Seems like it's been forever since I've had time to post. But then again, the freedom of blogging is that I can post when I have time and feel inspired. Honestly I love the whole blog world but would rather be working on a project. Well, okay make that about six or seven projects..at a time anyway! That and work and mom to 3 boys, and clearing out a house for an estate sale, and cleaning said house, and... Well, you get the picture.
But just because I am silent for periods of time does not mean that I don't have anything to say or have not been working on anything. This Spring, I am working on multiple garden projects all towards getting ready for a graduation open house.
However, my best project yet? Stepping stones. Now you might be wondering why this is such a big deal? I have wanted to put a stepping stone pathway from the gate to the backyard and back towards the patio/pool area for eight years. Eight looooong years. You wouldn't think this would be such hard thing to do now would you? But it was either the money (means about 15-20 stones which can get quite pricey), needing a truck or trailer to haul them, needing help to lift the suckers, or just life that got in the way.
1. Buy a bag of Quikrete or regular concrete (each bag makes about 3-4 stones)
2. Dig the sod out, sculpting the size and shape that you would like the stone to be. Depth is about 2".
3. Pat down and shape the dirt then stomp on it a little to pack it down tighter.
4. Mix the concrete to a thick milk shake like consistency and pour into the hole, smooth top with a trowel or hand shovel and let dry. Read more about mixing Quikrete.
|Add enough water to make it a milk shake like consistency.|
Remember, if it is too thin, let it set for a bit to thicken.
Too thick? Simply add more water.
So simple and so happy with how they turned out! If you wanted to get more creative you could add mosiac tiles or paint glitter or tint the concrete. The sky is the limit really!
|Stepping my way to the backyard of my dreams!|