A Few of My Favorite Things

A few of my favorite things this summer….shoes, games, gifts and bug spray! Links are at the bottom of the post.
My favorite things this summer - Ashley Hackshaw / Lil Blue Boo via lilblueboo.com

 

1. The Donna Hemp Sanuks in Natural.
I wear these pretty much everyday. Super comfortable and match everything….plus they are washable. I think they fit very true to size.

 

2. Girls’ Donna Sanuks in Pink Poncho
Boo’s favorite shoes…and everyone asks where we got them.  The Pink Poncho fabric reminds me of those woven aztec belts you know you loved in the 80’s. I replaced her flip flops with these because she’s so accident prone!

(Note: Brett has a pair too.  We all match. Dorks.)

 

3. Gap Always Skinny Jeans.
My new favorite jeans. I hoard them. I roll the bottoms and crop them when it’s warm….and roll them down if it gets cool at night.

 

4. Spot it
This was a gift Boo received from a family we are close to.  It can be played anywhere and by almost any age.  Between any two cards there is always one and only one matching symbol. Whoever spots it first gets the card.  Love that it fits in my handbag easily and takes up very little space when it’s being played (great for restaurants!)

 

5. RayBan New Wayfarer in Tortoiseshell
My go-to sunglasses. Always a classic.

 

6. California Baby Insect Repellent
My friend Grace brought this last week when they visited and now I’m hooked. Nothing ever works as well as the super toxic stuff…but who wants to put that on?  Not perfect but a much better alternative to the gross stuff. I also like one that I picked up from a local garden store called Don’t Bug Me. Smells amazing and they have soap too.

 

7. Waterproof Fuji Camera
Best purchase ever. We bought this as a camera that Boo would be able to use on hikes.  Now she’s 10 times more interested in what we are looking at instead of “oh another waterfall” reactions.  She’s constantly looking for things to capture (even under water).  It’s waterproof and shockproof…AND it has a wristband that floats in case it falls in a creek.

 

8. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
My friend Eric gave me this just a few days ago and I’ve already devoured it.  i’ll never enter an art museum again without thinking about this book.  Also, The Secret History by Tartt was one of my favorite books I read as a teenager. If you haven’t read it…you are missing out!

 

9. Expecting Adam by Martha Beck
Just reread this for a second time. I love her writing….and her story. It’s witty and dark all at the same time….my favorite kind of book.

 

10. Keeping a Journal You Love
This is probably the tenth time I’ve reread this book.  It’s more of a guide for me and a glimpse into some beautiful writing.  If you are a writer, a journaled, both or neither….I think you’ll love it. I don’t think it’s in print anymore but I linked to the used books…you can get it for almost nothing.

 

Disclaimer: Sometimes I use affiliate links. All products were picked by me, purchased by me, used by me and loved by me.

 

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  1. 1
    Gidgets Bookshelf says:

    Great list, too expensive for me but I did love it. I love Old Navy Diva Skinny Jeans they are half the price of the Gaps and come in tiny sizes :)

  2. 2
    Kimberly says:

    Omgosh, I just bought the RayBan new wayfarer in tortoise and black! I had the lenses switched out to regular prescription glasses, not sunglasses. I wear them every stinkin’ day. My twins have the Spot it game and we love it although they just discovered dominos. I never thought to bring it with us, that’s a great idea, usually we play “Heads Up” on my iPhone. Best. App. Ever. I totally adore Gap jeans but I prefer Sexy Boot cut ;). Now I need to try the Sanuk’s! I will have to shelve the book recommendations because I haven’t been doing much reading. I am attempting to teach myself how to knit. Heaven help me and those within ear shot!

  3. 3
    Kimberly says:

    Um, I just read my neverending comment… I’m going to just put down the Diet Coke and walk away now.
    Sorry.

  4. 4

    De jolies accessoires pour un bel été ! :))

  5. 5

    I love recomendations :) I just bought the game and the journaling book and I can’t wait until they get here! Thanks lady.