Backyard Camping

It’s been a crazy August in our house. I’ve been wanting to start the baby room, but right now it’s still a storage space. We have to water proof the basement first so our things don’t get ruined. It’s been feeling a bit cluttered, but not cluttered enough to cancel our backyard camping with my nieces and nephew!

 InstagramCapture_78fc8b8d-5c21-42b8-a1bb-45b559247f34_jpgFire Pit Time!

Matt finished the rock wall around out fire pit,

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and it’s the perfect space for marshmallow roasting

Marshmallow Roasting

and making s’mores.

S'more!

Matt helped them pitch a tent, which was a fun play space.

Tent Time

Everyone decided to actually sleep in the living room instead of the tent because of some drizzling rain, but we made sure we’ll have another camping day when the weather is better!

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The next weekend we finally made Angelina’s Titanic shadow box. She knows everything there is to know about the ship, and the shadow box includes commemorative coins, pictures of the actual ship, Rose’s hair clip and necklace, and even a piece of coal from the actual ship!

Titanic Box

The kids are all on vacation this week with my parents, but should be back this weekend. I miss them! I’ll need to post my beach wreath and fairy garden soon. Happy end of summer!

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Gardening Wreath

I’ve been behind posting my wreaths, but here is my gardening wreath I made to hang before and after my flag wreath.

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So cute! The base of the wreath is a 10ft. leader hose in a wire wreath. You also need twine, gardening gloves, flowers of your choice, and a toy gardening kit.

Use twine to tie the hose in a circle.

Then tie the hose into the concave part of the wire wreath.  You can add a dab of hot glue for reinforcement. You can also cover the twine with the flowers and gardening tools.

tie to wire wreath

 

The flowers I chose pop right off their stems.

pop flowers off stems

 

Just hot glue them onto the hose.

 

The base of the flowers fit nicely in the hose crease.

 

flowers!

For the opposite side, I used the gloves and the toy kit. The handles are bulky and hard to attach, so I unscrewed the heads off the shovel and hoe.

detach heads from handles

I screwed just the heads together and used glue because I didn’t have a small enough washer.

use glue as a washer

Tie the toy tools to the hose.

tie down tool heads 

Glue the gloves down to cover that the handles were removed.

glue down gloves

The toy kit I bought had flower markers, so I used white nail polish to write in some flowers before I glue them in.

sprinkle in flower tabs

Finished! And adorable! Happy gardening!

Gardening Wreath

 

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