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SUMMER IS HERE! HIP HIP HOORAY!
Schools have let out, flip flops have emerged from storage boxes, and summer has opened the doors for splash pads, sangria, and so much more! Here’s a fun summer roundup to get you and the family excited for summer!
FOR THE KIDS
Whether you’ve got some travel ahead (planes, trains, and automobiles) or daily thunderstorms forcing you indoors, here’s some great kid friendly items to keep your little ones occupied & hopefully give you a little peace & quiet (I said hopefully).
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>Send cute cards to family & friends all summer!
>Traveling & eating out a lot? Take along art place mats for the win!
>Stock up on rainy day crafts, like these colorful dinosaurs!
>or this under the sea kit!
When your kids tire from crafting, here are some great books & magazines (outside of summer reading assignments) perfect for quiet time and keeping that brain stimulated! [We are a big fan of Brain Quest in our house!]
>There are issues for different age groups. Each kid has their own subscription in our house & gets their own magazine each month. They love it!
>There's a kid and adult version of this book! So much fun and gets you thinking about things you'd never imagine! Great for elementary kids, beginning readers/writers.
> Great for keeping school material fresh, available for all grade levels!
Many of us spend our summer days by the pool, at the beach, & outside in the sun (we’ve missed it for what felt like a loooong winter) – but with all the outdoor fun - safety is still #1. Here are some great items to help keep the whole family safe for the summer!
>Protect your skin while also protecting the environment. As a Beautycounter consultant I am honored to promote a product that puts health and environment at the foundation of their business. This spray is air powered and provides uva, uvb, and blue light blockage! There's simply nothing better on the market right now.
>Pool safety, beach safety with little ones you can never be too safe! These water monitors offer added protection to alert you when wet just in case your little one escapes your sight or gets into an unsafe water situation!
JUST FOR MOM
Ok, mom – you spend a lot of time planning for the family, buying everything for the kids (sunscreen, water wings, groceries, the list goes on…) – Don’t forget about yourself! Here are some little luxuries for mom this summer (that won’t break the bank).
>Who doesn't love a good hat for the summer? keeps your skin safe and there are so many adorable choices! Mom - pick one or two for a little head fashion for the summer!
>When life gives you lemons, find a lemon hat :P
>Accessories are key for the summer and I'm all about tassels right now! This tassel basket and tassel jewelry (see below) are adorable summer additions that are fun and frilly for summer!
>Get your tassel on and good, positive energy vibes from this gorgeous jewelry line, made by one fierce and loving mama.
And don't forget a good book or two for the summer! Here's a few on my summer reading list!
JUST FOR FUN
Just as the title says, these things are just for fun! These are not necessities in the least, but instead are super cute, fun summer things that I couldn’t resist putting on this list! I personally see homemade froyo in our future. And, come on, who wouldn’t want a little ice cream station in full swing in their kitchen??
>Summertime calls for ice cream on the regular, it's just a fact.
>This might be the most adorable little pool I've ever seen!
>Who doesn't need a classic summer yard game? Not recommended for after rosé all day (see below) :) , but a good game of croquet can add to your summer fun!
>What goes better with your favorite bottle of rosé than a rosé pool float!? I see a girls only pool day in my future ;) Rosé all day!
>Pool priorities, am I right?! Like how to get those refreshing drinks to tag along in the pool :P Answer: donut floaties!
Well I hope you enjoyed this summer fun roundup and maybe found a couple of things for you and/or your family to enjoy this summer! If you have fun summer stuff to share or purchase any goodies from my list please use the hashtag #alissasummerroundup and share your photo on Instagram!
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