‘Honey Do’ List…Complete?

I know I say this all the time…My husband is totally AWESOME!

Well, the truth is, I kinda really think he is!

This past weekend he went above and beyond. He finished his never-ending ‘Honey Do’ list!

We have been working in the backyard for the past couple of weekends, and I am proud to say it is almost complete.

We added some lattice to the playhouse/fort/clubhouse, which surprisingly looks like a stage. How cool is that? I need to add some curtains, lights, and a few more touches and it will be perfect!

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He is so not a carpenter. He does an amazing job pretending though!

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The old kitchen sink became the beginnings of a small mud kitchen for the girls. Some pots and pans should make for lots of fun memories. Sounds like it’s time to hit up the flea market. 😉

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Some tricycle fun for the baby!

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He also turned this old changing table into an outside gardening table for me.

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I can not wait to use this thing!

He did a few things in the house too.

See, I told you…He is AWESOME!

I have to say, I am lost! I have no projects for him right now, it is very weird for me!

I think I will let him rest, for now anyways!

Beach or Backyard Redo?

This past weekend I was given the option to spend Saturday at the beach or to work on the backyard.

My first thought, why these two things?

I want to do both!

Even though it hurt my heart to turn down a day at the beach, I picked the backyard. I mean, I have been trying to get the mechanic to do something in the backyard FOREVER!! If I ever had a chance of getting it started, it was definitely now.

It is a GREAT backyard! The trees give an awesome forest feel, makes me go back to being a kid.

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And it is one of the reasons I LOVE this house so much! The soon to be extended patio will go here. The sink in the corner there is from the kitchen and being saved for a mud kitchen for the girls.

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With the help of all the kids and the whole day Saturday, it looks amazing!

We packed a pallet of flag stone, piece by piece, to the back. Because the mechanic is so awesome, he found all of this for almost nothing!

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The 11-year-old, helped me piece together a patio. Not an easy task!

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We are by no means expert patio builders or landscapers, we kind of just winged it and did it your own way.

The mechanic put down some paver sand.

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These three just chilled out and watched in the shade. It was so hot!

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While I spread the sand, the boys started building the tree house/fort/clubhouse.

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Nothing fancy, just nice and simple in the shade.

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The baby finally got her swing put up. She LOVED it! And yes, we did sunscreen and bug screen the littles.

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The mechanic always says he is not a carpenter. I say it is so not true, he always does an amazing job with all the projects I give him. And this tree house/fort/clubhouse is perfect! We have to add some things…lights, curtains, plant some flowers, and a few decorations before it is totally complete.

It still works for a picnic lunch though!

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We didn’t totally finish, still need to plant a few things, trim some trees, build a mud kitchen, and add some furniture. But, for now I am happy!

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Yes, those are my beach chairs! They fit perfectly back there, right in the sun.

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