I originally planned this post as a DIY. Armed with a shower curtain, twine, 4 wooden polls and some safety pins, I was convinced I could craft a pretty cool outdoor play space for the kids. As it turns out, making a canopy is hard – especially in a treeless, perpetually windy backyard. My husband tried to rescue my project with a drill and stakes for reinforcement, but in the end, our canopy was droopy and not as nice to look at as I’d hoped.
Once Jason and Jenna took over the space, however, it somehow seemed perfect. Perfect for lounging, eating, and best of all, laughing. We have a couple of ideas for improving our canopy design and, if we land on a winner, I’ll be sure to share. In the meantime, here’s a reminder that summer is definitely not about making everything perfect: