Here you can see the view of our neighbors house out the left window:
My plan of action was to move the planters I had on the windowsill in the kitchen to these windows in the living room. I bought new planters at Ikea for the kitchen that I hope to plant herbs. The sad thing is I also had to buy a few more succulents to replace the ones that had either died or were on their last leg. Yes, my watering leaves something to be desired as I cannot even keep succulents alive! And I work with plants for my job, but at work watering is in my schedule so those plants I remember to water :o)
Anyway back to the project at hand. Here is the right window with the new planter of succulents:
As you can see it adds a bit more privacy, but mostly it adds a bit of greenery to the room. You can also see the little sun-activated mobile prism Brian received from his grandparents that he enjoyed as a kid. Emma loves to watch the rainbows float across the room and it also is quite entertaining for Bailey the cat!
Here's the left window:
And a closer shot with a figurine we received when we were married, just for a more artsy angle: