We are SO CLOSE to summer vacation!
Just one more half day. But who’s counting?
As I drag my butt through the hallways for one more half day, I’m starting to get lists ready planning for our summer. While I was making these lists, I was inspired to share five of our must-have summer goodies that we keep up at our little beach house.
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Pure Haven Summer Cream
Mr. Geek and I are outside all the time when we’re in Old Orchard Beach. Whether we’re hanging out in a small campsite yard, over at the pool, or hitting the beach–we need to protect our skin. Sunscreen has been a bit controversial lately, so we pay attention to the brands we buy. We look for ingredients like non nanoparticle zinc oxide and make sure there aren’t any endocrine disruptors in our personal care products.
We turn to Pure Haven’s Summer Cream. Made with skin nourishing ingredients that are essential for healthy skin. It contains beneficial ingredients such as zinc oxide, aloe and oils of sunflower and jojoba known for their moisturizing benefits.
I am TERRIBLE at KanJam but LOVE to play! Whenever we have guests up to the campground, this game always comes out. We have the perfect strip of yard to play in the back of our trailer. We also bring it to the beach or downtown and play in the grassy park right near the beach.
On our wishlist? This glow-in-the-dark accessory set for night games!
I have so many floppy hats to cover my head and face when laying out in my beach chair. I started with one, but Mr. Geek kept taking it and wearing it himself. I bought another. My sister-in-law also used one when she was nursing our nephews to get them out of the sun. I had to buy ANOTHER ONE when all of the hats were up in Maine when we closed up camp–but we were going to the Dominican Republic this winter and I couldn’t go without a floppy hat! Moral of the story–this girl always needs her floppy sun hat. The last one I bought was this one on Amazon. This one might be my favorite. I love how it folds up right into your beach bag or luggage without damaging the shape of the hat.
Team Cocktail Slap Boozies
Team Cocktail is a clothing/lifestyle brand committed to bringing people together by creating awesome products that help them have fun, relax, and enjoy life, one cocktail at a time. Brandy, their company “Awesome Stuff Filler”, was one of my roommates back in the ol’ college days. It has been awesome seeing this company grow and expand.
My favorite product? Slap Boozies.
Whenever I use our Team Cocktail Slap Boozies, I think of summers in college out in Western Massachusetts sitting outside our apartment or drinking at the sandbar on the Connecticut River. I also think of that freakin’ awesome trip down to Nashville with the ladies for Molly’s Bachelorette Party, one of our other college roomies back in the UMass days.
These Slap Boozies are a staple up at camp. This 80’s slap-bracelet inspired accessory keeps your beer/seltzer/favorite canned beverage cool. They are available in fun colors and designs–and yes, they are just as addicting as slap bracelets!
Is it weird to get sentimental over a travel cup? Well, I do. Back in 2013, a young Chrissy and Mr. Geek had semi-long distance relationship in the beginning–between Boston and Old Orchard Beach, Maine. I was mooching/living in my dad’s camp and working at a campground while Josh was a very broke college student on the verge of graduation.
When Josh would visit, I would come home from work and he would have cleaned my dad’s kitchen, folded my laundry, and have two margaritas mixed in our Tervis Tumblers greeting me when I walked through the door. What a guy, right?! I would quickly change into my swimsuit and we would either hit the beach or head down to the campground pool.
Aw…those were the days. <3
We have a few of these tumblers in our cabinets up at camp.These are perfect for the beach or pool because you don’t have to worry about glass. These tumblers can also fit in the cup holders of the golf cart.
The best part about these goodies? They are shipped right to your door! That’s right, while I finally get to catch up on cleaning the house, binge watch Netflix shows, and take a long snooze–I can have these items shipped right to the house before I move to the beach Sunday!
What are your summer essentials? Share them in the comments below!