Summer '19 Favorites - Charis Elisabeth Photography

Summer ’19 Favorites

CEP is a lifestyle & storytelling photographer serving the metro NYC area.

Summer has come on us in full force! This means finding all the splash pads, shady parks and free local activities. 🙂 Being mama to a 2 1/2 year old means running off lots of energy, constantly being on the go, and discovering creative ideas for fun activities to pass the time. In the midst of everything, God had been convicting me a lot about using this time intentionally, investing well in my little one. It’s a privilege I have to spend so much time with my daughter and sometimes I can get way to connected to my to-do list at the expense of pouring into my little one. She doesn’t need me ALL the time but when we are together am I all there?

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Here are some of my favorite products and ideas from this summer. 

ThinkBaby Sunscreen – I’m passionate about finding a healthy sunscreen that will not do more harm than benefit. I have been very pleased with this product this year.

Stainless Steel Straws – keeping this in my purse for easy, handy use. I like to keep up with ways to reduce our waste. Plus, face it, paper straws just aren’t nice to drink out of. (And just go ahead and order the silicon tips – safer for little mouths)

This Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle – we drink loads of water and always have water bottles with us as we adventure around the city.

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Got to try out the Brooklyn Bridge Park Water Lab one day – think it will be one of the highlight places to visit during these hot days.

We’ve also been eating lots of Klondike Bars thanks to great store sales and coupons on the Ibotta app. (One of my many favorite grocery saving apps!)

Branch Basics Cleaner – this stuff has changed my life. A natural, non-toxic cleaner that does the job. One bottle of concentrate can make everything from bathroom cleaner to laundry detergent. Plus my little one can help do all the cleaning and I don’t have to stress about her not touching/inhaling nasty products. Use this coupon for $10 off your first order

Flourish Probiotics – we are huge probiotic fans over here. We have seen them make such a difference in our house and life. But it is difficult to find a pure probiotic that doesn’t cost a fortune! A friend introduced me to this brand and we have been very happy. Not only do they keep us regular, I’ve even noticed a difference in my skin!

Happy Summering Friends!

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