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Fruit parfaits are a healthy and super easy summertime dessert the whole family will enjoy. Slice your favorite fruit and layer with vanilla yogurt and Cascadian Farm Organic Oats & Honey Granola. For an on-the-go snack, fill a ziploc sandwich bag with Cascadian Farm Organic French Vanilla Almond Granola and sprinkle on peach yogurt. Available at your local grocery store or for $6.49 at

Even the kiddies will love bathtime with Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Nourishing Body Wash. For a refreshing and uplifting start to the day, we love the scent of White Peach and Ginger in the shower. Try Lavender, Chamomile and Ylang-Ylang for a calming relaxing bath before bed. Infused with anti-oxidants, it leaves skin  soft and lightly scented. The 16-oz. bottle is just $5.59 at Aveeno is a registered trademark of Johnson & Johnson.

If you have young children, don't forget the hair detangler when headed for vacation. Your little ones won't put up a fuss having their hair combed after swimming if it's tangle free. Fairy Tales Coco Cabana Leave-in Sun Spray is loaded with coconut oil, banana leaf extract, and jojoba oil to moisturize dry hair and protect it from sun damage. Spritz on at the beach, pool and lake to create a barrier of protection against salt water, chlorine and sun. 100% Paraben-, gluten-, nut-, and dairy-free. Adults love it too and it's safe for color-treated hair! Available at for $9.95.

Checkout the fun red, white and blue design on these thongs for the guys in the house. From Energie Footwear, these Umel thongs are made in Italy. Poolside, at the beach, or on a boat they are perfect for a summer vacation or July 4th BBQ. The thicker cushioned footbed make them a lot more comfortable than your average flip flops. Energie Footwear can be found in 32 retailers across the US. MSRP is $35.

Trying to keep track of all the important dates for the upcoming school year can be a task for parents and students. The Flag Academic Planner by Sarah Pinto can help. Fill in project due dates, exams, tryouts, sporting events, field trips, socials, and parent-teacher meetings as soon as they are scheduled and keep where everyone can see the week's upcoming activities. The Academic Planner follows the school year calendar. A section for Special Days, Notes, and Future Planning is also included. Printed on recycled paper with soy-based inks and made in the USA. Several designs to choose from, each measures 5x7". $20 at

Allergies can put a damper on a vacation. Cleaning products used in hotels and motels can make vacationers miserable if they are allergic. If you have allergies, take along some non-drowsy over the counter medication. We like Allegra, it's effective on both indoor and outdoor allergies and it comes in a non-drowsy meltable tablet for children 6 and up, an adult tablet, and a liquid formula for children 2 and over. Find it at groceries, mass retailers, and drugstores. 

Thanks to Johnson & Johnson, Fairy Tales Hair Care, Allegra, Sarah Pinto, Cascadian Farm, and Energie Footwear for providing us with the products and images for this round-up. 


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