Clothing Necessities for a Beach Vacation

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During the winter, there are few things I would rather do than go on a beach vacation! I have several friends who have been doing just that and it has given me serious wanderlust. Soon, I’ll be planning a trip that will involve the beach and I’m getting really excited about it! As much as I love spending time on the banks of the lakes nearby, there is nothing like soaking in the hot sun while enjoying the ocean waves.

California Ocean View

There are a few clothing items that I can’t seem to live without when I visit the beach. [Read more…]

Swimming Hairstyles and Tips

I feel like we have lived at the pool this summer. Between swimming lessons and pool days, we have definitely done our time at the pool! Summertime can be really hard on our hair, especially when a lot of that time is revolved around swimming. It is no secret that chlorine is hard on skin and hair, but that doesn’t mean that swimming needs to be completely avoided this summer! With the right hairstyles and products, you and your kids can enjoy the pool all summer long.

Swimming Hairstyles and Tips [Read more…]

When clothes just seem to speak your language

Do you ever have the experience of shopping in store or online and you just think to yourself, “That is SO me!” when you see an item? Honestly, it is one of my favorite parts about shopping! It doesn’t always happen, but when it does it is like pure bliss. That is how I feel about basically this entire outfit.

Scallop Top and Skirt on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Making Everyday Like a Summer Vacation

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I love Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration™ Weightless Sunscreen. It just feels like silky lotion on my skin, instead of feeling like I am caked in sunscreen. It provides 12 hours of moisture for your skin. I love using it daily!

Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Summer Wellness

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I find myself looking forward to summer all year long. It is such a happy time of year! I find myself feeling sad during the winter months and really love how bright and warm it is during the summer. Because it is something that I look forward to all year, I try to spend my summers doing things that I love! We made a little summer list of things that we wanted to do and are working to get things checked off on that list.

Summertime Wellness on www.girllovesglam.com #swissherbs [Read more…]

Light and Simple Summer Makeup Tutorial

Summer is in full swing! As much as I love the summertime, I don’t always love the hot temperatures that seem to melt off all of my makeup. I have learned over the years to keep my makeup pretty light when it is hot outside. It is tempting to just skip the makeup all together, but I always feel so much better when I have makeup on my face. Even a small amount of makeup can boost my confidence enough that it is worth wearing makeup when the temperature is hot. I have come up with an easy summer makeup look that is light and simple. It takes me less than 10 minutes from start to finish to put on each day and I love how it feels!

Light and Simple Summer Makeup on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Rental Space Container Gardening

Rental Space Gardening. My Experience with Container Gardening.

Three summers ago, our family moved from our very first home that we owned. We had planted a tiny garden with our daughter and had harvested a few peas, but leaving that garden was really sad for us. It was kind of a representation of leaving all of those first memories with our little girl behind. The next two houses that we have lived in have been rental houses without gardens. Since we aren’t owners of the homes, we can’t just dig up grass to create a garden. I loved how excited my little girl had gotten each day when she got to help me water the garden and I didn’t want to lose that just because we were renting. I decided to plant a garden in decorative pots instead. It has quickly become my favorite way to garden!

Girl loves glam rental space gardening front [Read more…]

It’s the Weekend! Creating the Perfect Casual Weekend Outfit.

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Who else is excited for Memorial Day weekend? I hope you all have plans of spending time with friends and family. When you are spending the weekend traveling and enjoying time with people you love, the last thing you want to worry about is if you are comfortable in what you are wearing. That is why I am OBSESSED with loose fitting dresses any day, but especially on the weekends. This dress from Cents of Style has been on repeat lately. It is the best!

Casual Spring Weekend Look on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

How to Choose the Perfect Watermelon

How to Choose the Perfect Watermelon

Have you ever seen that viral video going around of the hippo eating the watermelons? I can totally relate to that hippo. I LOVE watermelon. My husband told me that he thinks that in our 8 years of marriage, I alone have eaten over 15 watermelons and he has only eaten about 2. What can I say? It is nature’s candy and I will partake! Over the years, I have learned a few tricks to choosing the perfect watermelon and I want to share these tips with you, as long as you don’t take all of the good ones away from me.

How to Choose the Perfect Watermelon on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Camping Hunt Preschool Activity and Backyard Campout Ideas

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Backyard Campout Ideas for Familes

I will be the first to admit that I am not a huge camper. Since being married, we have camped annually at a family reunion and that has been about the extent of my camping adventures for the past eight years. Last summer, we wanted to try camping in our backyard before family reunion came around so that our four year old could get used to the idea of sleeping in a tent. Family reunion was her first real camping experience and we wanted to be totally prepared for it. I have heard of people taking their camp trailers to camping locations close to their home for the first time each season as kind of a trial run for the year. I loved that idea! It is a great way to make sure you have everything you will need when the time comes to actually go camping.

Backyard camping is the perfect solution for our family right now. We are still a pretty young family and are still getting the hang of things in the camping world. Since our first backyard campout, it has become a favorite of ours. There are a few things that can make backyard camping special. [Read more…]