Category Archives: summer

What to pack in a beach bag

It’s finally time for summer vacations and I pulled out my beach bag from last year and was ready to plan a tropical vacation! I love to fully stock my bag at the beginning of each season so I am ready to go at any time! What do you put in your beach bag? Here’s what’s in my bag:

I love a canvas tote for the beach, it’s a simple classic look plus it’s super easy to clean!

Prep Tote

I try to pick a fun towel so I can spot ours from the water. I try to convince Dino Boy new towels are good navigating devices, I always know where we are!


Beach Please Striped Beach Towel

This year I need to get rid of my old skimpy ones from my skinny days and find a new fun one. I have been loving all the fun one pieces and the retro two pieces. They cover all my problem areas!


Sea One Piece Swimsuit

Cover ups help make that transition off the beach a little bit easier, I try to find a dressy one that I can wear it even when I’m not going swimming!


Brielle Coverup

This sunscreen smells delicious and it doesn’t leave my skin greasy and irritated after!


COOLA Matte Tint SPF30 Mineral BB Cream & Liplux SPF30

A floppy hat is my favorite! I love the funky touch; I feel it brings everything together.

Marcella Floppy Hat

Flip-flops are a necessity. I hate walking around with gritty feet so I make sure to hose my feet down before putting them on.

Havaianas - Slim Flip Flops (Red) Women's Sandals

Dino Boy and I joke that we go to the same place but we vacation separately. I am a magazine by the water kind of girl and he is certainly a snorkel all over the place kind of guy! I like to save my magazines for car rides and beachside reading.


HGTV Magazine - Annual Subscription Sale - June 2017

I don’t wear makeup when I’m out on the water but I always make sure to bring chapstick. There is nothing worse than coming home with a tan but super dry cracked lips

Mineral Liplux  Spf30 - Skinny Dip

Stella & Dot’s Hot Summer Styles

Summer always reminds me of that song by Mungo Jerry, “In The Summertime…” except my version would be:

In the summertime when the weather is hot
You can stretch right up and touch the sky
When the weather’s fine
You got jewelry, you got jewelry on your mind
Dee-dah-do dee-dah-do dah-do-dah
Summer is such a wonderful time with all the barbeques, pool parties, weddings … Of course, with all the fun events ahead, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got the perfect jewelry to enjoy it all in!
Check out the new collection of summer jewelry and accessories from Stella & Dot! Whether you feel like going bold and bright or delicate and layered this summer, Stella & Dot has plenty of options for you. From turquoise to tropicana, Stella & Dot’s summer styles will have you looking fresh and well-styled this summer.

My summer bucket list

1. Explore more of San Francisco
2. Go to a baseball game
3. Make booze popsicles
4. Go wine tasting
5. Scrapbook
6. Get married (!)
7. Go for a bike ride
8. Go camping
9. Go to the beach
10. Pick fruits
11. Go camping
12. Go swimming
13. Go to the zoo
14. Visit the farmers market
15. Go to the drive in
16. See fireworks
17. Go golfing
18. Go to a concert
19. Take a road trip
20. Go to the fair
What’s on your summer bucket list?
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My Summer Jams Playlist

Jake Owen- Beachin
Sam Hunt- Raised On It
Miranda Lambert- Automatic
Kirk Franklin- I Smile
Dan + Shay- Show You Off
Tim Mcgraw- Back At Mamas
Kacey Musgraves- Follow Your Arrow
Jake Worthington- Anywhere With You
Justin Moore- Lettin’ The Night Roll