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Summer Gift Guide
Summer is right around the corner!!! I’m excited for the sun, hot weather and the beach! Here are a few products that I’ve tried and tested that have made it onto our Summer Gift Guide!
New Hasbro Toys!
We just received a big batch of brand new Hasbro toys! One of the most popular toys in this batch was the Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon mask. We did a complete review and video showing exactly how this mask works in our Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket Raccoon Mask post found here. My daughter and her girlfriends have played for hours on the new DOHVINCI Style and Store Vanity kit. They’ve used the styler tool to make this kit customized to their style. The boys got a huge kick out of the new Nerf N-Strike Mega Thunderbow toy. This bow is HUGE! It can hold up to 5 darts at a time! The boys love that! There’s never too many Nerf toys around this house. Be sure to read all about our amazing family game nights with My Monopoly and Simon Swipe here too!
Nerf N-Sports Bash Ball
My daughter is in love with this ball! It’s easy to kick and light! I love that because kids won’t get hurt when they play rough. This ball is a big hit with all the kids in our neighborhood! You can purchase the Nerf N-Sports Bash Ball on Amazon.
Summer Colors of Fun!
Whoa! Look at all the beautiful nail polish colors I received in the mail today! I’ve always been a big fan of Sally Hansen nail polishes and they new line of colors has me giddy! I feel like a kid in a candy store! I literally painted a different color on every finger and toe plus my kids’ fingers and toes! Sally Hansen Color Frenzy has a new paint splatter in red, white and blue with a clear background. There’s also a confetti color that I love too! The Sally Hansen Color Foil is crazy amazing! You can grab these colors at Ulta for sure. It really does look like foil! Be sure to shake the bottles really good before applying it to mix the colors. It’s good stuff I tell ya! The NYC Nail Polish colors are vibrant and very fast drying! I mean FAST! Like lightening fast! I don’t think I’ve tried another nail polish that dried this fast without me having to add a drying coat or dryer to it. We are already planning a nail art party! You’ve got to try these cute summer colors! I’m certain you will love them as much as we do!
808 Canz Bluetooth Wireless Speakers
Whoa! I was blown away by the big sound that comes from this little wireless speaker! Music by the pool is exactly what I think of when I think of summertime. There’s nothing better than hearing your favorite songs in the summer sun. These 808 studio quality sound speakers are priced just under $35 and worth every penny. No need for high priced speakers when you can get this kind of sound. I love the bluetooth part too! The battery last about 5 to 6 hours and it will easily pair with your iPhones, iPads and Android devices. If you have a teen, this would make a perfect gift idea for them. Head over to here and grab a Canz Bluetooth Wireless Speaker.
Mini Peeps for Summertime FUN!
I bet you thought Peeps were only for Easter huh? Nope! Peeps just came out with the Mini Peeps in fun summertime flavors! My favorite is the watermelon and strawberry! Oh wait, who am I kidding. I love the chocolate too! I think I’m most impressed about the watermelon and strawberry only because those are flavors I wouldn’t have thought of in a peeps. I will warn you though, the minute the kids see these they will go crazy! My kids devoured the strawberry peeps in a matter of minutes! I’m glad I grabbed a few before they even saw them. These Peeps are so cute and just the right size to use as a cupcake topper too. I see lots of fun and yummy ideas with these babies!! Head over here and see all the Mini Peeps flavors!
MB MiamiBeach Suncare Kit
MB Suncare Kit is seriously some of the best sunscreen I’ve ever tried. I’m a frugal shopper but in this case, the frugal kind is not always best. I hate the greasy feel that I was getting from my bargain spray suncare products. The MiamiBeach Suncare spray products are light. It hardly feels like you have anything on at all. I tried the spf 50 at the pool and I love it! It sprays on evenly and it has a light scent that is not overpowering at all. If you are looking for a high quality suncare product, this is it! Head over to MB MiamiBeach Suncare and check out all their products that are perfect for summertime!
Nerf Zombie Strike Crossfire Bow
The Nerf Zombie Strike Crossfire Bow is definitely a favorite for tom boys and boys alike! This nerf gun shoots four darts one right after the other without reloading! I’ve been attached multiple times around my house! This is a perfect gift idea for kids ages 8 and up to adults! My husband had fun with it too! The Nerf Zombie Strike Crossfire Bow is priced just under $20 and worth every penny!
Mr. Coffee Single Serve Coffee Brewer Powered by Keurig Brewing Technology
There is no way you can go wrong with an inexpensive, well made coffee make that holds the Kcups! I’ve enjoyed coffee and iced coffee in my new Mr Coffee machine! Perfect gift idea for adults! You can grab a really good deal on the Mr Coffee machine here on Amazon as it’s marked down nearly 33%!!
New Philips SlimStyle Bulbs
Check out these brand new SlimStyle bulbs from Philips! Not only do they have a slim style but they don’t get hot either! You can find these bulbs at your local Home Depot or you can even find the Philips SlimStyle LED bulbs on Amazon too! These bulbs achieved the Energy Star certification meaning it qualifies for rebates nationwide! As our Air Conditioning bill goes up in the summertime our light costs doesn’t have too.
Gourmet Spotting Program
I just tried a box from Gourmet Spotting’s new program and I was delighted! It’s a perfect way to taste high end foods and spices without the huge price tag. I almost felt as though I was in another country! I love trying new foods and spices! I suggest giving it a try if you are a foodie like me! Check out all the Gourmet Spotting Subscription details here.
