I am very proud of our modest home, as it is big enough to give my family and my pets plenty of space but is no more than what we actually need. We all try to spend as much time outside of the house as possible, so the home improvement projects we take on are typically related to landscaping or creating usable outdoor spaces. We have tried to keep things simple, and we are very happy to have a nice and relaxing home.
My husband and I put in a fire pit a few summers ago, and we really enjoy sitting out there as a family during the cool evenings we frequently experience here. Since we are so fond of animals, I dug up a space for goldfish and put in a little waterfall and a pond. I decorated it with all kinds of rocks and plants, and we placed a little bench nearby so we could sit and relax to the sound of the running water.