I’m sharing Febreze in my life as part of a sponsored series for Socialstars™ Is it just me or has this year flown by? Somehow, we’re already halfway through! Maybe it’s all the insanity and business that’s made it feel so fast. Or the whole trying to keep up with two kids thing? Either way, warm weather, sunshine, and those wonderful warm summer rainstorms are here. And this summer, I’ve decided to take advantage of the time I have with the boys. Being present, without screens, without worrying about other plans. THAT’S my biggest summer bucket list item. However, I sat down with H and we decided to come up with a giant list of awesome stuff for us to do this summer. Because I have 13 or less summers left with my oldest. And if these next 13 years fly by as fast as the last 4.5 have? I’m going to feel how much I missed out on. The Ultimate Summer Bucket List: (As Created By a 4 Year Old) Hunt for fossils in the backyard. (Doing a DIY ice or sand dig out) Library story time. Go camping at a local campsite. Have a camp out […]
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TopYourSummer #SoHoppinGood #CollectiveBias With temperatures in the 90s almost every single day this last month (and some over 100!), we’re doing our best to just keep from melting the second we step outside! The heat is no joke, and has seriously been messing with our normal ‘outside-all-day’ toddler entertainment strategy, but this very pregnant mama and tornado toddler just can’t last in the sweltering temperatures. As H gets older and his days as an only child are dwindling, I’m trying to spend more quality time together with him one on one. Once the Hubs gets home from work, we try to do as much together as a family as we can to create fun summer memories and wear H out before bed. Thanks to a lot of trial and error and suggestions from other outdoor loving toddler moms, we have come up with a few easy and inexpensive ways to beat the summer heat while spending time better together, so you can cool off without emptying your wallet! Drink water! This is the most important for us, as keeping hydrated will help keep your […]
Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links and I may have relieved one or more of the following items for free or at a deep discount in exchange for my honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products I truly use and enjoy! Happy day after 4th of July to my American readers! Did any of you enjoy the fireworks or have a cookout with friends or family? In my humble opinion, there are a few things that can make or break a great get together: 1. Lawn Games: I am obsessed with Ladderball and Bags, and some good ole fashioned competition can do wonders for getting people to mix and mingle. 2. A Chilling Stick: While I’m usually a Red girl, I never turn down a good white or sparkling wine but I’m pretty particular about it needing to be cold. Ice is fine, but then you have to make sure to chug the wine fast enough so the ice doesn’t dilute it and ruin the flavor. This Chilling Stick with Pourer and Aerator by Ramini is my current favorite because it keeps my beverages cold without compromising on taste or quality, and it only takes an hour of keeping the stick […]
1. Forever21 // 2. Amazon // 3. Macys [use code “SUPER” or “EXTRA” to save an additional 20 – 15%] // 4. Target // 5. JC Penny [use code “SUNSHINE” to save $10 off $25] // 6. Aldo // 7. Old Navy [use code “SPREE” to save an additional 25%] // 8. Nordstrom I have been loving this gorgeous summer sunshine we’ve been having out West! Summer has arrived with a hot vengeance, and sandals are the only thing I can stand to wear right now. I’ve rounded up a few of my current favorites that will either go with anything in your closet, or will add perfect pop of color for any outfit. I’ve been wearing a variation of white shorts and light chambray button ups over here and love how much each of these would totally change up the look. Which pair is your favorite? Disclaimer: this post is riddled with affiliate links. Each time you click, you help to support this mamas blogging dreams!