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Get ready for more time outdoors!

Warm weather is making it's debut and that means it's time to get ready for more time being spent outdoors! At least that's the case for us that live in the states that experience much colder temps during the fall, winter, and spring months. It's time to drag our grills out of the shed and set up those backyard patios for entertaining guests!

Every year we try to add a little something extra to our backyard and patio area that makes it even more inviting and enjoyable when we spend time outdoors, whether it be as a family, or entertaining guests. This year we added some new lighting from Novostella. Their 20W smart flood lights feature 2000 lumens and offer a wide variety of beautiful color options. The lights work with Alexa and Google Home making it super easy to change the colors, lighting brightness, and color patterns. 16 million+ dimmable colors and 8 lighting scenes for you to choose from! They are also waterproof  so they are perfect for outdoor use. Set-up is super easy with the standard plug-in and built-in antenna for super strength and a wi-fi stable connection up to 82 ft.

Make any place in your yard shady in an instant!
Be adventurous and take the U-Stand with you wherever you need a little bit of shade. Simply fill your stand with weight, insert any umbrella, and enjoy stress-free shade in winds of up to 40mph. The U-Stand is so versatile that you are able to use it anywhere. The U-Stand comes with two removable lids that are equipped with four cup holders that can easily be removed when an umbrella is in place. Each unit comes with a shoulder strap for easy carry to and from your destination, and also a tightening screw that makes sure your umbrella won’t fly away.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Meet the Reusable Paper Towel from Papaya that replaces 17 rolls. Proving size doesn’t matter after all :) All Natural. Anti-Bacterial. Compostable. Wet it: Your paper towel will feel a lil' stiff when dry. Simply wet to soften and watch it transform! Wipe it: Use it like you would a regular paper towel! Except it's reusable, anti-bacterial, 20x more absorbent and cute as a button. Hang it: Plus she comes with her own lil' hook! Hang after use for our no-smell, quick-dry, easy-storage solution. 

Air up those pool toys and backyard inflatables!
The WORX 20V Power Share Portable Inflator is not only handy for inflating vehicle tires, but also bicycles, rafts, beach balls and most anything else that requires air for inflation. Featuring a digital LED display with accurate tire pressure and the ability to preset desired PSI. Inflator pump automatically shuts off when set pressure is reached to avoid over-inflating. The 3-ft. long pressure hose provides extended reach and the unit has attached 3 adaptors.

Keep a warm towel close when stepping out of water!
The Amba heated towel rack keeps towels warm, fresh and dry, and ready to use every time you step out of the pool (or hot tub). Atlanta-based Amba Products makes more than 150 surprisingly affordable heated towel rack models in a variety of mounted and free-standing profiles to match any size or style preference.

Music is a must for gatherings of any size!
Make a statement with the Motion Boom outdoor speaker by Soundcore —press play and experience huge stereo sound that’s distortion-free, even at high volumes. Motion Boom’s drivers have pure titanium diaphragms to reproduce high frequencies up to 40kHz for sound that has noticeably higher clarity. Don’t freak out if Motion Boom outdoor speaker goes for a dip! It’s fully waterproof and floats on water. Motion Boom outdoor speaker delivers up to 24 hours of playtime from a single charge to keep the music playing on camping weekends, days at the beach, boat trips, and more.

Stay Hydrated!
TEN® Alkaline Spring Water offers the highest pH water available at 10 pH. Rich with electrolytes, TEN is sourced and bottled right from pure, natural springs; unlike most bottled water — including other alkaline and electrolyte water — that is sourced from municipal sources (filtered tap water) or limestone aquifers which can deliver non-absorbable calcium. TEN® Alkaline Spring Water is available in .5 liter six-packs, 1 liter bottles, 1.5 liter bottles, 1 gallon jugs and 12 ounce aluminum cans at supermarkets throughout the eastern United States, specialty markets and online at
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