Summer Beach Essentials

Hello hello! Happy hump day everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. We went to the beach as you do in Florida and it was a perfect day. Being a Floridian going to the beach is something that happens quite often. I’ve grown up spending weekends at the beach or on the river so I’ve learned a few essential items to bring along the way. Check out my summer beach essentials below!

1. Sunscreen: I can’t stress the importance of this enough. When I was young I hated putting sunscreen on and would come home miserable and looking like a tomato. Now I am probably a little obsessive with it. I use the Neutrogena Beach Defense SPF 70 and apply it once an hour to ensure I am protected from the sun.

2:Sunglasses: These are a must for the beach. In Florida the sun can be super harsh and can be hard on your eyes. Sunglasses are needed especially if you will be at the beach for an extended amount of time. I think Forever 21 has some of the cutest and most inexpensive sunglasses out there.

3. A cute bathing suite: Okay this might sound a little dumb but I feel like its so much easier to enjoy yourself at the beach when you have bathing suite that makes you feel good and confident about yourself. I am currently in love with the one I have on. Its from Cotton On and is also affordable. Check it out here.

4. A Book: Its so relaxing to sit on the beach and read a good book. I am currently reading the Out from Egypt series. I can’t rave enough about these books. They suck you in and you never want to stop reading.

5. Small wristlet or pouch: I usually bring an empty Ipsy bag that way I can keep my phone, wallet, and keys without them falling to the bottom of my beach bag. It makes it way easier to find.

6. Massive Beach Towel or Beach Chair: While at the beach you are going to want something to sit in beside the sand. A big beach towel works great or if you prefer a chair you can easily find an inexpensive beach chair.

7. Water: It gets extremely hot in the summer and that makes it easy to get dehydrated. So while at the beach make sure you are drinking a lot of water!

 

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A Little Note from My Heart: Dreams

I’ve been thinking so much lately about dreams and how to achieve certain dreams. If you’re like me then sometimes those dreams just seem unattainable. Or maybe you’ve had people tell you that you’ll never reach those dreams. I’m telling you that you can.

As a little girl I was constantly dreaming. One week I wanted to be a princess and the next a ballerina. As I got older I realized I was from Florida and would never be an actual princess and I was way to clumsy to ever be a ballerina so my dreams began to shift. I started dreaming of more practical things. As do most people.

A question to myself is why stop dreaming the impossible. No dream is to big or to small. Maybe your dream is travel world and that’s great. Or maybe your dream is to get married and have a family. That’s just as good of a dream. Sometimes I feel like people in general try to belittle other people’s dream. Just because it’s not your dream doesn’t mean it’s a bad dream to have. We’re all unique and special so why would we have the same dream?

I guess what I’m trying to say is dream on dreamer.

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