Saturday Shopping with Me and My Friends #12

Welcome to Saturday Shopping at this Small House

I don’t know about you but shopping is just more fun with friends. I love to see what they are liking and it’s funny how some of the same things end up in my cart as well.

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I’m Taking a Road Trip

I’m heading on a road trip for a girl’s retreat. One of the things I need to do is organize my car.

You might want to do the same for upcoming summer trips or just trips to the beach.

  • The first thing I want to do is to have solutions to organize all the things I need in my car. The first thing is this truck organizer. I also need something to corral garbage. Lastly, I want something to hang my purse behind my seat.
  • I also want to make sure that I have the things that I need for an emergency. I’ve got first-aid kit, a real map, and jumper cables.
  • A good umbrella is also something that is great to have handy in your car.
  • Lastly, I’ve tried a lot of cell phone holders and this one has really good ratings.

What My Friends Are Loving

Anna – Sky Lark House

  • I have very short legs and as a result, I prefer lighter-colored sandals – think tan or pink. These flip flops are affordable, a great color, and offer extra support. (Because that’s what you need when you are over the age of 50)
  • I gave these hummingbird feeders to my MIL. They are a great price, easy to clean and you get a pack of two. An added bonus- if a bear climbs on your back porch and runs away with your hummingbird feeder – there is no need to fret over the loss of something super valuable.
  • This Igloo cooler on wheels is adorable. It’s also super affordable.
  • Have you heard of Apple Air Tags? They are little GPS chips you can attach to items you don’t want to lose. If you have an iPhone, you can see where the air tag is located. We have them on our dogs. You could use them for your keys, backpacks, purses, wallets, pets, etc. It could be a great Father’s Day gift too.
  • If you decide to buy an Air Tag, then you might appreciate this pack of two Air Tag cases for less than $7.00

Cindy – Reinvented Delaware

Diane – South House Designs

Father’s Day is just around the corner. So I’m focused on celebrating The Hubs — the very best Dad I know!!

    • Of course something personal is best, and what can be more personal than a special shirt that celebrates the man and his dog? These Hawaiian Shirts custom printed with our dog’s face peeking out behind the flowers is simply beyond. And he LOVES the reaction he gets when he wears it, particularly when our Grittles wears his bandana with the Hubs face peeking out from the flowers. You may have to pay a bit extra to get it in time for Father’s Day, but it is so worth it. This company is amazing. Follow the above link, and you’ll also receive a 10% discount with my code.

    • Does your fella enjoy grilling? But he’d really love to take the grill to the fun, AND be able to grill just about anything, eggs, pancakes, stir fry, etc. He can with this Blackstone Griddle! This is the best one — good size but still portable. Trust me, you want one with a hood!

    • And how’s his music for being everywhere he is? Sonos is my favorite for growing an all-around sound system. Speakers for every situation that all work together — and with amazing sound quality. And Summer requires portable ones.

    • Does Dad enjoy a bit of mixology? Then he’ll love some special ice cube trays to elevate his cocktails to the victory podium! There’s of course the standard cube and sphere, but how about this faceted one, and this one, and this prism cube?

Lora – Lora Bloomquist

  • I’m still fluffing up our porch and outdoor spaces for the summer. Last year I realized our outdoor pillows were pretty sad. So this year I went ahead and bought some bright, happy pillow covers. Boy, do they give everything a happy punch! I chose a variety of different colored plaids with some squares and some rectangles. They’re a great way to give a fresh boost to your outdoor spaces. You can find them HERE. (They come in a 2 pack;)
  • Our adult kiddos are loving THIS new-to-us game. The illustrations are beautiful; each card is a different bird. I haven’t tried it yet, but they’re assuring me I will like it. Great gift idea for Dad and a fun way to spend those cabin evenings. If you’ve played it, did you know there are expansion packs now, too?
  • Fake grass-yes, it’s artificial turf in a roll. I used it for an artistic project and am now thinking of all the decorative ways it can be used! Whether you simply cut a square or rectangle of it and use it as a runner, or install it in a frame like we will be doing for our summer wedding, it’s a great bang for the buck as summer decor! You can find a roll of it HERE. (simply cut it on the back with a utility knife to your desired size)
  • Our patio chairs also needed a little sprucing up. First I scrubbed them up and then put fresh new outdoor fabric on the seats. It’s such an easy job if you have a reliable electric stapler. I’ve used some flaky ones in the past, but I was so impressed with how well THIS staple gun worked. Such a handy tool to have around.

I hope that you enjoyed shopping with me today!

If you made a purchase, please know that we all appreciate it as it helps to support our small house businesses.

Peace and Love,

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  1. Hi Lynn! A road trip sounds like so much fun. You always have great photos in your blog posts. I love the photo of the maps. Thanks for the great resources. I want the purse hanger and garbage holder. Ha! It is always fun shopping with you.

    Have a safe and enjoyable trip!

    p.s. I was so sorry to hear your jewelry was lost during your last trip.

    1. The purse hangers are amazing. We are having so much fun on our trip so far!

  2. Great travel car tips, Lynn! No trips for us this summer; just planning a wedding. Maybe we need to plan an after wedding trip;)

    1. We had two summers of weddings and then an engagement party summer so this year I’m finally free!!