a few times but I'm not giving up. Nice to meet you!

afc said...

not sure if i've ever commented, but just have to express that i'm surprised that your japanese maple died! i live in the northeast and have one in my backyard ... i wonder if there are different varieties for different zones? anyway, i love crepe myrtle & sincerely wish i could grow it, but unfortunately, i'm too far north.
who knew you had a gardening blog going on!? :)