Use Accessories To Make A Fashion Statement This Summer

The summer is in full swing, but there is still enough of the season left to head out to your local fashion stores and pick up some stunning accessories. Most of us buy our clothing from the same places these days, and that increases the chances that you will see someone at the bar wearing the same top or dress as you. Considering that, accessories are often the best way to stand out from the crowd and promote your individuality. With that in mind, this article aims to point you in the right direction when it comes to purchasing the best types of accessories during the next couple of months.

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Having Family Over for Summer Fun? How to Avoid Stress

Summer is finally here, and it is getting close to the annual family get together. As is to be expected, there will be standing room only once all the aunts, uncles and cousins make it over. Things will be crowded, but you do look forward to the time you will get to spend with family you do not get to see too often. This year, you hope to pull things off with as little stress as possible, so here are a few tips to help you keep the stress levels down.

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6 Dangerous Poolside Habits to Break with Kids

There are few better ways to enjoy warm weather and sunshine with kids and family than out to a swimming pool. But even with all the great aspects of pool ownership, swimming pools can also be dangerous. According to the US CDC, fatal drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children age 1-14 behind motor vehicle crashes.

The things we teach to our children and how we teach it to them is an important part of keeping them safe. Be sure your children understand the importance of pool safety and break them of any dangerous habits early. Use this list as an instructional guide to help keep their poolside experiences enjoyable and safe for all.

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6 Great Family Summer Vacation Spots

Summer is here and we all have one thing on our minds – vacation! The kids are out of school, the sun is shining, and the summer breezes are calling your name. It’s a perfect occasion to spend some quality time with your family.  Take advantage of your vacation days by packing the most fun and adventure into this year’s summer getaway with your loved ones.

If you live in or near North Carolina, these 6 summer vacation spots will be perfect for you and your family. So grab your sunglasses, put on your favorite flip flops, and let’s swim on over to the first destination on our list.

1. The Smokies

No, we don’t mean the English rock band from the UK. When we say Smokies, we are talking about the one and only Great Smoky Mountains. With a whopping 11 million visits per year, it’s no wonder that it is the most popular national park in the United States.

The whole family will enjoy the activities the Smokies has to offer. Start your summer off with great outdoorsy activities, like zip-lining, rafting, and hiking. The Smokies are a great place to start off your summer. Get up close and personal with mother nature as you pitch a tent or rent a cozy log cabin to truly get a vacation vibe.
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Protect Your Kids in the Water with the Oxyboo Smart Floating Swimsuit

Well, it’s piping hot here in Missouri which means we will take all the water time we can get. Unfortunately, the storms have been ruining that for us until this week. Thankfully, we got a little break in the storms and were so excited to get out into the water and break in our new swimming clothes. We were most excited about the floatable Oxyboo swimsuit my niece got to wear.

About the Oxyboo Smart Floating Swimsuit

Oxyboo has created a soft, breathable hypoallergenic floating swimsuit that is equipped with a smart sensor that senses heart rate, skin temperature, motion, and the child’s blood oxygen rate. The sensor is sealed in a medical grade silicone, fully encapsulated. This incredible technology in swimwear is launching this week just in time for the summer swim season. 

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Summer’s Just Around the Corner: 4 Unique Water Activities for Kids

When the weather turns warm, water games and activities are a great way to keep kids entertained. Put a new twist on water play, and your kids will be even more engaged. This summer, give some of these unique water activities a try.

Make a Pool Noodle Waterfall

If you’re tired of the sprinkler, make a waterfall instead. Use a nail to poke holes along the length of a pool noodle. Stuff an old plastic bag in one end of the noodle, and seal it shut with duct tape. Insert a garden hose in the opposite end, and water will flow out of the holes you made. Have an adult hold the waterfall up for kids to run under, or prop it up for hands-free play.
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How to Update Your Wardrobe to Keep Up with the Summer 2018 Trends

Despite the chilly weather conditions that have been tormenting us this spring, the warm weather is finally here to stay, and this means that you can now safely organize your wardrobe to prepare for summer. Now is the time to decide what stays and what goes, and what new items you need, to keep up with the latest trends. In the following lines, we will give you a few tips on reusing old clothes, and we will also discuss the new trends that are worth investing in. 

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Dresses

Most summer dresses rarely go out of style, but there are some models and prints that you should avoid this summer. If you own a Club dress, you should get rid of it as soon as possible, as it is unlikely that it will ever come back in style again. Bandage dresses are also not recommended this season, although you can keep them, as they might make a comeback in the following years. Try to avoid tight dresses altogether, and instead opt for flowy flower dresses, or for elegant pinstripe dresses. Gingham check prints are also very hot this season, and so are bold colors like yellow, fuchsia or neon blue. If you have outdated dresses that you are still attached with, you can try to update them with belts, or you can try to wear them in an unconventional way like paired with a masculine jacket. If you want to invest in new models, opt for polka dot prints, shirtdresses, baby dolls, and oversized dresses.
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3 Wildflowers Every Gardener Would Love In Their Garden

Wildflower gardens are wildly popular. They are beautiful and take less maintenance than specialty gardens. Some gardeners will reject the idea of planting wildflowers, considering them as little more than weeds. It is important to note, that in reality, every flower is a wildflower.

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A wildflower is simply a flower that grows naturally in a particular place. Every state, region, and the country has a variety of lovely wildflowers that specifically grow in that area.
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Tips to Organize A Stylish Summer Party All Your Friends Will Talk About

It’s the summertime, and the partying is easy. Try making this summer party easy to throw, but hard to forget.

Keep mosquitoes away

If anything can ruin a party, it’s the constant scratching of your legs and elbows. Provide a basket full of insect repellent and after-bite balm. You can also provide mosquito-repellent odorless lamps, which will go great with your lightning.
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