Monday, May 28, 2012

Backyard Beach Staycation #KmartOutdoor

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend, whether you traveled or kicked back at home - I would love to hear what you did!

Although we would have loved to go to the beach - we just took a vacation at the end of April and the budget is not allowing for another one quite yet. So we just figured we would hang out at home, maybe do some yard-work and some errands that are on the to-do list. That was the plan, until we got a hold of a Kmart Outdoor Living catalog... (click on the picture below to check out the catalog) 

We have been wanting a portable grill that we can take on road trips and camping - and Kmart had a few featured in their catalog. So we decided to go check them out in person...

First off, Kmart has 2 amazing deals this week:
- 50% off Outdoor Furniture and Decor
- a Kenmore 4-burner gas grill with side burner for only $199.99

If you want to see what other deals they have, check out:

I just had to share all that because they have some pretty spectacular deals - but back to what we found in the Outdoor Grilling department...

We found a bbq for every need - portable and not, charcoal, bbq covers, cooking utensils, grilling baskets and so much more! (Check out our shopping trip here on Google+)

A few exciting items I saw were Premium Cedar Grilling Planks (can't wait to try these), Jack Daniel's Wood Smoking Chips (they are actually made from the same barrels whiskey is made in - just smell them!) and The 'Ove' Glove (how do I not have one of these?!?).

After picking out a portable bbq, we were inspired to have a little Backyard Beach Staycation. All we needed were beach towels, some water (kiddie pool), a lifeguard (garden gnome), something to keep the bugs away (Tiki Torches) and of course a beach ball! To be honest, I was getting just as excited for our staycation as I do when we go on an actual vacation. :)

We already owned the chairs and blanket, everything else cost under $100!! 

I do have to brag about our new grill, real quick... (drumroll)

We are the proud new owners of a Weber Smokey Joe Silver! This is the first Weber we have ever purchased and although it is small, it is still my "BBQ Baby". :) A few features that rock on the Weber Smokey Joe are it's no-rust aluminum vent, porcelain-enameled lid & base, ash-catcher (makes grillin' a whole lot safer!) and the plated steel cooking grate. It really does pack a big punch for a little bbq!

Isn't she pretty? I didn't name her... yet. ;)

Did you know Kmart also sells food? We picked up some Bar-S hot dogs, ground chuck, Frito Scoops, Frito Hot Bean Dip, a whole watermelon, colby jack cheese and buns - all at Kmart! I can not express to you how much I love being able to buy everything at one store. Plus, I found some amazing Cherry Lemonade flavored water - it is Kmart's Smart Sense brand and only $1 for two 1-liter bottles. Score!

We had everything we needed for our Backyard Beach Staycation and it was time to enjoy it all!

I do want to mention that one good thing about being at home was having access to my spice cabinet and being able to make the "should-be-famous" Hungry Harps Burgers. ;) I am lucky if I remember salt & pepper whenever we take trips - let alone the "secret" ingredients for any recipe planned.

For dessert we warmed up an already baked Cherry Pie on the bbq and it turned out delicious! The smoke from the bbq gave the pie an amazing flavor. Another perk of being at home was having ice cream to serve! Heating up pies on the grill is going to be a new thing around here - it was just too wonderful.

We had an amazing time in our backyard and to be honest, it was much more relaxing than if we had gone to the beach. Of course we didn't have the view of an ocean - but I still got my feet wet, had grilled beach food, saw my babies smiling and was able to lay back, relax and enjoy the beautiful day. I am still giddy about what a great time we all had. :)

When the sun went down it only seemed right to light a bonfire! We had grabbed ingredients to make Smores from Kmart and let me tell you, it was the perfect ending to our day. No matter how old I get, roasting marshmallows will always make me feel like a kid. We sat around the fire, star-gazing and chatting until the fire went out and then called it a day.

Can we do this every single day this summer?!?!

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Looks like you had a wonderful time and the food looks delicious. I especially love the idea of heating a pie on the barbecue...brilliant!

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Oh wow! It looks like you had a fantastic day. Now I totally want to do this!!

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