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Rectangle Trampolines: We’ve Found the Best!

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If you’re looking to find the best rectangle trampoline for your backyard, you’ve come to the right place. Trampolines are a great way to add the zest that we here are BackyardZest love for your family!

Trampolines are overflowing with benefits.  They provide hours of fun and entertainment, while burning off excess energy and providing an active outdoor alternative to television and video games.  They are fantastic for building athleticism and cardio health, developing spatial awareness, balance, and improving endurance and strength for all ages.  Rectangular trampolines provide the important added feature of a very even bounce across the entire jumping surface.  This makes rectangular trampolines not only a lot of fun, but they are especially great for your aspiring gymnast, figure skater, wake/snowboarder or skier to develop their skills.

The best rectangle trampoline for your backyard is the JumpSport 10’x17’ StagedBounce with Enclosure.  Its best in class frame, bounce and safety features combined with its incredible warranty earn it the BackyardZest “Recommended Buy” seal of approval.

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Trampolines, Hoops, and Games: Oh My!

Need some inspiration for how to bring more fun to your backyard? We’re here to help! We’ve compiled a list of a variety of toys, for the kids AND adults, with a short review and our top picks in each category. Take a look, and we hope these dog days of winter don’t get you down. The time for backyard fun will be here before you know it!

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Making Smitten Kitchen’s Peach Dumplings

Let’s play a little word association. When I say peaches, what comes to mind? If you said dumplings, then you must have had Smitten Kitchen’s delectable Peach Dumplings. In just one week, I’ve made them twice. Inspired by a gift of farm fresh peaches and a tip from another savvy pie making friend, I was not disappointed. I don’t think you will be either.

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5 Unique & Delicious Summer Cocktails

As promised, here’s a follow-up to our mocktail article that suits the taste of those of you 21 and up! Rather than give the typical cocktails you may expect, we’ll introduce you to five that are a bit more unique. Our recommendation would be that you become very familiar with making your own simple syrup. It’s quick, easy and great to have around when you want to sweeten up any cold drink. You’ll find the recipe below.

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Best Backyard Forts: Here’s 4 to Love

Moms, dads, and grandparents want the kids in their life to have hours of outdoor fun, and adding a backyard fort is a great way to do just that! We’ll review four wooden play sets by some of the most reputable brands on the market to help make your decision easier. Keep reading to find out the unique features and ways your kiddos can enjoy the outdoors even more.

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The Kid’s Slide that Parents Love

If you’re a parent or grandparent looking to make your backyard a place for adventure, then we’ve got just the answer with this one simple addition. With so many choices of slides and play sets on the market, the decision of which to choose can be overwhelming, especially when trying to strike the balance of safety and entertainment. We will focus on the Step2 slide, as a great option to provide hours of safe fun for your little one.

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Summer Mocktails: 5 Drinks Everyone Can Enjoy

When trying to make the most of your outdoor living, food and drink are necessities. After all, what’s a good party without a refreshing beverage (mocktail, anyone?) and some delicious snacks? We want to help you up your game, so take a look at our simple recipes – we’ve got old favorites and some you may have never considered, all alcohol free for this post. Check out later ones if you’re looking for something more adult-themed.

 

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