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Poolside Fun

With it being summer and all, we are so fortunate to have a pool to cool off in.
We have a great palapa to enjoy, along with an outdoor kitchen, double chaise lounge
and floats.  My husband and I recently were sitting in our double chaise lounge under a  huge umbrella, surfing the internet with our ipads.  We were thinking we need a larger lounger to accomodate us and our dogs.  Our dogs are so spoiled.

 We also bought new cushions for our bar stools and two other loungers.  We ventured into a patio store outlet and saved $$$'s.  All of the cushions are Sunbrella.

We recently ordered this beautiful lounger for our poolside. I found a coupon online for free shipping.
It would have been over $300.00 to ship this baby.

It has 5 pieces that pull apart or go together, if you want to lounge. The canopy can be lowered or raised.

Make sure when you are ordering online to search for coupons.  You can save quite a bit of money.
Retailmenot is a good site.

We were invited to dinner with friends recently and I was asked to make an appetizer.
I decided to make a cheese fondue with fresh veggies and bread.  I created a swiss fondue mostly because our friends spent many years in Switzerland.  Silly me, I forgot to take pictures.
I ended up using Tyler Florence's fondue.

I will make it again, but I will experiment with different cheeses.

Happy summer.

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  1. Oh what a wonderful space and I absolutely adore the wonderful lounges and I sure can see myself sitting out there with a little champs, what a wonderful view...loved the post, it's nice to dream about being on the water...come for a visit..

  2. Wow Linda, you have a perfect spot for vacationing in your own backyard. You don't have to go far to enjoy some fun in the sun! xo

  3. What a wonderful pool...and beautiful space to enjoy the outdoors. I always look for coupons when I order on-line...and I order on-line more often than I shop in stores! LOL!! Have a wonderful day, Linda.

  4. Ahh so nice and beautiful! You definitely have your own mini resort there! That new lounger will be awesome for "all" of you!

  5. Oh Linda, your backyard is like a tropical paradise, for real! I would never want to leave! No reason to! Enjoy! xo

  6. If I had one of those wonder they'd have to send the SWAT Team expert in swimming as they'd have to drag me through the pool and screaming mayhem all the way to work ahahah
    Your Home is an absolutely wonder. I'm sure the dogs will fit in... you and best husband ever just mind you not fall from your corner ahahahah
    Thank you for sharing,

    PS - Sunbrella!!! You really know what's good and great and they have it in almost all colors. I like the ones you chose!

  7. Hi Linda, Your pool is gorgeous and I love the new lounger. They are so comfortable and such a nice addition to your poolside. The view over the mountains just adds to the beauty.
    I know you are so enjoying every minute spent here with family and friends. I would be lost without our pool here in Texas. It is like always being on vacation right in your own backyard, isn't it?
    Yes, I also use on line coupons. They are such a savings helper.

    Have a blessed day~~

  8. You'll never need to go on vacation - you've got it all!

  9. Oh, glory hallelujah!!!!!! Paradise found here, Linda! I love the water, and I pretend I am by the ocean when the wind blows my sheers on my patio!!!!!

    A bad storm yesterday left us without power last night and no internet until about three hours ago! Anita

  10. Gorgeous! Amazing pool and views, I'd never want to go inside...

  11. Oh how beautiful, Linda! Your blog is also looking great, as well. Oh, you know I am all about a spoiled dog!

  12. I am moving in there soon! It is beautiful, Linda! xo

  13. Ok, forget my vacation to Italy, I'm coming to your house and laying poolside for 2 weeks, Linda!
    Everything looks so lovely and I'm glad you're having the opportunity to relax and enjoy it. I love that new chaise with the cover! How cosy that is :)
    I hope we're going to talk soon, WW, I'm missing you!!

  14. As much as I love living here in the Kansas City, MO area, I'm suddenly wishing for a change of zip code!!! WOW!!! Beautiful, Linda! It all fits right in with your lifestyle and surroundings. Just gorgeous!

    I just went to that RetailMeNot site. I had heard about it but never visited it. For you to have been able to save all that on shipping just gave me the push I needed. Great savings!

    Enjoy your summer months in this beautiful oasis!

  15. Can I come spend summer vacay in your backyard?

  16. Beautiful, Linda! It just doesn't get any better than this. Enjoy your weekend. Maria

  17. I'd never go inside! You have vacation 365 days a year! Beautiful!

  18. What a fabulously beautiful yard you have Linda! It looks like a five star resort!

    The lounges you ordered are my favorite. A couple of years ago I was in Singapore and there is a beach there that has dozens of them for free during the week, but on the weekends you would pay around $30 I think for the day. So comfy!!

    My husband just told me about retailmenot last week. I had never heard of it before, now twice in one week! I bookmarked them for future reference.

    Thanks so much for visiting and following Linda! (i'm a new follower of yours via bloglovin)

  19. You really do live in Paradise! That VIEW is amazingly gorgeous! Love the new lounger. Enjoy!!!! I have also found that while shopping online, if you leave something in your cart, you will usually get an e-mail saying they are offering free shipping!

  20. First off I'm jealous of your pool and oasis you've created. I really miss our pool from our last house. It would be so nice to jump into on these hot days and/or weekends.
    And wow that's a cool lounger. So I guess the next picture I see will have you lounging in that lounger. ;o)
    Thanks for sharing


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