Thursday, June 20, 2013

Summer Essentials

The countdown to summer solstice comes to an end tomorrow...Whose excited??  
I know I am:)  
What better way to celebrate then by sharing what makes this time of year special for my family along with some of my personal favorites!

1.  Hats:  I've already expressed my love for fedoras, but I love any kinda hat...especially during the summertime!  Baseball, Straw, Floppy, etc.  Not only are they cute, they keep the sun outta your eyes and protect your head and face from the harmful UV rays.

2.  Bubba Water Bottles:  I absolutely LOVE my Bubba water bottles!  I have the large pink one, and a smaller blue one.  They come with silicone straws and they can hold both hot and cold beverages.  I can tell that I drink A LOT more water by having this cup.

3.  Summer Playlist: There is nothing better than laying by the lake or pool, going on an evening jog, or just jamming to summery tunes out loud in the kitchen while you cook!  ...These songs just scream summer to me:
          Holiday in the Sun-Weezer
          Firework- Katy Perry
          Knee Deep-Zac Brown Band
          Something Like That-Tim McGraw
          Summer Breeze-Seals & Crofts
          Escape (The Pina Colada Song)-Rupert Holmes
          Fireflies- Owl City
         Summer Love- Justin Timberlake
         Our Kind of Love- Lady Antebellum
         Beauty & A Beat- The Biebs
         Bennie & The Jets- Haley Reinhart
         Cruise- Florida Georgia Line
        Glamorous- Fergie
        Rocketeer- Far East Movement
       Strawberry Wine- Deana Carter
       Mud on the Tires- Brad Paisley
       Counting Stars- One Republic
      Wagon Wheel-Darius Rucker & The Biebs
       Ho Hey-The Lumineers
       Come and Get it- Selena Gomez
       Summertime-Kenny Chesney
       When the Sun Goes Down- Kenny Chesney

4.  Summer Chalk: Since investing in our chalk board, I have became a little obsessed!  I can tell it is going to be a fun addition to every holiday festivity!  I continually scope out the web and pinterest in my free time getting new ideas to chalk!  Check out my "chalk" board on pinterest here.

5.  Summer Decor:  There are very few things I enjoy more than browsing stores like Home Goods, anthropology, Pottery Barn, PB Kids (...they always have the cutest holiday decor) and etsy to find cute little trinkets to display around our house for each season and holiday.  It just makes each time of year more present and fun!  I guess I get that from my mom...she always did that when I was younger and I kinda credit that to giving me my crazy holiday obsession:)
           Lemonade - Summer - Fresh and Cold - KitchenRoxy Girl - Hostess Gift / Home Decor - Painted and Distressed Mason Jars - VaseWedding Garland Paper Flowers Orange, Ivory Peach Pink Book Pages 22 feet

6.  Maxi Dresses:  
This is my favorite thing to wear during the summer.  They are SO incredibly comfortable and cute at the same time.  And...there are endless patterns and styles so you can never really get bored with them!

        Piperlime                                Loft                               Nordstrom

7.  Watermelon!  I try to keep one cut up and ready to eat in the refrigerator!  Nothing is more refreshing on a hot summer day:)
Love YOU Photograph Photo -  Heart, watermelon, fresh, red, green, white, clean  - Heart YOU Melon - 8 x 10 Fine Art Print more day to go...and we can officially welcome the lazy days of summer:)
Let's do this!