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A Shiny New ‘Cue May 22, 2009

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PC Eco GrillAfter I saw this spiffy new barbecue at Superstore, I began to harbour secret longings that my current barbecues (one at the lake and one at home) would die a quick death. Oh how I want one of these  PC Eco Gas Grills!

It has 42,000 BTUs, plenty for doing pretty much an job on the ‘cue. But what I love is the stylish green powder coated steel frame. There’s a reason why it’s green. This barbecue uses 30 per cent less fuel for the same BTU output as other models. That means you are less likely to run out of propane when you have 18 hungry people over for a barbecue (never happened to you, right?)

I have a feeling these are going to sell out fast so get yours soon.

$479.99 at Superstore and Loblaws

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Garden Stools for Spring April 13, 2009

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gardenstoolsI was in a Target store at the end of January. All the holiday merchandise had been sold off and in its place was a collection of home furnishing that would be equally welcomed indoors or outside. A little early to start thinking about patio furniture perhaps, but any distraction from what would become the longest winter in memory was welcomed.

Hot Spring Decor

But I digress. Among the collection was many, many garden stools in various shapes, sizes, colours and styles. It appears that the garden stool has become the ‘it’ piece of furniture this spring. I see them everywhere now from Canadian Tire to HomeSense.

Out of the Garden

Garden stools, sometimes called drum tables, are not reserved for the garden.  Need someplace to set down your glass of iced tea while lounging on the patio? A garden stool is your answer. How about a plant stand for the living room? Extra seating in the dining room? The perfect might table for your bedroom?

The garden stools pictured above are from Pier 1. The price is US$115 each.