One of the things I love about living back in NE Ohio is that you really feel the seasons change. Summer heat dissipates and the autumn rushes in, bringing beautiful weather. During the day, the temperature is warm and there's often a cool breeze. This is perfect for outdoor rest and relaxation. I love sitting outside with a good book and a nice glass of wine in the early evenings. Ahhh...What a way to end the day! Now that we're finally in a home of our own, I have been on the lookout for ways to make our deck and yard an extension of our living space. I have been planning our gardens, drooling over some gorgeous outdoor wicker furniture, and
planning for an outdoor brick oven. (If you haven't tried brick oven pizza with fresh basil and tomatoes, you don't know what you're missing!) Hopefully by next summer, we will have transformed our sad, overgrown yard into an outdoor oasis. In the meantime, I have a great place to sit and daydream about the yard of my dreams...In my Vivere Universal Double Hammock with Universal Stand
from the awesome folks at Wicker Central! In case you're not familiar with this great online store, let me tell you a bit about them. Wicker Central is part of the StrataShops family and carries everything you need to take your outdoor space from drab to fab. They offer great dining and conversation sets, outdoor lighting, and even great accessories like fire pits and garden sculptures! Wicker Central is a wonderful choice for all of my Canadian friends since they ship to Canada, too! Oh, I should also mention that shipping is free and there's no sales tax, either! Add to that their fantastic customer service and best price guarantee, and you've got the
premier shopping experience. Here are some of my top picks from Wicker Central:
I love, love, LOVE this dining set!
This sleek outdoor cooler would be perfect for parties!
Isn't this fire pit stunning?
I need this conversation set. Yes, I said NEED.
They even have all-weather artwork!
Yep, this shop is pretty darn amazing, in my humble opinion! And their shipping is lightning fast, too. I received my hammock very quickly and it arrived very well packaged. The Universal stand with double hammock is made with 100% cotton, creating a comfortable refuge for an afternoon snuggle. The hammock stand is constructed of heavy duty steel and assembles in minutes without any tools. Yep...No tools required at all! Plastic caps are used on the ends of the steel tubing to create a soft finish. You will enjoy the freedom the stand provides by allowing you to set up your hammock in the most convenient location and no longer rely on those 2 perfect trees.
The hammock came with easy to understand instructions. As you can see, my husband must have been speaking French the day he assembled it, since he took a photo of the instructions in French. Rest assured, there is in fact an English version included, too!
Here are all of the components before assembly. The frame is very sturdy and goes together very easily. Also included is a convenient hammock bag, making this portable for all of those picnics at the park and family gatherings.
We decided to put the hammock on our deck since we don't have any proper patio furniture yet. It fit perfectly. I really like the fact that while the hammock is roomy, the frame is relatively compact and doesn't take up a whole lot of space.
Frame partially assembled.
The durable cotton hammock secures to the frame using hooks and rope. You can even adjust the height of the hammock since there are a few different settings to use. We put ours on the highest setting.
Once the hammock is secured, it is extremely sturdy and will hold up to 450lbs. This is enough to hold my husband and my toddlers at the same time! Or maybe just me and the hubby on the rare occasion that we aren't covered in toddlers. My 12 year old loves relaxing in our hammock with his baby brother and sister, too.Take a look at how happy they are together! And there's plenty of room to spare!
My husband just had to test the hammock out after a long, exhausting day at work. He's on his feet all day in a busy automotive shop, so a quick snooze outside in the hammock sounded like a very appealing idea. One that was short-lived, unfortunately. As you can see, my toddlers had something else in mind. That's okay, though. My hubby loves getting some baby snuggles!
Overall, I am thoroughly impressed by our hammock from Wicker Central. It's incredibly well made, vibrantly colored, and it's oh-so-comfy. There's nothing better than kicking back with my family and spending some quality time on the deck in the afternoons. The only problem? Well, Mommy can't seem to get a turn. My kids and husband monopolize the hammock, so I don't really get a chance to relax myself! Who knows? Maybe I will have to buy another hammock from Wicker Central just for myself....And this time, I'm not sharing. HOW TO CONNECT :You can check out the awesomeness that is Wicker Central on their website. You can also connect with them on Facebook
and on twitter
to stay on top of their latest products and promotions! ***Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***