One of the small tasks that I had been dying to taken on was to fix up an area for our play house. Bryar has never been a fan of going into it because even though he is all boy, he HATES bugs. Grass seems to cause all sorts of little creatures to gather in these homes.
My first task was to spray weed killer then wait a few weeks to make sure everything was dead. Then I spread newspaper out before placing mulch on top (Note to self: Make sure the newspaper does not include a very important article about your Husband's awesome fight and arrest at work. Yep.. Wife fail.) Using the newspaper will help eliminate any weeds fom growing to quickly through the mulch.
Next we went down on the farm and gathered rocks. The kids really enjoyed being big rock collectors.
I placed the rocks that we found as the outline if the mulch. Which was budget friendly as well as cute!
I then planted some left over annuals infront of the house to just make it a little more, "cute." I'm sure all of my little girlies that I watch throughout the week will enjoy them - or stomp them by accident ;)
My Mom gave me two flowers for Mother's Day and I planted them in a bucket that was left over from a birthday party a few years back. I purchased a pinwheel for Bryar to play with and once he was finished I planted it in the ground as well. I also remembered that I had a set of numbers that had been lying in my file box for years and thought they would be cute as "house numbers."
Altogether I spent around $5 for the mulch. Everything else we already had at our home or was given to us. It is so much more cute and now the littles can play without the itchy grass tickling their feet. Hopefully they will enjoy this new little addition as much as I have making it!