2022, Pin-spired projects, yard

Updating our backyard spaces

I'm not sure who else out there has a plan for their backyard, but I know we certainly do. Recently, my backyard had some rough areas. Look at all that mud!! We had this empty flower bed, where we briefly considered installing a patio. Due to its proximity to our electrical lines, we decided to… Continue reading Updating our backyard spaces

2021, outdoor spaces, outdoors, parenting, project planning, projects, yard

Weekend Projects: The cutest little playhouse EVER!

We spent the weekend building this super cute little playhouse from a kit. Kidkraft Country Vista Playhouse $594 The directions were fantastic and they were easy to follow. We started by putting together the sides and frame. The roof was by far the hardest to put together. Once I finally figured out what I was… Continue reading Weekend Projects: The cutest little playhouse EVER!

2020, make it yourself, outdoor spaces, outdoors, Personal, projects, remodel, repurpose, Wood crafts, Woodwork, yard

Repurpose and Remodel: Restoring a Handmade Porch Swing

My grandfather was an excellent carpenter. He and his brother built me many neat things over the years but my favorite is this porch swing. It’s handmade, solid wood and heavy. In fact, it’s so heavy that in the 15 years since he built it for me, I’ve never had a place to hang it.… Continue reading Repurpose and Remodel: Restoring a Handmade Porch Swing

2020, DIY, make it yourself, outdoor spaces, outdoors, patios, project planning, projects, yard, yard clean up

Creating a fire pit patio

As most of you have probably figured out, we are in the midst of a little backyard revamp. We have been working on revamping our flower beds, tilling our garden spot, and changing out banisters and rails on our porch. Our garden is ready to go!! Flower bed clean out A few weeks ago, we… Continue reading Creating a fire pit patio

2020, DIY, floral, outdoor spaces, outdoors, projects, spring, spring cleaning, yard, yard clean up

Springtime Spruce-Up

I don’t know about you all, but I’m willing to bet you find our current self quarantine situation challenging too. We are struggling to adjust to working from home, homeschooling, and not being able to leave the house. In some ways, I am embracing it. I am an introverted homebody so I actually don’t mind… Continue reading Springtime Spruce-Up