Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Blue & Met Monday!

It's time for me to celebrate!
Two Met Monday
projects were completed!

Actually, this was Gramma's Birthday Cake.
Have you ever had a cake from
Sam's Club? They are very good.
(I chose this cake 'cuz the frosting was Blue.)

This driveway has seen a better day.
It was patched and sealed,
and re-patched
and re-sealed.
I've never had an asphalt driveway before,
we've always had concrete in the past.

It was time for it to go.

In a matter of two days,
the crew removed the old driveway,
set up the forms and rebar,
poured and prepared the driveway.
I'm excited! It really looks so fresh and new!
Now we just need a little rain
for the lawn to fill back in.
(I may have to breakdown and buy some sod.)

While the garage was free,
it gave me ample room
to refinish the bench from the front porch.
I was so pleased with the bench
from the patio, that I decided to stain
this one with the same Sage stain.

Let's go check out all of the other
ideas today!



Sue said...

Robyn, Your bench looks so good in that sage green color. Pray for some rain to help your lawn. Did you add some seed to help it fill in? Weather here is cool now, was 69 today and for OH in July that is really weird. Feels good, tho, like fall- my fav time of year. Hope your driveway stays clean and free of oil spots.
:-) sue

Gee said...

Love that birthday cake. You must be very happy to have a new driveway. Happy blue monday.

_at said...

The new driveway looks great. I absolutely love the sage stained bench!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I hit a wrong button on my comment, Robyn. No telling what happened. Anyway, if it comes up anon. it is Pat!

SmilingSally said...

I have just loaded your link. I hope Gramma had a good birthday. Happy Blue Monday.

marty39 said...

The driveway looks fabulous. I do like a concrete driveway better than asphalt too. The sage green stain on the bench is just gorgeous. Love it, so pretty. Hugs, Marty

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Good Morning, Robyn! I'm excited for you getting your new driveway. Yea! And yes, I've had birthday cakes from Sam's, and that one is cute with its balloons! Glad your grandmother had a happy birthday. Wishing you a Happy Blue Monday...


Sheila :-)

Mary said...

I love the touches of blue you have shown us. You did a wonderful job on the bench and it looks perfect in that spot. Have a wonderful day and enjoy that new driveway.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I have heard that the Sam's club cakes are very good. I bet you are loving the new driveway. The bench looks great on your porch. Come on by my blog. I am having a blue giveaway.

xinex said...

Great transformation on the driveway, Robyn! The cake looks yummy! Happy birthday to granmma!...Christine

Barnyard Country Gifts said...

The birthday cake looks great. And a nice job they did on the driveway.
Have a nice blue monday, Annemieke

salmagundi said...

I bet you will enjoy your new driveway. And that color on the bench is wonderful with your brick. Now, the cake is another thing - I have an aversion to blue frosting. I don't know why because I know it tastes the same as other frosting - just can't eat it!! Have a great week. Sally

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Robyn!
What a beautiful post. Love the driveway. It looks so finished with the rest of the beautiful home. The bench is breathtaking. I love the sage stain it is so calming and outdoor(ish), and looks like a place you would want to sit for awhile. Thank you so much for sharing. Please stop by and read my manic Monday. It will make you smile. Country Hugs, Sherry

Terry said...

Howdy Robyn
Happy Blue Monday and all the rest :)
Happy birthday Gramma !
The cake looks really delicious .
How thrilling to get your driveway redone .Congratulations .
The bench turned out wonderful.
Thank you for sharing the sweet photos.
May you have just the right amount of rain to get the yard taken care of .
Blessings of joy to you and yours.
Happy Trails

Coloradolady said...

That cake looks just, I want some of my own....Have a great Blue Monday.

Cindy said...

Hi Robyn,
Your bench looks so good! I love the color and isn't it nice to get a new and fresh driveway! Cindy

susan said...

Congrats on your new driveway. I bet it will be much cooler also! Your bench is so pretty--I love the green!

Gwen said...

Loving the new driveway. I will bet that it brightens up the curb appeal big time!

Knitty said...

I prefer concrete to blacktop too. Your bench looks great.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Nice driveway! That cake looks good too! Happy Blue Monday!

Shirl said...

Hello, Happy Blue Monday! Beautiful blue post, thank you for sharing! Have a great week.
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Becky K. said...

What a pretty green bench!

Have a happy day!

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Justine said...

Ooh Robyn, the bench came out great and I love the look of the new driveway! Is that stamped concrete?

Justine :o )

Rue said...

Hi Robyn :)

Wow! You've been busy!! Happy Birthday to grandma!

The driveway looks great and the bench is really cute :)

Say hi to Jacob for me :)


Blondie's Journal said...

The driveway looks very classy now! And what a BIG driveway, too!!

Your bench looks fabulous!! I love the striped pillows on it. Did you make them?

Happy Met Monday!!


bj said...

I love your new driveway. Our's is so old and worn soon as we can get the bucks together, we will have a new one.
I am lovin' that sage bench, of my favorite colors..

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Love the birthday cake.. your bench is wonderful in the sage nice to get a new driveway.. most of ours is I long for concrete.
I'm so happy to be able to finally comment on your blog..for the longest time the whole blog wouldn't load for me.. I felt bad knowing you had been by and I couldn't return the visit.. well.. girl.. here I and quite glad to be here.. Yes, my Bailey is getting so big.. I'm thankful he still loves to give his Grandma hope all is well your way.. hugs ~lynne~

Tootsie said...

good for you getting your drive way all done up!!! I love the bench color you chose!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Love, love, love the color of that bench. Your driveway looks great! laurie

niartist said...

Oh Robyn! We need to do this to our driveway so badly! It's asphault, and just a mess. Pitting and cracking, and urgh - UGLY! I'm gonna show this to Scott and tell him, SEE! LOL! :) Thanks for sharing, and I got a Sony a200 DSLR camera with a 18-70mm zoom lense. I wish that I were in better spirits and felt like playing around with it - but I don't. I'll let you know more about it as I get more familiar!

Kelli said...

I'm stopping over from Vivienne's. Your blog is cute. I hate our asphalt driveway too and would love to replace it with concrete one day. Yours looks nice!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Good Morning Robyn!

Hasn't this been the perfect summer? I find it hard to make time to blog...I think about you all the time and try to drop by to catch up on you, jacob and miles!

Your bench and new driveway are awesome!

Have a wonderful day!
Kathi :)

niartist said...

Oh Robyn!!! I'm so excited! You can help me figure my camera out! LOL! I'm such a techno dufus!