We have two more weeks of summer left before the kids go back to school. Two week, jam packed with as much activity as possible. And while I am seriously sad about summer coming to an end (the end of lazy days, the end of warm. sigh), I am also happy about getting some of my time back. Granted, my kids are old enough to be left home alone. So during the summer, I can still go to the gym or get my hair cut or run errands. But I don’t spend time doing things like I do when they are in school. I don’t spend time organizing, purging, taking on (or finishing) projects. So while I am not excited for summer to come to a close, I am excited to get into project mode!
The biggest project on my (our) plate is a basement renovation. But since that is going to take a few months, I need some instant gratification around here. One of the things that we’ve been talking about all summer is how we need to spruce up our backyard. Its not very relaxing or inviting or adult friendly, for that matter.
While our yard is tiny and is home to a giant trampoline, basketball hoop, two square foot garden beds, and a golden retriever, there’s still a few things that we can do to spruce it up. For one, I have been eyeing up getting a conversation set. It invites coziness and comfiness into the backyard. Its a place we can relax with the kids, friends, or I can enjoy some me-time during the day with a good book or have some ladies over for coffee in the morning after getting the kids off to school. I love this set from Wayfair – its exactly what I have in mind. The cushions are plump, yet the style is sleek enough not to overpower our tiny backyard.
The bonus of having a yard sandwiched between two garages is that there’s something to anchor patio lights to. I envision a few strings of these strung across our yard. I mean, is there anything more relaxing than enjoying a glass of wine or a craft cocktail with your spouse or your friends while sitting under the lights at night?
And speaking of craft cocktails, how about a nice set of copper mugs to add to the ambiance. My husband and I love to enjoy a nighttime Moscow Mule under the stars after a long day. My book club ladies love them too.
I cannot wait to get working on the space – enjoying some me-time while working on it, and basking in some enjoyable me-time afterwards.
Is there anything that you have on your list to get done (or not done!) as soon as school starts and you’ve got some time back to yourself?
This post was sponsored by Wayfair. While I was compensated for writing it, all opinions are 100% my own.