Author: Aimee

About Aimee

Hi. I'm Aimee Sevencruz and I come from a family of green thumbs but I've never been interested in gardening. I like other people to do all the gardening while I enjoy the fruit of their labor. For me, the garden is a place for barbecues, for child's play, for outdoor breakfasts and for enjoying a good book (boo to winter!)

Intex 18 x 48 Pool Review

Intex Easy Set 18 x 48 Pool

Two years ago, we bought the Intex 18 x 48 pool. We had never owned an above ground pool before, so I thought it was best to get one of the Intex easy set pools because they’re cheaper and seemed reasonably easy to set up. I gotta say the hubby wasn’t too excited about the prospect…

Are Swimming Pools Bad For Your Skin?

Are Swimming Pools bad for your skin

Swimming pools which are regularly treated with chlorine are very drying to your skin. The chlorine does a good job at disinfecting the pool and keeping algae at bay, but it is also an irritant which causes not only dry skin but also rashes in more severe cases. Unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do to…

What Makes Pool Water Cloudy

What makes pool water dirty

Having a pool is one thing. Maintaining it is a completely different beast. There’s a lot of effort needed for pool maintenance which was why my husband wasn’t too excited about having our own Intex easy set pool. Since we set up our above ground pool though I realized that like many things in life…

Step 2 Naturally Playful Sand And Water Table – Any Good?

Step 2 Naturally Playful Sand And Water Table

My life with a toddler changed when we bought the Step 2 Naturally Playful Sand And Water Table. My son could spend a long time playing with this toy while I leisurely sipped my coffee. It was like having my very own babysitter! This is why I always recommend getting a good sand and water…

My Favorite Backyard Activities For Kids

backyard activities for kids

Our family spends a lot of time in the garden. We practically live there in the summer and we try to sit out for an hour or two in the height of winter. I find it very easy to entertain my son when we’re out there. Often than not, I don’t have to make an…

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