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Say HELLO to my "large" little friends! | This WONDERfilled Life

I broke my own rule…never post pictures of a project that you intend to write a tutorial for, before said tutorial is actually written and posted…but in my defense I just got so excited… Chicago Public Schools start school the day after Labor Day, so our summer is slowly coming to an end.   We bought a new projector during Amazon Prime Days and have been slowly getting our backyard ready to watch some “movies in the park”.   It’s been a process…we had to make a mount for the projector, get the screen to be the right size and figure out how to easily put everything up and down without leaving anything permanent on our beautiful “OASIS”.   (I have a post about our screen and mount coming soon!) Well all this random information culminates in us FINALLY hosting our first backyard movie night.   We wanted to be able to invite some of our closest families so P got to invite her friends and their families over to view her choice, Mary Poppins Returns, and it’s all happening next weekend

Home projects are just real life dominoes | Outdoor Chalkboard DIY | This WONDERfilled Life

If you’re just tuning into ‘this WONDERfilled life’ it's important that you know that we live in the city…like we live IN the city, the city of Chicago…so going from growing up in Alaska to living in a very extremely urban setting has been hard.   We miss our green space but we miss our privacy most (houses in general are not this close to each other where we grew up).   When we bought our home there were TWO things that we needed and considered non-negotiable…a fire place (wood burning preferred) and a garage.   Eddylow had neither... *sigh* We dealt with the no fireplace by buying an electric unit a few years after we moved in, it doesn’t have the sound or smell of a real fire but it gets the job of ambiance done fairly well.   The garage was a bigger feat. The yard was ready for a garage (meaning it didn’t have one) but the yard was encompassed by a 3 foot chain link fence…that offered no privacy and quite honestly no security.   We knew what we wanted to do but we also