The only thing better than spending a summer day outside, is spending it outside your own home. Packing the car full of towels, sandy beach chairs and every cooler you own can be stressful.

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But how do you get everyone in your family to want to stay home? That is the trick and I've been working on a plan that does not include buying a real in-ground swimming pool. These are 11 Items I think can turn any Connecticut home into a summer fun zone.

11 Buys That Will Make Your Connecticut Yard the Summer Fun Zone

Summer is coming! If you're anything like me, you are willing to do what it takes to enjoy the summer without ever having to leave home. I started working on a project to make that happen and realized there are probably some others who would like to share my plan. Here are 11 Buys that will make your Connecticut yard the summer fun zone this year.

NOTE: I tried to keep the list as inexpensive as possible that way maybe we can afford a few of the items. I've learned from experience that my purchase ideas are not always popular with certain people. BUT, if I buy enough items I'm bound to hit the jackpot with one or two of them.

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What is the point of everyone buying homes really? You buy a home at an ungodly price and then everyone who lives there wants to leave it everyday. You might as well live in a tent or a motel if you're never going to be there.

These are the things I say to my wife Erica and it doesn't get me very far. The answers never really change, it's always something having to do with people liking experiences. I personally can't think of anything worse than experiencing things.

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Hey, if you ever end up buying any or all of the stuff I put on this list, drop me a line and let me know how it goes.

All Connecticut People Have at Least One of These 13 Things

Connecticut is a complex place with layers of issues. Our happiness mixes with our pain to create a Nutmeg stew that tastes like confusion. I can't sit here and say everyone in CT has all thirteen of these things. However, I can say everyone in CT has at least one of these 13 things.

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12 Alarming Surprises For New Yorkers Moving To Connecticut

Since COVID-19, we have seen a lot of New York City residents seeking shelter right here in Connecticut. The evidence is all around us but it's particularly evident in the housing market, there are fewer available units every week. If you're headed to Connecticut from NYC there are at least 12 big surprises coming your way.

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10 Things You Will Find in Every Connecticut Home

Connecticut is a diverse array of people and places; we're not the stereotypical individuals the rest of the country imagines us to be. With a myriad of cultures and distinctions, we also share many similarities. Here are 10 things you're bound to find in every Connecticut home.

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