Holy moly, it’s JULY! June flew by so quickly that I almost forgot about my family favorites post. (almost!) June was awesome! We have been doing tons of fun things together as a family and I am taking my #OperationSummerFun challenge to heart! (follow the hashtag on Instagram!)
So here’s what our family is currently loving!
Sally Hansen Gel Topcoat
I wanted to start doing my own nails since I hate going to the nail salon, and I thought this would help me space out my salon visits a bit more. I finally bought this gel top coat after reading tons of rave reviews about it from other bloggers. Turns out, it IS as awesome as everyone says! I have used this both with the polish it is supposed to go with and with my regular nail polish and it works well with both. It makes your nails look super shiny, just like they were done in a salon! I like to do the top coat when I do my regular polish and then another coat the next day just to SUPER seal it in. My manicures last for at least 8 days. (maybe longer but I always change my polish by then)
Rio Sun Umbrella
We have been swimming a lot and our pool isn’t shaded. So my husband was THRILLED when Rio sent me two awesome sun umbrellas. We have been using them a ton, my hubby even made a stand using a bucket and a PVC pipe. (so we can move them all around the patio) Both umbrellas offer serious sun protection, and came with holders that dig in the sand which are the best when you are at the beach. You can use the umbrella two ways, as a regular umbrella or as a leaning shelter… which is perfect for when we are fishing by the lake.
Puddle Jumper swimmer
My sweet girl loves swimming around the pool with this thing. Hudson also had one of these and he did wear it, but he wasn’t into it as much as she is. As soon as we go outside she asks me to put on her “swimmies.” I like these better than the old school arm floaties since I think they are more secure.
We have had this car for awhile now, but recently it made its way into our house and now it is a huge hit once again. We have a ‘formal’ living room but we don’t have any furniture in it… which makes it a perfect place for Nerf gun battles, tag, flying remote controlled devices, and driving plasma cars. Our kids have so much fun in there, that every time my husband and I go furniture shopping we end up deciding to just leave it empty for the kids. (just one more year.. ha!) Mila and Hudson give each other rides, but lately the plasma car battle has gotten real, so I finally caved and ordered another one. These things are awesome and kids get years of fun out of them. I think we have had this since Hudson was 4… but Mila is only 2 and a half and rides like a pro as well. I ordered mine from Amazon.(affiliate link) Also, around Christmas, the prices of these drop to about $30!
**Disclaimer: The only thing I didn’t pay for myself in this post was the Rio Sun umbrellas, but we really are obsessed with them.