Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Favorites: Summer Edition

It's Memorial Day Weekend!!!  Our winter was so long and brutal in New Jersey...I almost feel like we didn't have a spring!  I can't get over how quickly Memorial Day weekend has arrived - and I couldn't be happier!  I love love love the summer!  As a child, it was my very favorite season.  I loved being off from school, I loved going down the shore, and I loved spending my days outside in the sunshine!

Here are some of my favorites this week!

1. Patriotic Cookies

Who doesn't love a good red, white, and blue cookie!  These cookie bars are the perfect thing to take to any weekend BBQ or party that you are attending for Memorial Day or the 4th of July or really any summer event!  The best part is they are a cake mix recipe.  Go find the summer edition of the Funfetti Cake Mix and whip these up in 30 minutes!  Click here for the recipe!

2. Natives
So after reading so many positive reviews online - both on blogs and on Nordstroms website - I decided to get the girls Natives over Crocs.  I still love crocs but thought I would give these a try!  Lacie says they are more comfortable than her crocs and loves putting them on.  I love that my girls can put them on by themselves!!!  I got pink, obviously, but Blakely's are a bit big so I may order a size down in the purple while I wait for her to grow into the pink! 

3. Sunscreen
Sunscreen application may not be my favorite part of summer, but it's a must for everyone - especially my kids who are so pale that you can see right through their skin!  I have blogged about my love of the Honest Company before, and their sunscreen does not disappoint.  It's a physical sunscreen, not a chemical sunscreen, which is so much better for your skin!  It's super thick so it takes some time to rub in but it never comes off!

4. Bathing Suits
I totally dropped the ball on buying the girls bathing suits this year!  Probably because they are so tiny that things tend to fit them for at least two years.  But they've officially outgrown the bathing suit stashes that I have for them - which means it is time for me to get them new bathing suits (like NOW since it's already Memorial Day Weekend)!!!  Girls bathing suits come is such variety!  I always want to buy my girls the sweet, whimsical bathing suits that you can find at Nordstroms or Janie and Jack, but I almost always end up picking bathing suits that have a rash guard shirt.  I know they're not always the cutest - but it means less sunscreen and more protection from the sun!  Here are a few that I'm loving this year:

5. Sundresses
Summertime is the easiest time to dress kids - especially if you have girls!  Mine love wearing a good sundress and will ask to wear one every single day!  I stocked their closet with a ton of new dresses that are casual enough to wear for playing but can also look dressy if we're headed out somewhere!  Here are some options I am loving for girls:
And this sweet paisley print dress that Paisley will be wearing all summer!

Vera Bradley Dress and Bloomers in Tutti Frutti

Today I am linking up with Momfessionals and A Little Bit of Everything

The Fabulous Friday Party on Simple Nature Decor


  1. I have 3 little girls around here and they are always wearing their Natives and sundresses. Natives are the best summer shoe ever! We live on Long Island and I'm with you - the winter was brutal. Bring on summer!

  2. Cute outfits. I had three girls too. All grown up now. It is the best raising little girls. Visiting from Friday Favorites.

  3. Thanks for sharing favorites summer outfits so cute, stop by this friday for another party..



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