Talk about a couple with contrasting style!

In looking through last week’s NY Times House & Garden section, the biggest thing that struck me about this story (besides how cute the cottage is in general), is the extreme difference in this couple’s actual house (decorated “man-style”) and the wife’s little Victorian cottage escape up the hill.  She accurately describes their marriage as a tale of two cities.  When you see these pics, you definitely understand what she means!  (In my head, I’m hearing Paula Abdul’s “Opposites Attract” playing right now.)

The couple’s trailer that they live in together.

The wife’s little Victorian cottage escape on the other side of their yard.  It doesn’t have a kitchen or a bathroom.

The inside of their trailer.  Decorated in the husband’s “man-cave” style.

All white cottage style.

Thankfully, Nick and I have very smiliar style.  I don’t know that I’d be able to be as patient as this lovely little lady with the trailer living situation.  I find it to be very visually interesting in a photograph, but not something I could live in on a regular basis.  Read the entire article here.  It’s very interesting and worth the click!


Long weekend working in the garden

On our long holiday weekend, we spent a lot of time out in the garden doing weed control, grass resurrection, and shrub removal.  Plus there was nice downtime at the end for a PBR or two.  (I’ll be doing a separate post on the removal of our huge forsythia bush with instructions for anyone else who may have the same situation.)

(Bought this copper container last year from Target.  It’s from their Smith & Hawken collection.  I’ve been waiting all winter to use it!)

(We went to our local Lowes garden center and bought some beautiful plants for the copper pot, that will hopefully be able to survive this heatwave.  Included are a Dracena, trailing Vincus, Indian Summer Coleus, Torenia, and Dusty Miller.)

(And for the first time ever, we’ve been watering each day to try and save our beautiful plants and grass.  They’re struggling at the moment.  Thankfully we have a very small yard or I don’t know that I’d want to water.)

It has been a relaxing weekend so far.  (You can see Nigel chilling out through the open window on the back of our sofa.  It’s definitely been lazy dog days of summer for our two bark-monsters.)  Thankfully the weekend isn’t over yet though… we have today off as well.  Woohoo!  Who doesn’t love a three day weekend?!