Thursday, August 7, 2014

How To Hang a Hammock and My New Happy Place

Welcome to my new happy place, my backyard hammock! 

When we moved in to our house, I always thought those three trees in a row would be the perfect place to hang a hammock. This summer, we finally made it happen. We found this rope hammock at Lowe's. It was an $80 hammock, but we managed to get it for $40. Score! 

Our hammock came with the supplies to hang it, but we did need to purchase some extra chain since our trees were so far apart. The hanging process was much easier than I had anticipated. We drilled a hole into the tree and twisted the eye bolts into the tree with the hooks attached. The hardest part has been figuring out how much chain to put on each side. We need that perfect balance so it is not too high, but also not so low our bums skim the grass when we lay on it, but I think we've finally found it.

I love curling up on this hammock with a good book (or good drink) in hand. It has even been a good place for cuddling with my man. It's just so peaceful out there.

1 comment:

  1. It looks so good! I'm sure you'll enjoy that especially in the fall!!