After not having a backyard for the kids to play in for an entire year, we're totally taking advantage when we move into our new house in five weeks, and we're going to be outside every single day. One of my favorite things to do with the kids last summer was put them in the kiddie pool and all their favorite toys and just let them play for hours on end.
We have a lot of fun, inexpensive, and easy DIY projects planned for the inside of the house, but we really want to take the time to get settled through the rest of the summer, and really just enjoy the backyard space first before we do anything else to the house. We've never really had patio furniture, or a hammock stand for the hammock that we've owned for nine years and have never used, so we're really looking forward to making this outdoor space our own.
Patio Furniture Set: I love the brown color of this set, and the more modern vibe that it gives off. I also really love that it isn't too expensive, with the entire set coming in at under $400. We won't be making any major purchases before we move into our home, but this will be one of the first things we get!
Buffalo Plaid Outdoor Rug: We have a large paved patio under our pergola out the back door, and a rug will make the space feel a bit more cozy. I'm a sucker for all things buffalo plaid, and this blue color screams summer!
Fire Pit: This has been a major house goal in the last two houses we've owned, and we never made it happen. We might not get to it this summer, but I love this one from Home Depot. It's pretty inexpensive, and you can hook up a propane tank to it, so you don't have to worry about having woon on hand!
Hammock Stand: My friend bought Derek and I a hammock from Guatamala nine years ago when we got married, and we've still never used it. I'm getting Derek this stand for Father's Day this year, and for the first time in nine years, we will hammock.
Kiddie Pool: This is basically the cheapest fun you can buy for your kids all summer, and this will be a top priority once we're moved in. I actually prefer the hard plastic ones from Walmart, but have lined to an inexpensive inflatable one form Target if you're in the market!
Water Blob: I've wanted to try one of these giant water blobs with the kids for ages and think they look so fun! This one you fill all the way with water and it doubles as a slip n slide, but also sprays water too. I can just imagine Kinsley screaming with joy for hours on this thing. Sorry in advance neighbors.
Hose: Not the most impressive home purchase, but super necessary for the yard (for toys and otherwise). Word of advice, don't buy the cheapest hose they sell. Derek and I have been burned by many cheap hoses in the past... this is one of the few things in life we splurge on!