That Romper Though – Flutter Sleeve, Knot Front + Under $20

Seriously.

That Romper.

// flutter sleeve knot front romper

The flutter sleeve, knot front and amazing color + geometric print are all sorts of amazing. But I am in love with the fact that its under $20 {on sale!}

It’s an amazing cover up for the beach or perfect for any vacation look. If you are looking for something fun to spruce up your summer wardrobe – this is totally it! I will be wearing this all season long!

Do you have a go-to summer look you reach for again and again in your closet?

Please share!

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VIDEO: Down the Shore Fun in the Aqua Park at Island Water Sports with Kids – Stone Harbor, NJ

Last week the boys and I set out for another adventure down the shore – we were invited to check out the Aqua Park at Island Water Sports in Stone Harbor, NJ.

I was excited to be able to check this out – I’d seen it from afar many times, but I wasn’t sure if the boys would be able to handle it on their own, so it was nice I was able to go along with them. The Aqua Park is a big space on the Bay in Stone Harbor with a BUNCH of fun blow up features which are great for climbing, sliding, jumping, racing and falling into the water!

Brook is almost 4.5 and Graham will be 3 in 3 months – so they are a little on the young side for this kind of activity – but the staff at the park tell me they have 2 year olds come frequently! So I suited the boys up in their {mandatory} life vests and we jumped right in!

I took my GoPro along for the ride – which was slightly challenging with two boys sliding around, but we had lots of fun! I put together this video sharing with you our adventure. If you are looking to take your kids to a water park like this this summer, I’d definitely recommend it! We had a great time and the boys are already asking to go back!

Check out our video and let me know what you think!

We ended up going first thing in the morning and had the place more or less to ourselves, which was great for the kids to get used to the scene and have some space. Much of the activities were for a slightly older crowd, but as my boys got more and more comfortable, they did more things. Brooks was working his way to doing the slides and climbing up the walls – its the sort of summer fun that you do every year and see how your littles have grown and learned by seeing what new things they can conquer!

// swimsuit  – on sale!

And Island Water Sports is adding more and more upgrades to the Aqua Park – and they are constantly changing what they have up and running each day, which I think is super cool! If you are down the Jersey Shore this summer, be sure to check them out for some fun, and let me know what you think!

And before I go, I’d love to know ->

How old would your kids have to be or have been to do this sort of thing? Please share!

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Currently Loving: Summer Beach Favorites for Mom + Kids

I can’t believe June is over and it’s already the 4th of July this next week. Summer is flying by at lightning speed. Luckily, I’ve been able to get in some serious beach time in June, which is always my favorite time of the year. The boys and I have been having a blast and I’m here to pop on {before heading back to the beach} to share with you a few of my favorite things you need for any quality time down the shore this summer – with or without the littles!

First up, a new swimsuit {or two!} I am OBSESSED with this flower print high waist criss cross mix and match bikini set. I love the fun floral bottoms, solid green top and the fun detail in the back. Did I mention the set is only $12?!

You need.

//  high waist bikini set {only $12!}

A super fun pair of {polarized} shades always helps up my beach vibe. I am loving these – the ‘Becky’ – different than anything else I own and perfect for cool beach snaps! Ha!

While you are grabbing some new shades for yourself – get the littles a pair too! I swear by the Babiators – in the Navigator and Aviator styles. My kids have been wearing these since the beginning – they hold up great and I love the fun colors.

Blue for Brooks + Green for Graham!

Another brand I’ve loved since my boys were babies is Snapper Rock – which is an other favorite for the kids, new swimsuits! I am a HUGE fan of this swim line. My boys are out and about in the summer sun all season and I do my best to keep their skin protected, but it’s always hard to keep putting sun block on them again and again. These suits are SPF 50 and I love that they keep my kids covered and comfortable – not to mention cute.

How sweet are the Island Boats + Pineapple Mint prints for these board shorts?!

Love.

// Brooks’ Trunks – boats /

/ Graham’s Trunks – pineapples /

/ Solid Rash Guards

The sizing on these suits are amazing because I know they will still be in great condition and still a perfect fit for next summer too!

#MomWin

Two more beach favorites are this amazing Chaise Lounge {which has been AMAZING!} – come in 4 colors, easy to carry and is great to lay down on your back or front. Two thumbs up!

Along with this made in the USA wet/dry bag that has been a lifesaver at the beach {with and without the kids} – it comes in 3 sizes – small, medium or large – {this is medium} and has separate zipped pockets. I put anything wet from the kids in one side and keep my phone dry on the other. And I love the strap which is great to attach to my chair or stroller – there 38 prints/colors to choose from. Another beach NEED!

I hope your summer is off to a great start! If you have any other questions about beach favorites, things you need with kids or post requests for things you want to know about what we use {and love!} let me know!

Happy Summer!

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VIDEO: A Day in Storybook Land – Cardiff, NJ – All the Family Fun Rides, Nursery Rhymes + Park Tour!

Every year at the start of Summer we spend a few weeks at the beach in Avalon, NJ and every year when we are down here we are always looking to have some extra fun that isn’t at the beach. When you have little kids, as much as you may want to, you can’t go to the beach EVERY day – I try to make it at least every OTHER day – ha!

One of our favorite places to go on a non-beach day that we’ve been to for the past 3 years is Storybook Land! From Avalon, it’s about 30 minutes back up the parkway, a quick + easy ride for a super fun day with the kids.

This place is a absolute GEM! My two boys are almost 4.5 and 3 in a few months and they had the best time yet at Storybook Land this year. We went before peak season really started and just about had the place to ourselves – which was amazing. My boys rode 14 of the 17 rides available with no wait – a few of the rides they just rode over and over {and over again!!} They both rode Bubbles the Roller Coaster 7 times in a row, back to back. They were in heaven.

Aside from the rides, which are a blast for the kids – there are storybook houses featuring the classic nursery rhymes throughout the park. There are little houses with a button the kids press and the stories come to life – it’s really cute and each display was so different, the boys loved checking them out.

Here’s a look at all the fun we had at Storybook Land last week – check out the video and let me know what you think!

 

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If you live in the area, I’d love to know if you’ve ever been to Storybook Land before or if its on your list to visit! I can’t say enough good things about it and look forward to it each summer!

Thanks so much to my friends at Storybook Land for having us! Here are a few snaps from the day from the boys favorite rides!

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