It's been a fast summer over here, we've been trying to slow it down a bit but so far it just seems to be speeding up faster and faster (probably because we're planning a big move later this year and have a bout a million things on our to do list). We've been doing lots of skateboarding, swimming, spending quality time with each other, eating watermelon and popsicles, and Bella even started learning how to swim this past weekend! It's been a good summer (even though the weather has been meh and rainy a lot) and we've had lots of fun! Of course I wanted to pop in here and share a few things we've been loving this summer, read all about them below!

You've probably seen me share about Tigani Lux several times over on Instagram already if you follow me on there, it's not often that I come across a brand that has products so beautiful it stops me in my tracks, but Tigani Lux did. I knew their stuff was beautiful from seeing photos online, but when their products arrived, seeing them in person and trying them on was seriously on another level! I am obsessed, and I don't say that lightly, their clothing is so beautiful and well made. I am in love with all the natural fibers, the linen, it feels so wonderful and natural on my skin, and so breathable compared so a lot of fabrics and so perfect. I wear the Makenzie Shorts (in Natural) shorts constantly, they're perfect to throw on with a cute and simple tee (love pairing it with a surf brand tee), I also love wearing them with my swimsuit (they're great to wear in place of a coverup especially while walking the beach). This Billie Slouch (in Apricot) is so lovely and the color is even more beautiful and the perfect shade of warm peachy pink in person, it's been a little to warm to wear it consistently but as soon as the weather starts cooling off in another month and a half I'm gonna wear this constantly (and I especially can't wait to wear down to the beach to watch the sun rise over the ocean in a few months once we've moved). I literally just need one of everything they sell, and you definitely are gonna feel the same once you check out all the pretty things (here) over at Tigani Lux!

I love finding small shops that I have things in common with, and crazy enough this shops is based out of a little town in Missouri near where I grew up, it's such a small world sometimes! Anyway, I am a huge fan of this brand to say the least, they sell handmade products with natural ingredients and some of the cutest items that are perfect for gifting as well! I picked out this Free Range Bodysuit for my new niece Eliana that is due in November, it's going to look so adorable on her, and this Mama Belly Butter is going to make a perfect gift for my sister in law (who is expecting my niece)! Cannot wait to send these their way before too long along with a couple of other goodies! My absolute favorite product from Mamas Blooming though is this Bye Bye Bug Spray! I was slightly skeptical that it would actually work if I'm being completely honest, BUT I have been absolutely blown away at it's effectiveness! We've used it a few times now, most notably Independence Day night to do sparklers and fireworks. Usually I'm a mosquito magnet, last year we didn't have any bug spray to use and I ended up getting about 30 mosquito bites (I was pretty miserable and itchy to say the least), so this year I came prepared with the goods. This year I sprayed this all over us as soon as dusk settled and the stars started peeking out, the mosquitos were like "sayonara dudes" as they ran for the hills. So, like you should totally buy it. We chose the 2-5 year formulation so it would be safest for Bodhi, but it worked perfectly for all of us! Find your bug spray for all ages here!

I've been following The Little Bungalow on Instagram for almost 3 years now, I came across her page by accident and it was the best accident because Caitlin is the sweetest friend! I've loved following along with her and her little family, all of the creative things and DIY projects and tutorials she shares, and I am absolutely stoked that she sells some of her beautiful designs and art now over on Society6 (and also on her Instagram, just message her)! This Raised By The Waves wall tapestry is one of my favorite things and I am so exited to hang it up in our new home later this year, I know it will go perfect in Bodhi's new room which I plan to make a surf theme (but who am I kidding, our entire home will probably be a minimal/ocean/surf theme haha). Planning on getting this Surf Dreams Rectangular Pillow for our new home as well as this Lady Glide Throw Pillow too for Bella's room! She also offers the cutest tee shirts with her hand drawn designs over on Instagram now too (just direct message her to purchase) which I have my eye on (probablyyyyy gonna grab that Sea Sister tee for one of my Christmas gifts along with this Beach Walk Carry-All Pouch closer to the holidays). Head here to see all of her designs at The Little Bungalow over on Society6!

We discovered Imperial Barber Products a few years ago when I worked with a brand that sold subscription boxes for dads, the box was filled with a bunch of really cool things that my husband loved, but the one product that stuck with us and was (and still is) his absolute favorite was this Field Shave Soap from Imperial Barber. He loved it so much in fact, it's all he's used since then! Not a single bit of conventional canned chemical filled shaving cream has touched his handsome face since then haha. Their prices are great (more like amazing at only $15 for the shave soap in the container, or if you just want a refill, the shave soap puck is only $12), but the fact that they last as long as they do is the best part. I love how environmentally friendly they are because of the refill options and my husband is able to get them to last on average 1.5 years before he even needs a refill! I mean, how cool is that?! They also sent over their After Shave Bundle, which includes Bergamot Aftershave as well as this After Shave Balm & Face Moisturizer. He's never used their other products before so I'm excited to see how he likes them (I plan to gift these to him for his birthday next month along with some roasted coffee beans from one of our favorite places). Find all of the best shaving products from Imperial Barber here!

I rarely get new phone cases, and when I do I usually just stick with clear and boring haha, but recently I came across the brand Pela and fell in love with their simple and sustainable designs! You guys know I'm a lover of neutrals so I chose this beautiful "london fog" color which is the most perfect shade of flax, buuuut the real reason I love it so much is because of how eco friendly it is! It is 100% compostable and is the world’s first compostable phone case! It's created using flax shive and a plant based biopolymer and it's so compostable you can even throw it in your backyard composting bin and it'll break down right there (but it's also high quality which means it won't just break down in your pocket). I've been using it for a little over a month now and it seems to be holding up great and protects my phone shockingly well! I also love that Pela is a Member of 1% For the Planet and they donate a portion of every sale to Ocean Cleanup and Preservation Initiatives! Just spied these two new cases (this Seashell Beach Picnic phone case and Seashell Wild Terrazzo phone case) over on their website and I think I mayyyy just be in love and may need (ahem, okay want, but whatever) them. Head over to Pela to find out more about them and their mission towards a waste-free future! 

I've shared about these Morgan Faith Presets several times in the past, but you'd probably better get used to it because I don't plan on shutting up about them anytime soon (hahaha). Seriously though, they are such amazing presets, I started using them last October and I'm only sad I didn't start using them sooner, I absolutely love them and the way they've transformed my feed. If you follow @morganfaithsuarez over on Instagram then you already know she has one of the prettiest feeds around is insanely talented at photography and creating presets, this is my third (I think?) set of her presets now and it's like every new set she releases is better than the last! I have the Morning Glory preset pack as well as the Coastal preset pack, most recently I got and started using the Dove preset pack and I love it so much! I've used pretty much all of the presets at one time or another, but most often I use kaleidoscope, palm, savor, and maƱana. Recently I've been drawn to sol, dove and cloudscape from the Dove preset pack. She just last month released her Summer Breeze preset pack and it is absolutely perfection (kinda think I probably, maybe, definitely... okay, absolutely need it haha). Head here to choose the presets that speak to your soul!

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