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Build a covered kiddie parking garage to keep those kid cars organized protected from the weather! DIY directions via

planning ahead for school lunches Awesome idea and will save me tons and tons of time

Top 10 Ways To Create A Beautiful Apartment Garden | Recycled Vintage Decor for a Peaceful Patio |

Well isn't this a duh moment :D Outdoor table (with storage!) made from terracotta pot and saucer.

Cinnamon in the Sandbox - It keeps the bugs away! I knew cinnamon repelled ants... but I never thought of this! Brilliant!

How to bring home the sand toys without bringing the entire beach home with you :) |

How to Make a Leak Proof Water Blob (without tape!) - such great fun for kids

Succulents thrive on neglect. They love to bask in the sun, and they won't dry out, because their fleshy leaves have a built-in water supply. Kidkraft Backyard Sandbox: Toys & Games

patio cooler stand, sooo awesome. Everyone has a cooler layin around

Fun and easy play area especially for the south and the heat! Little skin will thank you! Plus you can keep them outside longer!

tip i found: Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. I use baking soda in a 6" wide area around all of the edges of my flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into my beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. I usually have to do this twice a year - spring and fall.

2 c vinegar, 1T liquid soap, 1Tsalt....will kill anything! DO NOT USE ROUNDUP.

Plant lemon seeds. Lemon leaves smell so good.