Summer Fun Guide

Gift Guide
Welcome to the 2016 Summer Fun Guide. Summer is such a fun time for relaxing and spending time with the kids. Here are my favorite items to keep your summer easy and fun.

Disclosure: I received free product samples in exchange for posting products to this page, however all opinions stated are my own and I do believe these items would make for a fun summer!

dafni hair straightening brush
Don’t let frizzy hair get you down this summer. Straightening ones hair can take anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes to get that perfect natural look. Get the straight look in less time with The Original DAFNI Hair Straightening Brush. This is the perfect alternative to a flat iron. It is quicker, safer, and easier to use. With the DAFNI, women will spend less time perfecting the frizz and more time enjoying the summer sun. The DAFNI is the original, patent pending, hair straightening brush. Buy it.
coleman cooler
Blaze a trail to anywhere with a Coleman 55 Quart Rugged 55 A/T Wheeled Cooler. This all-terrain cooler can go as far off the path as you can with its telescoping handle and 8-in., off-road wheels. For the rare occasions when the wheels won’t cut it, the rugged EZ-Lift swing handles make it easy to carry in the roughest of conditions. Large enough to hold 84 cans and keep them cold for up to 5 days. The Have-A-Seat lid will ensure you always have a place to sit, and the cup holders molded into the lid will keep your cold drink close. The leak resistant drain makes it easy to empty any excess water for storage. Buy it.
Intova Duo action camera
Capture those precious memories either in the water or on dry land with the Intova Duo action camera. This is a great option for durability and affordability. The Duo combines low cost with high performance, has photo with video capabilities and performs in or out of the water. The rugged housing is removable and compact, waterproof up to 100 feet, floats and is available in multiple colors. Other key features of the Duo include 720p HD video, a 1.77″ LCD screen, rechargeable batteries and a wrist lanyard. Buy it.
nerium
Get ready for summer with Nerium. Be bikini ready in no time! Enhance your diet and workout regimen with Firming Body Contour Cream, NeriumAD Formula! The advanced ingredients help firm and tone problem areas for sleeker, more youthful-looking skin. Also, be sure to try the Age-Defying Eye Serum. It is unique because it contains SIG-1191, a patented, exclusive ingredient that works as a super antioxidant and skin hydrator specifically developed to target aging around the eyes. With its’ compact size, it is ideal for summer airline travel, too! Buy it.
wicked good cupcakes
These Cupcakes in Jars from Wicked Good Cupcakes are perfect for summer fun. Each jar is hand packed with 2 cupcakes and lasts up to 10 days without refrigeration or can be frozen for up to 6 months. Choose from a large assortment of flavors such as; Strawberry Lemon, Chocolate Lab, Cuckoo for Coconut and more. Wicked Good Cupcakes offers an assortment of cupcake, cake, brownie and pie jars, so you will never need to leave home without dessert. Perfect for camping, picnics, a day out or, well, just because. Buy it.
sneck
The Sneck pillow system is a travel pillow that converts into multiple uses.  This innovative design makes napping in the car more comfortable than possible in the past.  The travel pillow’s micro-bead pods and cozy material allow kids to nap without getting a kinky neck.  It is perfect to take along on car rides, plane trips, or journey by bus. The Sneck easily attaches to the headrest with a Velcro strap so it stays in place allowing kids to rest without having to reposition the pillow.  The stash pocket allows kids to store MP3 players or small toys.  The three way design allows kids to manipulate the position for optimal comfort. Buy it.
mybucklemate
Do you have big travel plans for summer? Then you need MyBuckleMate! Award-winning, mom-invented MyBuckleMate makes it easy for anyone to buckle up in the backseat with one hand (just like you do in the driver’s seat). MyBuckleMate was designed for kids in booster seat and perfect for little hands. It fits in tight spaces and between booster seats and also fits securely so seats can be folded down without removing it and does not alter the buckle in any way. MyBuckleMate is perfect for carpooling and accommodating three kids in the backseat. It promotes safety and independence for kids 6 years+. Buy it.
