Monday, June 29, 2015

My Mom Essentials for Summer

July is warm weather, lots of family events (summer) and outings and sandals!  What is it that you must have?  Bags, shoes and essentials?  I have a few things that are My Mom Essentials for Summer, they are always with me or my go-tos along with my jeans with a tee/tank staple outfit. #1 essential is my phone hands down, the iPhone 6Plus 128g, over 90gigs are currently pictures.

Bags:  Now that I am past the diaper bag stage (woohoo!), I can have cute bags but I still need a decent size.  Let's face it even though I don't have diapers, baby food and bottles with me anymore I still am the "holder" for everything the kids want to bring but not carry.  Also with always being on the go and still connected online I carry an iPad or my Macbook with me often. Don't forget the camera, external battery and a Thomas train or two and a My Little Pony.  I need something big, but still trendy and something "me".  LeSportsac makes backpacks which are perfect for all my needs and so many fun prints. I found the Voyager Backpack in Blissful, it has 3 outer pockets, 4 inner pockets-3 of them mesh.  Closures include zippers, clips and drawstring.  What I like about backpacks at this point, it fits everything and is practical for days out at the farm, a park, zoo and shopping. I can pack lunches and carry them too. Backpack are not just for kids anymore.

At the last Apple Moms MNO event(check out the MNO events I host), we were able to give away a Medium Weekender bag to a lucky Mom.  The winner was ecstatic.  A great bag for quick sleep overs, gym bags, and travel carryon.  Which is your favorite style from LeSportsac?

Sandals: After having high boots this winter which were total comfort and stylish (I wrote a review for Apple Moms), I was given choice for pair of summer shoes,  I picked out the Priya Sandals.   Totally my style and again comfortable.  Dansko has once again proven that they are not just a work or "grandma person" shoe.  I have worn them to Baptisms, school functions, shopping, events and everyday use.  I love the support, the little bit of added height and style.  I mean I just turned 30, does 30 mean being more practical?  If it does, feet comfort has been the most practical for me.

Water Bottles: So recently I decided I need to drink even more water and also try to lessen my milk/Starbucks intake.  Partly because of the cost and the other because water intake helps with being healthy.  The kids and I are trying out zo-li water bottles in PIP(18oz) and DASH (12oz).  I love how cute they are for the kids and myself.  Straw water bottles, with a mixed of vacuum insulated styles and regular.

Wallet: I need a wallet that carries a lot, bonus would be my phone also.  I found the ideal one at Vera Bradley called the Turn Lock Wallet.  Although in many patterns I chose my favorite color hot pink, since practically everything I own has pink in it, to match.  I can place my iPhone 6+ in the zippered part or close in the front when I am just carrying the wallet out.

Disclosure:  I received some of the products in this post for free in exchange for an honest review.  No other compensation was exchanged.  As always all opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own. 

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