Sponsored by Bed Bath & Beyond and ShopStyle Collective
One of the best things about being in North Carolina right now is SPRING! We don’t really have a spring up in Marquette, Michigan (as I type this, the schools there are currently closed due to an ice storm…and that’s not out of the norm. We’ve had snow days as late as May).
But down here in Carolina Beach, the kids are experiencing their first real spring. Sure, some days are cooler than others, but the flowers are starting to bloom, the sun is shining more often than not, and their playroom? Is pretty much anywhere outside.
Serving Up Springtime: The Yellow Bistro Set Made For Lemonade Stands
This outdoor bistro table and matching chairs from Bed Bath & Beyond have become a fast favorite of ours on this trip — the set is perfect for snack breaks, lemonade stands, and the occasional happy hour for me and Zack.
I couldn’t resist when the kids asked to use this table and matching chairs for their lemonade stand “business”. They were outside all day long (after making signs and gathering their supplies), enjoying the sun and (mostly) each other. (They said they were saving up for a new puppy…we’ll see about that one.)
I also LOVE the bright yellow color. It just makes me happy. (This set is available in a bunch of other colors. That coral is gorgeous…ooh, and I love the mint!) Both the chairs AND table fold up for easy storage, and — fortunately for us — easier travel (because these babies are coming home with us).
The entire set was just over $100 (or $88 with Beyond+ membership pricing). Soooo…I got the membership (hello, 20% off and free shipping!). I mean, I couldn’t not sign up to get those special prices. For just $29, I get 20% off every single purchase AND free shipping on every single order for an entire year. (That’s such a good deal!) I saved well over $29 on my first order alone, so it was 100% worth it — and I still have it for a year! I mean, you guys know I love a good deal…so I added a few more things that had caught my eye.
Made For Outdoor Play: This Kid-Friendly (& Dishwasher Safe!) Pitcher
I don’t know why, but I’ve always loved pitchers like this. I had one years ago that I LOVED, but it was made of glass and therefore ridiculously heavy (not to mention super impractical with little kids). This one looks just like it, but is acrylic so it’s lightweight and won’t shatter. (Plus it’s dishwasher safe for the win!)
Staying Up Past Bedtime? Grab These LED Solar Lanterns
We’re going to be making room for these solar lanterns on the drive home, too. They give off a pretty, soft, warm light when the sun sets and I love mixing and matching the sizes. I’ve seen LED lanterns like these for easily triple the price they are at Bed Bath & Beyond, so I was excited to scoop these up at just $12 for the small and $24 for the bigger ones. I’m going to put them on our front porch this summer and use them for inside decor when it gets cold again.
For The Pool & Beyond: 100% Cotton Rainbow Towels
I couldn’t resist these towels, either. I was looking for some that were more of a non-gendered vibe and 100% cotton, and these are perfect. The kids love them and they’re a great size for the beach or pool. (Plus I love the rainbow as a symbol for LGBTQ+ rights!)
Happy Spring, everyone!
photo credit: Terah Hoobler
A huge thank-you to Bed Bath & Beyond and ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring this post! I love our new table and chairs and I’m looking forward to adding to our outdoor patio collection! Terah, thank you so much for the great pictures – the kids loved working with you! And readers, thank you so much for your continued support – it’s so very much appreciated!