I just had the received my Spa Sonic and I am in love! My face is extremely soft and the best part is the price! I can get that same spa feeling with out leaving my house! This would make an excellent gift idea too. Check out all the full Spa Sonic Kit here on Amazon. It’s on sale too!
Comfort Revolution Hydraluxe Cooling Pillow Review
This pillow is perfect for the summer time! There’s just something about a cool pillow and cool, crisp bedding to help you sleep during the hot months. I just tried this pillow last night and had amazing sleep! Not only is it cool but the pillow is a soft memory foam that molds to your head so whether you are a side sleeper or a back sleeper you will be comfortable either way! I love that! This pillow was recommended on the Dr. Oz show too! Head over to Amazon and get a good deal on this Comfort Revolution Pillow!
Papa Murphys Pizza
I am part of the Papa Murphy’s Ambassador program! It’s a perfect meal option to pick up while on your way home! We love ordering our Papa Murphy’s Pizza when we have a bunch of kids stay the night too! Fresh ingredients and it’s made right in front of you. Take it and Bake it! Try their S’mores pizza too! It’s ah-mazing!
|I had never heard of this company until now and I’ve got to tell you… I am HOOKED! If you love crafts, then you will love the prices found here. I was able to score a bunch of box templates, a paper cutter and tape for way under what I thought it would cost. They have home items too! Stay tuned for a Fairy Garden post from my fairy garden kit I bought here too! Check out Oriental Trading Co here!|
|I can’t tell you how excited my child was to get this in the mail. She took it out and tried to assemble it herself! This little car moves with no peddles. Simple rock the steering wheel back and forth to make it go! All the kids in the neighborhood got a kick out of this toy. It’s made for kids ages 3 to adults! Yes, I’ve even tried it! It’s pretty sturdy and would make a very nice gift idea. Prefect for the summer months when the kids tend to get bored. Grab one on Amazon here. They come in all different colors.|
Pfister Kitchen Faucet Review
I just installed my Pfister Kitchen Faucet and I absolutely love it. I’m sitting here wondering why I didn’t do this sooner. It’s amazing how much a faucet can update the look and feel of a kitchen. Pfister makes high quality products with amazing design in mind. This faucet I chose has a pull down handle but yet the faucet itself sits up high. This makes washing large pans easy to do. You often wonder how well a product is made when you assemble it. Pfister comes with easy to install instructions that my husband really liked! We didn’t have to hire anyone to install this for us. I highly recommend check out the Pfister faucets when you are ready for an upgrade! This is the exact model I have here.
Hasbro Nerf Rebelle Dolphina Bow and Nerf Super Soaker Tri Strike Crossbow Review
Our summer would not be complete without a Hasbro Nerf product of some sort! Seriously, We all have so much fun with these toys, adults included! The Nerf Rebelle Dolphina Bow is a sleek dolphin design that all the girls go crazy for. The boys just can’t get enough of the Nerf Super Soaker Tri Strike Crossbow either! That thing is huge and it shoots far! I’ve ran from that thing a few times!
Miracle Grill Mat Review
Ah, I can smell the barbeque grill as soon as summer time is here! Nothing, and I mean nothing beats barbequing in the summer with cold drinks and tons of friends. I recently got a chance to try the Miracle Grill Mat product. This kit comes with 2 mats that covered my whole grill and I have a big grill. I tried cooking chicken halves on it. These are tricky because the skin is still on it which usually causes it to catch fire because of all the fat. I have to tell you that I am hooked on these grill mats. My chicken never caught fire like it used to without the mats and my chicken came out super tender. I added a bit of bbq sauce to my chicken and it almost caramelized it. It was so yummy! These would be perfect for camping too. You can make eggs, pancakes and so much more on your grill with these mats! They roll up for easy storage too! This would make a great gift idea too.
Fair Trade Third Street Teas Review
When you think of summer I bet you think of hot sun and tea! I know I do. These Fair Trade Third Street Teas are quite amazing actually. They are organic and very tasty! I’ve definitely added them to my shopping list. I really like the half and half lemonade and the slightly sweet green tea. I’m not big on overly sugary drinks so these were perfect for me. They also have a unsweetened green tea and unsweetened black tea too. Perfect for hot summer days!
Cate & Chloe Necklace Review
I am in love with my new Cate & Chloe VIP Subscription! Just look at this beautiful piece of jewelry! It’s absolutely stunning! Cate & Chloe is a chic, classic yet fashion-forward, high-end jewelry line. All pieces are absolutely stunning and retail from $69 to $135.
Cate & Chloe has launched a VIP Membership program that will deliver members C&C’s newest and most popular pieces twice a month. One item each month will be an exclusive pre-release item that will only be available to members! The VIP membership will deliver $200 worth of exquisite jewelry for $40 a month. If you love high quality jewelry at amazing prices, check out Cate & Chloe here!
CaliMojos Fad-less FLip-Flops
I just received a pair of Pink Butterfly CaliMojos Fad-less Flip-Flops! Aren’t they super cute?!! CaliMojos have all sorts of fun colors and designs! Flip-flops are a must for the summer! I live in my flip-flops in the summer time. Actually, here in Texas we almost wear them year round.
CaliMojos add a bit of style to your everyday summer sandal! The top part has a cute little stone that adds that extra special touch. The vibrant colors scream summer. These do run a bit big (or at least mine did), so take note when ordering your pair. Which CaliMojos color and style combo Flip-Flops are your favorite??