Hi Friends! Sorry I have been m.i.a. on our blog this past week. I have been working all day, everyday on our new blog design. I am so excited I can hardly stand it. The new functionality and style of our new blog is going to be so great (thanks to Pam @ Canvas Sky Graphic Design).  I hope you will love it! You will finally be able to organize and search our recipes in an organized manner (hallelujah!). We will also have lots of new features, contributors, and aspects to our blog you’re going to love. One of them is going to be a page where we will highlight some of our favorite products and allow you to shop straight from our blog. We will share some of our favorite services, products, kitchen gadgets, emergency preparedness must-haves, food storage favorite products, family entertainment faves and many other things. Each month we will be giving away some of these products, or gift cards to go towards your purchases from our blog. We hope this will be a great resource for you and your family. You can rest assured that all products we have used, love and have found financially a good investment (we’re about as cheap as they come–so if we buy them, you know they are worth your money ;).

Today I am excited to share my absolute favorite summer product with you–
especially because it is 40% off the price we bought this for three years ago. 

I know this product wouldn’t work for everyone, but our family couldn’t live without this Intex pool in the summer. Our backyard is pretty small so our options for summer-fun are limited. We’ve had to come up with fun ways to make our yard kid friendly and keep them happy during the long, summer hours. Every year for 8-10 years we have had an outdoor pool in our backyard. Nearly every year we’ve had to buy a new pool because they would pop or tear at some point during the summer. Once you start buying these pools you find quickly they are not all created equal! It wasn’t until three years ago we found this Intex outdoor pool that it’s actually lasted for several years and doesn’t pop, leak or tear. We love it! This past weekend we had a record of 17 kids in the pool (some big teenagers) and it was still fun and comfortable. With the flat, upright sides it makes for all usable swimming space. Here is what they say about this pool:

“Beat the heat all summer with the Intex Metal Frame Pool Set. Engineered for strength, this pool is supported by strong, durable steel frames which are powder coated for rust resistance and beauty. Triple strong, SUPER-TOUGH laminated sidewalls are reinforced with an all-around band to keep frame legs firmly in place. This pool will make your backyard the place to be all summer as your family can relax and play. Connect the Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter pump to enjoy clean, refreshing water. Equipped with the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, which is an added safety feature that shuts off the pump if electrical current is exposed to water. Ready for water in 30 minutes, – follow the instructional DVD for easy set up, and enjoy the fun! Includes: Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter pump 530 gph (110 – 120V) with 1-year warranty. Set-up and maintenance DVD. SUPER-TOUGH laminated PVC sidewalls. Convenient drain plug that connects to a garden hose so water can be drained away from pool or house area. Water capacity: (90%) 1,718 gallons.”
The best part about this pool is that it is ON SALE! We bought this pool several years ago for $189. It is now on sale at Amazon for ONLY $112.49 with FREE shipping! That is an amazing deal!! I was so excited to share this with you when I saw it was on sale. Head over to Amazon to check out this great deal. This would even make a great Christmas gift for next summer if you don’t want to put it up this year.
Also, enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card to go towards this purchase, or other purchases on Amazon. It’s easy to enter! Good luck to you and hope you’re having a great summer.
**Check out our ‘favorite thing’ last week. The Brookstone Pocket Projector is another family favorite for sure 😉