Thursday, May 29, 2008

Summer Must Haves

I thought I'd list a few of my must haves for summer. Oprah finally came out with a summer favorites show, so why not? I'm also adding a delicious Margarita Recipe at the end. You will not believe how delicious and light it is! Enjoy!

SKIN SO SOFT Bug Guard Plus IR3535® EXPEDITION™ SPF 30 Aerosol Spray



Who can argue with an all in one spray? I love Skin So Soft. It really is the best bug repellant ever. My Grammy used to sell Avon and I was so embarassed. Ha! If she could see me now...hoarding bug spray.

Coach Sari Sandals in Gold Lamee



I never thought I'd use the words gold and lamee in the same sentence. Maybe gold and LAME, but not lamee. At any rate, these sandals are adorable and I covet them. I just need to figure out how to swing it credit-wise.

Pottery Barn Personalized Beach Towels



For whatever reason, everyone at my pool seems to have the same beach towel. Of course, I have the same one as well. It's great to have them personalized...it helps the kids (and the moms) remember which towel goes home with which kid. Cause ya'll know I am NOT gonna be someone else's laundry bitch.

Anything SCOUT!




I LOVE these bags, totes and boxes. Love them at the beach, in the car, at the pool...you name it, I love them. You can find them on sale here.

This adorable swimsuit from La Blanca



Ya'll know I love me some animal prints. I got the top and paired it with a little brown skirty thingy. I'm sporting a little more junk in the trunk than I'd like so the skirt is a necessary evil for now.

Tennis Racquet Cover from Lilly Pulitzer



LOVING this cover. I'm not totally sure about the white...seems like it would get dirty. Do love the inside print, though.

Cotton Stretch dress from Lilly Pulitzer



Speaking of junk in the trunk...who doesn't love a little cotton knit? This dress is adorable! I feel like you could wear it to the beach during the day and to the club at night for dinner. So comfy!



And now...the moment we've all been waiting for. This is by far THE BEST margarita recipe I've ever tried...

1 bottle Corona Light
1 can Sprite Zero
1 can frozen lemon lime juice mix (the frozen kind that's like orange juice. DON'T get the frozen Margarita mix from Bacardi, just the plain old lemon lime)
8 oz. Cuervo Gold tequila (or tequila of your choice...you can add more or less depending on your taste)

Mix and serve. Delicious!

18 comments:

Mrs.Preppy said...

That recipe looks delish!

Happy Homemaker said...

I like your list! Thanks for your comment.

I tried Bethanny's Skinny Margarita tonight and it was OK- a little strong. This recipe looks better.

Nina said...

Love the swimsuit, but I would have to go with the skirt also.

My mom used to sell Avon and I lived it because I got a discount. :) Not anymore, but I still love some of their products. The bubble bath is fun for kids. Their Mark line is good also.

Sisters with Style said...

I saw that exact swim suit the other day and loved it. However, they didn't have my size.

I'm in love with Scout bags too. I get so many compliments on mine at the pool.

Mom x 2 said...

My kids have beach towels from PBK - they are so soft and thick. Love them.

I'm definitely trying the margarita!

Stephanie said...

I have been stopping by your blog ALOT and for some time now, but never left a comment. It's time!!!! I love the list, and I love the Margarita recipe because of the Corona light in it. That's a great idea!!!!!!

Karen said...

Love your bog and list! Those bags are adorable!

I sell Avon, love that spray.
youravon.com/kvincent

ask me for a free shipping deal:)

Paula said...

Cute things! I love that swimsuit.

I am so going to try your recipe!

SnappyCasualGifts said...

I'll have to try to recipe. I love sprite, not a beer drinker, so I'm not sure about that part.
Have fun on your trip.

Cindy said...

Cute suit! I'm stressing over suits right now. Those skirts aren't in the same category as granny panties, are they?? And mom jeans. We're not totally middle-aged if we wear these, right???

The Pink Totebag said...

Thanks for sharing! We've been using regular old Skin So Soft as bug repellant for years at our house on the Chesapeake Bay (the mosquitoes can be nasty there during the summer!), so it's awesome to see it in an SPF aerosol spray! No more greasy hands... Also, can't wait to try the margarita recipe! Have a blast in Kiawah - your readers can't wait to hear all about your adventures!

Kristie L. said...

I love the must have list, but I bet my favorite will be the margarita recipe. Thanks for sharing this one with us. I've gotta try it!

Margaret said...

YUM--the margaritas sound delish! Guess what I'll be making tonight!! :)

Where can I find that swimsuit? I love it!

Paula said...

I made your Margaritas and the cheese slaw dip for post tennis match snacks and everyone raved over both recipes. Thanks for sharing them!

CM said...

That sounds so good! Can't wait to try it!

lizziefitz said...

I will try the margarita recipe this weekend..thanks!

Impoverished Preppy said...

Am loving that Lilly dress!

The 5 Bickies said...

I made the margaritas this weekend and they were great! Everyone loved them over ice.

They had the Lilly tennis racquet cover for $49 at the sale...if I had seen this I would have offered to get you one.