The Blessed Life

The Blessed Life

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Oh yeah, I have a blog!

So, I've been slacking in the blogging department lately.  I blame it on doing school with Isabelle.  We do our school day during the time Lawson is taking his nap which was when I normally did my blogging!!  

I decided that I would share pics of our new picnic table that Jason built in order to get back into the swing of things.  Luckily, I have about 10 more posts in my brain that I am ready to write, so hopefully I will get back to some sort of regular schedule.

After Jason built our deck last year we were blessed with some patio furniture from one of Jason's clients.  And while we were very thankful for free furniture, it wasn't super functional for us or the kids.  The chairs sat too low for the girls to sit and eat at the table and reclined too far for adults to eat!  So while they were great for just chillin' in the backyard, they didn't serve any purpose other than that and the table was basically useless.

Fast forward to me finding the wonderful world of  This is the same place we found the plan for the beds we made for Isabelle and Molly.  I love this site and her plans are great and so when I saw this picnic table I knew it was perfect for us.

We sold the other furniture and bought materials for this beauty.  Here is the link for the plan

first lunch at the new table

Jason did all the work, of course, but I did help paint.  And since I had to watch the kids and keep them from running out to the garage while he was working, I figure WE did make the table.  Haha.  It is so nice and the girls love to have their lunch outside.  It would figure that right after we finished it we had a bit of weather that prevented us from doing much eating outside!  Now that it is nice again, we plan to spend more time at our new table.  

If you need a picnic table and are handy with tools, this table might be a good fit for you.  Cost wise it was about the same as buying a new picnic table and painting it yourself, but quality wise it is much, much nicer.

Thanks to my wonderful hubby for putting up with me finding him new projects to build all the time!!


  1. it looks great and i am sure you all will enjoy it for a long time. love you daughter

  2. I love that color!! How fun :) We bought a kit at Lowes to put together - but we did the boring red stain.