Traveling with Little Ones; How we Survive the Trip

Tips to Make your Vacation Travels Easier and Stress Free

Our house is truly blessed by family who have vacation homes for us to use each year. My cousin has a beach house and offers us a discounted rate for our summer vacations.

Planning the trip is always easy. Getting there, however, is always a pain in the butt. I usually have a toddler and small dog in tow and it is difficult traveling without pulling out my hair.

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Power Quick Pot Low Country Boil

There’s nothing I love more than a one pot meal. Only having to run one dish through the wash is like, my dream. There’s also nothing I love more than fresh seafood and that beach vacation feel.

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Look Up At The Stars And Bring Peace

I remember looking up at the stars as a kid. Watching the twinkling stars adds stillness and zen to one’s thoughts. You get lost in the calm and peaceful feeling. Do you ever take the time to look up at the stars?

Look Up At The Stars And Bring Peace

Beauty Brite Disclosure

A few months ago, my son and I moved yet again. I’ve always wanted to put roots down, I just wish it was under different circumstances. I was thankful to find a place that was affordable and in a really good and safe area.

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Beach Bag Must-Haves for a Stress-Free Beach Trip

Headed to the beach? Pack the beach bag with the essentials for the family!

Beach Bag Must Haves for a Stress Free Beach Trip

It’s hard to believe but summer is coming to a close! My family and I made plans for a late season beach trip and we are gearing up to leave in the next few weeks. As I scrambled around, pulling summer bags and clothes out of storage, I realized just how unorganized I have become the longer I delve into motherhood.

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Make a Splash at Your Summer Parties

Make a Splash at Your Summer Parties

 

Summer is in full, sizzling hot swing, and so are summer parties. From BBQ’s to pool parties, and rooftop hangouts to beach get-togethers, there’s plenty to enjoy this season. If you want to make a splash at your parties, you can’t forget must-haves like tasty food, refreshing drinks, rollicking entertainment, and Insta-worthy pictures.

Rosé All Day & Night

Staying hydrated, and covered in sunscreen, is non-negotiable in the blazing heat of summer. So bring on the water and  the Rosé. It’s crisp, cool, and refreshing. One of my newest favorites comes from the clean-crafted wine curators known as Scout & Cellar.

All of the wines selected by Scout & Cellar are free of pesticides, chemical additives, and sugar. In other words, they are not chemically altered. After delighting over their NV PUNKT GENAU GRUBER SPARKLING ROSÉ from Austria, I’m curious to taste some of their other fabulous finds.

Make a Splash at Your Summer Parties - NV PUNKT GENAU GRUBER SPARKLING ROSÉ, AUSTRIA

But before I get to refilling my glass, let’s talk about how this clean and refreshing organic sparkling wine lets me Rosé my day away. Not only am I fan this Rosé fruity notes, I also love knowing it’s from a family winery that’s been making wine since 1814. Can you imagine the type of summer parties the Gruber’s must have had? The bottles not too shabby looking either. I find its eclectic label so enchanting and amusing.

To keep my Rosé nice and cool, I skip the red solo cup. Instead, I pull my HOST Wine Freeze Cooling Cups out of the freezer. They help keep my wine at the perfect chilly temp for at least 2 hours. So I have plenty of time to responsibly enjoy all my summer beverages.

The Sounds of Summer Parties

Make a splash at your summer parties - Altec Lansing Baby Boom Speaker

No party would be complete without great music. You could hire a DJ, but I prefer to opt for something more realistic, and just as fantastic. Portable speakers are ideal for outdoor summer parties. Of course, they aren’t always so durable or waterproof. When I want my carefully curated playlist to sound amazing even while floating in the pool, I break out the Altec Lansing Baby Boom.

Make a splash at your summer parties - Altec Baby Boom Speaker

This sporty little Bluetooth enabled speaker not only sounds great, it’s also waterproof and shockproof.  In fact, it even floats. With six hours of battery life, this portable like gem will keep the tunes blasting all party long.

For summer playlist inspiration, check out these top picks from Apple Music, Esquire, and Time Out.

Capture the Moments

Make A Splash at Your Summer Parties - Polaroid camera

Sometimes what happens at summer parties should stay at summer parties. However, in these days of Snap/Insta/Facebook madness, capturing the moments is a necessity. But how many times have you asked your friends to send you that great photo, only to never see it again, except on their feed?

When I want instant pict gratification, I go old school with the Polaroid Snap Camera. Funny enough, my first camera was a Polaroid. There are family pictures of my sister, brother, and myself with Polaroid cameras around our necks. Back then they were much bigger.

Make a Splash at Your Summer Parties - Polaroid Snap Camera

Thankfully, the Snap is about the size of a cell phone, which makes it perfect for all your summer parties. You can slip it into your pool, beach or party bag for quick Polaroids of all your adventures. You can also save your picts to the camera’s SD card or share them on social media via the Polaroid app. And bonus, the film is peel and stick, which means you can turn your favorite photos into stickers.

Summer parties just got a lot more interesting and fun. For even more inspiration, check out even more of our favorite summer picks.

 

What are your summer party plans?  How do you make a splash?

 

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Stylish Summer Fashion

Stylish Summer Fashion

Beauty Brite Disclosure

This summer is a new change for us. My husband was offered an amazing job in another state a few months ago. He’s been getting settled in and getting our new place ready for us. We are ready for a change! This summer, I hope to spend time in the sun. My son has a brand new pair of swim trunks and towel. I haven’t worn a swimsuit in years.

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Items That Are Great For Traveling

Items That Are Great For Traveling

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With it being full blown traveling season I know lots of people are either headed out for spring break or getting ready for summer vacations. I don’t know about you, but when I travel I like to have things that make me feel comfortable and make it convenient to travel. I know sometimes weather in other places can take a huge toll on my skin and not having to use travel samples from hotels and having my own personal items can keep my skin from flaring up and breaking out.

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Travel To The Tropics With Vegan Sunscreen Products

Travel To The Tropics With Vegan Sunscreen Products

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We all know that sunscreen is important, and we also all know that the modern environment’s pollutants have made pure, trustworthy, and effective products seem like an impossibly distant myth. But there is hope—and its name is Sun Bum!

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