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This girl. She’s always loved motion. Dancing. Running. But most of all, swinging.
When I chose to build this house on this land, I first fell in love with the oak tree in the backyard. It’s at least 350 years old and it is absolutely gorgeous. It is my favorite thing about this house. Now that it has dropped below 100 degrees and we had a night cold enough to take care of most of the nasty mosquitoes, I fulfilled one of caroline’s dreams: a tree swing. I first mentioned it over the summer and promised her that as soon as it got cold, I’d make it happen. She held me to my word–stepping outside and declaring, “It’s cowd! We can build a fwing!!” :)
& I may, or may not have put it on this very branch so it faces the perfect direction for pictures in the evening light. & in case you are wondering, I pulled the wood out of the scrap bin at lowe’s (free) and bought the rope for about $12. I am actually going to revise this swing so it’s a little more stable (four holes instead of two through the board) but I learned how to build it from YouTube. Lowe’s has an awesome video about tying safe knots.
What can’t you learn how to do on YouTube?
& Project 52 is off to a very collaborative start! If you’d like to join in–it’s not too late. Here’s everything you need to know about
& those of you who are linking up (please let me know if you need to be edited/added!):
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