Back Yard Adventures Cedar Play Set

Back Yard Adventures Cedar Play Set

Hey friends! I always like to have total transparency! This blog post includes an affiliate link and we collaborated with a local company, Backyard Adventures on a Adventure Outlook 1 Cedar Play Set. My opinions are always my own and I would never share anything with y’all that I don’t truly love. Thank you for your support friends!

Do your kids prefer to be watching tv or playing on a tablet? Give your kids a reason to play outside with a new cedar play set from  Backyard Adventures !!!

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If you give your kids a reason to be outside, chances are they will gradually change their minds! One of the best ways to do so is to build a quality play set in your backyard. Where quality is concerned, we wanted to go with a wooden play set, since they last longer than their metal or plastic counterpart.

We chose the  Adventure Outlook 1  for our family for several reasons. We loved that it was under $2k, plus it had all the amenities that we were looking for in a play set, like the fort structure, that has a 5 foot high deck with over 20 square foot of play space!

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There is also an option to add a wood roof, 3 position 8 foot swing beam, 2-belt swings, trapeze bar, 5 foot rock wall, picnic table and wave slide! We also added a steering wheel and a binoculars.

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The options are endless, as you can custom design your own play set! All play sets include a 10-year warranty on all wood, metal and hardware components. The Treehouse/Peak series are a lifetime warranty. All slides and swings are a 5 year warranty.

Seriously, you can’t beat that! Jeff Beabout and his team are extremely diligent in the whole process from start to finish. They want to make sure you are getting the right play set for your family’s needs and they will even send out their team to assemble the play set! At one year, they call you to schedule maintenance of your play set and will tighten any bolts, replace any if needed, pressure wash, sand and stain the wood. Hands down, this has been one of the best companies we have ever worked with and are so blessed to be apart of the Backyard Adventures family!

We have had our play set for a few weeks now and not a day goes by that our youngest two daughters have not asked to play on it! That is even in the freezing cold and the rain! I think this makes the most perfect Christmas gift! Plus, the picnic table is the perfect spot for a “real” sweet tea party! Our Elf, “Snowflake” even came for tea too!

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Give Jeff a call today to talk with him about a new play set for your family, at (205) 229-0592 or head see a few play sets onsite at 3165 Cahaba Valley Road in Indian Springs, AL or 7635 Highway 72 West in Madison, AL.

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If you mention Sweet_Southern_Grace to Backyard Adventures, they will give you $100 off your play set!!!

Love-Shae

May Thrift Store Challenge

May Thrift Store Challenge

Teaming up with a few of my favorite friends for our monthly Thrift Store Challenge! The rules are to find an item thrifted and show how you can use it in our home! This month I fell in love with a couple of matching vintage pillow cases from an estate sale and you will never guess what I paid for them?! I paid a grand ole .25 cents each! I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them! When my oldest two daughters were little, pillow case dresses were popular. I had made both of them a vintage pillow case dress and I wanted to do the same for my youngest two.

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I headed to my local Wal-Mart and picked up a roll of 3/8 inch offray satin pink ribbon . It was only $1.99 for one roll.

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The first thing you want to do is measure the child you are making the dress for and your going to measure from the top of the shoulder to where you want the hem to be. In this case, I want the end of the hem to be at the end of the knee. It is a little longer than I want it to be, but I know I will be able to get two years of wear from this dress. After the dress is to short, it can then become a tunic to wear with leggings! You can actually get about 3 years wear from this dress! After you get that measurement, you will add 7/8th’s of an inch to that. My measurement at the top of the knee was 25.5 and 7/8th’s, so mine will be approximately 26 and a 1/4 inch.

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Take your measurement and begin at the opening of the pillow case and measure at the opening of the pillow case, mine is 26 and 1/4, cut at that measurement. The next step is to fold your pillow case in half, vertically. You will be cutting arm holes in the pillow case. By folding it in half, you will be creating two identical arm holes.

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The shape of the arm holes should be like a letter J. For an older child, I measured out 2 inches wide by 4 inches deep. I marked the measurements with chalk. Go ahead and cut between those lines and remember your pillow case is folded in half, vertical. Once you cut, you will have two arm holes that are exactly the same.

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Open up your pillow case dress and fold over the edge on the arm holes and pin. Sew down the edge. Once you have sewn down the edge, turn down for a second time, pin and sew again.

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The next step is to open your pillow case and lay it out flat. Sew 1/4 inch at the top of the dress. Fold down and measure 5/8th’s of an inch, pin and sew. This will be your casing for your ribbon ties.

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The last step is to grab your ribbon and heat seal the end. Add a safety pin to the end of the ribbon and thread through the casing until you reach the other end.

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Make sure to heat seal or you can use ribbon fray check for the ends of your ribbon so that they don’t fray. I also tie very small knots at the end of my ribbons. You have officially made a pillow case dress! Easy, right! You could even add a monogram or an applique! Check out my my highlights section on IG for a full video tutorial, under “pillow case dress” .

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Such a simple, budget friendly way to make a beautiful keepsake for under $3.00 for both dresses! Please check out my friends to see what they have found for our May  Thrift Store Challenge. I am sure you will enjoy their finds as well!

From our family to yours, Happy Memorial Day!

Love, Shae

Tara, Stilettos and Shiplap

 

Shae, Sweet Southern Grace

 

Dori, This Full Life 5

 

Victoria, The Home Envy

 

Jodi, The House House Blog

 

Lindsay, Farmhouse Eclectic

 

Teresa, Through A Vintage Door