Buying new things for a pool can be expensive! But you'll never guess where we got ours! Here's the most surprising place to find cheap pool toys!
A pool is something I've dreamed of having for a very long time. Like my whole life. Finding one already in-place when we bought our house feels like such a blessing! Of course, a pool needs pool toys! Here's the most surprising place to find cheap pool toys!
Since we tackled so many other projects in our house during the first six months of owning it (our daughter's room, the main floor powder room, the dining room coffered ceiling, the panel molding, the modern farmhouse kitchen makeover, the main floor light fixtures), Dean and I agreed that we would wait until at least next year to do anything to the pool area, even though it could really use some prettying up.
So for this year, with next to no budget after our kitchen reno, we simply brought out our existing patio furniture and cushions and added a couple of potted plants.
The Most Surprising Place to Find Pool Toys
Those things just left us to buy pool chemicals and pool toys for our backyard space. Given our lack of budget, you can imagine my delight when I was at Michaels a few weeks ago and found….pool toys!?!?!?!?! Seriously, I was ecstatic because they were great pool toys (my daughters had specifically been coveting the blow up donuts they'd seen at other stores!) AND they were cheaper than the ones at the local pool stores!
Floaties and dive toys and boogie boards, oh my!
I'm really looking forward to putting up some string lights too – I'll be picking some up at Michaels this week. You know the ones with the Edison-style bulbs? #patioheaven
There's so much to do in our very clearly suburban backyard space. But for right now, I'm THANKFUL. I'm thankful for what it is in its current state. For what I'm learning about hard work (pools are a LOT of work). And I'm thankful for how excited my kids are to swim every chance they get. #theywontbehomeforever #only18summers
Have you seen the outdoor pool toys at Michaels? And the string lights and other outdoor goodies?
Looking for more inspiration? Make sure you visit Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the rest of the Michaels Makers’ summer fun project ideas.
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