Best of Summer

Summer is a fun time — kids are out of school, seniors graduate and are planning their next adventure, college students have time to breathe after nail-biting finals, parents are able to spend time with their kiddos, families make vacations, sport fans enjoy gorgeous weather at games and travel enthusiasts hit top summer destinations.

There is many things to see and do this summer, but traveling the PNW is the best in my opinion! Check out all our favorite travel destinations here:

During the summer many fun products come out to help make your summertime even more exciting! Here are just a few of our favorites..


Their story began with a simple vision: to make a beverage that is better for the planet and the people who drink it. They crafted an authentic drink that gave consumers choices and empowered them to create their own experience.

This bottle is like something I haven’t seen before. The bottle is designed to fit their ‘Pod’. Each Pod contains a unique combination of simply great dry and liquid ingredients, giving you the power to create your own delicious beverage. It gives you a new drink made without artificial flavors or artificial sweeteners. Certain Pods include green bean extract to super charge your day, giving you the boost you need without the added sweeteners.

Drinkfinity helped push me to drink more water, with fun flavors and an awesome effect each time you pop in a new Pod! Purchase here:

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This summer, are you looking for an enchanted escape? Something fun to take with you on all your magical adventures? Then say “hello” to HALLU, a new bath and body line offering a mythical place in time where escapism is reality. HALLU introduces four new collections — Unicorn, Mermaid, Fairy and Gnome — each with its own unique fragrance and personality.

The four playful collections feature five must-have pieces including large, floating bath bombs ($3.97), body scrubs, scrub & body butter bars, body mists and unique body lotions ($4.97 each).

The industry-first bath bombs spin, releasing swirls of color that reinforce the feeling each collection embodies, whether you identify as a Unicorn, Mermaid or Fairy. And if you are a Gnome, that bath bomb comes with a surprise inside – a pumice stone perfect for removing callused skin. Purchase here:

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Luxe by Mr Bubble

Summertime is known for relaxation, so what a better way to relax than to try out the latest bath time treats from Luxe by Mr. Bubble. Since debuting in 2016, the Luxe line has been wildly popular, thanks to a unique assortment of products and retro-chic, kitschy packaging — providing grown-ups an enjoyable, well-deserved escape.

Enjoy a guilt-free sweet treat by indulging in an ultra-moisturizing soak with cocoa and shea butter Meltaways Bath Candies. Infused with the delectable scents of Original Bubble or Sweet & Clean and enriched with nourishing vitamins E and C, the affordable bath time luxuries will leave your skin silky smooth and hydrated. A little me time is delicious, so go ahead and melt away. Meltaways retail starting at $8.99 at Target and ULTA Beauty.

And if large bath bombs are your jam, check out the Glam Bomb in Original Bubble featuring shimmering glitter and a pink color burst inside. Glow gorgeous with a touch of shea butter and blue color burst with the Beauty Bomb in Sweet & Clean. Retailing for $4.99 at Walgreens and, these bath bombs float, spin, swirl and put on a graceful, tub-time show. Purchase here:

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M&M’S Chocolate Cookie Sandwich

To cope with the summer heat cold drinks and treats always satisfy my sweet tooth! And to excite chocolate fans everywhere, Mars Wrigley Confectionery recently introduced their latest addition to the M&M’S Ice Cream lineup. Introducing the M&M’S Chocolate Cookie Sandwich, tasty frozen treats that feature reduced fat chocolate ice cream surrounded by two home-style chocolate cookies with M&M’S Minis baked to perfection.

With the debut of M&M’S Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches, M&M’S brand has answered the call from chocolate fans everywhere and is introducing them to their newest delights. The combination of the iconic M&M’S® Minis, paired with chocolate ice cream makes the M&M’S Chocolate Cookie Sandwich a first-of-a-kind treat, with double the chocolate from the inside out.

M&M’S Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches are now available at convenience, drug, mass and grocery stores nationwide, with a suggested retail price starting at $4.99 per one 6-pack box and $1.99 for one, 4 oz. bar. More info:

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My little one just loves summertime, and when it comes to road trips and being away from home for most of it she loves being able to bring something with her that she feels like home. That’s where squishy and super soft, Squishmallows come in. They are perfect for kids, tweens, collectors and toy lovers of all ages that need something cuddly and safe to snuggle with during away from home vacations. Plush toys are proven sellers and a snuggly option to high tech toys. Popping with personality, the Squishmallows line currently includes many different unique animal characters to collect. Each character has a unique background story detailed on its hangtag.

