Hi friends! Welcome back to my blog and welcome to a fresh, new week! As much as I LOVE the weekend, I’m also one of those weird people who like Mondays. I enjoy the rhythm of the slow weekend, followed by a GSD start to the week.
I prepare my schedule for the week on Sunday with all my workouts, appointments, blog posts and to-do’s so I’m ready to go with a plan on Monday morning. And I’ve made it a habit to do my favorite workout class on Mondays- it’s an hour HIIT/weight lifting class taught by Colleen- a woman in her 60s with the best personality and motivation.
They say “never miss a Monday” and I can see why! It makes you feel productive and accomplished while doing something great for your own well-being!
Today, I’m looking forward to summertime and long weekends and having fun in the backyard. I’m planning on doing a backyard bbq with Brian and the kids this Memorial weekend and so many of these things are on my own list!
EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A FUN BACKYARD BBQ | ALL ON PRIME
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1 • Let’s start with these Food Covers because, let’s face it, nothing spoils a picnic or bbq faster than flies in your food. These covers come in a set of 6 or 12 and pop up like mini umbrellas and collapse for easy storage.
2 • I love to put little nibbles out and these Section Trays are perfect for that. They come in a set of 4 and are a great size too- 15″ long x 5″ wide with three compartments. You can stack and machine wash them and sine they’re acrylic, you don’t have to be so delicate with them.
3 • A BBQ just isn’t complete without S’mores! This S’mores Station is electric and works indoors or out! It roasts your marshmallows to perfection without the flame.
4 • This Toss Game came highly recommended by friends and has nearly 8,000 positive reviews. You throw the disk into the barrels for points and the barrels fold together so it’s easy to store.
5 • Grilling Baskets makes grilling veggies or fish so easy so they don’t fall through the grates.
6 • I have this galvanized Three Tiered Stand my kitchen and use it for my drink station, but it’s also great for an outdoor BBQ. You can fill it with treats for your next outdoor party. Made with real steel so it won’t rust!
7 • This Grill Tools Set set comes with 25 pieces, so it covers ALL.THE.THINGS you might need for gilling this summer! And it comes in a storage case. A great Father’s Day gift for the man that loves to grill.
8 • These Corn on the Cob Holders are in weekly use over here since my kids love corn on the cob. I love they size of the handles and how they interlock to fit together so you don’t get poked grabbing a set out of your drawer. The colors are fun too!
9 • What a pretty pitcher for pouring water, lemonade or iced tea- maybe even sangria if you’re feeling sassy! It’s acrylic and shatterproof and holds 72 ounces.
10 • Unbreakable drinking glasses are a must when hosting outdoors. I love the design of these tumblers and they are dishwasher safe!
11 • These Mini Succulents are so cute and you can’t kill them because they are faux. They add a little decorative element to your outdoor table without taking up much room.
12 • I have a serious tray addiction, and this round woven tray with handles is TOO CUTE! They come in a set of three and are stackable for easy storage. You can use these for serving or just decor.
13 • These gingham cloth napkins are the happiest shade of yellow and come in a set of six.
14 • And they mix and match perfectly with this melamine dinnerware set.
15 • This steel serving bowl sits in the the ice filled acrylic base to keep foods cool while outside. I think it would be perfect for guacamole, watermelon or salad!
16 • I usually just fill a big ice chest with drinks, but I love how this stainless steel beverage tub comes with a metal stand so you don’t have to bend over to grab your drinks!
17 • This blue and white checkered table cover is so festive and wipes clean easily.
18 • A utensil caddy holds your flatware, napkins, and condiments and I love the seagrass weave.
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19 • Love the hammered style of these serving trays. It makes them look more expensive, but they are outdoor friendly- easy to clean and unbreakable! Just elevates the melamine in my opinion.
And for something extra, I found some cute styles that reflect the patriotic red, white, and blue colors of the wonderful USA.
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1 • How darling is the red and blue trim on this v-neck tee?!
2 • At just $25, this tunic dress elevates your backyard BBQ style, but is dessert friendly since it flows away from the body. I adore the stripes and puff sleeves too.
3 • These boyfriend jean shorts come in white and light blue- I want one of each! Hurry, sizes are going fast!
4 • Pretty pinstripes for work to weekend! And it’s on sale!
5 • Swimsuit • Just added this to my cart and will report back! But, isn’t it so cute with the ruched material and all the fun colors?!
6 • Red & White Stripe Tee • Add this cropped tee to any pair of your high waisted jeans or shorts for a classic look this summer.
7 • Studded slides that are comfy and chic. My favorite combo!
8 • I love how fresh a white sneaker looks and these are too cute with the star pattern.
9 • This white swimsuit comes in a classic ribbed pattern and I love the wider straps for support. It would also look great with your jean shorts.
Do you have any plans for Memorial Weekend? Will you be out of town or at home? Brian and I looked at taking the kids out of town, but ended up deciding against it. A day at the pool and a backyard BBQ will be chill and so fun.
Now let’s go kick Monday’s booty!
All amazing ideas for a party in your backyard to celebrate summer!!!