Summer, Travel

Summer Guide | Topics and Reviews for 2024

2024 Summer Guide – It was raining yesterday in Washington state, but we have also had some rare warm days this spring and we anticipate a hot summer. I know some schools afe already on summer break (for us, we don’t end school until mid-June). If you are like me, you have already been planning trips, get togethers and shopping for sunscreens and BBQ supplies to prepare for some summer fun as a family!

Enjoy some of my favorite brands and topics below and as you click on a topic that interests you, you can read more….and I will add on to this last as we move into summer, so keep this page bookmarked!

First Aid supplies to travel with! There are 4 first aid kits from Keep>Going First Aid to choose from – the SuperKit (270 pieces), GoKit (130 pieces), Loaded MiniKit (60 pieces) and KidsKit (44 pieces).


Stay Cozy Outdoors with Rumpl Travel Gear. Rumpl, the inventors of The Original Puffy Blanket, has the outdoor blankets and towels that needs to be a staple for everyone.


Re: Energize Tea. A revitalizing elixir crafted to awaken your senses and restore your energy with each sip, with herbs meticulously selected to promote mental clarity and invigorate your spirit. Get yourself through the long summer days and ready for the fun and sun!


COMPACT EDC SLING BAG from Wolf Tactical. Constructed with rugged, weather resistant nylon material, our tactical crossbody bag features spacious compartments, internal organization pockets, and dual-zipper design for quick access to your gear. 


CANVAS HYDROBAG WITH VEGAN LEATHER STRAP by Wanderfull. This puffer bag fits bottles 3.5-in or less in diameter; Protects your essentials from spilled water; Ideal for water bottles, reusable soda & coffee cups, & wine bottles


Pirani Insulated Stackable Tumblers. Party Sustainably everywhere you go with these stackable and easy to carry Pirani Party Tumblers.


Aloderma Organic Aloe Vera Gel for Face & Body, 96% Pure Aloe Gel Made within 12 Hours of Harvest, Ideal for Skin, Scalp, & Hair Hydration, Calming Moisturizer for After Sun Exposure & Sunburns


Healthy Living, Summer

Bug Bite Thing Suction Tool is a Chemical Free Option

Bug Bite Thing

Tis the season for bug bites and bee stings! It comes along with camping trips, lake swimming, outdoor BBQ’s. When you have had a good bite it swells, itches and is even painful for days. The best way to reduce symptoms is to catch the bite right away so you can tend to it before the swelling an d stinging occurs. Bug Bite Thing is a suction tool you use as soon as you recognize you have been bit or stung.

chemical free bee sting relief

You simply hold it over the bug bite or sting area and pull up to create a suction you will hold for 10-20 seconds then push down to release suction.

This painlessly and effectively extracts insect saliva/venom from under the skin so that you don’t react to it and get the pain and swelling as fierce. It is reusable and safe to use on all ages.

bug bite tool

How easy is that? No chemicals, no greasy or smelly creams and it works for Mosquitoes – Bees – Wasps – Ants – Biting Flies – Splinters & More! If you flip the cap you get a smaller surface to treat places like finger tips and toes. Plus you can even use this to bring splinters closer to the surface for easier removal. The suction handle is also a sting scraper. Make sure you wash the cap as that is where saliva and venom collects when you suction. You can find The Bug Bite Thing online by visiting their website as well as on Amazon.

Also see this Bug Bite Identification article.

Giveaways, Summer, Travel

2020 Summer Series – Travel, Beauty, Entertaining and More

2020 summer series

2020 Summer Guide

Welcome back to another guide full of seasonal topics. Our 2020 Summer Guide is here! This is all about summer from getting your body summer ready, indoor and outdoor organizing, play for the kids and travel. If it fits the sunny weather topic, we will feature it.

Keep checking back throughout the 2020 summer months and see what new topics and brands I have added! In July we will have a fun giveaway for visitors so stay tuned on the blog!

Make sure to also visit our 2020 Father’s Day Guide and stay tuned for the Back to School Guide!

The 2020 Summer Series Giveaway

1 lucky US reader will win a $25 Happy Eats Gift Card below! Keep scrolling down to enter…..



Bug Bite Thing Suction Tool for those pesky critters



Jewelry Cleaner

Ukoke Ultrasonic jewelry Cleaner – get that jewelry summer clean


Superfeet Insoles

Before you travel, make sure your shoes are ready to bring your comfort! I love Superfeet insoles!


Fat Snax

Yay! to low carb road trip snacks! Stock up on Fat Snax!


summer home maintenance

The Ultimate Summer Home Maintenance Checklist


Critts Sandals

Flip Critts – the comfort of sandals and the security of normal shoes!


Safe Home Activities

Get Outside With These Stay Safe at Home Activities – Here!


My Passport Go – portable SSD with built-in cable


Sawyer Repellants

Insect Repellant for Clothing by Sawyer Repellants for the Outdoor Dad


Neutrogena Sun Block

Neutrogena Kids Sunblock Spray offers superior broad-spectrum protection against skin-aging UVA and burning UVB rays.


Pickup Sports kits and virtual coaching at home for kids


Build a foundation of learning over the summer with the Panda Crate for ages 0-24 months. Save 30% with code: panda30off


Learning Resources

Learning Resources has summer learning covered!






More coming to this link up above…keep checking back!

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Fashion, Healthy Living, Kids, Natural Products, Reviews, Summer

Cabana Life Sun Protective Family Swimwear Inspired by Melanoma Survivors

I have partnered with Cabana Life for feature. Opinions are my own

Cabana Life Sun Protective Family Swimwear Inspired by Melanoma Survivors

Don’t you just love the chance to wear new swimwear? There are so many styles and brands to choose from that when you find the right piece it is like a huge accomplishment. I have a few tankinis and shorts, but what I realized I lack is something for when evening hits on chilly nights. I may still want to get in the water, but out of the water I get cold and don’t want to have to change or get my regular clothes wet. My Palace Blue Zipper Rashguard from Cabana Life is my new favorite sun protective clothing and swimwear piece.

Cabana Life has swim shorts, bikinis, suits, tanks, tees, coverups and more that all work to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and with pieces like the long-sleeve rashguard I have it is great for those days when the warm day sun brings a chilly sunset. Above is an example of a cover up from the Girls line.

Cabana Life has the boys and men covered too! Their skin-safe fabrics give you the highest rated UV protection that will not wash out in the water or with sweat like sunscreens do. I hate the chore of greasing up my son so if I can cover him with safe clothing wherever I can it eliminates skin areas that I have to apply sunscreen to.

From the water to the meal table their fabric is comfortable to wear all day. It dries fast and looks great with bold colors and/or fun patterns. This brand was started by a skin cancer survivor so they are serious about the protection this fabric gives you and your entire family.

Here is the fun part! They have Mom and Me as well as Daddy and Me matching styles. I love finding these matching sets (and it makes spotting my big and little men in a crowd much easier).

Connect with Cabana Life on their website and follow on Facebook and Instagram

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