Watermelons and Narwhals: Summer Gear

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Okay, I know it sounds a little crazy. But I love both-- watermelons and narwhals. Not necessarily together, mind you. Similarly to the pineapple, I have become enamored with practically anything featuring the sweet fruit and magical mammal. Most people hopped on the unicorn train, I, however, took the more realistic counterpart and gravitated towards the narwhal. Now, these two favorites of mine are becoming part of my summer essentials.

narhwal plate and snacks

I've started seeing this funny little marine animal show up on everything from stationery to home decor. Take this fantastic enamel plate for example. I got this at West Elm and have found that it is the perfect out-door tray. I don't have to worry about it breaking and it holds practically anything I wish to serve. (They also have a bowl and right now both are on sale.)

Another favorite narwhal piece is this romper from Old Navy. They have this design in both a romper and a tee so that it is easy to mix and match (and the shirt could easily go on a boy). 

narhwal old navy
best summer kids clothes

And, of course, if you need some DIY inspiration, this little narwhal banner is so easy to make with just felt, ribbon, and hot glue. It's super festive and you can do it in 10 minutes.

Watermelons are not only totally delicious and versatile (I love a fresh mint, feta, and watermelon salad!) but also super cute. I decided I would try my hand at growing some using the adorable egg crate gardens from Backyard Safari Company. You can grow anything from herbs to fruits and veggies. I'll keep you posted on my melon progress...

narhwal banner
egg crate garden

I found this giant watermelon floatie at the dollar store. Even though we live in the concrete jungle, we still manage to have a ton of fun with it sans the water.

And the best way to stay hydrated this summer? A watermelon water bottle of course! This one came from Nalgene and I love the little phrase printed on the sides, "Always use your melon". A good reminder to think before you act. I also love this giant Silo 48oz bottle---it's perfect for long hikes, when I'm horseback riding, or even sitting outside.

watermelon ring
watermelon floatie
nalgene bottle
nalgene bottles

Momtrends was not paid for this post. We did receive water bottles for review. 

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