What's out there: Boots, board shorts and tree rings

April 27, 2014 

Board shorts: These board shorts/swim trunks from Walmart in Belleville are more than just fun to wear for boys. Parents will also like the fact that they are made of material that offers UPF 50 sun protection. Prices are $8.67, though Spider Man shorts are $9.44. They come in toddler and boys' sizes with characters from Mickey Mouse and SpongeBob to "Cars" vehicles and fish from "Finding Nemo."

Rubber boots: Be as colorful as spring flowers in these rubber cowboy boots fit for rain showers. They are made for women from Charlie Paige and come in whole sizes. You'll find them in this pattern and a leopard print for $54.99 at Rachel's Tea Room & Gift Shop in west Belleville.

Tree ring: If you're a neat and tidy gardener, you'll want to put a Tree Ring underneath your smaller ornamental trees. Made of recycled rubber that looks like mulch, you can choose from the 24-inch diameter reddish shade shown here, or dark brown, for $9.44. A dark brown 36-inch diameter ring is $14.44. All have a black weed-deterent fabric on the bottom and are sold at Lowe's in Belleville, as well as other store locations.

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