Our blogger for this week is the lovely Magnolia Mama, Jen. See how her family gets summer ready.
The unofficial start to Summer is here and we are so ready! School is out for most of the Mini Magnolias, and we are ready to spend the next few months soaking in all the Summer we can. With pool and lake time on the schedule from now until August we made it our mission this week to stock up on all the summer essentials.
I don’t know about you, but by the end of each season, we seem to lose about 90% of our pool toys. We end up with a mismatched set of dive toys, a handful of water guns who lived their best life and only work on occasion, and our goggles are hanging on by a sad rubbery little thread.
When your crew and their band of pint-sized friends tend to Marco-Polo/mermaid/water wrestle/race/dive/cannonball/Category from sun up to sun down, you learn pretty quick to not spend a ton of money on anything they are going to be playing with at the pool. Pool toys tend to get thrown into one big splash fest, and floats get passed around and serve about sixteen different purposes. That’s the magic of Summer – everyone is blissed out on all that Vitamin D and the unlimited possibilities that a large body of water can provide – no one cares (for the most part) whose is what. But all that magic doesn’t have to break your budget.
This week we made our way to our local Old Time Pottery to stock up on all the summer things. Old Time Pottery always has a great selection of high-quality seasonal items for more than affordable prices. Over the years they have become one of our favorite go-to places for re-stocking our summer fun stashes.
They always have a ton of great items on hand, and their shelves are always fully stocked. So when you need to buy five identical pink mermaid sand toys (because apparently not all sand toys are created equal) they have your back.
Thank you to Old Time Pottery for sponsoring this post. All thoughts, opinions and summer fun are our own.