Sunday, April 22, 2012

Desperate Landscapes: Look! We're on the cable guide! (UPDATED)

Yep, that's us! We're the couple with a love for Key COOL is that?!?

Back in January, I told you all about our front yard makeover, courtesy of the Do-It-Yourself Network.

I promised  I would let you know when the episode would air, so here it is: this Wednesday, April 25th at 9:00 pm on the DIY channel. I have to admit that I'm a tad hesitant to make this announcement, seeing as I am sorta worried that I will look like a total and complete dork on TV. My friends can attest to the fact that I usually am quite bubbly and energetic and outspoken when I don't have cameras on me. Now give me a $30,000 yard make-over, bring over some cameras, hook me up to a microphone pack a la reality show style, and I'm gonna ham it up.

It seemed like a really good idea at the time.

Now, I'm a little worried.

So, if you watch the show and totally love us, then it was an accurate portrayal of who we are as people in "real life."
If you watch the show and think we're (especially me) obnoxious, over-the-top dorks, then they totally did not depict us accurately.

P.S. I got "official approval" from the producer that I could post some teaser shots of the befores and afters:

The dreaded wall...which always posed the question amongst the neighbors: "WTF is that there for, anyways??" Sorry, all, it was there when we bought the joint!

The driveway was our first big attempt to fix it took up pretty much every penny we had saved for a trip last summer, and then some. Unfortunately, once the driveway was done, we had some "safety issues." See pic below for what the boys referred to as "the mountain biking area" or as I called it "The bungee spot." You have no idea how many times I tried to get into my car in my stilettos and walked too near the edge of the driveway and almost broke an ankle.

And then there was the view out of our living room window...which was pretty much the same as the one out of our bedroom. Inspiring, huh?

Sweet, huh? I used to put disclaimers on our party invitations to "withhold judgment" of our home until they came in and saw the inside and the backyard!

No more disclaimers needed now...!
And now...a living room (and bedroom) with a view!
Thanks again to all of our friends and family who took a day out of their lives and jobs to dig in our front yards, carry heavy stuff, and paint our house! And thanks to the producer and DIY for selecting us!


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