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Part 1: Sprucing Up Our Outdoor Living Space With “Guess Who”?

Part 1: Sprucing Up Our Outdoor Living Space With Guess Who? Sophistishe.com

Earlier in April, we committed to starting a garden. As overwhelming as researching and preparing for a few DIY gardening projects has been, I’m so excited to get my hands dirty! In addition to starting a garden, we have decided to spruce up our backyard as well, because, well, it needs it…

Part 1: Sprucing Up Our Outdoor Living Space With Guess Who? Sophistishe.com

Part 1: Sprucing Up Our Outdoor Living Space With Guess Who? Sophistishe.com

As you can see, we’re working with limited space. We can’t have anything out in the grass or else it becomes a problem for the mowing service (they use ride on mowers). But, we can make it work. I’ve built three wishlists based on a budget with 5 categories in mind; Garden Essentials, DIY Garden Projects, Outdoor Cooking, Outdoor Serenity, and Outdoor Play. I can be terribly indecisive when working with a budget, so yes, it took three wishlists to narrow down my selection. I’ve hit up a few stores for the items that I could find and I ordered the remaining. I will be shopping for flowers and plants once everything starts coming together. I don’t want to accidentally crowd the space! So lets stroll through the wishlist for our outdoor living space, shall we? I get a little detailed, but it’s important to note for when I reveal how much was spent in my next post!

Part 1: Sprucing Up Our Outdoor Living Space With Guess Who? Sophistishe.com

Garden Essentials

Heirloom Vegetable Seeds, Fruit/Nut Trees
Germination Station
Garden Gloves, Trowel, and Tree Pruner
Garden Storage Bench
Eco-friendly Garden Hose
Soil, Compost, and Mulch

Part 1: Sprucing Up Our Outdoor Living Space With Guess Who? Sophistishe.com

DIY Garden Projects

18 Gallon Storage Tubs, Food Containers, Pantyhose
Chicken Wire, U Posts, Snip Pliers
PVC Pipes (may replace)
Drill/Driver Kit, Hand Saw
Composting Worms
Hose Bibb, Downspout Filter

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Outdoor Cooking

Gas Grill w/Cover, Gas Cylinder, and Propane
Grill and Shish Kabob Baskets, Grill Brush
Dinnerware Set

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Outdoor Serenity

Patio Swing
Seat Cushions
Butterfly Solar Lights
Floor Coco Planters
Window Mount Bird Feeder and Bird Seed
Flowers & Plants

Part 1: Sprucing Up Our Outdoor Living Space With Guess Who? Sophistishe.com

Outdoor Play

Little Tikes Grill
Step2 Easel For Two (will be stored inside or in shed)
Sand and Water Toys
Water Guns

What are you doing in your outdoor space? What are some things you are doing or hoping to do to spruce things up a bit? Oh, and while I have you, take a wild guess where we purchased most of our supplies!

More from this series:


Part 2
Part 3
Flickr Photo Set

I have been compensated for this unique shopping experience. Opinions are my own, of course!
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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.
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