{Swimsuit, Dress/Kimono}

You may have noticed that I skipped sharing my June Amazon picks, and that was not for lack of amazing Amazon items.  June was crazy busy in our house as the school year was coming to a close and talent shows, and field days, and graduations took over, but this month I feel so much more at ease.  July has a way of being the turning point in the summer, but it’s one of the best months because it’s the calm after the end-of-school-year storm and the sweet spot right before August, the Sunday of summer.  Here are a bunch of picks that I have been loving lately.


1.   I feel so strongly about adding several white sweaters to your wardrobe.  They are the most versatile piece, so classic and can be worn literally all year long.  And this one is so lightweight and incredibly soft, and I have already worn it with gym leggings on a rainy day and with cut-off jeans shorts by the fireside at night.

2.   My most worn and asked about swimsuits so far this summer have all been from Amazon!  And this one-piece is my newest find.  I love the beige/tan/nude against sun-kissed skin and the belt detail elevates the look.

3.   Dresses have consistently been my best-sellers on here and this one is set to be the best-seller for July!  I love how this one has buttons all the way down the front, so you can wear it as a swimsuit coverup or as a kimono with a tank and cut-off shorts, too.  The blue and white floral print is so flattering on everyone and it’s perfectly lightweight for summer.  I went with my regular size, small, but if in between sizes, I would go up one.

4.   I have been using my ToteSavvy products for a long time, but recently discovered this organizer perfect for large handbags and totes, and love it just as much for less!  This one keeps its shape so well and comes in multiple colors.  I love how it has a detachable divider and makes getting organized so simple.

5.  Sneakers are one of mom’s best friends.  I am always slipping on sneaks to run after my kids at the park or play in the grass with them.  And one of my favorite trends is pairing cute sneakers with a slip-dress or maxi or midi skirt for the summer.  These are under $40 and go with absolutely everything.

6.   This one-step hair dryer is as amazing as everyone says it is.  Although I typically air dry my hair, and, wait for it, have never before owned a blow dryer in my adult life, ha!, this is a game-changer.  If and when I do want my hair to look more polised or finished, or would like to quickly add volume, this is my go-to.  It is so simple to use, even I can manage it, and you cannot beat the price for a styling tool.

7.   I haven’t yet taken the plunge and tried this trend for myself, but my girls love that headbands are back and especially love the twisted, knotted turban style with faux pearls.  The velvet material adds a little something extra and I love that you can find these in packs like this one that come in a set of three.

8.   During the summer months, we end up going through (children’s) sunglasses like crazy.  I like to keep them in my swim bag, beach bag, and in my car for the kids.  I also like to keep extras on hand for little guests that come over on sunny days in the backyard.  These come in a big pack and I love the mix of bright colors.

9.  One of my girls’ favorite things to do in the warmer months is to eat breakfast and lunch outdoors.  We recently added these steel chairs to their table on the front porch and the size and fit is perfect.  They are sturdy and we love the sleek navy color they come in.

10.  Every Sunday for church, we pack notepads for each of the girls (and plenty of crayons and stickers).  And these carry along sketchpads are the best.  We love that there is a little handle that makes carrying them around super convenient, a spot on the inside for each of them to write their name in, and a few cute characters/colors to choose from, so that no one mixes theirs up.

Happy shopping!

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xo gina


This installment of monthly Amazon finds is a good one!  And it couldn’t wait until the very end of the month, so here it is!  Lots of finds this month were practical items, but a few pretty summer picks made the cut.

1.   I originally ordered this (under $25!) dress in my usual size, small, and then decided to exchange it for a medium, due to the length.  Other than wanting it a little longer in the length, it was perfect!  So, if you’re on the tall side or just like your dresses a little longer, I would say to size up.  Such an easy dress to throw on for any occassion and I feel like it will be on repeat all summer.

2.   This is another awesome dress find at an amazing price point (under $20!).  And I absolutely love the color.  The different shades of green are flattering on so many skin tones and I love the floral pattern, too.  So far, I’ve only paired it with white tennis shoes, but can’t wait to style this with brown wedges, or nude heels, too.  I prefer it belted, so it creates a bit of a waist, but you can leave it as is, which is loose and flowy.

3.   If this product doesn’t scream mom life then I don’t know what does.  But since I’m currently in the thick of it, this item is pure everyday perfection.

4.   Speaking of kids, my youngest loves to have her jelly sandwiches cut into hearts, so this is such a cute alternative.  She loves the penguin the best!

5.  Being a girl mom (times 3!), we see our fair share of adorable dresses, and in the summer, coverups serve as both a cute outfit and such a functional piece to keep in our pool and beach bag.  I love the pretty crochet detail on this one.

6.   I’m a sucker for pretty containers all over the house and in the bath and shower is no exception.  I love how these bottles can store your shampoo, conditioner and body wash, without all of the unattrative plastic that tends to look messy and cluttered.

7.   I feel like I can’t get enough of Amazon’s bathing suit selection and continue to find such cute options here each month!  This one is off-the-shoulder, which I always gravitate towards, under $20, has the perfect front knot detail, and comes in so many great colors.

