A Guide to Surviving Summer…

June 1, 2017….I can’t believe today is the last day of school for my boys.  Onto 3rd and 5th grade!  WHAT?  How did that happen?  This year sure flew by.

Last day of school means a neighborhood party with bouncy water slides, pizza, swimming, and the kids running wild.  And later the annual last day of school beach party that we’ve been going to since my oldest was in kindergarten.  How lucky are we???

It seems like June 1st is awfully early to be getting out of school, but we start in mid-August.  When I was growing up in Massachusetts school didn’t start until the day after Labor Day, and then usually didn’t get out until mid to late June, depending on how many snow days we had.  Things are different here in Florida.

Summer, summer, summer time…

Anyway, now that they will be home everyday we have to find things to do.  We have several vacations planned for July, and the boys are signed up for a few different camps but, they will be home a lot too.  I thought I’d put together a list of items to help us all get through the summer.

Pool Time…

We are lucky enough to have a pool and since it is so hot here in Florida we use it a lot.

Check out these fun pool slides from Home Depot. These are only sold online.  Our pool does not have a slide so I plan to order one of these.

Aqua Launch Slide

Cosmic Pool Water Slide

And who wouldn’t want to float around on this fun Lobster?

Luxe Lie-On Lobster Float, Red

from: One Kings Lane

Outdoor Fun…

Get the kids outside away from their iPads or PlayStations!  These are some of our favorite outdoor games.

Wildon Home Select 6 Player Croquet Set

from: Wayfair

Corn Hole Bean Bag Toss Game Set

from: Wayfair

48 Piece Giant Block Tower Game Set Size: 24″ H x 7.5″ W x 7.5″ D

from: Wayfair

5 Piece Kan Jam Game Set

from: Wayfair

LED Light Up Flying Ultimate Disc

from: Wayfair

Outdoor Relaxing…

After all this swimming and playing, its time for some relaxing.

Ava Canvas Hammock with Stand Color: Green/Blue/Teal

from: Wayfair

Pumpkin Swing Chair with Stand Color: Bark Brown

from: Wayfair

Teacher Gifts…

If your kids are still in school and you are looking for a unique teacher gift.  Check out this site.  I wish I had found it earlier.

Refresh Glass - Wine Bottles into Glasses and More!

I hope these items help you get through these long summer days!  Enjoy!!


Fun Friday Finds

Check out these fun items I found for you…..

How adorable is this coral colored rug for your coastal home?

Bethany Indoor/Outdoor Rug – $47.99

from: Wayfair

A 9 piece outdoor dining set?  I could use one of these.  Love this one.

9-Piece Alfredo Patio Dining Set – $1,540.99

from: Wayfair

I’ve always wanted one of these.  They look so comfy.

Arbor Swing Chair with Stand Color: Peridot – $559.99

from: Wayfair

Or, this is a much cheaper option.

Parker Woven Cotton Chair Hammock – $54.99

from: Wayfair

I love this wreath!  Classic and will go with any style.

Classic Elegance / Preserved Boxwood Wreath – $42.50

from: Decor Steals

Some fun beachy art.

Umbrella 4 Piece Framed Photographic Print Set – $53.85

from: Wayfair

Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone on your List

Christmas Gift Ideas

Check out these great gift ideas for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

For the adults in your life…

Imperial Home Moscow Mule Mug – $21.99

Have you ever tried a Moscow Mule?  They are delicious!  These would make a great gift for anyone.

Spinnerette USB Turntable Color: Red – $129.95

How cute is this?  It connects to any MP3 player!

Kosas Home Kira 24″ Bar Stool – $127.99

I love these barstools!

Cathys Concepts Personalized Large Wine Decanter – $35.99

Love the shape of this decanter.

Veneto Wine Gift 9 Piece Set – $24.99

This combined with the personalized decanter above and you’ve got yourself an amazing gift for someone.

Keg-O-Rator Refrigerated Kegerator Finish: Black – $481.99

What man wouldn’t want his own personal Keg-O-Rator

Personalized Gift Family Tree Graphic Art on Canvas – $44.99

Cute! For the ‘hard to buy for’ person in your life.

For the kids in your life…

Dual Theme Dollhouse – Ice Mansion & Dream Castle – $119.99
For the little girl on your life.

Kids Everywhere Chair Finish: Red with Blue Piping – $65.99

Cute and comfy chair for your kids room or playroom.

Big Joe Bean Bag Chair Fabric: Sapphire – $28.99

Or this cheaper bean bag chair. Still just as cute.

Despicable Me Jerry Backpack – $20.99

My kids love the Minions.