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Summer Must Haves!

Looking for great memories this summer?  Look no further, I’ve got 10 fun and colorful ideas and tips for you.  Keep reading…

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I’ll be sharing more fun ideas with you throughout the summer, but to start here are 10 things to begin with…

1) First, let’s talk fire.  Whether you want to admit it or not, we all have some pyro in us and love a little fire.  If you thought gazing at a regular fire was beautiful and relaxing, it get’s even better with multiple colors.  Upgrade your fire to a rainbow experience.  It’s amazing (I’m not kidding)!  My kids and their friends have loved hanging out around the fire and watching different colors.  Click on the link to buy.  Mystical Fire

2) Glasses are usually way too expensive for me, especially really darn cute ones!  I also want my glasses to be made well and not break.  If you want a killer pair of sunglasses or glasses with unique style then you need to shop Warby Parker!  If you’ve never heard of them click on the link and check them out.  On there site you can find out if a store is located near you.  We have one downtown Minneapolis in the warehouse district (204 North 1st Street Minneapolis, MN 55401).  If you don’t have a store near you don’t fret!  They have an awesome Home Try-On program where you can select 5 frames to test out for 5 days and they ship them to you—for free!  It’s true!  I just got my very conservative husband hooked on a pair of Warby Parker glasses, too! You can see them in our family photoshoot from last week.  He’s wearing Barnett.  I’ve owned my Tilley’s for 2 years and I still love, love, love them!  Check them out!  Warby Parker Sunglasses

Images via Warby Parker

3) Let’s talk about our wardrobes.  How many outfits in your closet do you actually wear?  Do you even like them?  Do you like variety but don’t want to deal with clutter? Are you pregnant but don’t want to invest in maternity clothing?  Then check out Le Tote!  They have an entire maternity line of clothing to pick and choose from, so you don’t have to invest in maternity clothes; you can rent them.  I wish they had this when I was first starting my family.  This is also great for any big event you need to go to!  You can just rent the outfit and then mail it back with it’s free shipping.  Also, you can cancel it anytime too.  I don’t know about you but I love the idea of not having a lot of clutter in my closets.  If you love style and like mixing it up each month you should look into this.  SO, when you start you begin with a style quiz.  You pick which styles you like, what your sizes are, even what kind of weather you’re expecting.   Check it out for this summer.  Summer Outfits from Le Tote

Image via Le Tote
Image via Le Tote


Glow in the dark anything is cool, right?  Here are a couple fun ideas for the night time summer fun!

4) What about glow in the dark garden pebbles?  Make your landscaping magical at night.  Again your kids will love this!  Check out glow in the dark garden pebbles.  It’s also a best seller on Amazon!

Image via Amazon

5) How about some family time at night or a good game for your kids of capture the flag, but glow in the dark style… Check it out.  Capture the Flag REDUX

Image via Amazon

6) This one is perfect your little girls… Fiber Optic LED Hair Lights.

Image via Amazon

7) If you live in MN and you love junk shows then you need to know about the Elko Traders Market.  It’s one of my personal favorites!  I have found some of my best home decor items at this event!  It happen three times throughout the Summer (Memorial Day weekend, weekend before the 4th of July and Labor Day weekend) .  This weekend it the first summer show. It’s located 10675 260th St E  –  Elko, MN 55020.  Check out there website for admission discounts and early bird specials.  You won’t be disappointed, I promise!  Maybe I’ll see you there this weekend!

Last but certainly not least some of my favorite infused lemonade recipes that I’ve found online!

8) Raspberry Mint Lemonade

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9) Peach Lemonade Slush Recipe

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10) Lavender Lemonade 

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Happy long Memorial Day weekend!



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  • Beth
    May 26, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Oh my gosh! I love all of this! Thanks for the tips!!

    • Melessa
      May 26, 2017 at 7:29 am

      Yes! Enjoy and happy shopping!

  • Liz
    May 26, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Great ideas! Thanks for putting it together. 😀😀❤️

    • Melessa
      May 26, 2017 at 7:30 am

      You bet! You and your friends and family will love it!

  • Leanne
    May 26, 2017 at 7:26 am

    The rainbow fire totally got my attention! Nice!!

    • Melessa
      May 26, 2017 at 7:30 am

      I know! It’s really awesome I LOVE it too!

  • Claire T.
    May 26, 2017 at 7:28 am

    I love Warby Parker too! They are the best!

    • Melessa
      May 26, 2017 at 7:31 am

      They are the best! I’m very happy with my shades!

  • Martha
    May 26, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Everything looks amazing, got to trying some this great ideas

    • Melessa
      May 26, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      You’ll love them! I just know it!

  • Jo
    May 26, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Fun ideas! I am the complete opposite when it comes to glasses. I want them super cheap so I don’t feel bad when they get lost or broken (which happens often around here). I LOVE lavender lemonade and my kids are going to love all the glow in the dark ideas. Thanks!

    • Melessa
      May 26, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks Jo! I’m an adult and I totally love glow in the dark stuff. Can’t get enough of it!

  • Amy
    June 2, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    I love my Warby sunglasses too! And I really want the glow in the dark pebbles for my garden.

    • Melessa
      June 4, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      I know it! I want those glow in the dark pebbles too!

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