bubblebum
BubbleBum
is a portable, lightweight, inflatable car booster seat for children aged between 4-11. It easily deflates and packs away, making it perfect for vacations, rental cars, taxis, coach journeys, school trips or carpooling. BubbleBum is a top choice when it comes to safety. With its satisfactory design for parents and children, BubbleBum won GOLD in the 2014 National Parenting Publications Awards and is proud to join the exclusive winners circle selected by the PTPA (Parent Tested Parent Approved) Media Awards. BubbleBum was also announced the IIHS (Insurance Institute of Highway Safety) “Best Bet” in their booster seat evaluation report, where they’ve branded BubbleBum as one of the best for safety! Buy it.
mr bbq
Your barbecues will be easier than ever with the Blue Rhino Flip & Flavor Marinade Tray. The unique locking lid lets you marinate both sides of meat, fish and vegetables without opening; and allows you to prepare foods early and store in refrigerator for later use. The marinating waves disperse flavor evenly over food. You ca use a dry erase marker to label tray with dates and contents. Includes one marinade tray and one locking lid. Buy it.
sunglass wearhouse
Keep your eyes protected this summer without breaking the bank. Sunglass Warehouse offers a vast assortment of sunglasses in hundreds of styles for $20 or less.With a large selection for both men and women, you are sure to find something that suits your style. Some examples of their offerings include the Roman, ReefMirage (pictured above), and the Magnolia.  Get free shipping when you spend $25 or more. Buy it.
green bags
Debbie Meyer GreenBags help preserve the freshness and are proven to prolong the life of fruits and vegetables. Made with a natural mineral, these bags create a beneficial storage environment, which extends the life of fresh produce. GreenBags are BPA-free, and independent lab tested for efficacy.  Use on counter-top or in the fridge, wherever you would normally store the contents of the bags.  Each of these revolutionary storage bags is gusseted for maximum capacity, and reusable 8 to 10 times. Buy it.
Edifier H185 earphones
If you could use a good pair of earphones for relaxing and listening to an audio book, podcast, or music while sitting outside on your patio and enjoying the fresh outdoors, check out the Edifier H185 earphones. These unique angled headphones directs sound directly in your ear canal. They also create Creates crystal clear sound. Available in green, blue or gold to match your style. Shipping is free to 48 states. Buy it.
storm youth
Real Shades: These sunglasses are not only fashionable but functional for little ones and protect their sensitive eyes from 100% of UV rays. They also come in 5 different sizes that range from infants to pre-teens to ensure a proper fit. The Flex Fit Frames won’t break when bent or flexed. Bigger kids will love the Storm Youth 7+. The Rubber-tipped temple pieces and wrap-around metallic frames make these the kids shades that Mom and Dad will try on when no one is looking. Storm is also available with P2 lens technology, providing both polarized and polycarbonate lenses. Buy it.
Finders Key Purse
With all of those summer activities, you won’t want to waste a minute trying to locate your keys in your purse. Finders Key Purse is a purse accessory that connects to your keychain to prevent it from falling to the bottom of your purse. Imagine never having to do “THE DIG” to the bottom looking for those keys that are always buried under all our purse rubble. Pick a design (they have over 50 to select from), attach your keychain to the clasp, put the cute design on the outside of the purse, keys safely inside, and when you need your keys, just pull up! Instantly find your keys.  Buy it.
platypus swimwear boardshorts
Platypus Swimwear
: This Australian brand offers up to 97.5% protection against UV rays to ensure safe beach time for little ones. They have variety of great prints and styles in sizing from infants up to pre-teens. Your beach loving boy will love the Slim Boardshort. These can be worn both in and out of the water for serious surfer cred. The elastic waist and drawstring ensures a comfortable and good fit. The UPF 50+ guarantees Maximum Sun Protection, the highest possible, blocking out more than 97.5% of the sun’s harmful rays. Buy it.
