Items We Adore: Product Picks for 4th of July

 

flagWe’re less than a month away from Independence Day — it’s our big mid-summer celebration and we want to do it right! We have a few ideas to make us feel a bit more patriotic. Here are Items We Adore: Product Picks for 4th of July.

Red, White & Blue Radiance Add a festive radiance as the stars and stripes wave in the wind with a Fiber-Optic Flag. 242 Fiber optics create solid or blinking lights on this large flag, making it the perfect accent for Memorial Day, July 4th, or any day you want to show off your American pride. Slides easily onto your own flagpole for hanging. bowls

Patriotic Prep Set of 4 Multicolor Mixing Bowls turns cooking and serving into an event. Each of the bowls has a different design and colors. Contrasting interiors give them extra interest and personality. Use them for kitchen prep or for serving sides, chips and snacks. Stoneware. Dishwasher, oven, microwave and freezer safe.patriotic-bells

Bells & Whistles Celebrate your patriotism with this Metal Americana Garden Decor. The navy blue, cream and rustic red colors give these pieces a classic, nostalgic look. Printed with the stars and stripes of the flag, the Triple Americana Bells progressively get bigger from bottom to top. A ring on the top makes it easy to hang anywhere the wind blows. Each of the “blades” on the Embossed Metal Pinwheel has 3-dimensional swirls that spin in the wind. Stakes easily into your yard.patriotic-gnome

Star Spangled Gnomes Show your love for your country with a Patriotic Garden Gnome Statue. Painted with the American flag, this gnome is proud to be an American. Fun accent piece for your flowers and garden decor. patriotic-basket

Patriotic Frills Patriotic Wall Decor has an appealing vintage look. Their eye-catching red, white and blue designs are a festive way to decorate for summer’s patriotic holidays, or use them all year. The Set of 5 Painted Stars has a 3-D style that adds texture and visual interest to any wall. Group them together or scatter them for a larger display. They arrive ready to hang. Metal. Highly detailed Patriotic Basket is a fresh alternative to a door wreath. You also can hang it on an interior wall or remove the handle and set it on a table as an accent or centerpiece.

Pinteresting Picks for June

It”s the last day of June and summer is in full-swing — we can tell just by looking at our Pinterest boards. We looked at our most pinned products — they”re all very different, but there”s definitely a summer theme to the selections. Here is our list of Pinteresting Picks for June.

Splish-Splash

Your kids will jump at the chance to make waves in this Banzai Splish Splash Pool. Overflowing with nearly 8 feet of fun, this inflatable water playground gives toddlers a cool retreat from the heat. Six activity stations include a rainbow canopy, whale slide, water-spraying starfish stacker, baby dolphin rider, clamshell sprinkler and water-spraying pool rim. Simply attach to your garden hose and let the fun begin.

 

Gnome-Tree

Solar Gnome Tree online slots House will put a smile on the face of everyone who sees it. This whimsical garden accent features windows that light up using the power of the sun. Turns on automatically at dusk.

 

Smores-Grill-Rack

Prepare everyone”s favorite campfire treat on the grill with this S”mores Grill Rack. The stainless steel platform holds graham crackers and chocolate on top, while the sides can hold marshmallows on two of the four included skewers.

 

Body-Pillows

A 52″ Bright Body Pillow is a fun and comfortable addition to your bedroom. Cradle it for extra support while sleeping on your side. Lean back onto it when reading or watching TV. Works as a decorative pillow for your bed as well.

 

 

 

 

 

4 Ways to Spend Mother’s Day Outside

Mom’s special day is Sunday — and now that the flowers are blooming and the sun is shining why not celebrate your mother and mother nature? Here are 4 ways to spend Mother’s Day outside.

Mothers-Day-HikeAdventure

Go on a family hike. Getting close to Mother Nature with your mother gives the family the opportunity to interact in a way that’s more social than celebrating in a crowded restaurant. You learn new things about the earth and about each other when you replace the noise of cars and cell phone with chirping birds and babbling brooks. Nature surrounds just about every community and there are options for adventure on your own, but you can also go the guided route. Not too far from the urban landscape of Detroit, in Ann Arbor, MI, a guided wildflower hike is offered in Black Pond Woods. Moms get to go free of charge.

Historical

In just about every community there is an historical society ready to celebrate Mother’s Day. At Old World Wisconsin outside of Milwaukee, they hold a Mother’s Day brunch 1890’s style every year. After experiencing a 19th century meal in a barn mothers and families stroll through the village and discover what it was like to live on a farmstead in the 1800s. The bonus is admission is free for moms on Mother’s Day, but you don’t have to go all the way to Wisconsin to have an old fashioned outing; there are many similar historical experiences around the country and like Old World Wisconsin you can try.

Mothers-Day-ConcertArts & Culture

All around the country concerts are being held in parks and in gardens on Mother’s Day. Even if your mom isn’t a music enthusiast, an outdoor concert can be a relaxing way for mom to spend a day with the whole family. In Richmond, VA, the Richmond Concert Band entertains guests on the lawn of Agecroft Hall where people are welcome to bring chairs, relax on blankets and bring food for a picnic. It can also be an inexpensive celebration – like the one in Richmond, a lot of outdoor concerts are free.

Agricultural

You don’t have to give mom flowers to celebrate Mother’s Day with flowers – a trip to the botanic garden is a gift and an activity mom will appreciate. Almost every city has a botanic garden or an arboretum where you can celebrate a beautiful spring day with Mom. Some botanic gardens have special events for Mom’s special day. At the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, FL, they hold a Mother’s Day Tea every year so Mom can spend the afternoon enjoying scones, music and flowers outside. If nature is something your mother treasures, there are birds, butterflies and orchids you can adopt in her name.Mothers-Day-Botanic-Gardens

There are many ways to celebrate your mother, but with May weather and summer sun on its way, a Mother’s Day outside may be the way to make it a day to remember.