We've been making many little changes and/or additions around the house this summer. They've all had big, positive effects on our comfort level. For the first time, since moving into our house, I'm happy to be here during the summer. This is huge! I really dislike the heat!
I bought an umbrella for the back patio. We've always used our shade sails and they've gotten the job done. However, this umbrella brought an added dose of happy. I think it's the red/orange color and the permanent shade to our Hoop chair area that makes us all feel happy.
We now have the perfect shady spot to sit and have yummy mango in the mid-day sun!
This umbrella was a spontaneous $50 purchase from Target. It's only 6 feet wide. I don't think it'll last too many summers. So, now I'm on the lookout for a 9 foot, Sunbrella fabric umbrella from Crate & Barrel. They have beautiful ones there. But for now I'm thrilled that $50 could bring us so much happiness!
Labels: outdoor living, pool