Everyone is running, riding bikes, and enjoying the nice weather! The good news is that it's only going to get better. The months ahead will bring pool time, barbecues, and more hours spent outside than any other time of the year. Why not add a few things to your life that will help make your summer even better!
These projects aren't too difficult or expensive, and usually don't take too much time. One day or less should do it.
1. Firepit Surround- make your evenings even more fun with s'mores and great conversation around a natural heater. This can even last into fall and keep you warm when nights get cooler. It doesn't take up a lot of room, and it's up to you where you want to put it! Lowe's has great instructions to make this. Click here to get them.
2. Tire Swing- If you have kids, they will thank you for this one, and stay out of your hair for some time! If you don't this can be fun for all ages, as long as you have a strong enough tree branch!!! Forget the normal boring chair, swinging can be relaxing, so give this a try! This doesn't take too much effort or supplies. The directions are here.
3. Outdoor Bed / Sofa - You can relax outside this summer with an easy tutorial to create a nice place to take a break after mowing the lawn, running, or playing with the kids! Curl up with a good book, or meditate. Sounds amazing! All you'll need to make this a reality is 12 cinderblocks, 4 pieces of lumber, concrete adhesive and cushions. If you're on a budget you can probably save $ by making your own cushion. Go to the craft store for some fabric, stuffing and weather proofing product for fabric and there you go! Here's the directions.
4. Herb Garden Ideas - My favorite out of these is the flower boxes on the stair risers. So easy to do, and a nice way to plant! Here's the picture of it. There are other options if this one doesn't fit with your home outside. It's such a great resource to have herbs fresh in your backyard! Here's the other ideas.
Whatever you decide to do this summer, have fun with it!
Jessica Walsh is a graduate of Penn State University with a minor in English. While in college she contributed to the literary journal, newspaper and yearbook. She was a journalist for Voices and BCTV.org. She continues to write her own blog as well as stories and articles.
Blog writer Jessica Walsh is a graduate of Penn State University with a minor in English. While in college she contributed to the literary journal, newspaper and yearbook. She was a journalist for Voices and BCTV.org. She continues to write her own blog as well as stories and articles.