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Backyard Makeover
20 Fresh Ways to Get Your Patio Ready for Summer

After a long, cold winter, it’s nice to see our backyards, patios and balconies free from snow again. But they are definitely in need of some sprucing up, so we’ve selected our favourite outdoor pieces, décor and accessories to help us enjoy summer. Because we’ve earned it.

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These wee planters are perfect for our herb garden and they come complete with scissors. Did someone say homemade bruschetta? (Get Outside!)

TeraGear Cooler Chest

Backyard Bartender
Bye bye ugly cooler—we’re going retro and stylish with our bevvies this year. From juice boxes to rosé, we’re keeping our drinks frosty and close by with this brightly coloured cooler chest. (Get Outside!)

RONA Outdoor Lantern

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Our twilight dinner parties will be so pretty with this outdoor lantern—complete with battery-operated candle. Plus, everyone looks great by candlelight. (Get Outside!)

Patio season, we're so ready for you.

Get the most out of the great outdoors this summer—just keep clicking through our guide of 20 Fresh Patio Accessories.

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Tested by Janice Q., Toronto

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More Ways to Get Outside
11 Back-to-Basics Outdoor Activities

11 Back-to-Basics Outdoor Activities
If you’re looking for something old-but-new to do with the kids, look no further. You likely already have all the supplies you need at home to enjoy some of these 11 Back-to-Basics Outdoor Activities for Kids.

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Our Pick of the Week
Butterfly Raising Kit

Don’t let the kids cocoon on the couch this summer, get them up and learning with this pick.

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From Our Experts
How to Handle Toddler Tantrums

How to Handle Toddler Tantrums
by Sara Dimerman
Is it the terrible twos, or something more? What do you do when your toddler throws a tantrum?

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