Guides, Summer

2018 Summer Fun Guide

Summer is here! Hooray! The kids are out of school, families are heading to the beach, dads are firing up the grills for bbq’s and you can hear splashing and giggles galore coming from backyard swimming pools. So much fun to be had these next few months!

I hope this guide provides you with some insight on items you can purchase to help keep the summertime fun, the kids happy and healthy and who knows… you may find a gift idea too!

Want to add an item to this guide? Feel free to contact me at with the subject ‘Summer Fun Guide Inclusion’ to discuss further details.


Bestway has always been known to me for their pool products and accessories. This summer and many summers ahead my family will have the luxury of swimming in one of their Power Steel Frame pools like the one you see above. Their pools and products are affordable and will not break the bank. If you are in the market for an above ground pool, definitely check out Bestway!

Review (Coming Soon) ~ Buy

Towel Tails

Towel Tails are neat! You can use it in so many different ways: lay inside it, lay on top of it or just simply use it to dry off. It can be used at the beach, at the pool, to lounge on or even for a bath. It also comes in many different colors for both girls AND boys. The best part is the Towel Tail idea came from a 4-year-old. 🙂  My daughter instantly wanted to use hers for a bath. She finds the product to be exciting and very fun.


CUROXEN First Aid Ointment

Just because it’s summertime doesn’t mean the boo boo’s go away. My kids tend to get more ouchies during the summer than any other time of the year. I love having CUROXEN All Natural First Aid Ointment on hand. It’s made from 3 clean, natural and organic ingredients: oxygenated olive oil, calendula, and lavender essential oil. The best part of all? No allergic reactions! Plus it has 5X the power at killing germs. I would also like to mention that Curoxen was included in a recent first aid roundup post of mine: here.



Babies can have fun during the summer months too! Thanks to bblüv that is possible with the products they carry. Here are a few.

The Nidö Mini is great for traveling, perfect for the beach, the park or even the playroom. It protects from UVA and UVB rays, sand, wind, and mosquitoes. A few features I love are: it’s multi-function, ultra-compact, easy to clean, protects the baby’s skin and it comes with a carry bag.


The Sölar sunglasses are absolutely adorable and stylish. You can choose from 3 different colors: aqua, lime, and pink. They are flexible and ultra-resistant meaning your little one can pull them this way and that and they won’t break. Best part? They protect those precious little eyes from UV rays. It also includes a carrying pouch with a cord to store away easily.



The PackLite Spectra USB is a fun, color-changing, solar-powered light. When fully charged, it provides up to 12 hours of LED light depending on the color mode chosen. It has 9 color modes, including a white LED mode, and a multi-color rainbow fade mode. The PackLite Spectra USB twists into a compact, portable size that is easy to charge on-the-go. It’s waterproof and can float, so it can come with you wherever the party is! Charge outside in direct sun for 10 hours or by micro USB input in 1-2 hours.

Everyone in the family loves it. We keep it on the multi-color rainbow fade mode and use it outdoors at night. Very easy to use and I love that it folds down when not in use.


Disclosure: I purchased or received the product(s) mentioned above free of charge in exchange for inclusion in this guide. I am not obligated to give a positive review. I received NO financial compensation other than the product for inclusion/review. This disclosure is in accordance with Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you would like to include a product in this guide contact Carla at


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