Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Marvelous Mess #65 and Features!!

I've been working on making our yard more playfriendly and inspiring. Just a playset doesn't work....a sandbox is great too....but I've been looking for ways to add in some natural play. For instance, we took down a maple last fall and had this big trunk left over. So, I used it to make a "stump garden":
I buried the pieces about 6 inches into the ground to make them more stable. Kiddos love hoping from one to the other. 
Then next thing I did was borrow some hardware from the playset that wasn't needed any more and attached it to a tree:
You see, we took off all the lower dried up branches on this fir tree and made a little cleared out spot for play. We used a cheap metal garden fence (found at the dollar store), added some chimes, and I few decorations, and on the front side of the tree we placed this rock climbing hardware so that kiddos could practice climbing and get some exercise. 

More additions to come!!

So, my fave's from last weeks party are:

Light Box Magic from True Aim

And, the post that I'm going to feature on my sidebar for a week is....
Pallet Art by Tara Being Tara.
 I love pallet art.
I love pallets!! There is so much you can make out of them!!

Thanks to all of you for linking up. For those of you I featured, please feel free to grab a button:


Now, on to the party!!


  1. Hope you had a great weekend. Thanks so much for hosting!

  2. Thanks for hosting! I shared two methods for freezing greens and also food science information on soaking grains.

  3. I really like that idea to add rock climbing hardware to the tree. Thanks so much for featuring me! Hope you have a great week.

  4. Thanks for hosting! Love your blog, glad to have found it! <3 from your newest follower :) I'd be delighted if you'd follow back!

    Misty @ 413 Sparrow Lane

  5. Thanks for a great party! Have a wonderful week! :)


gimme dat comment.