Orderly & Easy Summer Cooking with Sears #GrillingIsHappiness


A little over a month ago, Nana moved into her new house.  Since that time she has been working at a furious rate to make her new house, a home.  Unpacking mountains of boxes and finding a place for each item takes time and energy.  Nana is, by nature, a woman of orderly precision.  She likes to have an organized house and living in a place of chaos is unnerving.  Currently, she is in what I refer to as “the home stretch”.   Pictures need to be hung and her outside grilling area needs to be created.  It is these small touches that make all the difference.

I’m happy to report that Nana is officially ready for summer grilling.  In fact, just this weekend she had her first grill out of the season and in her new home.  This might not seem like a big deal to some, but Nana loves to grill in the summer.  Her favorite dish?  Bleu cheese burgers and grilled vegetables.   Entertaining in the summer is easy when you have an orderly grill area and the proper tools.  We found exactly what she needed at Sears.

But rather than heading to the store with three little boys in tow, instead we turned on our laptops to shop for the necessities.  And the best part is that we didn’t have to pay for shipping!  By choosing to pick up our items in store, we were able to shop in the comfort of our respective homes.  I use a similar approach when it comes to our library books.  Instead of trudging to the actual library where parking is a pain, instead I select the books I would like online and have them sent to the Bookmobile which travels around town.  When I’m ready, I can stop at the Bookmobile and simply collect my books.  Hmmm….now only if I could grocery shop this way, I’d have it made!

Let me provide you with a small glimpse of my experience.

First we looked at the current online catalog and drooled over patio sets.  She would like to purchase a long table at some point and these look beautiful!

Sears actually has a site dedicated to preparing families for the upcoming grilling season titled- Grilling Is Happiness 

As we started to look over the Grilling Is Happiness site, we were amazed at all the choices.  Clearly, Sears has everything we could possibly need to grill!

I read through the instructions regarding purchasing and picking up items in the store.  The process is very straightforward.  Be sure to check out my entire shopping process through my Google + story.

And in no time my shopping cart is full with items to make Nana’s grilling area organized and well equipped.

Notice that I also receive Shop Your Way credits with this purchase.  I simply inputted my Shop Your Way rewards card number and the the points were easily applied to my account.  A Shop Your Way rewards card is free and is a great way to earn additional savings.  Every purchase you make at Kmart and Sears will be applied in various amounts.  I personally started my account years ago at Kmart.  I love that it works for both stores!

Once we had our order fulfilled we received a notification letting us know it was ready to be picked-up.  Our local Sears is connected to the mall, but it luckily the merchandise pick-up area has its own doors!

Using the touch screen provided, I scanned my print out.  We received our merchandise in 3 and 1/2 minutes!  How awesome is that!

Once we brought the items home, it didn’t take long until the burgers were officially on the grill!

Yes, Nana uses a charcoal grill.   Personally we prefer the gas varieties.  And while she didn’t purchase her grill at Sears, incidentally it is available.

Grilling is a such a fast and easy way to cook in the summer.  Whether it is for a large family gathering or a simple dinner grilling is an easy favorite. Clean up is such a breeze!

It took my husband approximately ten minutes to put this storage unit together.  Since Nana prefers a charcoal grill, she also has a number of grilling items that need to be stored in close proximity.   This Suncast storage unit holds all of her grilling items, plus more!

Overall her grilling area is coming together very nicely.  She in the process of potting a variety of flowers and adding additional decorations.

Yum….time to eat!

Grilling is indeed- happiness.

And once our grilling time is over for the day, Nana’s area now looks orderly and clean.

Is it sacrilegious to put a Kenmore grill cover on a Weber grill?  Don’t judge:)

Nana is ready for summer- it’s official.  She can spent the next several months positioning pictures on the wall and selecting the best paint colors, but at least she can make easy summer meals with her orderly grill area.

Be sure to check out the Sears Outdoor Catalog for inspiration regarding your summer grilling.  And don’t forget to also check your local Sears ad.

Plus this is a great time to take advantage of these awesome deals-

  • Shop Your Way Rewards members save more each and every season and for every $1 you spend you get 10 points (All Summer)
  • Lock in today’s low prices for all of your upcoming events with Sears Layaway! (All Summer)Garden Oasis Grandview 7-piece Dining Set only $399.99 (used to be $599.99)
  • Grilling Is Happiness Free In-store Assembly on ALL Gas Grills (All of May)
  • All Patio Furniture, Decor and Grills on Sale

Connect with Sears via Twitter and Facebook and specifically Shop Your Way Rewards on Twitter for additional promotional information.

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias #SocialFabric All opinions are my own.


  1. That looks like the perfect patio and I can see everyone love the grilled food! Now I’m hungry.

  2. Oh my gosh, blue cheese burgers and grilled veggies…my mouth is watering!

  3. Oh Yum-O!!! You are making my mouth water with that food and making me jealous of having a grill! Hoping this summer we will be purchasing one too!

  4. I think we are getting a Kenmore grill cover for our Nexgrill. It’s OK. 🙂

  5. That grill looks awesome! Also this post made me incredibly hungry lol!

  6. The area is coming along very nicely! That’s awesome that you are helping her along. Getting settled is so stressful. And the food looks amazing!

  7. We LOVE to grill!! I love that box that holds the garbage and other stuff, great idea!! I need to get one of those.

  8. I love how you hid the can and all the toys under the cover. Those burgers look yummy!

  9. The grilling area looks awesome… as does the food!

  10. I love the grilling area and those burgers look so good!

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