DIY Musical Note Pool Bag and Wedding Weekend

by Alli

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I can hear a favorite summertime song and immediately my mind goes back to a certain time in my life. Seems like all my favorite music includes a favorite memory as well. Don’t tell anyone, but I know every word to every song produced in the 70’s. Of course, I was a mere babe back then. Wink.

This past weekend, my youngest daughter got married and she made sure the DJ had a list of all our favorite songs. The entire weekend was magical and included our closest friends and family.

DIY Musical Note Pool Bag

Before we headed for the interstate to begin our trip to Charleston for the wedding weekend, we stopped by our local CVS to grab a 20 oz. Diet Coke® for the road. I may or may not have taken a detour by the make-up department, but that’s my little secret. CVS is the perfect pit stop. It’s got everything a girl could need.

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Diet Coke at CVS

Share a Coke and a Smile

As soon as we were back in the car, sipping on our Diet Coke’s, we cranked up the music. Lean on Me was such a favorite back in the day, so I gave a rousing rendition of that classic. It might not have been pretty, but it was heartfelt and my daughter will never forget our road trip.


Diet Coke & a Smile

Before the Saturday night wedding aboard a beautiful yacht, I got the chance to spend some more quality time with my girls hanging around the waterfront and relaxing. We made new memories that we’ll cherish forever. Then we headed to the rehearsal dinner.

Hanging out at the rehearsal dinner

Speaking of water, my pool bag is always packed with sunscreen to keep my skin beautiful and all those wrinkles at bay. Staying hydrated is very important when lounging under the umbrella. And I never go to the pool without my e-reader. A towel, sunglasses, and a high SPF lip balm is also a necessity. Gotta keep those lips young looking and kissable!

The Harbor - Share a Coke and a Smile

Since I’m the texting queen (not dancing queen) I always have my phone handy while poolside. In order to keep sunscreen, water, and snacks away from my phone, I made a DIY Musical Note Pool Bag to keep my lifeline safe.

Have a Coke and a Smile

To make my DIY Musical Note Pool Bag, all you need is a little zippered storage bag, some musical note duck tape and a pair of scissors. That’s it.

DIY Pool Bag for Phone

Cover both sides with duct tape and then reinforce the edges and bottom with additional pieces of tape. That’s it.

Share a Coke and a Song

DIY Musical Note Pool Bag

It’s the perfect size for your phone.

DIY Musical Note Pool Bag for Phone

Don’t forget to have plenty of Diet Coke® on hand when you’re lounging poolside. I have a little cooler that my mom gave me and it’s the perfect size to keep my Diet Coke® ice-cold (as we say in the south).

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We had the best wedding weekend ever, made some new memories and “shared a Coke® and a Song.”  It doesn’t get any better than this. (I snapped the pic below right before heading out the door for the wedding rehearsal.)

Share a Coke and a Smile at CVS

Here are the bride and groom practicing the night before the wedding and making memories to last a lifetime.

Rehearsal Photos

What song evokes your best summertime memories?

DIY Pool Bag


Anosa May 16, 2016 - 9:20 am

Awww huge congratulations to you and your daughter and I am loving the DIY poolside bag.

Heather @ Kraus House Mom May 16, 2016 - 9:51 am

I put EVERYTHING in plastic ziplock bags in my beach bag .I am so getting fancy duct tape and decorating them this year. I’m going to do each one different. Brilliant idea!

Zan Turner May 16, 2016 - 11:23 am

What a special time to make memories! Road trips are always so fun for things like that. That little zipper bag is a great idea…I would not have thought of this idea. Also, “lean on me” was one of my fav songs, too.. I can think of the movie right now!

Tammilee Tips May 16, 2016 - 11:29 am

What great way to protect your phone!! Love this idea, the bag turned out great!!

Cristi Comes May 16, 2016 - 12:24 pm

Congratulations to your daughter! What lovely photos. She’s looking very happy. And I LOVE this clever phone bag idea. I’m headed on a beach vacation soon and will have to do this! {client}

Jeni Hawkins May 16, 2016 - 3:15 pm

What a cool little bag! You’re so creative! That wedding looks like it was absolutely amazing, too!

Megan Elford May 16, 2016 - 3:56 pm

The songs on those labels are bringing back memories for sure! Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous, congrats to her and her chosen one!

Mimi Green May 16, 2016 - 3:59 pm

OH MY GOSH, so sweet. I love a story about love. I’m a dancing queen though honey I love me some jams. Most of my favorites are from 2000’s – 1970’s.

My jams have changed a bit over the years as my kids have gotten older. I totally had the Lean on Me record, I’m just saying….

Liz Mays May 16, 2016 - 4:00 pm

What a nice weekend! The phone bag was a great idea! The wedding rehearsal photo is so sweet!

Sarah May 16, 2016 - 5:17 pm

Congrats on the wedding, what a beautiful couple. Love the musical note pool bag. What a unique creation!

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai May 16, 2016 - 9:32 pm

What a fun road trip! Rory and I love to sing…especially in the car. Caitlyn is beautiful, I can’t wait to see actual wedding pics. CVS is always a great spot to stop and pick up a Coke on the road, and your pool bag is an AWESOME idea!

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Bella May 16, 2016 - 11:13 pm

Congratulations! I haven’t seen any of these new Coke bottles yet but they look like fun. This bag is so simple but very cute and practical.

Franc Ramon May 17, 2016 - 2:40 am

I like the new packaging for diet coke with the quotes. I also use ziplock pouch a lot and this is a great idea to jazz up those pouches.

rika May 17, 2016 - 2:41 am

What a cute little DIY note pool bad. A great idea to protect your phone. Congrats to your daughter!

Inspiring Kitchen May 17, 2016 - 4:39 am

This is such a cool way to store your phone. I never would have thought you used duck tape. Congrats to your daughter.

Bonnie @wemake7 May 17, 2016 - 9:04 pm

Congrats on the wedding. =) What a cool idea with the musical note bag, that is so awesome.

michele d May 17, 2016 - 9:36 pm

What a super great idea. It’s a must to keep your electronics protected around pools. Congrats to the bride and groom. Beautiful couple.

Nikka Shae May 17, 2016 - 11:47 pm

What a fun weekend!! Congrats to your daughter!!!! I love the whole idea of the phone in the clear bag!!

Sam Sly May 18, 2016 - 12:15 am

I love the little bag. Great idea! Also congrats to the radiant couple! I am envying the pool time.

Kita May 18, 2016 - 5:11 am

Congratulations to your daughter. That’s a fun DIY. Will do it with my kids so they can have fun snack bags for school.

Hannah Adkins May 22, 2016 - 12:32 am

I love the pool bag. What a great idea! Also congrats to your daughter! I wish them all of the best.


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