Must Haves

Best Must Haves for July 4th

One of the best holidays of the year is 4th of July! Summer fun is here, there are lots of family fun activities around this holiday and there is nothing wrong with the extra long daylight hours and warm evenings. There’s so much to be grateful for! Here are some highlights to our favorites for the upcoming week.


What better way to celebrate the 4th of July then reading books about our country? Since school is out and most of us don’t have time to do fun crafts with the kids with all the crazy summer things going on, reading is the perfect way to relax with your kids after a day in the sun! Children can learn so much about the USA by reading some engaging books. Younger kids might enjoy Americanly. This book is a patriotic take on the best seller Animally. Want to take a field trip across our country? Wonders of the USA is a fun way for kids to learn about some amazing places in this land we call home. Each page has hidden pictures and all your child has to do is shine a flashlight through the page to reveal what’s hidden. Travel through the 50 states with a family on a road trip in 50 States in Every Vehicle.  For older elementary age children, State Capitals is packed FULL of information about each state and it’s capital city. Traveling over the 4th of July holiday? Across the USA Activity Book is full of activities highlighting neat things about each state in our Union. You can find these titles (and SO many more) by clicking on the links listed below! And who knows, maybe we’ll even learn a new fact or two! 

50 States in Every Vehicle


Wonders of the USA

State Capitals

Across the USA Activity Book


Fourth of July makes me think of all-day outdoor fun with family and friends…which results in a nice tangled head of hair! Which results in tears. Always a fun start or ending to the day! With three girls who all have long hair, finding a good detangle spray was a must! Or dreadlocks. (No thank you) Enter this little bottle of magic! Spritz, brush and away we go! Free of harmful additives, has a pleasant smell (bye-bye gagging smell! Or is it just me who doesn’t like the chemical smell of hair products?) and this detangle spray can even be used as a light leave-in conditioner! Woo-hoo!

MONAT Hair with Amanda


The softest LUXE leggings are back with a summer vibe. Supports your every move on the busiest of summer days plus wicking away moisture technology that keeps you cool and dry. All of that plus no pinching or chafing while being on the go or lounging on the deck. MyZyia with Jessie

4thJulySets    With all of the people running around on the 4th, there are the maximum number of drinks available and how to keep those cups straight? Enter glass charms, used through any glass or cup, these little beauties bring Red, White, & Blue home while enjoying your favorite beverage! Don’t forget, these charms can also be used in hair with our spin pins, magic grip hair pins and sticks, and headbands-  all available on our website HazyLu


If you have any plans to spend time outdoors is there anything worse than a warm drink that is full of condensation on the outside? For this weekend Sandon Engraving is offering 10% off any custom cup, just use discount code redwhiteboom.



And while making those fun side trips into town, don’t for get a catch-it-all bag (as I’ve used it) or a Market Tote with those last minute trips to the grocery store or maybe you have a Farmer’s Market near you. These bags are lightweight but strong to tote all the necessities with you! And picking up some new ones too 🙂  4millimeterdesigns

Happy 4th of July!