Essentials for a Weekend at the Lake

July 7, 2021


essentials for a weekend at the lake - M Loves M @marmar

We’ve been so thrilled to have family visiting from out of town. Not only do we get to spend precious family time together, but we also get to show them around our new state, and find some new places for all of us to explore. We’re heading up to Donnelly, Idaho for a weekend getaway and today I’m sharing some of the essentials for a weekend at the lake. It’s been much harder to get out of the house with little ones, not to mention we’ve been having a 100-degree heatwave, so I’ve been relying on delivery/curbside pickup everything. I’ve shared with you all about our favorite membership service in the past and today I’m going to tell you just how helpful it was when it came to picking up some last-minute essentials!

walmart+ essentials for a weekend at the lake - M Loves M @marmar

We’ve become HUGE fans of Walmart+ and that’s putting it lightly. They offer free delivery from your store, member prices on fuel, a very handy mobile scan & go feature, Walmart+ free shipping, no order minimum, along with Rx for less. They have monthly memberships, but personally the annual has been the way to go for us. It’s one of those services we’ve really benefitted from and have found to be incredibly worth it. When getting ready for our trip, there was so much to do that I just had to rely on a Walmart+ order. Here are some of the last minute essentials for a weekend at the lake:


Paper Towels– With 7 kids in one house, this is a MUST! These are always are go-to pick.

Toilet Paper– Last year Matthew stayed in a vacation rental with NO toilet paper! Can you imagine?! Now, this is something that we ALWAYS bring with us!

Paper Plates- Sometimes it’s just easier to use paper plates. With 15 people in one house, we would be doing a lot of dishes!! We probably won’t use all of these on our trip, but I bet they’ll last us through summer!

Sandwich Bags– Want to hear something funny? Augustine and Corinna won’t eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at home, but if we’re on the road, they LOVE them! I got some sandwich bags for us to pack easy lunches for our days at the beach.

Go-To Lotion for Dry Skin – We are located at a bit of an attitude now which takes us, and our skin, some time to get used to. I usually always have this lotion at our house because of how well it moisturizes our skin. I think it’s the addition of oatmeal, don’t you think? Either way, I’m bringing this for my sister-in-laws to use too!

Citronella Candle– Those mosquitos are out to get me, so I’m taking matters into my own hands! This candle will be so pretty on our outdoor table, but it will help protect us from any bites which makes me love it even more!

Bug Spray– And when absolutely necessary, I’ll use this bug spray. It’s DEET-free and made with some good ingredients to ward off those mean little bugs who just love my skin.

Swimsuit– This black swimsuit is almost too good! Ribbed style with the prettiest neckline. I love that it would look so cute as a top with a pair of shorts too. Love an item that can multitask!

Baby Sunscreen– Always looking to protect Augustine and Corinna’s skin, especially with our super harsh sun. I’ve gotten this sunscreen before and thought it worked great. I love that this set included a baby-friendly insect repellent too! I’ll have to report back on my thoughts between the two.

Floatie– One of the things we are most looking forward to is going out on a boat! We’re bringing some tubes and floaties so that we can maximize our fun out on the water!

our favorite subscription service to make life easier - M Loves M @marmar

Are you planning any weekend getaways this summer? Make sure to check out Walmart+. It’s been such a helpful service for us and with so much going on this summer, I’m sure you’ll love it just as much as we have.


DISCLOSURE: Thank you so much to Walmart for partnering with me on this post! All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own. Thanks so much for supporting my sponsors!