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Dear mama friends,
Ya’ll… I’m Mom crushin’ so hard this Summer. June is around the corner and I’ve already got a fruity drink in hand and slathered on sunscreen.
Wait, what? No one explained to you what Mom Crushin’ was? Let me help you out friend. The true definition of “mom crush” is finding something that you absolutely, positively cannot get through your precious mom life without. Remember the movie Titanic where Rose and Jack are hanging on to that random floating board in the water and she says “I’ll never let go Jack, never let go……”? Well, if these items were Jack, you would cling to these bad boys for dear life and go down with the ship before you let them out of your sight. Yeah, it’s that kind of love. It’s an item that you love more than – well, lots of others. A product that is your “ride or die”. A brand that feels like your best gal. It’s a product or service that you are so obsessed with because it made your life just that much easier, that you gush over it for weeks like a new teenage crush. It’s a Mom Crush.
What is better than summer? Seriously. Everything seems a bit brighter, partially because of the sunshine and vitamin D I’m soaking up but.. there’s the beach, wavy beach hair, the smell of sunscreen and a mix of rum and tiny umbrella drinks passed around. My kiddos are also home and so is my hubby since baseball season is over so we enjoy adventures, outdoor dinners and road trips here, there and all over. Right now I’m rekindling love for older items I’ve loved and starting obsessions for new brands that make this mama’s life easier. That’s what summer is about, right? Taking it easy for a bit and soaking up the sun! Here are my hands down, gotta have ’em, most obsessed over summery things for June! Enjoy! – lou
Warby Parker Sophie Sunglasses in Riesling – To say I’m a little addicted to Warby Parker is an understatement. I love everything about them, their style and how they make a unique and easy shopping experience when you use their free home try on service. If you aren’t familiar it’s simple – pick 5 pair of glasses you love, they mail them to you free to try on and you return the ones you don’t like, still all free. Getting sunglasses hasn’t ever been this easy or this stylish. These sunglasses are vintage inspired with the Riesling gold tone and the hand painted detailing make them ever so unique. With lenses that are a bit rounded and a bit squared off, they fit any face frame and look, well.. AMAZING. Get a pair, you can thank me later. Shop Warby Parker’s Summer Collection Here!
Emily Ley Paper Simplified Planner in Gold Dot – If there is one thing that I LOVE, it’s an organized planner for my ever changing, always crazy schedule. Stumbling across Emily Ley’s minimalist planners, I fell in love with the ease of organization and beauty of her design. The Simplified Planner comes in a variety of colors and styles and can be personalized with monograms and customized tabs. You can also choose between a monthly or weekly layout, whatever fits your fancy. No matter what fun you get into this summer, keep it organized with this jewel from a delightful paper company. Check out more here Emily Ley Paper, Inc.
The Nectar Mattress – Sun and fun wears me out. It exhausts me and although I love it more than a lot of things, I don’t know if I love it more than my bed. If you haven’t given one of these bad boys a try, you’re missing out. The Nectar Mattress is a genius designed mattress that has everything you would ever want when you make this purchase. Labeled as THE most comfortable mattress, Nectar’s medium firm support fits almost every sleeper who tries it. It has a cool top layer to wick away heat and stimulate air flow and is even compressed in a small package and mailed or delivered to your home in a carrier with easy handles for turning those awkward bedroom corners. Not so sure about it? Nectar understands and offers (get this) a 365 Night Trial (if you hate it during the year, they will come get it for free as well as initially deliver for free so you’re good) PLUS they guarantee it — FOR LIFE. Enough said. Want to look more for yourself? Check out these links!
Olive + Piper Jewelry Collection – I love these gals over at Olive + Piper. I seriously do. Not only are they the nicest company to work and order from, their jewelry is amazing! Ornate yet simple, Flashy yet subdued – if you want something to stand out but not over do it then you’ve met the right girls. I am loving their summer styles that are full of color and yet still simple and classic. Right now I am DYING over the Eden Fringe Earrings and Troy Statement Earrings which are perfect for a summer wedding night.
