Dan the Man and I were having a couple of great friends over for dinner, and because the weather was so nice, I decided we should eat outside. We weren’t planning to have a fancy formal table on the patio, but I wanted to dress it up a little.
First, a trip to Hobby Lobby. I bought blue patterned scrapbook paper and bandanas. The paper served as placemats, and the bandanas were our napkins.
For just about $5, I had an easy table setting perfect for the patio.
Cheap and easy!
Five years ago, Dan the Man and I had a swimming pool installed in the then-barren backyard. Yes, our unstated intention was to entice the grandkids over to Grandma’s and Grandpa’s, but we’ve probably enjoyed it more than they have. Because of the expense of the pool, though, we were unprepared for the costs of landscaping. So I randomly installed pass-along plants and made good use of cheap seeds. It looked nice, but it still needed more structure and less haphazard-ness. So I went on a quest to learn about garden design.
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