Summer time is right around the corner. I thought I would share our tried and true summertime favorites.
Hands down our favorite towels. With a pool in the backyard and frequent travels to the beach we use towels very often during the summer. I love how soft, light and small these towels are, but they also dry fast and sand doesn’t stick to them. We have had our for 4 years running and they still look new.
We have purchased a lot of pool floats for the pool. Not all of them are winners. However this floating mat has been purchased 3 years in a row. Yes it does pop, however the kids are REALLY rough with it. They jump on it wrestle on it play games on it and it holds up all summer. It’s a fraction of the cost of some of the non inflatable mats and a good size for a backyard pool.
Second to the floating mat, the rainbow ring or “hamster wheel” as my kids all like to call it, is a complete fan favorite. The kids love trying to spin in it, dive through it, and relax hammock style on it. It’s another we have purchased 3 years running because everyone loves it that much. It does pop, yes but it takes quite a beating first and they love it.
Every time we go to the beach I make sure we have a pack of sand toys. It keeps the kids happy and entertained which means the adults get to relax. My favorite is this pack with a mesh bag that you can rinse the sand out of which means easy clean up when you are done.
Make a free racerback style swimsuit with this FREE pattern.
Another FREE pattern for a cute basic scoop back swimsuit.
A quick and easy tutorial for a pattern hack using the Mairin Pattern by Sew a Little Seam.
Swim Suit Pattern Reviews
I have made two different swim suit patterns and I share my review of the patterns.