Monday, July 20, 2015

Summer Favorites!

It's been a while, which means we have been busy enjoying our summer! I can't believe it's already halfway through the summer and I don't even want to say that or think about it because I don't want it to end. This has been such a fun few months enjoying our freedom everyday. No school, no camp, no commitments. We've been checking off our summertime checklist (another post to come).

I was up early this morning and went for a 3 mile run at 5:30. It was already 80 degrees and so humid out, but it felt great to get it done! Yesterday it was close to 100 degrees and we spent the afternoon at the pool. I didn't take any pictures, but it was a big day because Ellie swam for the first time without her puddle jumpers! I was so proud of her for even trying. We went in the big pool and she pushed off the side and swam to me. I've been working with her a bit and my husband was teaching her to float on her back. She was so excited! It's a start at least.

I thought I would share some of my favorite things I'm loving this summer:

After reading that Neutrogena face sunscreen doesn't really protect from UVA rays (and I've worn this for years) I was on the hunt to find something better. I love this one and although it's a small bottle it's lasted over a month now and I wear it every morning over my moisturizer. I love that it's light and non-greasy.

This cheek tint has been my go-to everyday. It's perfect for the heat and humidity we have here and I love the color it gives me. I bought the travel size because I wasn't sure how often I would use it, but I wear it all the time and to the pool over my sunscreen, too. I only use a bit at a time and I still have a half of a jar left.

Here are a few other must haves!

Summer Favorites

1 // We use this picnic blanket (in a bag) all the time. It's so easy to zip into the bag and keep in the stroller or carry on my arm. We use it for picnics at the park and zoo and at the beach. 

2 // I mentioned this bracelet here and I wear it almost everyday. It's just one bracelet with a magnetic clasp.

3 // I love these rashguards. I bought it in black last summer and in yellow this year. It's so lightweight and can be used for exercise outdoors, too. It has a zippered pocket in the back. 

4 // I live in American Eagle jean shorts. My favorite brand.

5 // My new favorite accessory. Plus, it's only $15!

6 // Love these waterproof sneakers for kids. My girls love them, too. Comfy and cute. 

7 // Homemade popsicles are a treat and there are so many variations! I grew up eating vanilla yogurt popsicles and I thought they were the best. 

8 // Gotta have water for me and the kids and this keeps it cold. I have taught Ellie the importance of staying hydrated and she loves to say, "I drink water to stay hydrated not dehydrated." Sometimes she gets it mixed up. So cute.

9 // Puddle Jumpers are a must have for the pool. Every toddler is wearing these. The best.

10 // My favorite summer shoe! So comfortable. 

What are your summer must haves?

** Affiliate links are used in this post. These are all items I own and recommend!

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