The first day of summer is Wednesday, June 21, 2017. If you haven’t thought about getting ready for summer, you may want to do so right now. Why? Because if you have kids, you’ll want to make sure they stay safe. We’ve scoured our archives to provide you with a Summer Roundup. Before you start your summer, make sure you’re ready for it.
Getting Ready for Summer
5 Summer Safety Tips for Kids
Keeping your kids safe is a huge job, but someone has to do it. Sadly, every summer thousands of children sustain injuries that require emergency room visits. By learning about summer safety tips, you can make sure that your kids in your outdoor living space and around your pool. Also, you’ll want to protect them from bug bites, especially mosquitoes. However, if you use insect repellent, make sure it contains no more than 30% DEET. In fact, you may want to consult your child’s pediatrician before you purchase anything.
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DIY Candle Centerpiece for Your Beach-Theme Party
Do you hold BBQs and pool parties throughout the summer? If so, consider making a centerpiece to decorate your table. Our DIY project is elegant, fuss-free, and simple. You won’t need that many items, just clear empty glass jars, white sand, votive candles, decorative tray, and wand lighter. The sand makes this centerpiece perfect for a beach-themed party, and the candles mean you can celebrate long after the sun sets.
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Backyard Ideas – [Day] Relaxing in the Adirondacks
If you’re getting ready for summer, you have to get your outdoor living area ready. Whether you have a small or large space, makes no difference. You can use a variety of outdoor furniture pieces to create the look you want, including Adirondack chairs, outdoor cushions, fire pit, outdoor furniture, outdoor pillows, patio tables, and more. Day or night, you’ll enjoy spending time outdoors.
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7 Steps for Cleaning a Pool
On a hot summer day, you probably would love to dive into your cool and refreshing pool and climb onto a pool float. What better way to relax at the end of the day than to float? But enjoying your pool requires maintenance. You can either hire a professional service technician to clean your pool twice a week. Or you could do it yourself. You’ll have to visit a pool supply store to buy the necessary chemicals. Of course, you’ll want to have swimming pool games on hand for when family and friends stop over to take a dip in your pool!
Read 7 Steps for Cleaning a Pool and keep yours clean throughout the summer.
George’s Orange Pie Recipe
Do you like to bake? If so, you may get tired of making the same types of desserts to serve to your family and guests. Why not change it up with a cool dessert for the summertime? Change can be good, and this one will please your family and friends.
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Backyard Ideas – [Night] Fireside Chat
Stay warm during the cool summer nights by snuggling up by a nice fire pit. Keep in mind that sitting on the ground may be uncomfortable and you may get a little dirty. But a curved fire pit bench with thick outdoor cushions will keep you and your guests comfy and clean. Place some portable lanterns around to add some mood lighting.
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Grilled Corn & Peppers Recipe
A great summer side dish for your summer party is grilled corn and peppers. It’s easy to make on the grill and tastes delicious. You may even want to make and serve your guests a refreshing Coconut Pineapple Smoothie (kid and adult version). You and your guests will love this recipe!
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Don’t Wait! Get Ready for Summer Now
If you’re putting off getting ready for summer, don’t do it! Why? Because it will be here before you know it, so you’ll want to be prepared.
Use our backyard ideas to get outdoor living space into shape. If you plan on having many bbq parties throughout the season, use our summer recipes to serve your guests something different. And remember, you can’t use your pool if it’s not clean. Get the necessary pool cleaning tools and make sure your swimming pool and the water sparkles. Don’t forget the fun pool floats and games!