If there’s one aroma that always brings me the most pleasure and ignites a sea of memories from childhood onwards it’s the scent of burning wood. It reminds me of family and friends around the bonfire roasting marshmallows for s’mores, laughing and telling scary stories; pitching tents with my dad or prepping the fish we caught; warming up by the open flame, warming up by the open flame, hair damp with the familiar scent of the lake. It reminds me of summer.
Summer days are splendid, but those summer nights, oh those are just the best, aren’t they?
This past Victoria day long weekend has marked the unofficial start of summer and my family and I couldn’t be more thrilled! What’s on your Summer bucket list this year?
For us, each summer means lots of sunshine, sandy toes and making lots of new memories by the lake. It’s a summer must (and always on our summer bucket list) to get the entire family together and head to the cottage to enjoy our prime summer day’s lakeside (and fire-side!). I crave that pivotal moment when the sun is setting and I can sit at the end of the dock with a glass of wine after a great satisfying summer day with the kids and enjoy the sound of nature and the mellow waves rippling in the water as my feet dip into it.
I always like to ensure we are stocked up and ready to get our summer on right after the Victoria Day long weekend by heading to our local Shoppers Drug Mart for all our summer needs. They literally have everything I need, even those last minute items I tend to forget about just before we hit the road to the cottage.
For the kids, I like to ensure they have the essential sand/beach toys ready including portable foldable chairs (my kids were ecstatic with the character designs they had available!) and, of course, what’s summer days without a Nerf water gun fight? I also stock up on snacks and drinks for the road trip to cottage country.
I also need to find comfort in knowing they’re covered (literally) with the right sun protection for those long, fun-filled summer days. I am a huge fan of Banana Boat Kids sunscreen and I can’t stop raving about Shopper’s Drug Mart’s exclusive products too, like their Sunthera Sunscreen. That also includes their Life products like their allergy meds (which I always have handy because I get horrible allergies during the summer) and their band-aids (always in my first aid kit!).
It’s so easy to stock up and pack up all the summer essentials we need thanks to Shoppers Drug Mart.
Get Your Summer On with Shoppers Drug Mart
Shoppers Drug Mart is making it easy to Get Your Summer On with everything we need for summer in one place, and lots of chances to win great prizes!
For those of you in the Greater Toronto Area, a giant Shoppers Drug Mart summer bucket will be popping up at various locations with chances to win prizes. You’ll get to create your very own Summer Bucket list moment and take an interactive selfie to share. Look out for the giant bucket at Square One Celebration Square Movie Nights in Mississauga on Thursday nights (May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15), Barrie Waterfront Festival (May 26 – 28), Toronto’s Riverside Eats & Beats Streetfest (June 3-4), and other fun-filled activities!
There are also chances to win prizes in store – find out how you can win 1 of 5 prizes of 1 million Optimum points by visiting shoppersdrugmart.ca/summeron.
And here’s another chance to win!
Courtesy of my friends at Shoppers Drug Mart, I’m offering you a chance to win a $100 Shoppers Drug Mart gift card!
To enter, simply comment below telling me what’s on your summer bucket list.
Bonus points for letting me know if and what products are always on your summer shopping list from Shoppers Drug Mart. 🙂
So tell me, what’s on your summer bucket list this year?
Do you and your family enjoy hitting the beaches and/or cottage? Fishing trips or sailing? Amusement parks and picnics?
SDM #SummerOn Summer Bucket List Giveaway
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Shoppers Drug Mart. Compensation and/or products where received; however, all opinions expressed are entirely authentic and those of the author.