 Debbie Meyer GreenBoxes
Debbie Meyer GreenBoxes help preserve the freshness and prolong the life of fruits, vegetables, baked goods and snacks.  Through a proprietary formula of natural substances, these revolutionary storage boxes provide an innovative storage system that was shown in independent laboratory tests to help extend the life of all types of fresh produce, baked goods and snacks.  Use on counter-top, in the fridge or pantry, wherever you would normally store the contents of the boxes.  Debbie Meyer GreenBoxes are BPA-free, reusable, microwave and top-rack dishwasher safe, stackable and nestable, and proudly made in the USA.  Buy it. 
Debbie Meyer Grilling Bags
Debbie Meyer Grilling Bags are perfect for cooking on the barbecue or in the oven. They help lock in flavor, avoid cross contamination, help prevent burning food on the grill, and keep the grill and oven clean. Debbie Meyer Grilling Bags can also be used on griddles and hot plates. Debbie Meyer® Grilling Bags are available as a set of four bags (8.3×11.8-inches) and retails for $6.99. Buy it.
Hair Remedie Frizz Eliminating Towel
Don’t let frizzy hair ruin your summer. The Hair Remedie Frizz Eliminating Towel is a patent-pending product that stops frizz and damage to hair. It’s a hair towel made from a super soft t-shirt material on the outside and an ultra-absorbent on the inside. This is a one of kind product that allows you to have beautiful hair with less effort and fewer products. It is also machine washable, reusable and made in the USA. This is a great product to cut down on styling and primping time while looking better. Buy it.
greenpaxx
GreenPaxx Slim Snacks – The original silicone snack tube, they’re a fun alternative to plastic baggies.  Perfect for carrying just the right portions of pretzel sticks, carrots or even M&M’s for your picnics, they come in 4 cheery colors. Use for freezing smoothies, organic fruit juice or blender creations instead of artificially flavored ice pops. Slim Snacks feature reinforced caps that ensures a tight seal for popsicles so there are no messy drippings. Made of BPA-free, 100% food grade silicone. Buy it.
flik flops
You’ve seen light up shoes, but have you seen light up flip flops? A must have item for kids this summer are FLIK FLOPS. FLIK FLOPS are fun to wear light up flip flops for kids! Bright LED lights on the side of the sandal flash bright with each step making kids more visible and keeps them safer. It’s a whole new flip flops design. Choose from several options in styles for boys and girls, big and small. They will love wearing these all summer long.  Buy it.
Bug_Bandit
Zap pesky bugs away from your little superhero. Fairy Tales Bug Bandit Deet-Free Bug Repellant is a non-toxic and pesticide free bug repellent which helps to repel mosquitoes, flies, fleas, gnats and other biting insects. Lemon Eucalyptus oil, soybean oil, cedar bark, citronella, peppermint and rosemary blend. Soybean Oil is proven to repel mosquitoes for 3.5 hours. Proven effective in children over the age of 3, but effective for the whole family. Buy it.
Aurorae’s Swim and Sport Microfiber Towel
 Aurorae’s Swim and Sport Microfiber Towel is the most luxurious oversized swim towel that you will find on the market. With it’s super absorbent microfiber, large size and light weight, you will want to make sure each member of your family has one of their own to enjoy. These are extra large to cover two small children, 68” long by 32” wide. Perfect for the pool or a day at the beach. Choose from 8 colors reminiscent of scenic waterfront locations, including Tahiti Tides, Bermuda Sands, Fiji Sunset and more. Buy it.
