Disclosure: This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx. All my opinions are my own!
This summer, it’s all about the staycation! That’s why I was so excited for a little weekend relaxation at nearby Lake Roesiger, where my friend Megan’s family owns the cutest little lakehouse. Of course, I had to pack all of the summertime essentials for the perfect day away from home!
It was a beautiful warm sunny day as I packed up my car with a giant pool float and a bag overflowing with my summertime essentials to enjoy lakeside! On the list are the obvious, of course: a cute swimsuit, a giant beach towel, a sun hat, stylish sunglasses, SPF, and a change of clothes for later. However, I’ve rounded up a few additional things that made this warm summer day even more enjoyable.
For everything you need for a day at the lake and all of my must-have summertime essentials, keep reading!
I don’t know about you, but my go-to accessory over the past four months has been a reusable face mask. No longer is it just a “keys, phone, wallet” check when I leave the house, but now I’ve thrown “face mask” and “hand sanitizer” into the mix. My trips outside the home mostly consist of grocery store pickups, post office drop-offs, and occasionally seeing a friend or family member at a distance. As those outings increase over the next several months as things begin to open back up, my wardrobe of stylish face masks will be expanding to accommodate keeping those around me safe.
Just two weeks ago, the state of Washington officially mandated wearing a face covering or face mask when out in public spaces. The only exception would be when you can keep 6 feet of distance outdoors from people outside of your household, like when you walk in your neighborhood or visit a local park. And just this week, face masks or coverings are required in all businesses, and those businesses are able to refuse service if patrons aren’t wearing one.
On average, I’ve been using 2-3 reusable face masks during every outing for each errand. I find it’s just easier to have a few extra than to fuss with the same one for the duration of my trip away from home. Upon returning home, I pop them in the laundry hamper to wash with the rest of my laundry.
As someone who loves to accessorize with my outfit, there’s no reason we can’t show our fashion sense through stylish face masks, too! For that reason, I’ve been slowly compiling a list of all of the best places to buy stylish face coverings.
In this list, you’ll find stylish face masks for women, as well as many unisex options mixed in! I’ve also noted what material each mask is made of, if there’s a filter pocket, what type of tie the mask has, and if the company has any give-back programs associated with the sale.
Ready to shop for stylish face masks? Read on for my exhaustive list of reusable, stylish face masks and cute face coverings! I’m confident you’ll find at least one you’ll LOVE to wear.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Autotrader, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I don’t know about you, but being in quarantine at home has inspired me to tackle a lot of projects that I’ve been putting off. From home decorating to mending to spring cleaning, now that I’m home 24/7 I’m more aware than ever of all the things that need my attention. When it comes to spring cleaning, one thing that’s often forgotten is our car!
While we’re under the stay at home order, why not use this time to give our favorite vehicles a little refresh, too?!
11 Car Spring Cleaning Hacks You Can Do At Home
Whether you’re in the market for a new ride or are in it for the long haul, it’s important to keep up with our car maintenance, including cleaning the interior and exterior! It’s amazing what you might discover just by doing a little car cleaning. You might find rock chips on the windshield, worn-out wipers, low fluid levels, or even loose hoses or belts that you didn’t know about. Cleaning and inspecting your car at home once or twice per year will help you keep your car in tip-top shape and running safely longer.
If you’re thinking about buying a new car and are getting your current one ready for sale, there’s no better time to check out Autotrader. They make car shopping easier than ever, even during COVID-19. Click here for some of their amazing auto-related resources and spring cleaning tips!
Today, I thought I’d share some of my car cleaning hacks and easy ways you can spring clean your car at home!
Well, things sure have changed since I originally wrote this post. In the fall of 2017, I had the opportunity to join the Kirkland Downtown Association for a tour around their city and discover the best things to do in Kirkland, Washington. While I’d visited Kirkland many times over the years, it was a great chance to talk with someone who lived in the community and had a great recommendation for everything. Following that visit, I started working on this post.
Three years later, a lot has changed. Right now, Washington has a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Since I’ve been home for the past 3 weeks, I’ve been doing my best to share small businesses in the form of “virtual tours” around some of my favorite Seattle cities and neighborhoods on Instagram. (You can watch the Kirkland tour here!)
In creating the virtual tour, I realized it was about time to refresh this post with some of my new (and old) favorite Kirkland spots. Read on for the best things to do in Kirkland, Washington!
Anyone have gift fatigue after the holidays? I know I have my hand up! It can be so hard to find the perfect gift to show you care about your friend, loved one, co-worker, acquaintance, family member… the list goes on.
The older I get, the more gifts I seem to give. From birthdays to housewarmings, weddings, bridal showers, and holidays, there are so many occasions where a gift is required. Because of this, I’ve established a few tricks to give gifts that put a smile on my loved ones’ faces every time. Plus, I promise you’ll love shopping for and picking out these gifts just as much as you’ll love their reaction!
Gifts to Show You Care
Additionally, why not pick a gift wrap that shows how much you care? I recently discovered Tokki, a Seattle-based sustainable gifting brand that creates eco-friendly, beautiful, and reusable gift wraps. Since most gift wrap is not recyclable (that is because often it is laminated, sparkly, textured, or overly color-saturated), Tokki was created to reduce the waste when gifting. Even better? Tokki donates 10% of all profits, and each Tokki Wrap style is dedicated to a nonprofit that benefits from its sales.
Today, I thought I’d share some of my gift-giving secrets with you and highlight 11 easy gift ideas that show you care!