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If you love summer as much as I do, right now is the perfect time to gear up for all the summer fun to come, by stocking up on some fun backyard summer essentials. And due to the scorching heat in Texas, that includes lots of water related items. So I’ve decided to highlight some of the refreshing touches I’ve added to my backyard to keep all of my family and friends cool under the hot, hot sun.
Unfortunately this Spring I had to remove my biggest shade tree from my deck/patio area due to decay. I originally was just going to have it trimmed, but upon further review, the tree specialist suggested we get rid of most of it to keep it from coming down on the house. Eek.
Although it pained me to see it go, I knew this now meant my guests and I were left with no real reprieve from the summer sun, which is why I knew a water addition was a must this year. So I headed to my neighborhood BigLots to find the perfect sized pool, and pool accessories, to make water the center piece of my backyard summer revamp. And as usual, BigLots delivered. Here’s a quick glimpse of some of the cool, fun items I picked up.
Next I knew I had to create some artificial shade over the pool, and this beach umbrella fit the bill.
And when you’re taking a break from the water, you definitely need a lounge chair to sun on or to sit on to keep a close eye on the kids, along with some fun beach towels, and a small cooler to help keep everyone hydrated through all the summer fun.