Stacy Talks & Reviews: Summer is now in session

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Summer is now in session

Let's face it summer is here with a vengeance this year. From what I've heard it doesn't matter where you live it's pretty HOT. We've had a few really nice days, but for the most part it's been upper 80's into the 90's every day here in good ole Indiana. Not your typical summer that's for sure. No matter how you're summer is going where you live we all have one thing in common - it's still summer. And that means it's time for lots of summer fun!

One of my favorite parts of summer is enjoying cold beverages that I tend to avoid a little more in the colder months. In the summer my daughter loves getting out the shaved ice machine and making snow cones for her friends when they come over. I for one would prefer a nice cold glass of home made iced tea, or iced coffee.

The Hawaiian Shaved Ice Party Pack is an excellent choice for summer. It includes everything you need (minus the ice of course) to make tasty snow cones at home in a matter of minutes.

The Capresso Ice Tea Maker is a great way to make home brewed iced tea quickly and conveniently. With a little creativity (or one of the included recipes) you can even make flavored teas too!

Thanks to the Capresso Cool Grind Blade Grinder I get to enjoy my iced coffee with fresh coffee beans this summer. There's nothing as good as coffee made from freshly ground beans!

Of course you don't want to forget the food. Not that we could ever do that, but summer is the best time to do some camping and cooking outdoors. With the Blackstone Table Top Outdoor Griddle outdoor cooking is now a breeze! No more trying to start a fire with damp wood in the morning. This griddle fires up all on it's own.


One thing I'm sure we can all agree on is that the best part of summer is going outside and enjoying the warm sunshine with family and friends. Whether you're packing up a lunch in your personal cooler and toting it on your back with a drawstring backpack for a bike ride in the park or having a picnic with family and friends both can be equally as fun. Especially when you use Bubble Pop to cover your picnic tables! Whatever you choose just make sure you're eyes are protected from the suns UV rays with sunglasses and you've got some rockin' music jamming!

Thanks to The Northwest you can show off your favorite sports team with your Cinch Backpack while riding your bike on your way to the park, and while enjoying your own picnic lunch from your Lunch Kit. Or if the beach is more your style by laying out one of their super soft beach towels

Looking for a new way to make an ordinary picnic fun? Line your picnic tables with colorful rolls of Bubble Pop! Popping bubble wrap is something people have been doing long as bubble wrap has been around. But did you know it's also a great stress reliever? And a great way to make your picnic table "pop"?

And what picnic is complete without some rockin' jams. With the iHome Waterproof Speaker you can have those jams and more. It's waterproof, shockproof, features USB charging and accent lighting. Works with free Melody voice powered personal music assistant app to play music from Spotify, iHeartRadio and more making it the perfect party speaker!

Whether you wear glasses or not you need to make sure your eyes are always protected when you're outdoors. Sunglass Warehouse has a great selection of men's and women's sunglasses to choose from. And has a great selection of reading sunglasses to choose from so you can even read outside.

Get ready to have H2-Oh so much fun with the Zoom Ball Hydro! Hold on to one set of handles, while your friend holds the other. Open your arms quickly to send the Zoom Ball over to your friend! Be ready to send the Zoom Ball back- you never know when the balloons will pop, and soak you in water!

Color Smash is a fun, fast card game of color coordination and fast reflexes! Players take turns laying their splats on the stack, until there is a splat with the word on it then SLAP! Be the player to collect the most cards to win! 

6-in-1 Travel Magnetic Games is the perfect set for keeping in the car for those long rides on vacation. I remember having a set like this as a kid and loved being able to play so many different games in the back seat of the car.

Paint-Station On-The-Go is a great indoor, outdoor, or on the go activity that's great for anyone that likes to get creative with paint.

Ready for a wet and wild time? Try out the Water Warriors Outlaw or Steady Stream X water blaster by Buzz Bee Toys. Both hold plenty of water that will shoot up to 38-42 feet! Now that's some serious water launching.


DIY crafting kits from MindWare are great for those days you really don't want to get outside but want to do something fun. The Paint Your Own Porcelain Vases kit is great for those kiddos (or even adults like myself) that enjoy being creative and want to paint their own masterpieces. Add some wildflowers and they make great gifts for grandmas too! Have a kiddo that's obsessed with cats like mine is? Then their Cat Treats Kit and Kitty Day Camp Set will be the perfect fit. Both kits feature fun things kids can make and then enjoy while interacting with their beloved kitty.

From Zing toys Glove-A-Bubbles are a super fun way to enjoy making hundreds of bubbles without the mess of a sticky wand. And Metal Tek Balls are a great choice for indoor or outdoor fun any time of day.

And of course you can't forget about summer cleaning. Whether it be cleaning your kitchen counters after making all those cold beverages or washing up after a day of fun outdoors you'll be covered with Lysol and Softsoap.

Lysol Daily Cleanser is the best choice when it comes to your everyday basic cleaning needs. And Lysol Disinfecting Wipes are still a tried and true way to clean up those messes in a snap! Both kill germs and disinfect while they clean up your messy surfaces.

Softsoap isn't just for getting your hands clean - it's for getting your whole body clean. From liquid hand soap to bar soap and body wash they have you covered. And with a wide selection of fragrances and collections.

For more great summer themed ideas check out my previous All Things Summer Guide.

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