Happy June my loves! I hope this sweet summertime is treating you great! I tend not to buy as much stuff from Amazon in the summer, but the things that I do buy are used often and definitely keepers! Here are a recent purchases to link-up with the fabulous Tanya and her monthly Prime Link-UP!


I am a huge fan of electrolytes, especially with sodium. A doctor I follow on Instagram, who is brilliant, says that this is the first thing you should do when you wake up in the morning is drink a glass of water with electrolytes. These LMNT Electrolyte packets are delicious, and I just use a half of packet each morning. a lot of celebrities and people in the medical profession use these. I always feel better when I drink them.


Cordless Robotic Pool Cleaner 

Let me just tell you, this new toy has Mr. Nine mesmerized! The BEST pool cleaner you’ll ever find, and he researched and researched. When I told you about this robot on Friday, I did not realize he was able to purchase it from Amazon and I had several of you ask me for the link. It’s just amazing and actually super cool to watch.


Water Hyacinth Straw Braided Place Mats

I am so excited; we finally got an outdoor dining table and chairs for a section of our back patio. We’re going to be hanging a sunshade over the top with lights and I can’t wait to show it to you when it’s all finished. I do know I have my heart set on some rattan or water hyacinth place mats, and this is a really good price.


Tassel Earrings

I absolutely love any earrings with tassels. I have some similar to these that my mom got me in Florida that are mint, but I really needed a pair of aqua earrings and these tassel earrings are just darling!


Star Blanket 

Oh, my Stars, you know my beloved Fourth of July holiday is coming up soon, and what a Great Blanket for a picnic, to watch the fireworks, to take to the beach. It comes in a blue shade and gray as well, but I just loved the red.


Book ~ The Girl He Used to Know

Another great Summer Read. I do love a hardcover book but it’s great when they go into paperback and if you want to purchase them, much less expensive, and nice to toss into your beach bag; not as heavy. 



I saw this Dress on Shay from Mix & Match Mama & fell in love, especially with how many colors it comes in. The shade is watermelon, and I cannot wait to wear it.


Swim Float

Too funny, I got another New Float ($15), but it didn’t fit right in my above Amazon Collage, but let me tell you, I love it. It’s the same brand that I showed you Last Month but this one lays down flatter and you feel like you’re actually floating on the water with a net underneath you. So relaxing. 

STILL one of my FAVORITE AMAZON TEES above of all time. Lots of colors and just makes ya Happy! AND This Amazing KIMONO!

Happy June Shopping, Sipping, Swimming, Strolling and SHINING!!




Whew, what a great week! Lots of 90 degree temps, a beach town day with mom, Double Fun (see below) pool time AND SO MUCH MORE


1. Chicago & Anni

As you may know, Mr. Nine and I took a Stella Mae to Chicago last weekend for an anniversary trip. She was such a good girl and made everybody smile so much! We had a grand time....

Stella LOVES dining al fresco, lol

and then came back and spent the day in the pool on Monday with Mr. Nine, mesmerized, not by me, but by his new pool, toy, a robotic pool cleaner. I have to admit it is pretty cool.

Pool Robot HERE

2. Chicago and Shelly 

A highlight of our trip with seen, my dear friend Shelly from The Queen In Between! She was one of the first Blogger friends I met many years ago and I have really missed traveling with her! I knew she was in CHi-town, but we did not intend to stay as long our last day as we did, so I did not think I would see her when lo and behold we are walking along the Riverwalk and saw each other at almost the exact same time! I got to meet her beautiful oldest daughter Jordan, as well! I think I see a Blogger trip in our future again!

3. Ultrasound

An absolute highlight of the week was getting to see my twin grand daughters at an ultrasound! It was so fun to go along with the other grandma, my dear friend, Kim, and see those sweet girlies! They were really active! We enjoyed some shower shopping, Having lunch and getting some baby girl clothes. 

4. Real Life Wear

Yes, real life is what it’s about these days. I’m not dressing up unless we’re going out of town like in Chicago which I blogged about HERE.

These are the typical clothes you’ll find me in nowadays.

Top HERE // Shorts HERE

Sandals HERE // Shorts HERE // Top HERE // Bracelets HERE

That includes my new darling, white Sandals from Cecelia New York, called the Emma! They are such fun, so comfortable the best leather and I just love the gold studs on them. 
You can use code Emma15 
through tomorrow to get 15% off the entire Cecelia New York site.

5. Misc. Fun


My mama went with me to a beach town in Michigan to get some Brand photos for me and we ended up having the most delightful day. We shopped, had lunch, went for a walk and to a green house. Didn’t she look adorable!



Linking up with  Friday Favorites  // Metamorphosis Monday




This was a quick thrown together post as I only got pictures of three of my 6 outfits during our latest trip to Chicago for our anniversary with Stella Mae.

This first outfit is what festive Memorial Day, summer, and fourth of July dreams are made of with This TOP!!! The trim on the ruffles is a red and white gingham, and the top itself is a darling tiny, blue, and white stripe! It is cotton and oh so comfortable and looks great with white jeans!

OH that Skyline!!

Espadrilles HERE

And let's take a minute to talk about my FABULOUS pouch handbag from my beloved Teddy Blake. It is aptly called the "STELLA" and is my 2nd one. Besides this gorgeous light blue, I also have it in brown and LOVE! It can also be worn as a crossbody and is the perfect size!! It’s so chic and the pouch is so convenient. As always, the HIGHEST Quality! 

Made In Italy

Vitello leather
Smooth calf leather with matching trim
Microfiber interior

USE CODE: TBANDREAN30 for $30 off a bag on their website.

Look at this colorful CUTE TOP! It was nice and light weight, so super cool, and I love the vibrant colors, it worked, especially well at the Mexican restaurant we went to, lol. 

I do want to note that while I love the fashions from this particular online boutique, I probably will not be ordering from them anymore as their program has not worked well and been unfair many many Influencers and I know. I have been in a few DM threads discussing this very thing. Boo. In fact, I never received my commissions. BUT This top is fabulous, and I would get it again just from another retailer.

Top HERE // Yellow Earrings HERE // Necklace Set HERE // Bracelet HERE

This DRESS is phenomenal all the way around, and when I say all the way around, I mean look at the back of this!

It is so good, and I did not even have to wear a bra with this dress! It was perfectly fit and secured, the best material, very high-quality, and it just screams chic summer! GET IT HERE!

Gold Bracelet stack I've talked about HERE // Necklace Set HERE // Sandals HERE // Bag HERE

And I LOVE the designer: Karina Grimaldi

More on our Chicago trip in Friday Favorites this week.  

Have a Beautiful and Summery day.