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Oh hey hey hey! We’re back here at the end of May and these are all the things (that are non-beauty!) I’m really loving this month. Let me know what you’re loving on below!

I finished The 5 Second Rule this month and while I thought it was a little gimmicky (or should I say, too good to be true!) at first, I actually really ended up loving it and have put the rule into practice a bit! Oh and we also did that when we were jumping in the pool on Sunday so you know, there’s that. But for real. It was good. And just interesting.

I know that I sound like a broken record, but I blast Kelly Clarkson’s album The Meaning of Life over and over and over again. It is SO GOOD!

CalPak Oh Joy Spinner Carry On. Every time I’ve traveled in the last ten years? I check my luggage. ALWAYS. I never wanted to worry about skincare products or liquids or anything and I’d just check everything and take a small bag on the plane so I wasn’t overloaded. But this last book tour trip, when I got to travel sans kids, I knew I didn’t want to check a bag for less than 24 hours. I didn’t have a carry on with spinners (which I basically think is a requirement now after having a large suitcase with spinners!) so I grabbed this Calpak one I’ve been lusting over for months. It is SO pretty. It holds a ton too. It’s perfect, aside from the fact that I treat it like a work of art while I’m traveling.

Marc Fisher Alida Platform Wedge. I am a huuuuuge fan of the Marc Fisher platform espadrilles (and have like four pairs from the last two years) and these are a new version this year that I adore. I got the pink and love them so, so much! These are so comfortable. I can easily walk in these for hours, no problem.

Tory Burch Miller Sandals. OH MY GOSH I know I know I’m a broken record and I think this is the third year in a row I’ve included these but they are the absolute best. If I have to wear flip flops, I want it to only be these. In the makeup shade. These are timeless and so comfortable. After finally getting a pair a few years ago, I understood the hype. If I could keep only one pair of summer shoes, these would be it.

Yeti Rambler Handle. The past few favorites posts, I’ve talked about how my 30 oz Yeti Rambler has been life changing. I love it so much! The only thing that could make it better? A handle – like you’d have on a mug. I cart it from room to room with Emilia and I’ve evee dropped it before, so now that I have this handle, it’s SO much easier to take it everywhere with me.

These Target beach towels have been on Cartwheel the past few weeks and I grabbed a few new ones because ours were getting OLD. These are so gorgeous! They are basically jewel toned and just so pretty. And they are also extra long, which I love on the beach.

Las Bayadas Tote. I freaking love this tote and the colors are so perfect for summer. I have a slightly less structured version from last year (but wish I had this one!) and it’s my pool/beach bag all summer. I already loaded it up with sunscreen.

Lilian Farag Pencil Pouch. I’m obviosuly not using this as a pencil pouch at the moment, but I’m using it as some organization in my diaper bag! It’s currently filled with my lip stuff, but it’s just an easy way for me to store something in my diaper bag which is full of so.much.crap and so I can find stuff easily. Aside from that though – THIS PRINT IS STUNNING!! Everyone who sees it just dies over it. It’s also so soft. And can carry a lot of stuff! Totally worth the (not so steep) price.

Since last fall, I’ve been using the kirakira+ app to make my photos/story videos have glitter and sparkle and you guys always ask about it! I love the app and it’s so fun. And now that it’s summer, it makes the water look so sparkly and glittery. It’s like my brain, in an app.

Chameleon Cold Brew Vanilla Coffee has been my cold brew of choice over ice! I love it mixed with some milk or half and half and I throw it over ice and it’s just the best ever. And so simple.

Dark Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Perfect Bars. I really really really love these! It’s the only flavor that I’m crazy over, but they are so satisfying, great to have for a quick breakfast and even better on the go. They have saved me more than once!

My current favorite mid-afternoon snack? Watermelon wedges sprinkled with sea salt and spritzed with fresh lime. It is seriously the best thing ever. DO IT.

[none of this is sponsored, just like to talk about things that I discover and love over the month. i purchased everything myself. tell me your faves! there may be a few affiliate links above. xoxoxo.]