Gearing Up for Memorial Day and Summer Grilling

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Mid-May in Phoenix (especially with the return of consecutive days of triple-digit heat this week) means summer is officially here! So, we’re gearing up for lots of swimming and grilling in the upcoming months! Between Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and a bunch of family birthdays, we have many great excuses for parties this summer! And, our summer grilling parties just got a whole lot nicer with the purchase of this red beauty! Mr. Mom Endeavors has been wanting a new grill for a while and we were able to get this awesome Red Kenmore 4 Burner Gas Grill at Kmart for a great price! Plus, we snagged some other grilling & outdoor decor accessories perfect for all the summer festivities. There are some great options (at great prices) in the #KmartOutdoor catalog.

In fact, in this week’s (5/13) Sunday Circular there are some fabulous outdoor entertaining product deals, like:

  • Kenmore 4-burner gas grill with side burner for $189.99, regularly $269.99
  • Garden Oasis 2-seat swing with cushion and canopy for $99.99, regularly $169.99
  • Garden Oasis Benton outdoor 5-pc dining set for $149.99, regularly $219.99
  • 20% all patio decor
  • 25% all patio cushions, umbrellas, and folding lawn furniture
  • Save $20 on a deluxe full size charcoal grill

Between the good selection, great prices, Shop Your Way Rewards (in which we earn points for every $1 we spend), and layaway, it made shopping for our outdoor items at Kmart really appealing (you can see our whole shopping trip here on Google+). Since I was waiting for a big paypal payment to come through, we did our shopping and just decided to put everything on layaway. The process was really simple! After paying it off a couple of days later, we went in to the store and they had everything ready & waiting for us! The hardest part was just figuring out how to get it all to fit in the van (especially since the grills were already assembled). Here’s the majority of what we purchased:

  1. Red Kenmore Gas Grill
  2. Benton Sling Stack Chairs
  3. Garden Oasis Solar “Firefly” Lights
  4. Kenmore Oversized Grill Basket
  5. Red, White, & Blue Mini Citronella Buckets

Doesn’t it all look like perfect for summertime entertaining?! While we don’t miss the humidity or other bugs, we do miss the summer fireflies in Nebraska. So, when we saw the lights, we had to try them. I tried to get a good picture–even video–but nothing did them justice. We have them in two different trees/bushes in the yard though and they are so fun! Not as fun as the real thing of course, but I love the nostalgic summertime feel it helps create for us! And, we couldn’t wait to try everything else out either! So, we decided to do a little Memorial Day grilling test run with family over the weekend!

Mr. Mom Endeavors was thrilled with the new grill and grilling accessories. Beer-soaked brats were on the menu, along with a first for us–grilled corn on the cob! With the new oversized grilling basket, he was able to do 5 ears at once. Everything turned out so good!

A bit of red, white, and blue decor along with summertime favorites like fresh watermelon, chips, grilled brats, and corn on the cob makes for some great Memorial Day (and 4th of July) entertaining! It’s casual and simple, but oh so good!

Now, we can’t wait for more summer grilling! Are YOU ready for summer grilling & entertaining?

For more from Kmart, you can check them out here on facebook and/or twitter. Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™. #CBias #SocialFabric #KmartOutdoor. However, all photos, opinions and experiences are my own.

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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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8 Responses

  1. WOWO.loving the grill Mr. Mom. 🙂 We also had a little outdoor grilling for Mother’s Day. So living in Iowa we have tons of fireflys, gnats and MOSQUITOS. ahhhh summer. Have a wonderful week. Hugs…

  2. I just saw those firefly lights and was thinking about getting them. (But I was already blowing my budget while shopping anyway.)
    We’re in rainy day central here, can’t wait to get outside!

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