Fun Backyard Summer Essentials

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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.

Fun Backyard Summer Essentials - yoursassyself.comUnfortunately 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.

Tree Stump with American Flag - yoursassyself.comAlthough 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.

First I had to make sure that I found the perfect sized pool, with pool cover, for my deck.

Quick Set Pool and Pool Cover - yoursassyself.comNext I knew I had to create some artificial shade over the pool, and this beach umbrella fit the bill.

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Open Beach Umbrella - yoursassyself.comAnd I don’t care how old you are, noodles are a must in water.  They’re easy to float on and kids always find fun new ways to use them as entertainment.

Noodle fun in the pool - yoursassyself.comAnd 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.

Lounge chair, beach towel, cooler - yoursassyself.comPut it all together and you have a successful family outing filled with splashes and laughs, in the comfort of your own backyard.  And you can’t beat that!

Kids Splashing and Laughing in Pool - yoursassyself.comWhat summer essentials are you most looking forward to picking up at your neighborhood Big Lots?

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  1. Definitely shade! We will also eventually need a table and chairs. We’ll check out big lots and see if they have any.

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