A Few of My Favorite Things – Summer 2022


Guess what?! Summer is HERE!  As we start heading outside and spending more time in the sun, we can appreciate the great outdoors so much more. From the 4th of July to Labor Day, summer is always filled with fun and excitement.

Here are some of my favorite suggestions for gift-giving and celebrating the summer season!!

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    • Pediped: These shoes are so much more than just cute kicks for kids! This company focuses on making shoes for healthy feet & understands what growing children need. The Adventure Line shoes are even machine washable – and SO adorable!
    • Sunnies ShadesScore the kids some style this summer! Sunnies sunglasses protect kids from the sun’s harmful rays and come with polarized lenses. That’s 100% UVA/UVB protection. Plus, these prints are absolutely adorable & stylish!
    • Kinetic Sand: You know you can’t go wrong with Kinetic Sand during the summer! It’s cool to the touch, but never sticky & feels like real beach sand! It’s a great way to build sand castles in your own backyard! I’m totally addicted to this stuff!
    • Tony Ray Tattoos: Tats for Tots! These ADORABLE tattoo sleeves for kids are designed by real tattoo artists with authentic designs. The brand is all about celebrating the unbreakable bond between parent & child + self-expression.
    • Zak Designs: These adorable 16 oz travel bottles are made for kids! They feature a drinking straw and spout – and are leakproof, which makes a huge difference for kids, especially on road trips! Check out all of the cute options!
    • Sea Star Sparkle Glitter Sunscreen: What a clever & unique product! This is an easy way to get fussy kids to wear sunscreen – it’s glittery! Plus, it’s water resistant up to 80 minutes, and even better – it smells like CAKE!
    • CMY Cubes: Get the kids outside for some imagination & education this summer! These inventive cubes are mesmerizing, come in multiple fun shapes, and are made to use in the sun. I’m addicted – I can only imagine kids with these!
    • KickerballThe perfect outdoor activity this summer for kids & families! This uniquely designed soccer ball can curve and bend like the pros without needing any of the skill or practice. It’s a fun way to be active this summer, for sure!
    • Purell: Keep the kids as germ-free as possible this summer! The new Naturals Foam is a fun new way to disinfect – and the Personals are a great way to keep hand sanitizer with you while you’re on the go. Perfect for kids!
    • Tulip Color Crafts: Hot summer days outside deserve cool crafts inside! These fun tie-dye kits help you create non-toxic, clothes, art & accessories. Plus, they are SUPER easy to use – which makes for fun summer activities with the entire fam!
    • SodaPup: If your fur babies are also your kids – you need SodaPup!! These USA-made dog toys focus on feeding systems & designed for power chewers. The patriotic toys are absolutely the cutest ever, too! These are my new go-tos!
    • Treatibles: Do your furry kids need some extra love? These amazing treats have so many health benefits for your dogs & cats – featuring Omega-3 & Hemp Seed Oil. Anxiety, discomfort, mobility issues – all treatable!

