I've just had to let it go and be OK with not getting the flowerbeds perfect this year (although I mixed up a weed killer composed of a gallon of apple cider vinegar, 1/2 a cup of salt, and a teaspoon of Dawn dish soap, and wouldn't you know it actually kills weeds and stray grass just as dead as Round-Up does. I've been spraying it everywhere, just for kicks).
There was one outdoor project we were committed to completing this year: making the wasteland right out our back door more user friendly. We use the area quite a bit this time of year, but since nothing grows in this spot it's been a challenging place to work with and a bit of an eyesore.
So David whipped out his power tools and we turned our wasteland into a very useful playground.
David built most of it himself with Daphne acting as a helpful contributor.
|it's important to guard your cheeks from loud noises|
I helped by finding free wood on Craigslist. It's amazing the things people are giving away on there; it's a dream come true for the frugal minded. I was also helpful by rescuing a cabinet door from our old bathroom and turning it into a chalkboard. Chalkboard paint and I are Best Friends. We are beyond tight.
Anything that is a pretty color in the house was also contributed by me and some spray paint, my other BFF.
|she's got boys up there already. oh dear|