Play-Set Re-Do

We have been thinking about doing projects in our backyard for a while, but with so many things that have come lately, it seems impossible to even spend money in DIY projects. I haven’t been able to finish this project, but I figure, I will show you my progress.
When we purchased this house, it had the play set in the backyard. It was so worn out, but I knew I could bring it back to life.

This is the Play-Set before:

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Here is the list of the materials I used for this project:

Patio and Landscaping Inspiration

Everyone knows that landscaping can be very expensive. Now, imagine if you had a .25 acre lot and a 1,400 sq. ft. house. It is scary, but the big backyard was actually why we fell in love with our house.

Good news! We are starting with some baby steps to fix it.  We want a rustic, country look (even in the yard) and started to hunt some reclaimed clay bricks. I found 100 years old bricks on craigslist (crazy right?) and immediately we decided to do a brick patio. We initially wanted only 300 sq. ft., but ended up with 700 sq. ft. including a little pathway on the side yard.

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We still have a long way to go, but I will keep posting updates. Hopefully in a year or two, the backyard will be done. For now, I delight my eyes with some inspiration.

Keeping Your Home Organized

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One of the hardest things to do is to keep a home organized, especially if you have children. You pay the cleaning lady to clean the house, and 10 min after she leaves, there are toys everywhere. One of the things I personally do is declutter. Donate or give away whatever you won’t use anymore. Trust me, you won’t use any of those stuff you have been saving for years. It is just stuff! I will guide you step by step to keep your house organized.