Friday, May 24, 2019

My Top Ten Pool and Beach Essentials 2019

Good morning friends and happy happy Friday!!! 

First off, I want to let y'all know I am working on my post to let you guys know where I've been and everything that's been going on.  It's taking longer than I thought, but I want to make sure that I share everything I can.  To actually share it all, I would have to write an autobiography and ain't nobody got time to read on that, especially in a blog post.  Either way, I want to share my journey with all of you...the good, the bad, and the super ugly.  I promise you this time, I am working hard on it and I've got two pages already typed up so I'm hoping it will be soon. 

In the meantime, one of my favorite things to do for therapy is to get creative and search online.  It's truly one of those things that I love to do to, and since summer is my favorite season and it's literally right around the corner, I thought it was perfect timing to share my top 10 beach and pool favorites of 2019! 

Neoprene Multipurpose Beach Bag Tote with Inner Zipper Pocket and Movable Board

Hands down the coolest beach tote ever!  It's under $50, comes in eight different colors, and it can be changed into three different shapes depending on your needs for that day! 

I love the Rio brand when it comes to beach chairs and loungers.  The quality is always top notch and their prices don't break the bank.  And I love that this year's new chair is super lightweight and compact for easy travel to and from the beach and/or pool.  

Thick Round Beach Towel Blanket Microfiber Yoga Mat With Tassel Circle Picnic Carpet

I just ordered this in the big palm leaf print and I can already think of three places we will use it in the next month.  This is truly perfect for any family outdoor event, plus, it would be great at the beach or the pool for the kids to sit on to have lunch. 

This is a legit set for the beach and I love that it's not the cheap looking plastic crap that always gets left at the beach or ends up in the trash.  This looks like one of those sets that the kids will love and will last for many years.

   Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers Portable Wireless Shower Speaker

How cool is it that you can actually put this speaker into water and listen to it?!  This would be so nice to have at the pool, the beach, and if you like to listen to music in the shower you can do that with this bad boy as well :) 

Yes, yes, and yes!!!  Now that my kiddos are older, Todd and I both agreed that we're getting one of these for the pool this year! 

I still swear by these microfiber quick dry towels that we bought last year, but Carson and Taylor still  prefer a thick cotton towel when we are at the pool.  So, in case you or your kids feel like that as well, I wanted to include this awesome cotton set.  The reviews are phenomenal, and you really can't beat the price for a set of four towels! 

Oh the smell of SunBum sunscreen...I truly think I could just sniff it all day long.  Not to mention, it's one of my favorite brands.  The only downfall is that it's usually a little pricey, but I found this set on Amazon and the price is really good, plus, it's a great set to keep in your car or your pool bag to always have on hand! 

Portable Beach Tent Umbrella Outdoor Sun Shelter with Carrying Bag, 4 Pegs, Anti-UV 50 Protect Child from The Sun, Waterproof Windproof

I mean, where in the world was this genius thing when Carson and Taylor were babies!  The beach can be so hard with little ones, but with something like this I think it would make taking your baby or toddler to the beach a whole lot easier! 

Premium ice Chest with Bluetooth Speaker, Oversized Wheels, telescoping Handle, Picnic Party Essentials, Bungee tie Down and Optional Blender and Solar lids

Move over Yeti because there's a new cooler in town and it's got you beat with a blender and bluetooth speaker!  I mean, I'm pretty sure this is every college kid or parents dream right here ;)  And if you want something similar but a little smaller, they also make this portable cooler/speaker as well! 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Mini Amazon Haul

Hello friends and happy hump day! 

I am popping in really quickly to share a few of my recent Amazon purchases that I'm loving!! 

Dress runs large for sizing reference I am wearing it in the xs. 

Dress runs large for sizing reference I am wearing it in the xs. 

Knit Waistband Woven Run Short with Internal Brief Liner

Top runs tts and I'm wearing a small.  Shorts runs tts and I'm wearing them in size small 4-6. 

Shirt runs tts and I'm wearing a small. 

Dress runs a little loose and I'm wearing a small, but could take the xs. 

Dress runs big, and for reference, I'm wearing the xs. 

Pjs run tts, and for reference, I'm wearing a small. 

