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Only My Favorites…

Ryan and I were chatting a few days ago about how not only do we need to go to the beach more often, since it’s so close, but that we also need to get prepared to go so it’s not such a scene!

I don’t know about you, but right as we are leaving for any beach trip, even if it’s just for the day, I get everything in the car and panic that I’ve left something out. Do I need more snacks? yes! What about another towel? of course. Should I bring a change of clothes? I don’t know!? Did I pack my book? again, I don’t know. I do this every time. Instead of FOMO (fear of missing out) I have FOFSVI (fear of forgetting something very important). It’s silly, really. 

Anyway, after our last trip the the beach we decided to pack our beach bags and just keep them ready in the garage so that all we really need is our swimsuits! I like to think of it as setting ourselves up for success. So the next time the mood strikes, we can be at the beach in 40 minutes or less. 

Below are my ride or die products, but the hero of this list is most certainly this stuff. It’s amazing. 

My 8 Beach Bag Necessities


My current favorites, don’t leave home without!


Big Beach Towel

This one is cozy & giant! Perfect for a day of lounging.



I’m obsessed with these, wear them just about daily!


Good Book!

This is our June book club selection, it’s SO GOOD.



Can’t get enough of Super Goop’s SPF 50 Mousse!


Air Pods

I’m obsessed with mine, use them every single day. 


Hair Accessories

The best hair ties on the planet. Truly. 


Lip Balm

This lip balm is worth every single penny.


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  1. I also have FOFSVI! I would do the same with my beach bag when I was visiting my parents house in Florida! I feel like you are always the hero of the day when you keep the bag packed and ready to go because someone always forgets something important! I love your beach bag picks!

    xx Libby

  2. My husband and I are blessed to live in Jacksonville (I’m originally from Winter Park) and only about 10 minutes from the beach, so we definitely do this too. I go a step further and have our “to go” bag in the trunk of my car! You can never be too prepared for the beach!

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