It's All Worth It

Have you heard that saying, "Working hard or hardly working?"

Springtime work is hard.

Makes us have sore muscles.

And dirty clothes.

But it's so worth it!

Another project getting marked off our list soon.

This man will do anything I ask him to do in the yard....except mow. :)

47 comments

Amelia said...

Absolutely beautiful...I know you all love the looks and you should be proud of it...lots of hard work (plus money) (no money tree in your yard)but to see thie view makes it worth it.

Have a great week.

Cathy said...

Wow! More beautiful things to look at in your fabulous yard! Love the flagstone path...GORGEOUS!

You are one lucky girl!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
XOXO
Cathy

Cathy said...

Wow! More beautiful things to look at in your fabulous yard! Love the flagstone path...GORGEOUS!

You are one lucky girl!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
XOXO
Cathy

Lori said...

It is so worth the hard work, looks beautiful.

Nancy's Notes said...

Your yard is beautiful! It really takes work doesn't it? But all worth it to get the look you have shared with us!

Kelli said...

Looking really nice! :) We've been getting busy in our yard, too. Spring has sprung! And I don't WANT my Hubster to mow. That's MY job. Just me and my John Deere. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I just posted something about being outdoors all day! What a coincidence ...because I also mentioned you! ♥

kim said...

That looks wonderful. Yes, you do get dirty and sore, but don't you love working outside.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Oh, I can hardly wait to see the completed project; yes, it will be worth all the work!

Sonia said...

Hi Stacey,

Well my hands hurt today from pruning...oh your flagstone is awesome...been wanting to do my patio in flagstone, and it's on my list but don't know when we will ever get it done. How funny.. my hubbie will mow but won't do flagstone!! I need some Motrin...talk to ya later!

Always Nesting said...

Love your project and your yard is beautiful. My hubby is cut from the same cloth. He loves a project but the mowing part of the yard is boring to him.

Vintage Sassy said...

Oh I am so happy it's spring, everything is coming alive again...including me. I'm perking up!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

D said...

Stacey,
You are so right about it being hard work. I didn't appreciate how hard my husband worked to keep our yard and flowers so pretty.
Congrats on the new path.

D

Tardevil said...

Gosh, you are SO lucky. My husband moans and groans if I buy plants, etc. for him to plant. Can't wait to see what the final product looks like.

Vonda said...

Beautiful...I can't wait to see more pictures!

Southern Lady said...

Oh, how pretty, Stacey! Working with stones is about the hardest physical work you can do (and there's an art to laying out stones, too). Your husband did a beautiful job on your patio, and I know you're going to love using it this summer.

Happy@Home said...

What a beautiful addition to your yard. That is definitely hard work, but will be so worth it in the end.

Just a little something from Judy said...

You are one fortunate lady! Your own personal, handsome gardener. The two of your sure do produce magazine style gardens together. Love that you shared this beauty with us.

Darlene said...

Those stone pavers look beautiful. I know that is a lot of hard work because we have those in our front area of the house. Hope you are enjoying your Monday.♥

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! I just adore the stonework and your entire yard. Gorgeous job!
I can't wait to see more.

Thank you for the support of my blog and your kind words Stacey.
I really appreciate it. I've lost at least 25 since around the first of the year. I felt it was a pretty large amount and I must be beyond boring with my posts. In reality it really is silly for me to even notice. Yikes!

Have a wonderful day. Enjoy that stunning yard. ~Melissa ;)

Lisa said...

Your yard is absolutely gorgeous! All your projects are really coming along.:) I love your stone patio! I know you'll soon be poofin' your outdoor pillows in that beautiful setting. :)

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Yes, it is so good to check something off the list, even if it is hard work. It's paying off though as it looks so good. Hard to believe just a short time ago it was covered in snow.

Cozy Little House said...

Lucky girl! My husband hates being outside at all. So that is where I go when I want peace and quiet! I just did some laying of that stone. Hard work indeed! I can almost hear that water moving over the rocks.
Brenda

Angie said...

It is looking gorgeous! Make sure you show us the finished product.

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Oh it is pretty.... and all I have been doing is weeding but couldn't agree with you more... tired, dirty and sore... That is spring for me. But I love it.

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! Oh, this looks so good! Your hubby has done well!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ramona said...

Good Morning Stacey ~

I love, love, love your yard. Your new flagstone path looks wonderful. I'll be right over with lemonade and a picnic dinner.

Great post.

Have a relaxing week.

Smiles ~ Ramona

April said...

It certainly did pay off...just gorgeous!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Lovely! I need to get out into the yard and start creating that French Potager! My hubbie is good that way too, but he is plaing catchup on work since coming back from France....hopefully this weekend!
Hugs,
Penny

Snappy Di said...

Gorgeous and you are going to love it!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

JG said...

How beautiful! The water floating over the rocks looks so tranquil.

I am lucky like you are, my Hubby enjoys landscaping. Last week the forcythia bushes were planted. :)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Stacey, I love your yard....such a gentle haven. I love spring work but yes, I do agree...it is hard!!!!

Barb ♥

Daphine said...

WOW! Just beautiful!!! We are working on a big new flower bed this year! I am so EXCITED!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Melissa, can you please loan him to me? Love that pretty path he's making. laurie

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Stacey...

Oooh, your yard is looking fabulous, Girlfriend!!! I love that flagstone that you're laying...it's gorgeous!!! It's just the inspiration that I need to start the little project in our backyard...showing your photo to my honey when he gets home!

Thank you so much for coming by for a visit and taking a peek at Peter Cottontail! Hehe! Loved your sweet note, my friend! You take care and have fun working in that beautiful backyard of yours!!! Can't wait to see more photos!!!

Have a fabulous day, Darlin'!
Chari @Happy To Design

texasdaisey said...

Oh Stacy that is gorgeous. I have one dug and the pond liner on its way. Wow was that shipping expensive. Have my trusty friend to help me and hopefully will have a beautiful pond soon. Thanks for your kind words over at my blog. Such a bittersweet year to have the baby leave happy and sad.
Debbie

Dawn said...

Hi Stacy! I didnt think your back yard could get any better but now you've got a fabulous new patio area. I hope you have a lap top so you can sit out there and blog.
Hugs,
Dawn

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Stacey, what a kind and gentle heart you have. Thank you for caring about me. I truly appreciate you!

Hugs, Barb ♥

Kim said...

Hey Girl! Since you obviously have a green thumb, I gotta question for ya - I need a fast growing vine that likes sun, something that will get real big and full and come back each year........
xoxo,
Kim

Manuela@TPOH said...

Spring is hard work! Your yard is beautiful!

Manuela

Zuzu said...

It's gorgeous, Stacey!!!

Still snowing here, but I can see the smashed, brown wildflowers I planted last year. Won't be too much longer before there are little bits of green poking up. :)

Enjoy your day, and thanks for popping over to say 'Hi'!
Zuzu

Joy said...

Beautiful pics, we have a koi pond and I just posted about cleaning it out too. What a job! Love your blog, found it from Lavendar Dreamers blog. Have a great weekend!

santamaker said...

Wow, that walk way is going to look fabulous!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

How very true. Your pond is larger than ours. They always say that when putting in a pond, put it in bigger than what you think -- I wish I had (but then, of course, I would want it EVEN bigger)! I love your pond. The whole setting is beautiful!

Debbie said...

I am in Gardening ency right now, that looks incredible! I know it was hard work but so worth it!

becca said...

that water feature is awesome. your efforts are paying off.

squawmama said...

Just beautiful Satcey.. I know you will enjoy many hours in your garden enjoting the view...
(((HUGS)))
Donna