Ground Cover Creeping Sedum - fast-spreading, drought tolerant and easy to keep in check. It grows in the hot, full sun or in the shade. It doesn't seem to have any special soil requirements. In June, it's covered with tiny yellow flowers.
DIY outdoor chair using pallets wood. This looks a bit more than I could tackle as a DIYer, but I am pinning just in case I decide to attempt a project like this one. (Sure would be fun to have a swing like this in the backyard!): I'm doing this someday
We love this tutorial for a Hanging Basket Garden DIY project from Rachel at A Beautiful Mess. She gets a pop of color by using hot pink rope, but we think it would be fun to spray paint the wicker baskets, as well! A great summer project.