Then there are the colorful and fun styles that I am also fawning over. You can’t get enough of the Curacao Statement Earrings and Rio Trio Drops. Neither of these set your heart into pitter patter moments? Maybe you’ll love the Nilo Studs, a blend of class and sass just perfect for a summer day on the town. Want to see more from Olive + Piper? Check them out HERE!
Seedling Activity Kids For Kids – Summer can bring out the boredom in kiddos and moms often feel it is our job to be Mrs. Pinterest 2017, creating unique and creative DIY projects out of toilet paper rolls and deco podge. Seedling said “no more” and took away the stress for moms and boredom for littles. Seedling has done a great job of creating activity kits for kits that are so much fun, I need to buy some for myself! Seedling gives your child everything they will need in each specific kit allowing them to create and design their own toys, outfits or whatever their heart desires. The array of kits are endless and cover a range of ages so even your toddlers can get in on the fun. Right now, my twins are loving the summery Seedling themes. Currently we are trying the Design Your Own Butterfly Wings kit , Box Kite Kit and Diamond Suncatcher Kit! Check out more Seedling Activity Kits HERE
Birchbox (Monthly Subscription Service) – I think Birchbox has revolutionized the way that I purchase makeup. Being a mom, my time is often not my own and being able to take time at the store can be slim to none when I’m checking out new makeup or products. I love Birchbox because it sends me samples each month of new and interesting products that fit my style profile I created at signup. I get to try samples of products and If I like (or love) them I can purchase through Birchbox, often for a discount or with a coupon code. Before, I was a drugstore makeup girl through and through and now I have branched out and love the products I’ve discovered. Here are a few of my current favorite samples that I purchased full size products after my trial. (Shown are: Stila Lips Are Sealed All Day Lipstick Duo, Beauty Protector Protect & Oil and Marcelle BB Cream in Golden Glow)
If nothing else, it’s super fun to get that sweet little box in the mail each month! Subscription service begins at $10 and is easy to register. Check it out here at birchbox.com
Take 10% off your first purchase (subscriptions or anything else you link in the Birchbox Shop!). Just use code HELLO at checkout. Order subtotal must be $30 or greater to qualify. Valid for new customers only.
Chaco Maya Sandal – I’ve worn Chaco Sandals since I was in high school and I still to this day have a pair that is over 10 years old and going strong. They are some of my absolute favorite sandals to wear at the beach because they are indestructible and comfortable beyond words. I love these Maya leather sandals right now as they are going well with everything in my closet for the summer and have a festival vibe. Chaco is also offering some great deals over Memorial Day so grab some of these offers while they last!
Mindy Mae’s Market Summer Collection – I am obsessed with Mindy Mae’s online store. It’s bad for my wallet but great for my closet. This adorable boutique carries clothing that is trendy but not overwhelmingly high fashion that it can’t be worn around town or to a baseball game. Pricing is always great and everything I have ordered has always been true to size and exactly what I wanted. I am completely crushin’ on the florals and light pinks in this summer collection (I’ll take one of everything, please. Thank you!) Check out more from Mindy Mae’s Market HERE!
The Honest Company Beco Baby Carrier in Cobalt – I love Honest Company! Everything I have EVER gotten from them is beyond wonderful and beyond my expectations. They have a great product line and business ideal that supports a chemical free product, helping moms remember that taking care of their family is the reason they put the utmost care into developing each product they make. Once I tried this baby carrier I fell in LOVE! It fits perfectly for both you and baby and is easy to take on and off. The awesome fabric wipes clean if you have a little accident or spill and can we get over how precious the Cobalt print is? If Navy isn’t your color they also have gray and pink. Heavens, I love! Check it out here and order one so that you can freely enjoy walking around the beach or town this summer with your little baby in tow. More from The Honest Company found HERE (PLUS you can take 20% sitewide using my coupon below!)