The line originally launched with four different sizes: clip-ons (3.5′), small (8′), medium (13′) and large (16′) sizes with a suggested retail price of $2.99, $6.99, $12.99 and $19.99, respectively. Two new sizes, 5′ and 20′ ($4.99 and $29.99 respectively), along with several seasonal styles including Valentine’s, Easter, fall, Halloween and Christmas.

Made for crazy, cuddly fun, the unique line is made of super soft marshmallow-like texture and polyester. Caring for Squishmallows is easy; give them lots of love, wash in warm water and tumble-dry on medium heat. Purchase here:

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Thrive 2.0

Bikini wearing season is here and many of us are a bit disappointed that our New Year resolution didn’t play out exactly as we hoped and that winter weight is still there. Lucky so many of us, Thrive was designed to help people of all ages and lifestyles recapture their well being and reach peak physical and mental levels. The company’s reduced overhead also allows for the continual testing and development of new, leading-edge products.

Le-Vel products include DFT, Thrive Premium Lifestyle Capsules, THRIVE Premium Lifestyle Mix, THRIVE Kids, Activate, Boost, Balance, Black Label, Café, FORM, Move, Rest and Pure.

Thrive Experience 2.0 is the newest line of Thrive and was launched in 2018. Thrive has created a global movement of health and wellness by giving people the energy and vitality they seek so they can live their best lives through premium-grade ingredients, superior formulas and a delivery system designed for higher bioavailability and long-lasting benefits.

Without the overhead costs associated with a traditional brick-and-mortar company, Le-Vel has been able to channel its resources toward its key priorities, including the delivery of the most effective nutritional supplements on the market today. Purchase here:

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Emzo Kawaii Squeezies

Another one of our favorite collectables that are perfect for kiddos this summer was recently showcased and Washington’s Play Visions has been appointed exclusive North American partner for New Dimensions Toys’ line of Emzo Kawaii Squeezies slow-rise collectibles. They are perfect for children to use their imagination for hours or entertainment. Try can collect them all and build a whole family of adventure tales perfect for long road trips or entertainment while spending the day at home.

Launched in 2016, Emzo Kawaii Squeezies product line includes unique and fun characters ranging from tasty treats, adorable animals and the latest girl’s accessories collection.

In the last few years, squish toys and blind bags continue to gain popularity for children ages 5-14. Emzo Kawaii Squeezies is a great addition for those that love blind bag collectibles.

With different series, colors and figures to collect this Kawaii Squeezies is sure to get children’s attention. Plus, at the low price it will keep parents happy. Purchase here:

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Torrid Swimwear

Torrid designs and retails fashion apparel, accessories, swimwear, lingerie and shoes for stylish women sizes 10 to 30. Its exclusive collections inspire them to feel sexy, confident and downright irresistible.

During the summer season Torrid launches fun, cute and trendy swimwear for plus size women to enjoy and wear with a smile. I can’t tell you how much times I got compliments wearing my Torrid swimsuits, nor the amount of times I felt confident and sexy while hitting the beach or hotel pool.

Forgot those swimsuits that show all your back flabs and don’t support your breasts. Torrid has wonderful designs and styles that make sure every plus size woman finds a style that works for their beautiful curvy body.

This popular plus size fashion brand is constantly expanding its collections of casual, edgy apparel for sizes 10 and 30. Torrid’s size range demonstrates its commitment to empowering women with fashion that fits, no matter what your size. Torrid has over 380 stores across the U.S. and Canada, and online at Purchase here:

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Pressed Juicery

To keep off the summer heat, the popular Freeze is a fan-favorite! Freeze is Pressed Juicery answer to froyo. It’s a soft-serve, all-natural frozen yogurt alternative that is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, consisting only of juices from fruits, vegetables, almonds, and coconuts. The treat, a favorite of celebrities like Katy Perry, Nicole Richie, and the Olsens, is the perfect guilt-free snack.

With over 25 fresh juice options ($6.50), a selection of ‘wellness shots,’ and cleanses custom-built to appeal to personal tastes, habits, and needs, Pressed Juicery’s juices are cold-pressed to extract the maximum nutrients, and not heated, meaning no nutritional value is lost during the juicing process.

Pressed Juicery is a leading cold-pressed juice brand dedicated to making high nutrition a realistic option for all people. With over 65 retail stores and nationwide shipping, the Pressed Juicery team is dedicated to creating nutrient-rich and delicious products  that are also affordable and convenient. Purchase here:

This year get your summer started on the right foot and enjoy your getaway with some of our personal favorites!

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