Must Have Items For Summer

I absolutely love all of these fun and cute items, and have put them on my “must haves for summer” list! Check out my list of where you can find each item for yourself. I hope you love them as much as I do!

Cinnamon Mini Donuts Diffuser From Target

These Are Some Of My Favorite Must Have Items For Summer

1. I am in love with this Cinnamon Mini Donuts reed diffuser from Target! Such a yummy scent! It makes me happy every time I walk by it. I just want to stop and take a deep breath. The last time I was in Target I had to get the candle too!

Summer Perfume

2. Fun new summer scent! I came across this unique fragrance from Lollia Wish last month when I was in Austin. It was hot and sticky, and we’d just walked two miles in 90+ degree weather in downtown Austin. I put this on and instantly felt refreshed and about a thousand times better. Love the mix of sugarcane and vanilla bean. I picked it up from Anthropologie as soon as I got home!

Summer Jewelry

3. On Sunday afternoon before heading back home from Austin, Erin and I did some shopping in the Second Street District. It’s full of unique art, shopping, and restaurants. I love boutique shopping! Especially on vacation. :) I couldn’t resist this beautiful, delicate chevron necklace from Mercury Design Studio.

Summer Earrings

They also had these dainty pink earrings. I love buying earrings as souvenirs. Whenever I wear them, I always remember the city and good vacation memories. :)

Best Summer Earrings

Well, of course I had to get them in teal, too. :)

Earrings For Summer

4. So, Old Navy has jewelry now! How fun are these swirly neon pink and gold earrings??

Must Have Summer Earrings

These shimmery hot pink and coral earrings from Old Navy are the perfect color. Okay. I might be obsessed with earrings.

Summer Scarf Accessory

5. Dying over this colorful mustache scarf!!! I originally saw it on Bakingdom’s Instagram, and I knew immediately I had to have it. I went on a Google hunt and tracked it down at the cutest little online store, The Pickleville Playhouse. They are full of fun mustache goodies, lol! :) Less than three days later it was in my mailbox. It’s so light and comfy — the perfect summer scarf. I’ve worn it twice already. :)

Colorful Summer Accessories

Come to find out, the sweet owner is actually a reader of Kevin & Amanda, and she wrote me the sweetest card and included it with my scarf. It was the nicest surprise!! She also sent along some fun mustache goodies like these earrings!! How cute are these tiny mustache earrings??! :) Thank you Erin!! xoxo

6. If you are wondering about any of the lenses or camera settings I used, you can always click on any photo to see the camera, lens, and settings used to take that photo.

7. To my USA readers, have a happy Fourth of July!!!!!!! What are you doing for the holiday? What are you making?? :) If you still need ideas, you can’t go wrong with this recipe for perfect pulled pork. It’s always the star of the show!

Summer Dessert Recipe

8. And don’t forget about these Fourth of July Strawberry Shortcake Doughnut Muffins. :) I need to make these again. I am still dreaming about them!!

Have a wonderful week, friends! Talk soon!

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38 Responses
  1. Ashley

    Kevin and Amanda I LOVE YOUR fonts!! But I use my IPad which does not allow me to download ANY of the fonts. PLEASE HELP!!!!! =( I’m so disappointed I can’t download any

    I am not sure how to contact you to get more help so any info or help from anyone would be greatly appreciated !

  2. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    What a nice picture of you! :) Thanks for linking to me (and in the other posts). And I’m happy you’re enjoying the earrings. Good call on going down that street!

  3. Jaime

    I just have to ask (and maybe I am behind the times…) but why is it called a moustache scarf? Are the images moustaches and I just can’t tell? :) I can’t believe with all of your traveling and baking that you are as tiny as you are! You look fabulous!! What IS the secret??

  4. Jenny Flake

    Such a fun post!!! Cutest scarf ever and love that picture of you!! Can’t wait to see you in a few weeks :) xoxo

  5. Angie

    I love all these cute goodies! Especially the earrings. Rockin roller coaster destroyed my favorite gold hoops at Disney :(

    1. Amanda

      Oh no!!! I hate losing a favorite pair of earrings. :( I was afraid I was going to lose mine on Space Mountain! I held on to them for dear life, lol! :)

  6. Casey

    What an adorable pic of you! Is there any way we can buy the earrings that you got in Texas? I looked at the shop online and it doesn’t look like you can order from there (I am already obsessed with those earrings. Haha.)

    1. Amanda

      Thank you Casey! I would definitely call or email them and ask! They had a bunch and they seemed very friendly. :)

  7. Jenn

    Love your earring picks. I may have a slight earring addiction though I haven’t yet gotten a professional diagnosis.

  8. Angie Fisher

    Your strawberry shortcake doughnut muffins are on my menu for tomorrow. Can’t wait to try them!!! Happy 4th!!

  9. Susan

    I love the scarf!! The colors are wonderful and how great that you were able to track down where your friend got hers! Yes, our Old Navy has sold jewelry for several years and the deals are great on it, also. I’ll have to take a sniff of the candle when I go to Target because I’m all about candles in my home!! Have a safe 4th of July.

  10. TidyMom

    I love these posts Amanda!!…….I’m SO looking for that reed diffuser!
    and I’m in LOVE with the scarf…..but here’s my thing, I think scarves look SO cute with summer outfits, but I’m always afraid they will make me so hot – so I never wear them in the summer, even though I have lots of light weight ones. – LOVE that white top you have on too!.

  11. Angela Jessyana

    All the photos are great! I love the necklace and earrings, especially the tiny mustache earrings :D And the doughnut muffin looks sooo yummy!

  12. Emily {Pink Tiger in the Kitchen}

    I try so hard to avoid the candle / home scent aisle of Target because I will spend all the money. But now I’m going to have to make a trip down that aisle for that room diffuser! Same goes for that Anthro scent!!

  13. lorip

    I am making a Cookie Monster cake & cupcakes, browned butter banana cookies & cotton candy cookies for my grandson’s FIRST birthday party. I am making your doughnut muffins for breakfast one day & now maybe the pulled pork…. It’s going to be a FUN weekend!!

  14. Anele @ Success Along the Weigh

    I must have taken for granted our Old Navy’s have carried jewelry for a few years. Their stuff is cute isn’t it!? Reasonably priced too which is always a big plus! I love the swirly ones, takes me back to high school (though mine were always a little bigger, I have the yanked ear holes to vouch.) That was really nice of the store owner to send you some extra stuff with your purchase. The perks of being…well, you! :-)

    I hope you have a great holiday and do something fun in that gorgeous backyard of yours! Always so jealous of those beautiful sunset pics you post. Soak it in, girl!

    1. Amanda

      Thank you Anele!! I swear it is new here, or maybe I am just losing my mind??! Lol!! :) Have a happy Fourth!! :) xoxo

  15. Alanna @Toronto Mama

    Those doughnut muffins look incredible! I made some too a few weeks ago. They were cinnamon and brown butter. Soooo delish. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    That Cinnamon Mini Donut stuff…whoa, I would never leave the room. I’d just keep sniffing it :) And from Target no less- love that!

    And that scent from Anthro – they have the best scents, don’t they!

    You are glowing in that pic, too! So pretty :)

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