Lidl Has Brought Back Its $20 Dog Canopy Bed So Your Pup Can Enjoy Summer In Style

Lidl Has Brought Back Its $20 Dog Canopy Bed So Your Pup Can Enjoy Summer In Style

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If you’re looking to keep your dog cool and comfortable on the hottest days, look no further. Last summer, Lidl introduced their paw-fect solution for protecting our furry friends from overheating and sun overexposure: A super stylish sun bed that allows pets to lounge outdoors while protecting them from the sun’s harmful rays.

The dog cot with canopy took dog owners by storm in 2020 so the return of the highly-requested bed is great news for those who were unable to snag one last year.

Whether at the park, beach or in the comfort of your own backyard, the bed is the perfect shady spot for your four-legged friend this summer, giving them their own space to cool off from the heat and relax in style.

Still at a super affordable price point of $19.99, the item is a bargain considering a similar design on Amazon costs double. The item is elevated off the ground to provide extra airflow on all sides, has a tent-like shade designed to protect from UV50, and is lightweight so it’s easy to move around the yard. It’s quick and easy to assemble and disassemble, and also features a 3-year limited warranty.

Available from today at over 160 Lidl stores nationwide while supplies last, head down to your nearest store as soon as possible, as the item is sure to sell out quickly — and there’s no guarantee when (or if) there will be a restock in the future.

Cat lovers, Lidl also has you covered. The store is also carrying a cat hammock, perfect for your kitty to laze and snooze the day away. With a cozy reversible mat, a durable wooden frame, and a folding design for easy, space-saving storage, the cat hammock is the perfect item for pet owners who live in smaller spaces.

7 Indoor/Outdoor Rugs That Can Handle City Grime Like Total Champs

7 Indoor/Outdoor Rugs That Can Handle City Grime Like Total Champs

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When you live in a city, you pretty much expect everything outside to be covered in a thin layer of grime. It comes with the territory, and it leaves city dwellers constantly wiping away soot from their window sills, balcony floors, and patio tables. But since that grime is as constant as the sunrise, it’s up to you to choose your outdoor furnishings carefully, and that includes rugs. Ahead are some of the most gorgeous, design-forward outdoor rugs that can handle dirt and soot. From their dark colors to their sturdy, easy-to-clean materials, these rugs won’t have you worrying about stains. 

1. Traditional Botanical Rug

It’s easy to find a striped or jute outdoor area rug — those are a dime a dozen. But it gets a little tricky to find one with more traditional patterns. If you’re looking for an outdoor rug that feels like an indoor one, then this Turkish outdoor botanical rug fits the bill. 

This one’s for all the mid-century lovers out there. This half-moon outdoor rug mimics the look of mid-century modern tiles and will complement any vintage-inspired furniture or patioware you have. So take out the chartreuse deck chairs and the daisy-patterned water jug! This rug will give your backyard a retro vibe without overdoing it. 

If a lot of soot accumulates on your window sills or on your back porch, then you want a rug that will hide — and not showcase — that grime. Skip the beige and pastel-hued rugs, and go for something black. This graphic leaf rug will give your balcony a modern yet tropical touch.

Checkers are having a moment right now in home design, appearing everywhere from statement walls to stairwell nooks. But rather than taking out a paintbrush, you can dabble in the trend by using this rug. The area rug’s jaunty pattern is made out of thick yarn, making it feel a tad more luxurious than your basic, flat-weave rug.

If you can’t get enough of southwestern prints or love the punch an oriental rug carries, then this outdoor rug is the perfect addition to your patio. Woven in vivid red, yellow, and blue colors, it will be just the thing to elevate your outdoor furniture and hide city grime.

For those who love a cream-and-white aesthetic, this tufted rug will definitely catch your eye. Made from polypropylene plastic, it is tough enough to withstand outdoor traffic but soft enough to make you want to pad around in bare feet. 

For those looking for a unique area rug, this modern ikat rug is a great option. The angular ikat print feels almost abstract, and you can choose between either this earthy clay color or a bold black hue. 

Marlen Komar

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Marlen is a writer first, vintage hoarder second, and donut fiend third. If you have a passion for finding the best taco joints in Chicago or want to talk about Doris Day movies, then she thinks an afternoon coffee date is in order.

These 9 Camping Essentials Can Convert Even the Least Outdoorsy People

These 9 Camping Essentials Can Convert Even the Least Outdoorsy People

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There’s two camps of people (pun very much intended!) in this world: those who enjoy cooking and sleeping in the great outdoors and those who don’t. Anyone who knows me well can attest that I fall into the latter category — I’m more Meredith Blake than Ron Swanson.

Whether you’re in my shoes or you can’t wait for your next outdoor expedition, camping season’s officially in full force. Since I’m clearly no camping authority, I rounded up a list of supplies that caters to even the least outdoorsy of folks. They’re all a little bit fun and very much still functional, for both on and off the campsite. On top of, you know, actual necessities (First Aid kit, food, tent, sleeping bags, etc.), pack some (or all) of these camping-friendly finds before you set up your next tent.

After Back-to-Back Category 5 Storms, Here’s What’s Essential to My Hurricane Kit

After Back-to-Back Category 5 Storms, Here’s What’s Essential to My Hurricane Kit

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When you need sound advice, you go to the experts. Not sure if you need a jacket? Check The Weather Channel. For tips on how to get your oven-baked fries perfectly crispy, you turn to the team at our sister site, The Kitchn. And if you want to know how to function in the aftermath of a massive storm, you ask someone who’s been there before — like me. In September 2017, I rode out Hurricanes Irma and Maria in my home on Vieques, Puerto Rico, as the back-to-back Category 5 storms ravaged the island just two weeks apart. When the winds subsided, nearly all 3.5 million Puerto Ricans found themselves with no running water for weeks or more, and without stable electricity for much, much longer (in the case of Vieques, more than a year).

Those were strange times, my friends, but out of the most unwanted of circumstances comes the greatest knowledge, right? Chances are, no matter where you live, there’s some kind of weather-related event that could potentially leave you in the dark, too. Pre-storm panic shopping will ensure you have plenty of bottled water and non-perishable food (that you hope to never have to eat), but you’re gonna need much more than bottled water and canned spaghetti to keep you going! Below, I rounded up 10 items that I recommend ordering for your own storm kit ASAP. Take my been-there-done-that advice now, and stock up on what you need before you actually need it.

FYI: June 1 was the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, but it also marked the beginning of Community Month here at Apartment Therapy — and the timing couldn’t be better. Trust me when I tell you that, after a natural disaster, community is your most valuable resource. Taking care of each other is just as important as taking care of yourself, so when you’re adding the items below to your cart, consider tossing in a few extras for neighbors who might be in need.