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Spring To Do List

Hey Guys. What can I say? It’s currently snowing on my bleeding hearts and I am taking care of arguably the sickest three-year-old in Minneapolis. Things are moving slow the last few days and it’s driving me nuts because I have the unstoppable urge to do all of the things at once. What does one do in times like this? Make a list and tell the internet about it? Okay, sure, I’ll do that.

I have so many different things I want to do this spring/summer and I can’t wait to get started on them all. Besides trying to get this basement project underway, I want to do a lot in the yard and in the porch. There’s tiny bits of landscaping that need to be done, seeds that need to be planted, planter boxes that need to built, garage doors that need to be painted, concrete slabs that need to be stained, patio furniture that needs to maintained, lawns that need to be seeded and cleaned up, stairs that need to be built, fences that need to be stained, trees that need to be pruned, ceiling fans that need to be installed, and I might have accidentally broken the wall shelves in the music room. Point is, there’s lots of stuff to do and I am currently not taking on any of it.

For now I’ll scheme and plan and share some inspiration as I go.


Spring To-Do List!

▼ Wash the Exterior of the House
▼ Get Seeds in the Ground
▼ Edge and Seed the Lawn
▼ Clean out the Basement
▼ Replace Front Stairs of House
▼ Add Ceiling Fans to the Porch
▼ Install Blinds to the North Side of the Porch
▼ Clean up & Edit the Foundation Garden
▼ Plant a Birch Tree?
▼ Finish Staining the Fence
▼ Prune the Trees
▼ Fix Shelves in Music Room
▼ Paint the Big Garage Door
▼ Build New Garden Flower Boxes
▼ Exterior Light Replaced

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14 comments… add one
  • Colz April 21, 2015

    I’m ready to pick up your edits.:)

    • Scoops April 21, 2015

      You get first dibs!

      • CAM April 21, 2015

        I’ll take any edits my lady Colzos doesn’t want. The side of my fence is a sad place as far as plants go.

        • Scoops April 21, 2015

          You got it! I’ll let you guys come take some of my stuff this summer even if it’s not being edited, I think I will have extra to split and share :)

          • Colz April 22, 2015

            Cam, I have some peonies and phlox for you too, if you are interested.

  • Allison April 21, 2015

    Dude, I feel you. Like, SO MUCH. I have a similarly long spring / summer project list that I am just ITCHING to get to work on! My starting is mostly contingent on the weather, which has been BLAH lately, and will be all this week (BLAH). Hang in there sister, spring will be ours soon!

    • Scoops April 21, 2015

      Okay, I’ll keep my head up! You do the same too, I just want it to be 70 all the time, why can’t it be? Also, I totally spied you this weekend when the fam and I were out for record store day. We were in the car so I couldn’t say HI or anything, but next time I will!

  • Meg April 21, 2015

    Summer to-do list:
    1. rescue veggie garden from vile snow-one-the-mountain/bishop’s weed/gout weed (related: plant veggie garden)
    2. purchase and plant things to fill in holes in front and back landscaping
    3. paint house (?!)
    4. repair concrete in basement
    5. seal basement concrete
    6. Post-house painting back porch makeover featuring genious hinged flip up table
    7. Replace gutter that was torn down by stupid, stupid ice
    8. Channel gutter into new rain barrel (note: make rain barrel)
    9. build new composting “facility”
    10. Get married

    Summer is like, 10 months, right? (Hahahaha!)

    • Scoops April 23, 2015

      Nice List! I wanna know more about your genius flip up table!

      • meg April 24, 2015

        The basic idea is here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/369435975659539514/ . I’m going to have to modify for the porch. It will fit right in an awkward space about 2.5 ft wide behind the screened back door on the side of the porch that is open to the outside and flip up when needed but flip down when not being used. Hopefully this feature will keep things feeling open, will weather better than something that would have snow sitting on top of it for 8 months out of the year, and provide ample space for laying out food or, for my fiance who is a writer, laying out a laptop and notebook. Also, no need to purchase and store a card table or something similar!

  • Amy G. April 22, 2015

    Yes, Totally get it! Of course, work has kicked it up 10 notches in the past few weeks, just as the weather has started to be lovely (I’m also in Minneapolis :) ) and then on Sunday I was floored with mysterious illness that has me trying to convince myself that binge watching shows I was interested in starting is “productive.” Ugh. My main to-do list is planing flowers to fill in my front garden, planting seeds in my planter, planting a new tree, and continuing on the very slow moving project of stripping paint from my porch and repainting it (started last summer, only got a 1/3 of the way through!)

    • Scoops April 23, 2015

      Oh man, your to-do list sounds so fun! Plan that stuff while you are being sick, and feel better! Also, I hear you on that forever paint project, for me it is staining the fence – AHH!

  • michele April 22, 2015

    how on earth are your bleeding hearts that big already?! mine are only, like, just popping up. 30 minutes south should be *farther* along than you, shouldn’t it??

    • Scoops April 23, 2015

      Oh god! Michele, I have the worlds biggest bleeding heart just by accident, so don’t worry. It came as the smallest little division of my moms plant and immediately turned into that – it grows 3 feet tall (and wide) every year, it’s amazing. The original plant must be so old or something, I have no idea. It’s very happy in this spot though, my other bleeding hearts are not this big, so don’t feel bad.

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