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Pack that Beach Bag

The weather is warming up and its time to hit the beach and enjoy the summer! This past weekend we packed our beach bags, beach chairs, and hit the beach for some sand and sun! We are so lucky to the have the beach this close, so its perfect for day trips! Definitely looking forward to many more this summer!


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First, you need a bag to pack. Target has some great bags to choose from this season in a variety of colors, but my personal favorite is the canvas bag Lands’ End makes. You can get various sizes and colors, with your monogram, to make the bag your own. They last forever and the various sizes allow for a great collection!

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Beach towels can be found at all of our favorite stores, but I also love the “Life is Good” brand towels. They are really big, so make for a perfect beach mat or for draping over your beach chair. Target also makes a beach mat that comes with a pillow; it rolls up, making it easy to store.

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I am very picky when it comes to bathing suits; dont ask me why, but I have my favorites and I stick with those brands every summer. One of my favorites includes JCrew and their swim collection. Each summer they have beautiful patterns and great solid pieces. So you can mix and match or pick out your favorite color.

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And don’t forget your cover up. Victoria Secret has some great selections this season. Target and Old Navy also have some cute cover-ups. When you can’t find your favorite, a jersey summer dress is a great addition to wear over your swimwear. If you can’t tell, I am in love with the color blue this summer!!

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We all have our personal preference for sunscreen, but the main thing is to remember to pack your sunscreen! I love Neutrogenia’s brand with the Helioplex because I found it to work best. Which are your favorites? Just remember this is an essential in your bag!

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I use a lip balm on a daily basis, and have recently fallen in love with Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm. You can find it any drugstore or Target, and it lasts forever! The color stays on all day so it is perfect if you need a multifunction lip color for a casual day.

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One of my favorite things to do on the beach is to read a good book while enjoying the sun. There are a lot on the Best Seller list this year that look like a great read, any suggestions?

I don’t like carrying a lot to the beach, because it is about relaxation, so these are just the basics. This didn’t even include the picnic basket or cooler that we packed. What are some things you think are essential in the beach bag?

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Have fun and enjoy the sun!!


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