I’m so excited!!  Today’s the first day of mine and Erika’s new link up STRANDED!
We started talking about things we couldn’t live without and thought…why not make it into a link up?  Each month will have a different topic (see below for all of the topics) and today, we’re blogging (and hopefully many of you are too!) what three things out of our medicine cabinet we would take if we were stranded on a deserted island.
Let me be clear.
I would not fair well stranded on a deserted island.
Andrew would immediately get to work, build a village, roads, bridges…he’d probably figure out how to create electricity, clean water and indoor plumbing…but I would be in the fetal position.  The entire time.
So…for those rare moments when I find myself out of the fetal position, here are the three things from my medicine cabinet that I cannot live without and would take (and narrowing it down to three was hard!)…
Coconut Oil.  
I’m going to need a Costco size jar though…
I used to live and die by Vaseline, and even though I still love Vaseline, coconut oil has replaced it in my medicine cabinet.  Yes, I keep coconut oil in my bathroom.  Coconut oil does EVERYTHING.  It takes off makeup (even eye makeup without irritating your eyes!), it moisturizes (great for body lotion!), it makes your hair soft (hello stranded on an island hair), soothes cuts, scrapes and sunburns (#islandlife) and…if I were to get hungry, it tastes good spread on a piece of toast (or whatever I mange to find on that island).  I love coconut oil.
The one thing it doesn’t do though…

…is give me SPF.  
I would take sunscreen and as you guys know…this Clinique City Block is my favorite for my face (it doubles as a primer).  I’m sure to burn (and still worry about skin cancer) on an island, so I would need to be slathering my face with this stuff several times a day.

A toothbrush.
Because…ugg…I would need to be able to properly brush my teeth with a toothbrush.  I’m hoping someone else on the island brings toothpaste, because this is my third pick and I’m happy to share toothpaste, but I’m not sharing a toothbrush.
Those are my three things from my medicine cabinet if I’m stranded on a deserted island: Coconut Oil, Sunscreen and a Toothbrush!  What would you bring?  I’d LOVE to know!!  Comment below (or link up!) and share this with us!  What would you bring from your medicine cabinet?
And to see the other topics for the rest of the year…

I’m hoping that pecans are growing on this island so that I can make some of these recipes…

…tomorrow is National Pecan Day and I’m celebrating with both sweet and savory recipes!
See them all here.

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  • Erika Slaughter April 13, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Oh no!!! I forgot a toothbrush!! I was too worried about my hair and some moisturizer lips!! Hahahaha!! So glad it's hypothetical. I'd be in major trouble!!

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} April 13, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Well, that does it. I'm getting some coconut oil today. I can hardly wait to put it on my hair and my toast.

    • Melanie April 13, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      Laughing out loud!!!! 🙂

  • Narci April 13, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Wait, your items were so smart! I'm laughing that you are bringing a toothbrush, but I'm bringing eye masks! Clearly, you'd be much better prepared!! Haha!! Love Coconut oil, too!

  • Caravan Sonnet April 13, 2016 at 11:21 am

    I love your items! And seriously how hard was it to pick just three items? Now I want to go back and edit my list because a tootbrush is a must! Here is hoping someone would have an extra one and toothpaste if I was stranded! Hahaha! Thanks for this fun link up!! It is delightful 🙂
    Blessings, Rebecca 🙂

  • Laura April 13, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Shay!! Why are you bringing coconut oil?? In my head this island has plentiful coconuts already and Andrew can MAKE you some coconut oil!! Haha!

  • Christina April 13, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Did you know you can brush your teeth with coconut oil? You have to get used to the taste but it takes the plaque off really well. It will feel as clean as a dentist visit with one brushing! You're saved;)

  • Andrea K April 13, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Love it! Shay did you see the new Disney cruise itineraries? Eek. I may have to try going on a cruise now!

  • Cori Cane April 13, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Do you put coconut oil on your wet or dry hair??

    • Mix and Match Mama April 13, 2016 at 12:07 pm

      Both! I put it on there dry before I swim (so that it protects it from the chlorine) and then I put it on there as a hair mask when my hair is wet and then wash it out later (five minutes later or even the next morning!).

  • Leigh (Balancing By Faith) April 13, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Oh yes – toothbrush on the top of the list for me!! Ugh I cannot imagine not brushing my teeth!!!

  • Liz F. April 13, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    I can't believe I forgot sunscreen! I guess the aloe vera gel I DID remember to bring will be working overtime 😉 Liz @

  • Megan April 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    This was such a fun link up!!! I thought about a toothbrush too!! Good pick. I think people brush their teeth with coconut oil too. (Oil pulling – I tried once and gagged big time) but in a pinch it would work!!

  • Donna April 13, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    No need for the toothpaste with the coconut oil! It might not be minty but coconut oil totally works as a toothpaste as well! 🙂

    I don't think I could make it without a hair elastic to tame my mane, some sunscreen and a toothbrush (I'm going to hope there are coconuts on the island to use)!

  • Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld April 13, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Coconut oil is a good one since it's so versatile! I would have never even thought about that!

  • Janet April 13, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    In a pinch, you can make a toothbrush from a small twig. You peel back the outer bark to reveal the soft fibers. If you are in luck, you will find a spice tree of sorts for flavor.

  • The Queen April 13, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    I cheated and made toothpaste/toothbrush one items – I love a good 2fer deal! Super fun link-up!

  • Dana April 13, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    I am going to buy a can of coconut oil today… haha! Had no idea of all those uses! And I'm with you on the toothbrush!

  • Ashley Van Dam April 13, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Life without a razor though?!! Ah.
    Watching Survivor pains me when I see those armpits and leg hairs…

  • Queen In Between April 13, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    I had no idea all the good coconut oil brings to the bathroom!! I think you gals are going to have to add a 3 toiletries section because I need my toothbrush!!!!

  • E Star April 13, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Have you used the coconut oil to shave with yet?? Life changing I tell you! I have rid my bathroom with so many products and replaced with coconut oil. I even feed it to my new lil puppy to help his dry skin. I am an addict!

  • mel @ the larson lingo April 13, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Loving this link up! So fun! I need to go buy Coconut Oil, ASAP!

  • Leah McPherson April 13, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    This link up is so fun! Coconut oil is a great idea! -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

  • Abi Albers April 13, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    I am a coconut oil addict!! Such a fun post!

  • Jeanie April 13, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Apparently, you don't keep your razor in your medicine cabinet. 🙂

  • Nathalia Washington April 14, 2016 at 2:59 am

    Hey Shay!

    Could you one day please do a post on why use coconut oil and what you use it on. I want more details please before I just buy a jar. Thanks so much! I can't wait to see what books you pick because then I will know those are must reads if I haven't read them yet. ; ) No pressure! haha

  • Annie Malone April 14, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Shay, I need to introduce you to my friend Danielle that started a company called Conscious Coconut! It's the first coconut oil in a tube (amazing for travel!) and for every tube sold a child is given a meal through feeding america food banks!!! Here's her site:

  • Lisa April 15, 2016 at 1:07 am

    Coconut oil! I almost forgot that!

  • cmackey May 12, 2016 at 1:31 am

    THAT is an amazing list! Have you ever tried essential oils along with your coconut oil? I would have to figure out how to narrow down my essential oil cabinet if I were stranded because I am HOOKED. 😉