We’ve had our first heat spell, and lordiieeeee, it’s a doozy! Temperatures reached 101 degrees in my area today, and my poor kiddos didn’t want anything to do with the outdoors. Not that I could blame them, it’s too hot to function! My backyard doesn’t have a whole lot of shade, and I’m bound and determined to provide my kids with a little space to cool off when they get to playing too hard. Scroll through for 7 DIY shade projects. Your yard (and your body!) will thank you!