Today, we’re going to take a look at a more traditional-looking gazebo again, the Premier Morning Glory Gazebo 16 Foot With Double Roof.
This Morning Glory gazebo is very simple in appearance, but elegant at the same time.
It features 2 x 2 balusters, both top and bottom, and has a beautiful arched Victorian valance design that frames your view, from the inside.
This gazebo is extremely sturdy, owing to each wall section being constructed with 2 x 6 material, and the aluminium screens fit into grooves at the top and bottom of each wall section, with positive lock latches on each wall side.
The double French doors are made from cedar and have fully adjustable hinges.
Now that we’ve got the boring specification details out of the way, what might you use this particular gazebo for?
Well, you can clearly just sit and enjoy the view, but you don’t need us to state the obvious for you.
So, still on yesterday’s theme of kids, how about using this gazebo as a sort of indoor camping spot?
Those of you who have young children probably already know that getting them to take an afternoon nap (which is normally so that you can get some peace and quiet for a while) is nigh on impossible – after all, which young child wants to go to their room to sleep when they’d rather be outside playing (or inside bugging you)?
Supposing you tell your children, however, that you’re all going on a mini-camping expedition? Do you think that might work a bit better?
So, with that in mind, we’ve found a few items that you could easily locate inside your gazebo that will make their afternoon nap much more fun.
To start with, you’ll need a play tent, such as this charming Jungle Safari Play Tent, complete with entrance tunnel.
The tunnel is made of spring steel with a nylon cover and a padded interior, but there is also a Velcro-closed flap for both easy access and security – after all, as an adult, you probably will be too large to crawl in and out of the tunnel, even if you wanted to.
The tent is made of flame-retardant material, so you know it’s safe, and the floor is made of durable, washable (you know how important that will be!) and water-resistant polyethylene.
The tent part is four feet square, and just under four feet high, while the entrance tunnel is four feet long and just 19 inches in diameter.
If you want to provide a bit of variety, from day to day, then another great option would be this Lady Bug Play Tent.
This tent is made by the same company who make the jungle safari tent, Pacific Play Tents, to the same high standards, except this one is a little larger – 51 inches square, instead of 48, a little lower (43 inches instead of 44), but the tunnel is much longer – six feet, not four, although the diameter is still 19 inches.
Both tents are really quick and easy to assemble, and can be used both indoors and outdoors.
So, now that you’ve found something that will entice them in, you’ll need something for them to sleep on, and what better than a range of nap mats?
|Dinosaur Nap Mat||Jungle Nap Mat||Princess Nap Mat|
These nap mats, by Wildkin, are made of cotton and polyester on the outside, and the attached blankets are lined with 100% comfy cotton flannel and filled with polyester for warmth. You’ll be glad to know, too, that they are machine-washable (in a cold, gentle cycle).
It goes without saying that they, too, conform to U.S. flammability test requirements.
Now, although these nap mats also come with a removable pillow, we have an even better solution for you, to almost guarantee that your little darlings will take their nap – whether they want to or not!
Your first thought may be that these pillows look very cute, and you’d be right:
|Giraffe Sleep Aid Pillow||Lab Sleep Aid Pillow||Lady Bug Sleep Aid Pillow|
But they contain a secret ingredient too – lavender.
That’s right, each pillow includes a removable pouch filled with the soft and relaxing scent of lavender, a herb well known for its calming qualities. Your kids will find it hard to resist once they get a few whiffs of the soothing lavender blend in these aroma pillows.
So, once your little ones are fast asleep in their play tents, what will you do?
We recommend lying back in a comfy chair, perhaps reading a good book, while listening to some dreamy music (nothing too loud – you wouldn’t want to wake your kids up too soon, would you?).
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