Mallory's Summer Favorites

Summer has officially begun, and it has me pulling out my old favorites and enjoying some new finds!  

Cookouts, pool parties and endless hours of daylight are what the doctor ordered, and I'm so thankful to have sandy shores right in my backyard (or close to it!).  Now that the season is in full swing, I thought I'd share with you a few of my summer favorites:

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1. Bib Necklace- This ivory beauty makes a statement with any outfit.

2. St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse- My go-to for getting a summer glow without all of the harmful rays.  

3. Margaret Elizabeth Teardrop Bangle- Wear it alone or stack with your favorites, this bangle reminds me of a cool dip in the pool.

4. Straw Hat- A pool or beach must-have!...and less than $15!

5. Metallic Print Glassware, set of 4- These gold gals will make any dinner party a little more glamorous and fun.

6. Black Espadrilles- A staple great for casual wear or a summer night out on the town.

7. Skinnygirl Sangria- Check your local stores.  Sangria is the essential drink of summer, and this one is already mixed and ready to enjoy.  Toss in some fruit (for presentation) and you are set!  

8. Parker Pom Pom Shorts- Pom poms and a fun print.  Need I say more? Freebird Collection knows how to do it right.  These are on their way to my house as we speak!

9. Summertime book- Curated by photographer Joanne Dugan, it's a "photography book about the essence of summer."  AKA happiness on pages.

10. Red Stripe Party Straws- These cheerful, vintage-inspired straws make any drink a little more fun.

11. Driftwood Bar Cart- For a party on wheels that can withstand the elements.   

12. Bell Jar Drink Dispenser- You can serve your summer soiree drinks in style with this elegant dispenser.

Happy 4th of July from the 3A crew!  Have a fun and safe weekend!

My Summer Bucket List

I love lists.  To do lists. Grocery lists. Bucket lists.  But bucket lists are my favorite.  There's something gratifying about putting something down on paper that you hope to accomplish and being able to mark through it upon completion.

I've made my own bucket list for summer and thought I'd share with you guys for a little fun and maybe some inspiration...

1. Read a book- Sounds like a simple thing, right?  But with a busy schedule and 7-month old, spare time is a thing of the past.  I do want to start to turn off the tube and turn a page though.

2. Dine outside- I'd love to make it a point to dine outside at least once a week.  I've got to take advantage of these long hours of sunshine and summer breezes.

3. Eat a snow cone- Why not?  They're refreshing on these hot summer days, cost very little and make you feel like a kid again.  I'm in.

4. Go to a farmer's market- Fresh produce, homemade finds and homegrown blooms all supporting locals.  Sounds like a good idea to me.

5. Plant something- Get inspired by the farmers and plant something yourself!  I'm happy to announce that I am growing my first ever plant--jalapeño peppers.  I love checking on my little guys and knowing that I helped create them.  Next up are some flowers for the front porch.  Let's hope I have just as much luck with them!

6. Make s'mores- They are the ultimate summer treat and oh so delicious!  Need I say more?

What's on your summer bucket list?

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