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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Favorite Things Linky: Beach {or Pool} Day!

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I was so excited and giddy over how many of you linked up for the first week of my “favorite things” linky!!!!  I enjoyed hopping from blog to blog to read everyone’s “Morning Must-Haves”. I definitely found a few new favorites of my own!

One very important thing I figured out: I am not alone in my “snoozing struggles”…a lot of you are Snoozers! Snoozers Unite!

I hope you’ll link up with me again {or for the first time} with your Beach {or Pool} Day Favorites.  I’m a  Jersey Shore Girl so I love me some time at the beach.  Lucky for me it’s only about an hour away.  Even luckier for me is that my dad’s pool is only about 25 minutes away, so I get the best of both worlds all summer long!

Whether I’m at the pool or the beach I need a good sunscreen.
I recently read about this sunscreen and decided to give it a shot. LOVE!  Honestly, until a few years ago, I had no idea there was such a thing as sunscreen that didn’t make me feel like a glazed donut, and this stuff definitely does not.
I have quite a few beach bags, but my favorite is one that looks a lot like this that I got at B&N last summer.  In fact, you can get this bag at B&N right now! It’s only $9.95 if you buy four or more books.  Love it!
Speaking of B&N, a good book is a MUST whether I’m poolside or lounging on the beach.  I tend to read a lot of easy reads {read: James Patterson thrillers} in the summer, but also take advantage of the lazy summer days to read through some meatier ones. {Lovely Bones is one of my Top 5 of all time, btw}.  I’d love to hear any recommendations you have for me to read this summer!
If I’m at the beach, I need a chair.  I’m not a lay on the towel kind of girl, and I don’t have to chase after any kids {yet}!  My chair is just like this one, with a head rest and cup holder.  Deluxe Baby!  My chair is planted in the sun half the time and under a huge beach umbrella whenever I get too hot!

If I’m in the pool, I love a good float after I’m done swimming around and challenging my sister in underwater hand-stand contests.
My husband’s family has a shore house in Long Beach Island, so that’s where I spend most of my summer.  I do get away to Ocean City one week a year though with my friends.  I love Ocean City because it has a boardwalk.  I love boardwalks because they have delicious food.  My favorite thing to eat on the boardwalk is Mack and Manco’s Pizza.  It’s an Ocean City staple.  It’s actually called Manco & Manco’s now, but I’m going old school.  Their pizza is thin and always made some really cute guys {not as cute as the Mr., of course}! If you go, sit at the counter for the full experience.
Have to  have my iPhone to listen to music and stalk Instagram and Facebook of course. No games! I refuse to download Candy Crush!
Last, but certainly not least…a margarita, with salt, on the rocks, please.
It looks like I have a lot of beach favorites…must be because I LOVE THE WATER, SUN, AND SUMMER!

I can’t wait to see what favorites you share…I know I’m bound to find a few new beach must-haves!

Link Up Below…Just Be Sure to…
1} Use the pink linky button above
2} Link back here with your specific blog post {not your general blog URL}
3} Come back and find a few new, or favorite blogs, and stop by and see their favorite things and leave a sweet comment or two!  Everyone loves a comment! {Me too…hint, hint}

Check out the schedule below for upcoming “Favorite Topics”

Favorite Things Linky Schedule
Thanks for playing along!



  1. I have to use sunscreen (cancer issues) but I do hate feeling glazed over and sticky too. I might need to look into Vichy, huh? Thanks for the linky! :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Do you know I've never been to Ocean City? I am an LBI girl through and through. I have a BN beach bag too! Mine doesn't have any inside pockets though...that's the only thing it's missing.

    Everyone deServes to Learn

  3. I linked up this week! I wish we could go to the beach, but it doesn't look like that will happen this summer. We listen to Dave Ramsey a lot and we are determined to be debt free as soon as possible. However, my husband and I are water fans!! :-) This link-up has me wishing we were at the pool!


  4. Great linky! I must admit that I live 10 minutes from the beach and it has been 4 since years since my little toes have touched that water. Oh the things that work does lol! Thank god for the summer.


  5. I refuse to download Candy Crush too! It was fun reading about your beach favorites. Looking forward to another fun linky next week!

    Primarily Speaking

  6. You are so smart not to download Candy Crush...I wanted to see what the big fuss was and I regret it a little!

    Thanks for hosting this linky!

  7. Love LBI! I grew up going there to visit my grandparents. Have you read The Shining Girls? It's kinda scary, but if you like Lovely Bones then you may like it. Cute blog, I'm a new follower!


  8. Such a cute linky!! I am going to try to link up next weeks- report cards are awaiting me! I refuse to download candy crush too!! Lovely Bones is right up there for me too.
    A Burst of First

  9. Here I am, slacking on my blog reading and posting AGAIN!! I just saved your linky schedule to my desktop and promise to link up SOON!! Such a fun linky! :)

    EduKate and Inspire

  10. Such a fun Linky! Thanks for setting it up! I love your beach bag and I agree about the need for a cold beverage and a great book on hot days

  11. Very marverlous post! I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts
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  12. Thanks a lot now I want to go to the beach! Haha but that bag is soo cute!

    Kandis at


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