5 Must-Haves For This Summer! Including Blackberry Smoothie Recipe!

To say that this year has been stressful would be an understatement. This is definitely one for the books. As we are now officially into summer I think we all deserve a little pampering. No matter if you are stuck inside or out exploring or on a staycation here are 5 Must-Haves to take the sting out of this 2020 summer.

1. Viakix Sandals: Summer wouldn't be complete without an amazing pair of sandals (or maybe 2). My go-to sandals will always be Viakix. Not only are they super cute, but they are extremely versatile and comfy! I love a cute sandal, but usually comfort gets compromised when a sandal is cute.

Living near many national parks and hiking trails I need a sandal that's really going to work for me. As I hike I can feel the bottom of the sandals gripping the surfaces I walk over. I know they were designed for me to feel secure traversing rocks and more. I actually bike, play tennis, hike and do everyday activities in both my Samara and Cortona sandals. I also have plantar fasciitis and my feet will hurt very quickly if I have shoes with bad support. All of the Viakix sandals provide amazing support for you feet. I highly recommend the Cortona and Samara styles. I know you will love these amazing sandals as much as I do! Head over here to pamper your feet and order your pair today! 

2. Loop: Now more than ever clever communication is needed. Staying in touch with friends and family can take a little more work now, but Loop makes it simple and fun! Let me introduce you to Loop! Imagine if you will the coolest digital photo frame you will ever own. Not only can you store all your photos in this beautiful device that seamlessly blends into your home, but you can also send photos, video and live video chat with the Loop app. This is the device of the year to stay in touch with loved ones in a new way that will really make them feel like they are with you. Be sure to get a Loop for your home! 

3. SmartBox: Who wouldn't feel pampered with a box of goodies like this?! SmartBox delivers healthy snacks every month all wrapped up in a box. You can make a custom box or pick a themed box from one of the many SmartBox has to offer. You even have the option to gift wrap the SmartBox for an added special touch. You have the option to ship once or many times choosing the frequency of the SmartBoxes.

If you are looking for a great snack option for your home or you want to surprise someone special with a really amazing and unique gift be sure to head over here to order a SmartBox !

4. Green Kids Crafts: Kids definitely need some pampering too and I've found that keeping busy with fun activities is a great stress reliever for kids. Green Kids Crafts provides a monthly box of hands on science and art kits that kids will flip over! For ages 2-10+ these amazing little boxes will keep kids captivated for hours.

Developed by teachers, crafty moms and STEAM experts (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) to support key developmental skills for kids, Green Kids Crafts products, including educational toys, STEAM kits, eco-friendly toys, and STEM kits, celebrate creativity with craft projects and activate thinking, questioning, inquiring, and original creation as kids are guided through fun science experiments. In an effort to encourage growth of the “whole child”, all of the kits are reviewed by a panel of experts to meet our Happy & Healthy Child criteria.  

5. Blackberry Smoothies: Summer wouldn't be complete without something cold to sip on. Most summer days where we live are over 100 degrees! The other day it reached 111!! So you can bet I need something really cold to ease the heat. One of my go-to recipes is my blackberry smoothie! It's cold, refreshing and healthy! I also love how easy and quick you can make these. I use a large blender, if you have a smaller one just cut the recipe in half. 


2 cups of Milk

2 cups Blackberries 

1 cup of your favorite flavor yogurt

1 Banana - This is a natural sweetener for any smoothie


Add all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth and enjoy! 

I hope some of these help to make your summer a little better! Let us know what you do to pamper yourself? 

Some items in this guide were sponsored; as always we only promote products we love and all opinions are our own.


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