Monday, April 16, 2012

My Outdoor Project ... On Standby Now

Hello  my dear friends,

I have been so busy this past week with my outdoor project aka garden/back yard that I only found very little time to create and I must say I was also too drained in the evenings to sit down and try to create but I am really happy so far with how much I have gotten done and I thought I would share my success.

Our backyard has been a mess since about 3 years now ~ first due to us having to have the foundation work done to our house and then because we had a pool put in last year. It was pretty much pointless to do anything until we were finished with the 'big' stuff.

And here is a before picture of the side of our house ...

... a right mess!!

... and this is what it looks like now after a very intense day of digging, deweeding and leveling ...

... ready for the next step.

I did get more done but I will share other pictures with you soon again. Right now my outdoor project is unfortunately on standby due a little accident I had yesterday early lunch time which ended with me  being in the ER for almost 6 hours and then leaving on crutches with a very badly sprained ankle. What happened was was that I walked down our stairs and tripped on the last step which made me twist my left foot intensely as I fell to the floor banging the left side of my body as well! So now I can't do anything outside at all for at least a week or two but hopefully on the other hand I will be able to use some of my newly found time to create a little more  ~ I will see how much I hurt tomorrow first. Otherwise everything is OK here at Todolwen.

I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.

I wish you a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. You've been working! Me too! Looks great! Hope you recover quickly.


  2. I have been working on my yard a bit too.What you have accomplished looks wonderful.Praying for a speedy recovery.Hugs,Jen

  3. looks good...even looks bigger!

  4. I am soooo sorry to learn of your falling...and at such a busy time. Hope you heal up fast.
    It feels good to at least get the groundwork laid for the rest of your plans.