We're always in awe of how spending a little extra time redefining our garden beds elevates our curb appeal SO MUCH! We're going to take you through the process today, and show you just how fun and satisfying it really is! *This post is sponsored by our friends at STIHL. Thank you for supporting the fabulous brands that make Reality Daydream possible!* We've chosen to have a rounded, ... [ Read More ]
Operation: REPLACE SHUTTERS!
As you may have noticed, we've been making a lot of effort on upping our curb appeal this summer. It can be so easy to just focus on whatever the big renovation project is INDOORS at the moment, but we also want to take advantage of this gorgeous end-of-summer weather and make some small changes to the exterior of our house! They add up to feeling like BIG changes when it's all said and done! ... [ Read More ]
Filling Sidewalk Cracks with Caulk
Hello there! Nick here! Earlier this spring, Beth and I needed to leave town for a couple of weeks. It rained every day while we were away. Weeds and grass charged into our sidewalk cracks and garden... our house literally looked abandoned. It was such a sad sight to see the neglect our house received while we were away. *This post is sponsored by DAP. Thank you for supporting the ... [ Read More ]
Plant a Tree for Arbor Day!
I, for one, LOVE trees. When we bought our home, there were 4 trees on our acre lot. One towering pine was SO close to the foundation than it needed to be taken down promptly. And another had to be removed for our kitchen addition. Cue allll the tears! WELL, to add insult to injury, our neighborhood was rocked by an EF3 tornado and an inland hurricane called a deracho (within a 2 year time ... [ Read More ]
Outdoor Spring Cleaning
It never fails! Each spring, when the snow melts, we're always itching to get out in the yard and do a bit of outdoor spring cleaning. Getting out and breathing in the fresh spring air is so good for the soul, Especially after a lonnnnng Midwest winter! With the right tools, your outdoor spring cleaning endeavors will go smoothly and be FUN! *This post is sponsored by STIHL. Thank you for ... [ Read More ]
Garden Update – Bed Redefining!
With all the renovation efforts we have going on INSIDE our house, the exterior often gets the short end of the stick. Each spring, I make a valiant effort to clean out the garden, and keep it free of weeds at the very least, but it often gets away from me As summer wears on. And even if I did keep up with it, it's just BLAH. It just hasn't been a priority, you know? *This post is ... [ Read More ]
STIHL RB200 Power Washer Review
This year we've been taking a special interest in caring for our curb appeal and it's been so fun to see what a drastic difference it makes in the way we perceive our home! We find ourselves taking more pride in our lawn, garden, and in today's case... SIDEWALKS! *This post is sponsored by our friends at STIHL. Thank you for supporting the fabulous brands that make Reality Daydream ... [ Read More ]
Frolicking in the Fall Leaves
Isn't there just SOMETHING about fall that hits you in the cozy spot? Fuzzy sweaters, pumpkin spice, and beautiful/colorful leaves! As much as we love those warm colors and gorgeous scenery, having leaves on our sidewalk gets kinda nasty after they've been trampled. And this was the perfect opportunity for Nick to play with another one of his new toys from STIHL! *This post is ... [ Read More ]
Curb Appeal Efforts: STIHL Hedge Trimmer Review
As you know, we've been making more of an effort to up our curb appeal now that we live in an actual neighborhood, rather than the absolute middle of nowhere. Not that our neighbors have expectations, but we just don't want to be THAT SHAGGY HOUSE on the street. Ya know? This post is sponsored by STIHL. Thank you for supporting the fabulous brands that make Reality Daydream possible! We ... [ Read More ]
Edging a Sidewalk – Stihl FC56C-E
Now that we don't live on an acreage and have a more manageable amount of space to maintain, Nick is taking a huge interest in keeping our curb appeal... well, appealing. I've been doing my part in the flower gardens, but today we're going to talk about the lawn. We've been fertilizing and watering our lawn, but I haven't been ready to give Nick the green light on weed-killers... because our ... [ Read More ]