Whether you want to have a relaxing picnic with your family or want a comfortable setup for the kids’ soccer tournament, these are the outdoor essentials you’ll need!
For those who are not familiar with Walmart’s Ozark Trail brand… they make amazing pieces for amazing prices!! You can literally find ALL of your outdoor gear needs, none of which break the bank. And, perhaps most importantly, they are all high quality.
Gage and Elizabeth are now both playing lacrosse. When you live in an isolated box canyon, you can’t just jump into the car and play the next town. Our next town in FAR away. Here we have tournaments as far as Denver, Aspen and Vail… that last all weekend. When we go to these sports tournaments you can sometimes be hanging out on the fields all day long. I think it’s essential to bring a comfy set-up. My must-haves for a lax tournament are:
1) Picnic Blanket
2) Wagon (to haul everything)
3) Lightweight, portable chairs
4) Cooler bag with snacks and drinks
Ozark Trail has everything from coolers to backpacks to camping gear and more!! Everything you see in the photo above (and below) are Ozark Trail pieces.
This foldable wagon makes it easy to roll all your gear to and from wherever you’re going! It folds up and can be easily stored. It can carry up to 225 pounds. And it has a removable liner for easy cleaning. The oversized wheels make it easy to drag on any terrain. And there are tons of pockets to keep everything organized! By the way, this is one of my FAVORITE spots in Mountain Village. It’s close to the golf course near a street called Pennington. The view is unreal!
Whether you’re having a picnic or watching your kiddos play sports, a cooler bag is a must-have!
We have a beautiful, stainless steel cooler, but it’s WAY too heavy for games and quick outdoor excursions. That’s where the lighter weight cooler bags come in!
There are two awesome options in the photos above:
1) The Igloo, 32 can, divided cooler that’s super convenient for carrying and keeping your food and drinks cool.
2) If you’d rather have something that gives you a hands-free option, try the Igloo backpack cooler! It’ll be perfect for picnics that require a bit of a hike this summer.
Lugging outdoor chairs to and from events is not fun. But these Ozark Trail chairs are super lightweight and easy to carry. Plus, they’re only $9! You can get one for everyone in the family… even extended family at that price!!
I always load mine into the wagon on sports weekends or on picnics.
Picnic blankets are THE BEST! I use them at games, at the beach or for afternoon picnics. When you live in an area as beautiful as Telluride, you want to be outside ALL THE TIME. I’ve been wanting to get a pretty, picnic blanket like this, but just keep forgetting to order one. This blanket is fleece on one side and waterproof on the other. It’s ONLY $19.99 and comes in 8 stylish colors/patterns.
You can see in the photo above that I also got some really cute outdoor plates too. They’re melamine so they are basically indestructible and perfect for outdoor activities. Isn’t the print SO cute??
The Ozark Trail tumblers are super affordable and just as good as some other popular brands.
They are made with stainless steel to keep your drink extra cold (or hot) and they don’t sweat. They’re also durable, rust-proof, and only $9 for the 30 oz. The 20 oz. tumbler is only $7!
I’m wearing some classic, flattering dark wash skinny jeans with a gorgeous white off the shoulder top.
The top has a pretty sheer swiss dot pattern that’s sweet and feminine. The billowy sleeves keep you cool and covered, and the off the shoulder style makes it a little sexy. You could always wear the top on your shoulders too. Or just let it do what it wants. 😉
Photos by Josh King