If there is one thing my family loves to do it’s grilling out. Maybe it’s a Texas thing, but some of my favorite memories as a child are swimming in the backyard with my sister while my dad grills burgers and hot dogs. I recently went home and visited my family in Texas and of course, we had to have summer BBQ.

My parent’s just moved into a new home (downsizing after the 3 kids are finally grown), to treat them I picked up some decorations, pool floats, and grilling tools from Gordmans to get the party started.

My parent’s home is a farmhouse vibe, obviously inspired by Chip and Jo! Since they’ve only lived in the house for a few months now they are still putting the finishing touches on it and the backyard has been a bit neglected. When I popped into Gordmans I was shocked at how many farmhouse home decor items they offered. I picked some baskets, a silverware holder, a lantern, faux candles and more!

To set the table and make grilling a breeze for my dad I also bought some glasses, drink dispenser, grill spatula, and brush. Just like when we were kids, my sister and I absolutely needed some cute swim floats. These oversized whimsical floats can be upwards of $50 each, but lucky for me these adorable floats at Gordmans were only $20! And how can you go wrong with a pretzel and popsicle float?

It was so nice to have some family time and reminisce on get-togethers when we were younger. If you are planning a backyard BBQ or family get-together this summer, head to your local Gordmans for all your summertime cookout needs at a super low price!

What’s your favorite summertime memory from your childhood and how do you prep for backyard get-togethers?

Angela is a paid blogger. You can find Angela‘s original blog post at The Thrifty Pineapple!