Yes, the stores are filling with school supplies and fall clothes, and yes, it's getting dark just a little earlier, but we still have a good month or more of summer weather ahead of us. And that means squeezing the last little bit of enjoyment out of these warmer months.
My absolute favorite thing to do during the summer is eat outside. On all but the hottest or wettest days, my family and friends gather around our outdoor table to feast on grilled food and enjoy cool drinks, and linger for awhile as the sun goes down. Food always tastes better outside...even a simple hot dog tastes great in the sunshine. And there's something about sitting outside on summer nights that feels like we're making memories, that our kids will always associate summer with outdoor meals.
If your patio set is looking a little the worse for wear, or you're just ready for an upgrade, KMart has 50 percent off selected outdoor furniture right now. What makes this an especially good bargain is that you'll be using this furniture for years instead of just until the end of the season this year. If you care for it properly by stowing it in the garage or covering it, it will look great and last longer.
What's your favorite piece of patio furniture?