Get Your Yard Ready For Outdoor Fun!! 7 Ideas For You!!

Before summer gets into full-swing mode, here is one more post giving you ideas for how to step your yard up a notch to provide summer fun for family and friends.

Don't you love extending your living space outside your home by making your yard as liveable as the inside of your home?   I have gathered 7 ideas to help you do exactly that!!  

  •  I love the special area to eat meals and spend time together!
  •  I love relaxing in the shade under the clear blue skies, listening to the birds with a book in my hand!
  •  I love creating places of adventures for all the children to let their imaginations soar.   I want my home and backyard to be where they want to gather!!
  •  I love being a part of the planting process and have pots around our deck filled with flowers that remind me of how beautiful this earth is with all its variety!
  • I love having several gathering areas in our yard and the addition of a fire pit makes it even more perfect!!  We love roasting hot dogs and making s'mores.  It is a guaranteed smile maker!!
  • I love having comfortable places to sit, gather, talk and laugh!!  I want comfortable gathering areas we are drawn to!!
  • I love to simplify that lawn mowing process and make it easy to mow along flower beds!!  

I hope these 7 ideas do exactly those things in your yard with DIY's that are not difficult! Read on and I hope these help set your heart on fire for gatherings with family and friends all summer long!!   

1.  Take your outdoor eating area to a new level with a canopy!!  FUN!!

 Get step-by-step instructions from  The Created Home .

Get step-by-step instructions from The Created Home.

2.  Enjoy shade instead of the blazing sun!!  What a difference shade makes!! Make a retractible awning!!

 Instructions and a video are at  Sailrite

Instructions and a video are at Sailrite

3.  What backyard wouldn't be improved by this playhouse and some adventurous kids?  

  Made With Happy  shared every step in building this.

Made With Happy shared every step in building this.

4.  The perfect potting station!!!

  Build Something  provides easy to follow instructions.

Build Something provides easy to follow instructions.

5.  A Very Doable Fire pit!!

 Get step-by-step instructions and links to kits from  A Beautiful Mess . 

Get step-by-step instructions and links to kits from A Beautiful Mess

6.  Need extra seating that fits into your budget?  Build this!!

  Homemade Modern  provides all the instructions, a video, and links for cushions.

Homemade Modern provides all the instructions, a video, and links for cushions.

7.  A perfect edge for your flower beds that makes mowing easier!! Love the flat surface of stones for the lawn mower wheel to follow!!

 Get all the information you need for this project at  Gardeen World .

Get all the information you need for this project at Gardeen World.

Our homes are the places we gather, build bonds of love, and enjoy spending time together.  I have always loved creating a home where others love to gather.  We hold those memories forever.  We loved building our deck with a gazebo and table as one of those gathering spots. I couldn't even count the parties we have had there.  We created a place to play basketball, ride roller racers and scooters, play hopscotch or four square with the help of some sidewalk chalk.  Our waterfall adds a peaceful touch!  

And these ideas have given me inspiration for the areas we still need to tackle and bring the welcoming environment we hope to create.  We hope it does the same for you with enough time to get them done and enjoy the fun of summertime!!

It is always nice to remember and smile because. . .

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In case you have plans to bring extended family all together, I searched for some free printables to help you out with that below. . .

planning a family reunion?  Here's some free printable planning pages you might be interested in!!!

 Go to the blog post  here  and the free printable pdf  here .  A huge thank you to Janna from Tip Junkie!!

Go to the blog post here and the free printable pdf here.  A huge thank you to Janna from Tip Junkie!!

In a previous post we linked you to free printables for Party Planning.  Go here to get them!! 

Happy planning for summer fun!!