{Lifestyle} Summer Wishlist


My summer wishlist is a little unusual this year. Usually I try to select items that not only am I crushing on, but items that I feel would be useful for your summer too! However, this summer I have quite a narrow sight, and I’m not sure everyone will relate to all of them. Surprisingly the majority of this wishlist has come from Bunnings! My my, how my life has changed this past year… I would love to hear what you think of this post so make sure you leave me a comment below!


Anyway, can I just say how absolutely cray cray it is that summer is already here! I’m less than a week in but I’m already loving the weather. If you’re in Perth I suggest you brace yourself for the heatwave that can’t be too far off and remember to watch out for those mosquitoes!

For the summer of 2016/2017 I have chosen the following items;

Natrallife Walk in Greenhouse from Bunnings: At the moment Kody and I are DIY-ing a veggie garden that the dogs can’t access, it is a slow project but once the fence is up I have a great little space that would fit this cute greenhouse perfectly!

Clam Shell Sandpit from Bunnings: I would like one of these for the dogs. It is going to be a hot summer and it would be wonderful if they had a little paddle pool to cool down in! I think Charlie would go absolutely crazy about it, it only thing better for him would be if we were at the beach 24/7, that boy sure loves to swim!

iFetch Original from iFetch: Speaking of Charlie, aside from swimming his other favourite thing to do is fetch. We play with him as much as possible but that dog is obsessed, if you start fetch it turns into a never-ending game, I think this automatic ball thrower would bring him ultimate joy!

Daytek Twin Fold Down Clothesline from Bunnings: At the moment Kody and I have a hills hoist clothesline which is positioned directly in the sun, if this were my house I would take down the hills hoist and assemble this fold down wall mounted clothesline in the partial shade so that our clothes would stop fading in the hot summer sun!

XTM Standard Automatic Rooftop Tent from BCF: This tent is out of Kody’s and my price range, it is just included to represent the idea of a rooftop tent. I love camping, I love outdoors and I love nature, I finally convinced Kody that we should take up camping regularly and a rooftop tent was his compromise between ease and comfort. Hopefully we will be able to afford our own rooftop tent in the new year! Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Wanderer Awning Tent from BCF: Same as above, I’m not after this particular model of awning, but I would like an attachable awning for our new rooftop tent when we are able to purchase it!

Hindo Potting Bench in Grey from Ikea: I already said that I was building a veggie garden, well in my design I have left room for a potting bench and so far this little one from Ikea has taken my fancy!

Waxworks Salted Cement Citronella Candle in Square and Round from Bunnings: I warned you about those mosquitoes, right? In summer you tend to spend more time outdoors, and more time outdoors at night, so citronella candles are a must! I really like that these candles from Bunnings and they should suit our back patio well.

Alex Perry AP SUN RX 09 Sunglasses from Specsavers: My prescription recently got updated and I need new glasses, surprise, surprise! Anyway, that also means that I need new prescription sunglasses in time for summer, this design from Alex Perry is where my heart is this season!


Natrallife Walk in Greenhouse from Bunnings.

RRP: $69.90










Clam Shell Sandpit from Bunnings.

RRP: $13.45









iFetch Original from iFetch.

RRP: $199.95








Daytek Twin Fold Down Clothesline in Grey from Bunnings.

RRP: $152.00









XTM Standard Automatic Rooftop Tent from BCF.

RRP: $2299.00 $2099.00







Wanderer Awning Tent from BCF.

RRP: $399.00









Hindo Potting Bench in Grey from Ikea.

RRP: $89.00 $79.00









Waxworks Salted Cement Square Citronella Candle from Bunnings.

RRP: $9.98









Waxworks Salted Cement Round Citronella Candle from Bunnings.

RRP: $10.98









Alex Perry AP SUN RX 09 Sunglasses from Specsavers.

RRP: $199.00




What are you wanting this summer?
Have you ever been camping with a rooftop tent before?
What did you think of this wishlist? Anything you also want?

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  1. December 7, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    I’d looove a rooftop tent too! There’s a few brands that are about half the price- definitely worth considering if we end up doing a lap of Aus. Our pup has a paddling pool for the garden, so worth the investment!

    • December 31, 2016 / 10:39 am

      Haha, yep, that’s the ultimate dream! Hopefully you can get one and take a lap of Australia, it would be amazing! I’ve been looking at second hand ones recently and if you keep looking a few good ones for only about $600 do pop up, but you have to be fast to snap them up! We recently grabbed the boys a paddling pool too, they had so much fun in it!

      Kez | acaciasdreams.com

  2. December 7, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    We got a Clam Shell Sandpit for my son the other day and he’s in love with it 🙂 Best purchase!

    • December 31, 2016 / 10:40 am

      Aww sweet, I’m sure he will love it over summer! We also got our pups the paddle pool, a messy, but very fun decision!

      Kez | acaciasdreams.com

    • December 31, 2016 / 10:45 am

      It looks fantastic doesn’t it! Charlie is simply obsessed with fetch, so I think he would be over the moon with this toy!

      Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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