Larry and I were blessed to receive two very generous gift cards to Home Depot over the holidays, so we've been doing things around the house to spruce things up. The gift card from Mom and Dad was meant to go towards a new ceiling fan in our bedroom, which we needed as ours was old and white and barely fanned anything.
We also pulled up the rotted wood around our patio enclosure and replaced it with decorative thingies. I wish I had a before picture, because it's amazing how much nicer our backyard looks now. Also, we should never have to replace these and we will eventually plant some flowers or a hedge there.
And . . . this is our holiday present to ourselves. We have people over quite often and we've needed a new grill for a couple years as ours was a hand-me-down and the bottom was almost burnt through. We researched and stared at this one for a few weeks before Larry finally went to the grill store and bought the bullet. I think we are both in love.