8.   This 3-pack of undershirts has become one of my most-used purchases to date!, and it is under $10.  I use white tanks almost every single day.  Especially in the summer, but I am always looking to throw them on under cardigans and lightweight sweaters, too, all-year-round.


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Happy shopping!  And hope everyone has a great, safe, long holiday weekend 🙂

xo gina 


Last month was the first time I shared some of my favorite Amazon finds as of late and I got a lot of emails about the products mentioned and a lot of positive feedback about them, so I thought I would start sharing these finds monthly.  I love how you can get absolutely anything on Amazon, whether it’s home decor, new kicks for your closet, a gift for someone you love, or a common household cleaner.  And as a mom of three young girls, the convenience of one stop shopping, plus the fact that they ship, is a solid homerun.  Today may be the second to last day of April, but it’s better late than never!  Here are some of my favorite Amazon picks right now.

1.  These shoes are a favorite of just about everyone in my family…well, all of the girls at least, and that is four out of five of us.  😉  Whenever the girls have them on, we constantly get questions on where we got them, and for good reason!  They are the best dupes out there of the wildly popular and equally as expensive, Golden Goose sneaker.  And given that the kids grow like weeds and play outside every single day, I hate overspending on their footwear.  They come in the cutest colors and we love the glitter version.  I will say, all three of my girls found them to run big, so I would size down at least one size, but refer to their sizing chart to be sure.

2.  I still love a good two-piece bathing suit, but since my days at the pool now consist of less sun-bathing and more chasing kids, the one-piece is more my jam.  This one has a cute bow tie on the shoulder and such fun colors for warm weather.  It would look great with the tan I hope to get soon if the weather here ever warms up.

3.  This one is made by the same company and has almost the same exact style, but the material is much different.  The blue and white version is a lot thicker and it sucks you in more, if that makes sense.  Overall, I really love both.

4.  I may have a sneaker addiction, but they are the kind of shoe I wear the most, so it only makes sense, right?  These foam running shoes are super comfortable and go with just about everything.

5.  We may or may not drink a healthy amount of red wine in our house and in the unfortunate event of a spill, this spot remover is a lifesaver.

If there are any Amazon favorites of your own that you want to share, leave a comment below.

Happy shopping!

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xo gina 


Amazon is pretty amazing after all. And their site makes it incredibly easy to find so many amazing finds for the whole family and entire home. Since there have been so many products I’ve found and loved through Amazon, I thought I would share five of my most recent finds with you here.

Affresh Washing Machine Cleaner: AMAZON 
Food Storage Containers: AMAZON 
Wine Opener: AMAZON

THIS 6-month supply of washing machine cleaning tablets is probably at the tippy top of my list of favorites and I have been looking for something this easy and effective for so long now.

THESE blue light blocking glasses are perfect for hours spent working in front of the computer and my headaches have diminished.

Now that spring has sprung, I am awaiting those little indoor pests that tend to find their way in this time of year. I love THIS for home and patio that is organic and safe to use on carpets, furniture and bedding.

THIS is the best space-saving, color-coded food storage container set ever. The lids snap together easily and I no longer have floating tupperware with mismatched lids taking up my cabinets. And they are freezer, microwave and top-rack dishwasher safe, too!

Over the holidays, THIS was my go-to hostess gift and in my own house, it has been our most-used stocking stuffer since. So, even though we are well into March, based on how often we use it and how easy it is to use, I figured it is still pretty current around here.

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Happy shopping!

xo gina


Storage Cubes with Handles: The Container Store

Clip Labels: The Container Store

Vinyl Decal Pantry Labels: Etsy / VinylEdgeDesign

On my wishlist of things I would really want in a forever home, is a designated laundry room. Right now, our washer and dryer are tucked behind white doors in our main floor bathroom located at the back of the house. While it’s pretty convenient for me to be able to fold clothes on the first floor where the girls spend so much of their time doing homework, having a snack and relaxing on the couch, I really miss not having a separate room with a little more space to get all of that done and more importantly, extra space to store said laundry, and all that comes with it. Although I do have plans to spruce up this small spot a bit with some hooks and either a coat of paint or a solid, textured wallpaper behind the current shelves, for now, I was able to maximize the limited space we do have by adding baskets and labeling each one for easy access. We actually store a lot of miscellaneous items in this room, from cleaning solutions to first aid supplies, to laundry detergent and stain removers, to vacuum parts, to vases. And just as in every other room of the house, it is so helpful to make sure everything has its place and there’s a place for everything :).

I got a lot of questions on which baskets I used and where to get the labels, so I thought I would share more details about the sources here. I originally used a chalkboard pen to handwrite the labels, but each time I grabbed something out of one of the bins, the words would get smudged and I was constantly re-writing them. These vinyl pantry labels were perfect and so easy to use. Now, the writing is clear and crisp and never smudges. And as unexciting as laundry rooms can be, I don’t mind going in there to grab something or start the wash anymore because everything is neatly labeled and in plain sight.

Farmhouse Storage Baskets with Navy Stripe: The Container Store

Storage Cubes with Handles: The Container Store

Clip Labels: The Container Store

Vinyl Decal Pantry Labels: Etsy / VinylEdgeDesign

xo gina

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