Dress runs big, and for reference, I'm wearing the xs. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Mother's Day Gift Guide

How gorgeous is this personalized rose gold necklace?!?  The price point is great and you can also choose sterling silver, yellow gold, or gold plated silver. 

Y'all know I swear by this brand of pajamas, and I am obsessed with this new sleeveless version! 

Yes to the fiddle leaf fig tree!!  And how cool is it that this one comes with a beautiful textured white planter. 

After years of hearing rave reviews over Beautycounter, I finally decided to give them a try, and you guys, I am seriously blown away by everything I've tried so far.  But for now, this is definitely holding strong in my top three from their skincare line. 

Hands down the best summer robe EVER!!  I have this exact robe, and I seriously wear it every single morning/day after my shower.  It's perfect for blow drying your hair because it's thin enough (while still giving full coverage) that you don't sweat to death. 

This bag would be perfect to fill with some fun summer essentials and gift it for Mother's Day!  I am thinking this pretty round beach blanket, my new favorite glow sunscreen, and these awesome $21 polarized sunglasses!

How pretty is this planter!?!  I love the wooden stand, and I think it would be so fun to gift with this indoor cherry plant

Marble travel bags...yes and yes!  Added bonus, these have a solid 5 star review and the entire set is only $16!!! 

Last, but not least, you guys know I had to include a good candle.  There's nothing better than a clean house and burning your favorite candle.  I've smelt this scent before and it's amazing! 

Monday, April 29, 2019

This and That

// I am sure a lot of you have already seen on Instastories, but for those of you who don't use that or who may have missed my stories, meet the new members of our family Jorge and Dansby.  They are 10 week old German Shepherd / Lab mix and these two brothers may just be the cutest puppies I have ever seen.  As you can tell by the pictures below, we are already very much in love!! 

And how stinking cute are these bowtie collars?!  I ordered them off Amazon yesterday and they will be here tomorrow!! 

On Friday, Todd and I snuck away for an early date night on the island.  We ended up sitting outside because the weather was so nice and there was live music. 

Wasabi happy hour is so good, and we were able to eat and both have two glasses of wine for under $50! 

What I wore

// Todd and I had a blast on Saturday at our neighborhood supper club luau!  And I ended up wearing this $25 blue strapless maxi from Friday's post. 

Friday, April 26, 2019

5 on Friday

Hello sweet friends and happy happy FRIDAY!!! 

ONE // 

// Do you guys have any fun weekend plans?  Todd and I have a weekend full and it's all super fun stuff so I am very excited!  Tonight we are taking the golf cart and going on a casual date night to have sushi and wine at Wasabi!  Then, Taylor has a birthday party tomorrow, Carson has baseball, and Todd and I have our neighborhood "tiki theme" supper club.  I ordered these three dresses, and I am planning to do a try-on session in the next few hours so stay tuned if you've been searching for cute summer maxi dresses. 

In love with this gorgeous aztec print and the $20 price tag!  

This one is SO soft and it has pockets, plus, I love all the stunning prints it comes in!  Also, it's under $30!!! 

This dress is another winner!!  The fit and the quality are good and the $25 price tag can't be beat! 

TWO // 

A lot of you have been asking what hair products I'm loving with my new cut and color. Honestly, I am not a fan of my short hair at all, but every since having Taylor my hair has just been a hot mess so it's just looks healthier when I cut it short.  Anyway, I read amazing reviews on the line, NatureLab, and you guys...I am obsessed!  It makes my hair feel so soft and keeps it frizz free. 


The weather has been unbelievably gorgeous this week and we've been spending every afternoon outside.  Todd and I took Taylor to the park yesterday and our little monkey was in heaven. 

And I was pretty excited on our walk to the park to find a broken palm leaf to bring home to put in our kitchen! 

FOUR // 

I can tell everyone (just like myself) is getting the organizing itch again.  I've been receiving messages about some of the things I used to help me get our kitchen organized last year so I wanted to share the link to that post again.  And if we have time this weekend, my plan is to tackle Carson and Taylor's drawers along with their closets.  I'll report back if that happens ;) 

FIVE // 
And last, because y'all know I can't resist a good e-card!

 I hope these gave you a good laugh and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!