Ice Cream Pool Party

If there’s one place you’ll find us this summer, it’s relaxing by the pool! What better way to enjoy those long summer days than throwing the best ice cream pool party for two? Grab your favorite gal and head to the pool with our easy tips to throwing the best ice cream pool party. Our mother daughter duo will show us how!

Pool Party Attire 

Mother and daughter duo, Cassidy and Laylah,  helped us demonstrate how to have some summer fun while looking pool party ready. Cassidy’s gorgeous one-piece swimsuit is the perfect mix of vintage and contemporary for the pool. Plus, it’ll make you look so curvy and gorgeous! What’s better than an ice cream pool party than wearing an ice cream swimsuit? Laylah’s outfit is definitely pool party ready!

Skip the pricey caftan and opt for a Turkish towel that will easily tie as a halter cover-up or flatter your figure around your waist.  

Take everything to your pool party in one convenient (and super cute!) bag. This escape duffel bag is perfect for totting your belongings anywhere like the airport, weekend getaway, or vacation. 

Decor on a Dime 

Complete your ice cream pool party decor with a simple and beautiful tassel garland. We love local Charleston designer, The Tiny Tassels! It adds the perfect touch to an already wonderful day. Plus it’ll help you find your chairs! I know I’m always losing my spot at the pool!

Treats for any Age 

No pool party would be complete without the ice cream! We absolutely love Jeni’s Ice Cream and their very unique flavors. Don’t just opt for ice cream in a cone, these adorable cone shaped ice cream glasses are perfect! Since they’re plastic, they’re safe for use at the pool and will help keep your hands clean! Curl up next to your favorite gal with a book and soak up some Vitamin C. Just make sure to use lots of SPF to keep your skin safe! 

Go for a Swim!

How adorable and stunning are our two models?

Enjoy your ice cream pool party by taking a refreshing dip in the pool! I can’t be the only one that loves the swan and watermelon floaties this year! Grab your favorite one and dive right in. Just make sure your little one has arm floaties to keep them safe. 

What’s your favorite way to celebrate summer? We’d love to hear how! 

Photography: Jennifer Collins Photography // Styling: Charleston Weekender & Paper Meets Pearl // Adult suit, Ice Cream Accessories, Radio: Dandy Boutique // Child Suit/Sunglasses & Pom Pom Basket: Pink Chicken NY // Ice Cream: Jeni’s Ice Cream // Earrings & Tassel Garland: The Tiny Tassel // Adult Sunglasses: Nectar // Turkish Towels: Charleston Weekender // Swan Float: Manor Home Decor

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DIY Beach Hat

Hello summer! Summer is one of my favorite times of year here and for good reason! The days are longer which means more time at the pool or beach with our family and friends. If there’s one thing I’m particular about though is my skin. Although I am tan, I’m very cautious of skin cancer or causing any damage to my face. That’s why I wear 75+ SPF on my skin and always make sure I have a hat with me. Skin cancer is something that has touched my family a few times and it has definitely taught me to protect my skin because it’s the only one I’ll ever have. 

If you’re like me though, I get disappointed with the variety of beach hats that I see in the stores. Either they’re WAY too big, floppy, or in a pattern that I don’t really like. That’s why I’ve decided to whip up my own DIY beach hat! This hat only took $10 to make which is such a steal and will last this summer and next! There are many wonderful variations of this beach hat available online but forking over $50-$100 for a fun beach hat is out of my budget. Here’s the easy directions to making your own DIY beach hat! 

Supplies: 

Beach hat (we got our at Walmart for only $7!)
Yarn in your color of choice 
Fabric glue 

Directions: 

Take your glue and write out your words. We loved using “Sun of a Beach” but there are other great sayings like, “Do Not Disturb”, “On Vacation”, ect. Use your imagination! 

Take the yarn and cut off about a foot of yarn. Gently press the yarn into the glue. 

Allow the glue to dry for 24-hours before using the beach hat. 

Pair with your favorite swimsuit and go outside!

I absolutely love this DIY beach hat! It’s perfect for shielding my face from the sun while I relax by the beach, or my preferred way, on a swan! I am so glad that inflatable swans, flamingos, and donuts aren’t going anywhere soon because I think it’s the best way to enjoy summer! Grab your friends, pack up some delicious snacks and drinks, and go enjoy summer with our DIY beach hat! Just make sure you wear your SPF gals! 

Styling: Liz Martin & Kelly Harrold // Photographer: Jennifer Collins // Location: // Mixson Bath & Racquet Club // Swan: Shop the Manor // Swimsuit: CupShe // Hat: Walmart 

 

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What I’m Wearing: Southern Belle

Now I may be from the “South”, and I say this loosely because I’ve lived all over the East Coast and Europe, but the South is definitely my roots. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned from all my years from living in Charleston, it’s how to be a damn good southern belle. 

A southern belle is many things: gracious, poised, calm, and a touch of sass, or in my case a whole lot of sass. 

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DIY Breakfast Tray

I am so thrilled to bring you this incredibly easy DIY breakfast tray today! I personally love spending long mornings, when I can, reading or working in bed as I sip my coffee. I feel like I get my best ideas first thing in the morning as I perusing other inspiration sites, Pinterest, and the beautiful images I see on Instagram. 

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Guest Post // DIY Wood Slice Magnets

Today I am so thrilled to welcome blogger Lauren Densley of DIY for Days! Today Lauren is going to show us an incredibly easy way to make wood slice magnets. Raw wood is becoming a very popular choice to decorate homes plus it’ll make your fridge look fabulous!

When I realized this brilliant idea, all I could think of was all the wonderful things I could do with these.  Of course I will use them for my own fridge, but talk about a unique, cheap, easy house warming gift, or really any type of gift! These also are great for little ones to grab a hold of and explore the fun of magnetism.  Need a great craft for this weekend? Well look no further. 🙂

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