Friday, September 2, 2011

Rocks In Place And Plants Are In!

The Rocker
Remember when the front
of MamaBoy's & TheSecretAgent's house
looked like this?
You know..
Like last week?
You can see more here
But this is basically what
you saw before.
Now when the boy is on
this is what happens...
They aren't done yet..
but it is moving along~
They have some bigger plants coming
for along one side.
I suppose you don't want to know
that they paid $5.oo per plant?
Another view..
that's the Bay off to the far left~
Here's the front today...

Here it is two years ago..
When you walk around to the side
that faces the Bay
this is what you see..
This is what they started with
almost 2 years ago..
Hard to believe it is the same place,
isn't it?

Looking from the house towards
the Bay this is the view.
They have lots of cranes in
front of their house..but they are shy..
so I only got a picture of one.
I have to say that I am very
proud of Mama'sBoy AND
my daughter-in-love.
You see it was MY idea that they
look at the house to begin with...
Mama'sBoy was over-the-moon excited.
She was ready to tie me to a tree out
front and shoot arrows at me.
To buy it they had to sell their
darling little house in town that she had
all fixed up and it had multiple
offers the first week on the market..
in a DOWN market.
I told her it was meant to be.
She XBLEEPX( or something like that)..
but, guess what?
She loves me anyway.
I am no longer on
You know THE LIST!
because she loves the house
And, as for MamasBoy?
Well, he is done rocking
and onto his newest
And, guess what?
I had NOTHING to do
with THAT purchase!
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Zoey said...

What a beautiful home they have made together! All those windows in the back...........what great views they must have.

That landscaping is gorgeous even without all the plants.

Mama'sBoy and daughter-in-love did good!! I bet they have raised the value of all the homes on their sreet.

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful home,, he did such a good job,, looks beautiful,,

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, wow and wow. What a transformation. It is gorgeous. I am sure she has pulled all the arrows out now!! You should link this to my party, girl. Have a wonderful weekend.

Patty said...

It looks great! And it surprises me that you were able to find plants this time of year. Here - if the store has them, they're dried up and dead looking. Maybe the weather there is friendlier than it is here. We've had 85 days in the triple digits, so without lots of water and care everything dies.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

How unbelievable Diane. What a major transformation. Such wonderful curb appeal. That is a home I would slow down and say Oh look at this charm!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful make over, loving the garden areas. Someone seems to be handier than a shirt pocket, as my dad would say. Smiles, Susie

Janet said...

What an amazing transformation! I think it looks absolutely charming!

The enchanted home said...

Gorgeous home and beautiful "after" the rocks add so much!! Enjoy your weekend.

Tete said...

I am impressed. The plants going in sure made a difference in the front with mulch, but I can't get over the difference in the house. I am so glad you are not on the list anymore.
Good job on finding this and for them sticking with all the reno to get it to here!

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, it all just looks beautiful, Diana!! The house, the landscaping, so very professional looking! She must be thanking you now! When can we see pictures of the inside?!!


My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Everything looks so beautiful. This is the difference between a house and a HOME. Simply charming!

Rebecca said...

OK...I'm totally BLOWN AWAY by the changes. Looks better than fabulous! Magazine worthy! LOVE IT!


Gina said...

Holy cow! They really showed that house some love & look at it's beautiful! Your son really got alot done on the landscaping. It looks wonderful.

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, what a transformation--it's a gorgeous house!!! Totally amazing!! I bet they are happy there! Have a great weekend...We're expecting a storm here, so if you don't hear from me, I'm out of power!!!

Pam said...

That is an amazing transformation. And I will just come out and tell you that I probably would have been on the Daughter-In-Love's side. I wouldn't have touched the house with a ten foot pole. Man, you have great vision.

AB HOME Interiors said...

Beautiful home! The improvements are great. A little landscaping goes a long way.


Bella said...

Hi Diana,
Wow have they been busy! Beautiful work! I am sure they are so glad to have taken your advice, now they will have to trust you for future advice :-) Haha!!

Marydon said...

What a gorgeous & fabulous transformation of the house. I love the rock garden wall & what a bargain on the plants. Glad to know you are OFF the 'list', chuckle! What darling pictures of the kid-lings ... I love the girls all together. They are just precious Diana.

Have a lovely holiday weekend.

Kaybe said...

Nice curb appeal. Nice bargain on the plants too. Have a great Labor Day week-end.

Take good care,


The Olde Farmhouse on Windmill Hill said...

O my! The changes are amazing! I could use some muscle like that at my house. :) It hardly looks like the same place..... just wonderful! ~Rachel

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

It just shows what a little imagination can do! Beautiful house and rock garden...Mamas Boy did good~ Glad you are off "The List" now!

Sweet Tea said...

It must be great living there and enjoying the beautiful view!
What a vision you had and it's coming along nicely. Your "Stoner Son" sure does great work!!

Debbie said...

Holey moley Diana~the house and yard belong in a magazine! Beautiful!!!!
LOVE all the windows.
Luv ya.

patrice said...

I love seeing house makeovers... They are often people makeovers also. We learn so much about ourselves.... How strong we really are. How creative.... I am always amazed at the vision that people have. I am in love with the lake house... True story. Glad you are off the "list"!!! She is one lucky daughter in love.... ox

Heaven's Walk said...

WoW!!! What a magnificent transformation, D! Well worth the move, I assume....???? lol! Beeeautiful!!!!! Do they live close to you?

xoxo laurie

Something Nice and Pretty said...

That is one beautiful house Diana! Love the back of it and it sits in such a beautiful setting! Your son did a beautiful job in the front too!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That is amazing! They've completely transformed that place! Beautiful!

CIELO said...

Wow... what transformation! It is indeed a lovely lovely house... and I know it's going to have a lovely garden too!


Blooming Rose Musings said...

Wow, what a transformation! They have made a beautiful home with wonderful landscaping. Wow!
They will be thanking you for many years to come.