  • Rainer Foods: HOLY GUACAMOLE! These dry rubs and seasonings are in-cred-i-ble! These folks have global supply contacts – which means unique seasonings. Some of the ingredients: blackberries, coffee, honey… yeah, you need to try these!
  • Casa M Spices: Low sodium diets don’t mean you can’t still have crazy awesome flavor – and this company totally proves that. Plus, these yummy blends are dairy, nut, gluten, and soy-free! They even come in stainless shakers!
  • Steeped Coffee: YUM! This eco-friendly company makes gourmet coffee that you steep in water like you would with tea! They have a great variety of brew strengths (Breakwater Blend is my fav!), and there’s no machine needed!
  • Sweet Chaos: Need a fun & unique Father’s Day gift? This is one of my FAVORITE popcorn companies – the flavors are insanely clever, it’s super fresh, & they have gluten-free options. Honey Chipotle & Jalapeño Blue Cheese are my favs!
  • Heirloom: Gift dad a video book filled with your favorite memories! Heirloom lets you to create custom video books that are absolutely gorgeous and super unique. They are 100% personalized, making them the best gift choice this year!
  • Lugz: Tried & true, Lugz never fail to impress. They are ultra-comfortable, true to size, and the new summer styles would make an awesome gift for dad this Father’s Day! Check out the Bluster Oxford Sneakers for some serious summer style!
  • Sprinkle & Sweep: Make his poop-duty easier! This genius product instantly solidifies even the most liquidy pet accidents for an odor-free cleanup in just seconds! You seriously just sprinkle and sweep away your pet accidents – brilliant!
  • Nuheara IQbuds Max: These award-winning earbuds feature Active Noise Cancellation+ and Ear ID™ personalization that automatically calibrates the buds to your unique hearing profile! They are the world’s most advanced hearing buds, too!
  • Ooh La La Skin CareSpice up your skincare routine at home with Ooh La La Skincare! They believe what you put on your skin is just as important as what you put in your mouth. They use healthy, organic ingredients that smell AMAZING!
  • Dooloop: This genius leash accessory helps him walk the dog with a hands-free, eco-friendly solution that secures the leash carrying bag for your doggies’ doo! No more toting around bags of poop for long walks! Plus, aren’t they cute!?
  • Mile High Spirits: This Colorado distillery definitely knows its stuff!  Crafting grain to bottle spirits for a fair price, they offer Bourbon, Whiskey, Vodka, Gin, Tequila, Rum and canned Moscow Mule. And I can attest to the excellence of the tequila!

  •  Eat Me Guilt Free:  A clever Registered Nurse and Certified Sports Nutritionist-turned-mompreneur created this line of brownies, bread & tortilla wraps that are protein-packed, low carb, and absolutely HEAVENLY! Healthy eating for the win!
  • Rule Breaker Snacks: Imagine a 100 calorie, plant-based, gluten & allergen-free snack perfect for summertime! Now imagine eating them and falling in love! Strawberry Shortcake Bites are my favs – so soft & flavorful & delicious!
  • Sidekick: Get your K-Cups off the counter and at your fingertips! This is SO COOL!  Add up to 4 Sidekicks to your Keurig. Even better, they use removable 3M adhesive pads. Made in the USA & holds 10 K-Cups with a small profile!

  • RED Chocolate: Calling all chocolate fans! Prepare yourselves – this incredible company makes chocolates with up to 40% less calories & fat than other brands, PLUS no sugar added! These are heavenly – try the Blonde Bar!

  • Friendlily Press: OMG! These crazy awesome swizzle sticks are my new favorite way to create a summer vibe with my adult beverages & mocktails! There are sets for ALL personalities & hobbies + they make wine tags & greeting cards, too!
  • Lugz: Need some summer style upgrades? Check out my fav Lugz right now – Changeover II Ice Oxford, and Clipper Jersey Oxford! True to size, ultra comfortable, amazing color options, and absolutely stylish! Check out all of the women’s shoes!
  • ATRAC: These neat accessories are like snap bracelets – but with magnets to hang onto your purse, belt loop, backpack, wrist, and even bathing suit! The magnets are STRONG – so your keys & cellphone are never lost. I’m loving it!
  • Pantuss: Do her tootsies need a little extra lovin’? These crazy cool slippers aren’t just cute – they are aromatherapy slippers that feature insoles you can take out & microwave. The patterns & styles are so cute –  pure Heaven!
  • Bare Candle Co.: This college student-owned company is super eco-conscious! They use sustainable, natural ingredients in their incredible candles. They are vegan, locally sourced, cruelty-free & even come in recyclable amber glass jars!
  • GoSili: This is my new go-to summer cup! These amazing cups are gorgeous & support ocean conservation! They are made of platinum silicone with a stainless ring to prevent collapsing. Fill my cup! It’s time to get our summer on!
  • OSD Beauty: Sunny days means beach trips & lazy lake family time! These AMAZING body scrubs let you pamper yourself, and look great this summer! This brand is amazing – “Only Skin Deep” – encouraging women to feel beautiful!
  • Kloveo: Need to lay a champagne bottle on its side in the fridge? No problem! No more leaking, or exploding with this gadget!  Chrome-plated stainless steel body and hinge construction  – it’s pretty solid and amazing

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