Who: Stephanie D.
Where: Portland, OR
Before remodeling our yard, it was a pretty depressing place to be—muddy, weed-filled, and colorless. After spending years working on the inside of our house, my husband and I decided it was time to give the exterior some attention. Our daughters (then 8 and 4) wanted us to build them a playhouse (plans for which later evolved into a much larger "play" house where they could put on plays).