Heading to the Beach or to a Sunny Park, We Don’t Leave Home Without…

Has summer weather hit where you live? Will you be heading to the beach or just packing up the kids for an afternoon at a sunny park?

Susan and I are lucky to live near the coast, but here in Vancouver, BC, Canada our beaches aren’t the glorious sand and warm water paradises of California or Hawaii. We don’t exactly lay out at the beach, but occasionally we do pack up the kids for some fun near the water.

Most often though we enjoy the warm weather at local parks and playgrounds. But even a few hours at a sunny playground requires a “beach bag” of some sort.

We don’t go far without a bag packed with summer essentials like:

  1. Sunscreen (lotion for faces and spray for squirming little bodies)
  2. Hats and Sunglasses for everyone
  3. Towels
  4. Extra clothes for the kids
  5. Books for kids and mom
  6. Baby wipes for sticky fingers
  7. Healthy snacks (Susan & I don’t go far without a bag of mixed nuts) and most importantly

And now, we’ve got something new to toss in our bags…

Lipton Tea & Honey individual packets to add to our water bottles.

Yes, we sampled three flavours – Mango Pineapple, Lemon, and Blackberry Pomegranate – and we love them all. Even my 4 year old Olivia loves them.

Susan and I carry water bottles with us at all times and are incessantly drinking water.

Now we can treat ourselves to a splash of flavor and not worry about extra calories… the are only 5 calories per 8 oz serving in #LiptonTeaandHoney. It’s made from real tea leaves and real fruit flavors and sweetened with honey.

We love this new way to add some extra flavor to our lives.

What About You?



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  1. says

    I add flavor to life by mixing it up. For the summer, I will be taking this kids to the beach (lake Michigan), park, biking, hiking, and reading. Oh yeah – art and music is daily to varuious degrees. Just trying to live the moment with the kids.

  2. Carole M says

    I add flavour by coming up with different crafts and activities for the kids to do, even on my work days, to keep summer a bit more fun.

  3. Stacy Halladay says

    I ad flavor to my life by serving watermelon/strawberry infused water to my family. Its so good and so easy!