ice chips
Your favorite Ice Chips Candy is now available in a convenient resealable pouch, making it easy to tuck this sugar-free candy in your purse, tote bag, backpack, or carry-on bag for a sweet & guilt-free treat while on-the-go! Ice Chips are a delicious, all-natural and sugar-free candy that is made with Birchwood Xylitol, which is safe for diabetics and provides oral health benefits.  Ice Chips are available in over 20 mouthwatering flavors, such as Root Beer Float, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Sour Cherry, Strawberry Daiquiri, and more!  Buy it.
bug band
Safe for the entire family, the waterproof BugBand wristband is an effective, DEET-free band that works effectively to repel insects naturally for up to 120 hours! The vapors from the plastic BugBand Wristband form a protective shield around the immediate area, keeping insects such as mosquitoes, flies, gnats, and no-see-ums, a safe distance away. While many repellents are easily diluted or rinsed off with swimming or perspiration, the wristband just keeps working. It’s packaged in an innovative reusable plastic “pod” to store the wristband which can be sealed between uses.  Buy it.
Great plate
Give older kids an extra hand with The Great Plate, an innovative plate and cup holder in one! It’s the perfect companion for long car trips and can be used for an impromptu picnic, anywhere! The Great Plate easily allows kids to hold both their food and beverage comfortably, keeping messes to a minimum. Not just for car trips, the Great Plate is a must for any summer backyard barbecues or pool parties you throw! Available in a variety of bold colors, The Great Plate is BPA-free, dishwasher/microwave safe, reusable and recyclable. Buy it.
Stephen Joseph rolling luggage
If your little ones will be doing some traveling this summer, they will need a good suitcase. Stephen Joseph has a great selection of good quality and adorable rolling luggage. At the ideal height for little travelers, this children’s rolling luggage is the perfect companion on any trip. Choose from adorable patterns, such as Teal owl, Pirate, Airplane, Shark and more.  It has multiple pockets to keep your child’s most prized toys safe and an extendable handle for easy rolling. The bag is approximately 14.5” x 18” and is great for monogramming. Buy it.
alternavites
alternaVites Kids is one of the most versatile children’s multivitamin & mineral products on the market! Other than sprinkling alternaVites Kids on the tongue, it can be mixed with smoothies, shakes, yogurts and/or puddings. You can also sprinkle it on top of their favorite fruit and you can get creative! Just remember, the entire packet must be consumed to provide the daily dose. With alternaVites and alternaVites Kids, there are no more excuses for children and adults not to take their vitamins! Buy it.
Wipeout Dry Erase Helmet
Protect your little one’s heads with the Wipeout Dry Erase Helmet. These are A sturdy and stylish helmet available in a variety of colors: Black, White, Teal, Neon Pink, Neon Green, Neon Orange, and Hot Pink. Wipeout Dry Erase Helmets are dual certified for kids ages 3-to-11 for use on bikes and roller sports. Available in 3 sizes: 3+ fits 47-49 cm; 5+ fits 49-52 cm; 8+ fits 50-54cm. Also available is a Pad Set which includes Multi-Sport Wristguards, Knee Pads & Elbow Pads as well as two dry erase markers. Buy it. Read the review.
Undercover Waterwear
This summer, stay covered and safe from the sun with Undercover Waterwear‘s stylish swim dresses, swim skirts, swim tops, and swim leggings. Undercover Waterwear developed a full line of swimwear for the modest woman who wants to enjoy being active and looking good. With a swimdress or swimskirt you can enjoy any water activity; such as swimming, jet-skiing, boating or going to water parks looking fabulous and staying modest. Buy it.
Gotham MIPS
The Triple Eight Gotham MIPS helmet is taking skate style to a whole new level. The urban styled, Dual Certified Gotham helmet just got smarter, with MIPS technology that reduces the risk of brain injury. MIPS is a low-friction layer in the helmet that absorbs much of the rotational violence during a fall, reducing harm to the brain.  The Gotham also features the patented Conehead EPS liner, Triple Eight logo vents and a subtle brim. No other helmet comes close to the comfort, safety and good looks of the Gotham with MIPS. Buy it. Read the review.
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