It’s summer, which means it’s time for snowballs, pool parties, fishing, and relaxing in the summer sun. Yes it’s also time for heat and humidity and bugs and the kids are screaming “I’m BOREDDDDDD” 20 million times a day and the fighting oh the fighting. However, we’re going to try and forget about with some good old fashioned retail therapy. My favorite kind of retail therapy at that, the kind you can do from your house, while sipping your wine in your pjs. What better kind is there? That is why we are here good friends, we are here to help you through this tough season of life known as summer with kids. To help we put together some of things from some of our favorite local artist on Etsy to help you through. So shop local this summer, from your couch, with your wine, while you ignore the screaming in the next room.
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Local Summer Items Mom Needs
Speaking of wine, you are going to need these wine tumblers from EatLiveLoveNOLA, they are perfect for a day drinking which will help you ignore the fighting. You could also hide it in these cups from VinylGifts and no one will know there is wine in there. These are my favorite type of cups ever BTW. They are perfect for the hot summer, ice stays in them, they don’t sweat. LOVE them. Oh and this floating wine glass for the pool from Little Boy Luke, means your wine will never be too far away! This shirt from Sweetpeaandtulip that explains life so well. And if you are headed to the beach this summer, you’re going to need this beach spike from SouthernOakOutfitter to hold your wine of course. While you’re at it, do yourself a favor and get this Louisiana Snowball Kit. I mean if they are going to fight, they may as well take it outside and they’re cooling off while doing so. Your water bill on the other hand… oy!
Crawfish, Crawfish, Crawfish
I know crawfish season is pretty much over but I can’t help but LOVE all these cute crawfish themed items that would be perfect for summer. Like this little crawfish binki and Jon Jon from DashForward. This crawfish bubble from NOLAFionnah and these crawfish dresses from EmbroiderytoGeaux and ChampagneLane would make the perfect addition to any little girl’s summer wardrobe.
All the Snowballs
If you ask anyone in the New Orleans area what their favorite thing about summer is, I bet you 9 out of 10 will say snowballs. There is just nothing better on a hot summer day than those sweet yummy sugary crystals of ice. So of course snowball attire, jewelry and art are a must in any New Orlean’s house. Here are a few of our favorite snowball things:
For the Kids:
And last but not least head over to Amazon and pick up this great guide to New Orleans Snowball stands from our friend Megan Braden-Perry. You can also your order your book from her website. Happy Shopping!
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Looking for more summer fun, check out the Jefferson Parish Parent Guide To Summer Fun.
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