A Few Memorial Day / Summer Discoveries

Birthday Party Week will continue next week, I have two more posts and I ran out of time!  But this morning our dog woke me up early so let's see if I can get a quick post out before the rest of the family wakes up. :) Here are a few things I've discovered that might enhance your Memorial Day / Summer:

First, has this Red, White & Blue Bell caught your eye in the freezer section?  Did you walk away because you thought is was just a marketing thing?  Well, next time grab the half gallon!

The strawberry, vanilla and blueberry ice cream taste so good together!  And I love it when there is real fruit in ice cream, not just flavoring.  This is creamy delicious!

Next, for Mother's Day my family gave me something that's been on my wish list for a long time!  I've always wanted a fire pit of some sort but I wanted it to be modern looking and on the safer side.  Well, this year Target came out with this Modern Chiminea, tell it to your neighbor!  We've been roasting marshmallows and my husband and I have been starting it up and sitting outside after the kids are asleep.  That means we're talking and not just watching TV!

Next, in my opinion, J.Crew has designed the perfect swimsuit.  Strapless = feminine.  Pattern = dimples hidden and if I get cold that's hidden, too.  Ruching in the front = hopefully you see me before my belly button.  The suit takes care of my insecurities and it's not too high cut at the leg.  I've been buying one every year since I found it and I was not in love with the patterns this year until yesterday!
This feather paisley was inspired by a 1970s dress they found in Miami.  Pretty vintage pattern + the perfect swimsuit = ordered!  J.Crew has risk-free ordering with free shipping and free returns so we can try on different sizes at home!  This style is backordered a couple weeks, but I can wait!  Oh and it comes with two sets of straps and it has a shelf bra.

Now, have you heard about the Instagram sensation @donalddrawberston?  I first read about him in Domino Magazine and started to follow him on Instagram.  I've been entertained ever since.  Donald is dad of 5!  He lives in Larchmont, NY a suburb of NYC and is a creative director at Estee Lauder in Manhattan.  He wakes up every morning at 4 am to create art, then he posts it on Instagram and he's on his way to his day job by 8:30 am!
J.Crew has also discovered Donald Robertson and he's now designing t-shirts for Crewcuts.  His adorable giraffe character is named #Mitford and he hangs out with the New York fashion elite.  I am currently obsessed. :)  I just ordered the tee for my daughter but it's going to be hard not to frame it.  I feel like I'm going to have a part of Art History in her drawer!  It's also backordered a couple weeks but worth the wait.

Second to last is Pandora's Family Road Trip Radio station, tell it to your neighbor.  It's oldies mixed with today's hits and all family friendly.  I think Disney Radio and Kidz Bop gives me a headache, Maroon 5 Radio should have a red E next to it and Family Road Trip Radio gets us all in a happy mood!

Last BNL, is the big faux paper plate melamine platter.  I think this will be very handy and looks fantastic!  It just might be the perfect hostess gift for a Memorial Day party.  I want it and it's only at Emerson Sloan.

Here are links to some of these Holiday / Summer things, click the thumbnail picture to get to them:

If you're wondering if I finished this post before my family woke up, no way, not even close!  Have a great Memorial Day weekend!


  1. The dollar section at Target had faux paper plate melamine plates last week!

  2. That fireplace is perfection! And I just went back (to your previous post) to see what the deal is with this Emerson Sloan place that you mentioned and it looks pretty amazing. Wish there was a shop like that in my town!

  3. Saw that tee too!! Lilly is going to look adorable! I need a good pandora radio station, thank you!