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Summer has definitely arrived bringing with it heatwaves, adventures and iced teas; the warmer months are the perfect excuse to step away from any black in your wardrobe and introduce bold colors and daring lines. Bye bye black tote bag and hello yellow hobo!
Do you remember the days when you could carry a small bag that fit your basic essentials? This bag was pretty pointless because you really could carry everything in the bag in your pocket if you were wearing pants. Yea those days were seem like forever ago now that I’m a mom and need enough space for all of my things and all of Joel and Elle’s snacks beverages. So what’s in my bag for me these days?
I’m not the type to switch bags unlike my best friend who has a bag for every outfit and situation. No joke, she has a bag for work, church, leisure, dinner and dates. And then within each category there are various colors to coordinate with her outfits. Not me y’all. This is hobo bag I got for mother’s day has been deemed my summer bag and this is my everyday and every situation bag. I’m a simple gal.
Now Let’s Break It Down
I always and I do mean always have food in my bag and I prefer to have fruit whenever possible. We keep our house stocked with Del Monte® Fruit Cup Snacks® because they are easy to grab when I’m prepping the kids lunch boxes in the morning. My husband also takes them to work daily and when I’m on the go I can grab one or two as well. Recently while shopping in my local Stop & Shop I noticed the new Del Monte® Fruit & Chia™ cups and picked up the Mangos in Pineapple Flavored Chia. Now can you imagine how delighted I was when Del Monte® wanted to work with me to get the word out about something I was already eating!? It was a match made in heaven. Have you ever seen chia seeds in a fruit cup? Nope, that’s because Del Monte is the first to do this. I live for chia seeds! Several things about these fruit cups piqued my interest. When I eat a fruit cup I’m consuming 1 serving of my daily fruit needs and getting 800mg of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and 100% of my daily value vitamin c. And no, there’s no high fructose corn syrup y’all. You can enjoy the Del Monte® Fruit & Chia™ cups in 4 delicious flavors: Peaches in Strawberry Dragon Fruit Flavored Chia, Mixed Fruit in Tropical Flavored Chia, Pears in Blackberry Flavored Chia, Mangos in Pineapple Flavored Chia.
It goes without saying that I have my iPhone and headphones – who doesn’t these days? But I also have my mobile charger with me at ALL TIMES. I’m always on my phone just like everyone else, but my phone is for work and personal which means I have to charge my phone several times a day. When I’m on the go this bad boy is can give my phone a full charge and help my girls out when in need before it conks out and needs to be charged again.
I carry a beauty bag full of those little items you always need but don’t want rolling around in the bottom of your bag. I have my mirror, lip balm, lip gloss, perfume, nail polish, hair elastics, hand cream, gum and my epi pen (nut allergy).
What’s in your summer bag?