In My Bag: Beach/Pool

Hi, friends!  We've finally had some hot summer days here in Cincinnati without the rain, so it got me thinking, “What's in your beach or pool bag?”  It's not rocket science, but I do spend some time putting together a basic bag and I have it ready so when pool time comes, I am ready to go! There is nothing like those lazy summer days around spent reading a magazine and lounging by the pool and beach.  I certainly miss those fleeting days when they are gone.  So, if you get a chance, make sure to spend as much time as possible enjoying the long days and warm weather!

Here are the things that I cannot live without.

Beach Bag Essentials


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1. Cover Up

2. Hat to protect my hair from the sun

3. Sunglasses

4. Sunscreen– I like the Coppertone Sports Cream.  It seems to stay on longest even when sweating.

5. My lip balm– Love Burt's Bee

6. Towel

7. A comb to get those tangles out

8. A good magazine– Love HGTV mag

My go-to pool/ beach bag is a large tote from Thirty-One.  It's perfect to hold a lot and stands up without collapsing.  You can wipe it clean on the inside which is key when you have sand and sunscreen spills.  If you are interested in this or any of the Thirty-One products, you can learn more or make purchases through my Thirty- One consultant,  HERE.

Any last-minute trips to the beach this summer?

If so, what are your go-to items?

No more beach days for me, so I will have to settle for the pool.  

Not a bad life though.  

Ok friends, I'm off to lay by the pool and dream of the beach.

To life feeling like home!



  1. DSP says:

    Nice post! Glad I stopped by your blog.

  2. cute mom swimsuits says:

    If you have broad shoulders and you don’t necessarily love them, the worst thing you can do is wear a halter top.

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