June 28, 2013

Summer Essentials + Sun Bum giveaway

I am excited to be teaming up with some fabulous mama bloggers today.
 Now that we are seven days into the 'official' summer, 
we are each sharing seven of our summer essentials. 
Summer days are magical, warm and full of sunshine. 
The essentials keeping our little ones comfortable and happy, and us mamas sane + stylin'. 

 1. Sun Bum Sunscreen- Smells just like summer should smell; banana/tropical delicious smell.
     It lasts without dripping in your eyes. Sunscreen sticks are a must for baby faces, it is so much            easier to apply. (+ this packaging is too fun).
 *Sun Bum has sponsored a giveaway today!*All you have to do is comment on this post.Details below.
2. Sun hats- So essential for everyone, but especially those little kids heads.
     I love this one we have because it has a very wide brim, and stays on all day long.
3. Water bottles- When it's hot hot hot, we drink a lot! This bottle rocks because it is insulated,
     and my little one can't spill it at all. The jet-valve feature is perfect for us.
 4. Terry cloth cover up for the little one. This is seriously the most handy item. Zips so quick when 
    you get the babes out of the water. Nice and cozy.
5. I bought these flip flops about a week ago, and I have rarely taken them off since. They are the
    perfect pair for casual/pool and beach, because of the style they can be worn a bit dressed up too.
6. Dress- So, it's obvious. Dresses are the ultimate in comfy, carefree, summer style. One and done!
    I love this dress because I can wear it to the pool, or throw on some heels and wear it to dinner. 
7. Texturing sea salt spray- It's no secret, I don't have a lot of time in the summer to wash/style my
    hair. This spray is perfect!! It gives me that tousled wavy beach hair I always want. It's almost as
    good as the salt water itself... almost. The next best thing.

For details of essentials shared by the stunning Nicole from Lillies & Leon, click here.
Nicole and her Lucas are my favorite NYC pair. I just love their simple city life.

 For details of essentials shared by the amazing Erin from Erin loves Earl, click here.
Erin is the hardest working mama!! She has the cutest Irish triplets, and runs Candy Kirby Designs.

For details on what the fabulous ladies from mine' style blog shared, click here.
They are always full of the best info! I love following them.

**Sun Bum Giveaway details**
 All you need to do is comment on this post for an entry to win some Sunscreens and lip balms.
Additional entries by re posting our post on instagram or tagging a friend on the instagram post.

(Enter through Wednesday July 3rd.)


  1. I hate putting lotion and or the spray on my baby. I need that stick! So smart. Cute stuff. Xoxo

  2. ._. love the essentials for the mamas!

  3. Oooooh, would love to try the stick. We're almost out of our baby sunscreen already! Fun lists.

  4. They say there's a heat wave coming our way, would love the stick for my two little ones so we can cool off at the pool!

  5. This is the second time I read about Sun Bum. Sounds INCREDIBLE! Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. The summer essentials for the moms are great! I love the heart-shaped sunglasses! Awesome giveaway! Xo


  7. I have wanted to try Sun Bum for awhile. Thanks

    ninajanke at gmail dot com

  8. Stumbled upon your page because I love the name Eloise and almost named my daughter it.
    Would love to win the sunscreen!

  9. Stumbled upon your page because I love the name Eloise and almost named my daughter it.
    Would love to win the sunscreen!

  10. Guys try Buddha Balm lip balm. They are the best natural lip balm I have ever found. Flavors rock and they have all natural sun protection in it. The Sun Bum uses artificial chemical stuff. No like.

  11. Oooh, I'm going to have to try some of these :)

  12. Such great lists of items! I'm checking a lot of these out :)


  13. What a great giveaway! Love hearing about new products, too.

  14. I love that you ladies teamed up for this...great Summer recs mama!!