There are many things I come across along my life journey that I wish someone had told me about sooner, or things I can’t live without! This summer, I want to share that list with my readers! Because, why should we keep the good stuff a secret, right?
FOR SPRING & SUMMER
I just ditched the last pool back I have used for 20 years (since my boys were babies) for this new one. I LOVE that it is absolutely huge and super sturdy. It holds a ton and I can use it for travel as well.
So comfy and cute. This looks good on every body type! There are also 6 color options that will go from spring into fall.
Don’t let food go to waste! Use this quick little bag sealer to re-seal a bag that you have already opened. I especially love this for bagged salads, chips and cereal—but the sky is the limit!
Get rid of all the boxes of ziploc bags and use this—you’ll thank me later! It makes finding the right size bag quick and easy.
WOAH. That’s about all I can say, and I have been taking this for about 4 weeks. As we age, we lose collagen and this Liquid Biocell improves the aging process in big ways. I am seeing this in my nails, my new hair growth and joints. It’s crazy. Use this link and get $10 off your first purchase (you can actually click the link and use the $10 off on anything on the site–will be applied at checkout).
CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
I’ve resisted for a long time, but finally got a pair of super high rise jeans. These are comfy and look great with all sorts of shoes—from mules to boots.
Have you tried any Stars Above Brand Pajamas? This line at Target is top notch! The price is amazing and the comfort is even better.
This is one I am just now trying! Can you believe it? It’s kind of a mix of Stitch Fix with a create your own box option. You get to try on before you buy! Amazon is so very smart!
I have officially graduated from my 4-year-old cheap-o drugstore sunglasses that seem to have nine lives to a pair that’s going to last me forever! These get used year-round so they have been worth the investment.
Welcome your friends, family and neighbors to your home with this “HELLO” doormat. It’s a perfect addition to your front or even your back door!
I have had this knife for 4 or 5 years and it seems to get used non-stop during the summer months. We eat tons and tons of watermelon and this knife has made cutting watermelon a cinch!
I have 3 of these and daily, all 3 are in the dishwasher. During the summer, I am constantly chopping up fruits and veggies to set in a bowl on the counter for snacks. I grab these knives over all other AND I’ve had them for years and they don’t dull!
It’s been a few years since our family started using Young Living Essential Oils and it has been one of the best decisions of my life! I share a bit of why we started using them and my current favorite combination to diffuse is Rosemary & Lemon! This bundle is amazing—perfect for spring you can make the air fresh and have the best smelling hands ever.
We have kicked just about all the chemicals our of our home and these are the perfect fabric softener alternative!
We have a letterboard in our house and it’s so fun to change it up with many different sayings, birthday greetings, holiday phrases and more!
All 5 of us in our family workout most every day of the week. This detergent is the ONLY thing I have found that actually removes the stink out of our workout clothes.
I got this for Mother’s Day a few years back and every recipe I have tried so far we have loved! I’ll be working my way through many of the recipes this summer!
MAGNOLIA TABLE COOKBOOK, Volume 2
Every recipe I have tried has has been amazing!
MAGNOLIA TABLE COOKBOOK, Volume 3
Anxiously awaiting to get this third cookbook this year. Every time Joanna comes out with a new cookbook, it’s a great gift idea for any woman in your life
Every time I open the mailbox and see my BH&G magazine inside, I get so excited. It’s my absolute favorite. It’s the perfect mix of home decor, food and garden. This summer it’s been my go-to read when hitting up the pool.
The Health & Fitness Planner is my go-to for keeping track of all my daily exercise and progress. It’s super convenient to keep it on location! Get it for just $5 with code: HF5.
I use these bags for everything! Perfect for beach, loading big stuff, college packing, groceries, sleepovers and more. Why do I love these bags so much is that they never, ever seem to break, are super cheap, and fold down into practically nothing!
CellProof Eye Cream proactively addresses all of the most common visible signs of aging with a lightweight formula that gently hydrates, lifts, and depuffs the look of delicate under-eye skin. This is the only eye cream that has eliminated my dark under-eye circles and fine lines. Use this link and get $10 off your first purchase (you can actually click the link and use the $10 off on anything on the site–will be applied at checkout).
These tiny little razors are just what you need for your face, you can use them around your eyebrows or get rid of that peach fuzz on your cheeks…you’ll be amazed at how much better your foundation looks after you use these!
I have tried many, many mascaras. Everything from drugstore to high end department store and all of a sudden I saw many makeup bloggers start talking about this L’Oreal Paradise mascara. Let me tell you–it’s the real deal at an unbeatable price–just $7 on Amazon!
I keep my nails polished all the time and the acetone removers are really hard on my nails. It makes them brittle and crack and drys out my cuticles too. This polish remover is super gentle and smells pretty good too!
We sit at a lot of ball games between all 3 of our boys, and let me tell you, this rocking chair makes it so much more comfortable. I got it for Mother’s Day 2 years ago and instantly fell in love! People ask me all the time where I got it! It’s an investment, but so well worth it!
After getting every single tool stolen out of our garage last fall because a garage door accidentally got left open all night, this has been my new security! For under $30 I can now control opening and closing our garage from my phone AND I have the garage automatically set to close every night, in case we (or should I say in case one of my teenage boys) forgets to close it. This is one of our best purchases ever!
My kids all got these for Christmas a while back and keep them in their rooms. They are perfect for playing music, waking them up and our latest discovery…they work as an intercom system!
ODDS & ENDS
I drink at least 100 oz. of water a day, and it’s easy to keep track of with this 24oz. tumbler! My favorite parts? It keeps liquids cold even after setting in a hot car and I love drinking out of a straw and this one doesn’t leak!!