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Hayley of @littlemeandfree, 34, Texas-based mom to three daughters, McKenna, 6, Rylan, 2, and Peyton, 8 months, is someone you definitely want to be following. Starting out as a single mom, Hayley wanted a way to document all the fun experiences and trips she took with her oldest daughter, McKenna. Over time her account grew to the beautIful feed it is today, filled with lifestyle pics and the Bordes family’s latest adventures. You will also find a ton of mommy and me outfits – cuteness overload! As we gear up for a summer of fun in the sun, Hayley shared with us what’s in her BEACH BAG. And what beach bag is complete without sunscreen? Coppertone, Hayley’s fave, is here for all your suncare needs with their line of Pure and Simple sunscreens
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your social media profile/account/blog/business, etc. Basically tell us what your mission is! My name is Hayley Free Bordes. I am originally from Baton Rouge, LA, but now reside in Friendswood, TX. My husband’s name is Randy. We have three daughters, McKenna, age 6, Rylan, age 2, and Peyton, age 8 months. I started my blog, Little Me and Free, in 2016. I originally started out blogging as a single mother, and I wanted a way to document all the fun experiences and trips I took with my oldest daughter, McKenna. I mostly post lifestyle pics and feature our family’s latest adventures. You will also find a ton of mommy and me outfits on my feed, as I love to dress us all alike when I can.
OK, we’re ready, show us what you’ve got packed in your beach bag! Any good suggestions?
1: For my diaper bag, I have two Lily Jade ones that I like to rotate. For my beach bag, I have a clear one that I always take. I love being able to see what I have without having to rummage through it on the beach.
2: Coppertone Sunscreen – This is a 100% must have. I never leave the house without packing sunscreen. It is so important to keep me and my family protected from the sun, especially here in Texas where it feels like summer almost year-round. I’m loving the Pure & Simple line because it is 100% mineral sunscreen with Zinc Oxide, water-resistant, and free of fragrances, PABA, parabens, and dyes – no worrying about what I am using on my kids.
3: Beach Hat – I recently decorated matching straw beach hats for myself and my girls. I put our names on them with sequins. They are not only cute, but also functional!
4: Snacks, snacks, and more snacks. I feel like my kids are always hungry. When we’re at the beach I like to bring frozen fruit and yogurt for them. It is a cold and healthy snack for them to enjoy on those hot summer days.
5: Portable Speaker – When I am the beach I need to have some good tunes. I love listening to Kenny Chesney, Bob Marley, and The Beach Boys to give me those beach vibes.
6: Battery pack – In order to keep phones, portable fans, and portable speaker charged this is a necessity.
7: Baby Powder and paint brush – This is one of those mom hacks I learned when McKenna was a baby. If your kids are like mine and love the beach but also hate being sandy I highly suggest you bring these items in your beach bag. Once your little one has air dried, apply the powder to anywhere there is sand, and dust it off with the brush!
8: Diapers/Swim Diapers & Wipes – I am personally a Pampers person so Pampers Swaddlers, swim diapers, and wipes are my go-to.
9: Beach Towels – You can’t enjoy the beach without a beach towel. I ordered monogrammed ones for each of my daughters from Pottery Barn Kids and they were a huge hit.
10: Sunglasses – Babiators are my favorite sunglasses for my daughters. They always release cute and trendy designs, and they keep their eyes protected.
Want more from Hayley and her adorable family? Check her out at @littlemeandfree on Facebook and Instagram!
Stay tuned for more sun safety and be sure to tune in on Tuesday, May 18 for a special edition of Meet the Brands with Coppertone – live on Facebook!
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