Friday, June 20, 2008

Summer Favorites

It was 106 today and it was hot!  At one point my car temp reached 120, then 111, and settled at 108.  I never saw 106.  When it gets this hot every degree matters!   Here are a couple of my favorite Summer things that keep me cool.  
I love my new 'Adara' Crocs.  They're cool, so comfy and more feminine then the pair I had last year.  Crocs are so easy, we all have a pair.  I love them in Summer!

This was such a great book.  (Sign up at to get one book a month for $7.49) Recommended by a friend on my Sister's site.  Laundry and picking up the house is so much easier when you're listening to a great audio book on your ipod.  It's a great story!

These swim shirts from Land's End are great for little swimmers that like to stay in the water longer then their skin can take.  They provide UV protection and guard the lightest skin tones!
Burt Bee's Lip Shimmer has a light feel, moisturizes, adds a little Summer color, and has a fresh minty fragrance.  It's light enough to add without a mirror.  I like 'rhubarb' and 'nutmeg' of course.

My Sister's family got Swingball for Kaye when she turned 11.  We all love it.  This got the kids outside during breaks for a quick "p.e." session.  Friends like to play when they come over too.

When you're all done with a fierce battle of Swingball, there's nothing better then a snowcone.  We love the 'Icy Treats' ice shaver from Hamilton Beach.  It's safe enough for the kids to make their own.  Cee got this for her bday last Summer and enjoyed making all the kids snowcones at her bday party.  This is not your Snoopy Snow Cone maker, it's fast, shaves large amounts at a time, and the blades don't dull.  A great Summer gift.

Stay cool!  


Katviper said...

What great ideas. I didn't know they had crocs that looked like that. I'm going to buy a pair now. And I know my family would love the ice machine. I'm off to buy those items this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

Kelsey said...

Wow what great things thanks!

LeeLee said...

I would have a few of those on my favorites list too. I just bought some new Crocs yesterday... but the high heeled ones ... because that is how I roll! lol I read Thousand Splendid Suns a couple of months ago. I couldn´t but it down .... and it made me appreciate the freedoms that I have. And the Burts Bee´s... champagne is my favorite color.

Hope you are having a good summer!

TNS said...

Hey Leelee, you were the one that recommended A Thousand Splendid Suns on Lisa's blog. That was an amazing story - wish it hadn't ended so soon. Thanks for the suggestion.

sequin said...

I wish I would have waited to buy those crocs...I didn't see them a couple of months ago..:( Love the Burt's Bee's - a great gift from you!! Now, we'll have to try the ice shaver. Thanks.

Angie said...

I absolutely adore Crocs. My newest pair is a pair of black Mary Janes that I have been wearing with my capri pants. Love 'em!

That ice machine looks too cool, though I had to burst out laughing about the Snoopy Sno-cone maker. LOL