The next project that I felt was necessary since I was going to be a stay-at-home-mom was a patio. I figured we'd be spending a lot of time in the backyard, and we currently had nothing but a concrete sidewalk from the back door to the driveway.
This was another one of those projects that we considered doing ourselves, but then decided that it would take way too long to learn what to do and work on it in our free time. So we drew up a diagram of what we wanted and hired Prairie Path Pavers. It only took them one day to do the entire thing, and we were thrilled with the results. Definitely worth every penny!